While it may be a little late for HP Slate 7 to enter the Android-tablet market, it will try to catch up by offering a product with premium features and stylishness at a lower price, reports NBC News.
The new HP Slate 7 will retail at around $30 less than the Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD. H-P will play up its patented Beats Audio sound quality and wireless printing capability to further enhance its differential advantage.
The Slate 7 certainly doesn’t look like a $169 tablet, thanks to its stainless steel frame and soft-touch back that’s available in gray or red. The device measures .42 inches thick (about the same as the Kindle Fire’s .41 inches) and weighs 13.05 ounces, making this tablet lighter than the Fire (13.9 ounces) but heavier than the Nexus 7 (12 ounces). The Slate 7 has a micro SD card slot and micro USB port.