Announced earlier this week at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Spain, the HP Slate 7 is a 7in Android tablet targeted squarely at consumers. It will sell for $199 when it becomes available in Australia sometime in April, the company has confirmed.
The tablet marks HP's return to the market after a long hiatus and the ill-fated, webOS-based TouchPad. HP sensationally abandoned that product less than a week after it launched in Australia back in 2011.
The HP Slate 7 will come with Beats Audio integration and has a stainless-steel frame in grey or red variants. The tablet is powered by an 1.6GHz ARM dual-core processor, has 1GB of RAM and comes with 8GB of internal memory.
Other features include a microSD card for memory expansion, along with a front-facing VGA camera for video calls and a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera for photos and videos.
The HP Slate 7 will initially ship with an almost stock, vanilla version of Google's Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean' OS.