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HP Back In Tablet Game With Android-Based 'Slate7' 120

Posted by Soulskill
from the unique-and-special-just-like-everyone-else's-tablet dept.
theodp writes "You know the old adage, 'Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me?' Still, even if you got bit by the HP TouchPad debacle, HP's newly-announced $169 Slate7 tablet could prove hard to resist. Specs-wise, the Slate7 sports an ARM Dual Core Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz processor, 7-inch 1024x600 HFFS screen, Android 4.1 (Jellybean), three-megapixel camera on the back, front-facing VGA camera, 8GB of on-board storage, HP ePrint, Beats Audio, and a micro SD expandable card slot. It measures 197mm x 116mm x 10.7mm thick, and weighs in at 13 ounces. It will be available in the U.S. in April. Engadget has some pics and their initial hands-on take."
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HP Back In Tablet Game With Android-Based 'Slate7'

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  • 1024x600 (Score:0, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 25, 2013 @06:39AM (#43001351)

    Good thing it runs Android, the resolution is too low for the Windows 8 start screen.

  • great name!! (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 25, 2013 @06:40AM (#43001353)

    slate 7? come on.. seriously?

    i get it.. it's the size of the screen, but how many returns from clueless people expecting windows 7 on it?

  • by SuricouRaven (1897204) on Monday February 25, 2013 @07:53AM (#43001597)

    Seriously. I've tried to google, and the most informative things I find are other people asking the same question. Nowhere on the HP site does it actually say what this technology is, though they do seem to insist on putting a (tm) after every use of the term. There's a lot of marketing rubbish like "With Beats Audio(tm) on board, the richest, most dynamic sound on a laptop is at your fingertips." But nothing that actually says what Beats Audio is or does. The best I've come up with is http://tunelab.com/2012/01/09/what-exactly-is-beats-audio-update-an-answer/ [tunelab.com] - which suggests that it's just a trademarked name for a few changes as trivial as changing the headphone jack surround from metal to plastic (which most have anyway) and installing common-sense things like putting the headphone amp away from any noisy digital traces.

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