HP 7 Plus Debuts Under $100

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HP’s newest tablet, the HP 7 Plus, is now available for purchase in the United States at a dirt-cheap price of $99.99.

HP 7 PlusThe tablet is a basic model without any fancy bells and whistles, but customers looking for a bargain buy from a well-known company likely won’t find a better price off the shelf.

A majority of Android tablets sold are small, inexpensive devices like this, which are popular in developing countries, and are used in more affluent areas as second and even third computers. HP already offers several of these, but the 7 Plus is the most affordable so far.

Still, it’s going to have to face competition from other ultra-cheap devices, like the HKC 7, as well as other entry-level tablets like the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0.

But low-end Android models aren’t the company’s HP’s only offerings — it has a full range of tablets. For example, the HP Omni10 is a mid-range 10-inch Windows model that’s very popular, while the HP ElitePad 1000 G2 is a high-end enterprise device.

HP 7 Plus Specs

The HP 7 Plus runs on an 1GHz, quad-core Cortex A7 processor with 1GB RAM and 8 GB of internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. It runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, an aging version of Google’s operating system that nevertheless gives users access to the Google Play Store.

Its dimensions are 7.6 x 4.8 x 0.32 in. and it weighs in at 0.65 pounds. The 7 Plus is available only in silver.

The tablet has a 7-inch 1024 x 600 display, resulting in a low pixel density. Its .3MP front-facing camera and 2MP rear-facing camera are unlikely to take high-quality pictures. HP claims the 2800 mAh Lithium polymer battery is good for up to 5.5 hours on a charge.



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