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HP Handhelds Hardware

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

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 @05:39AM (#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 @05:40AM (#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 @06:53AM (#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 [] - 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.

Much of the excitement we get out of our work is that we don't really know what we are doing. -- E. Dijkstra