Roughly a year ago, HP attempted to make a big splash by releasing a budget 7-inch Android tablet. Dubbed the Slate 7 and introduced for just $169, it quickly received a price cut and was subsequently replaced by the Slate 7 Plus (neé HD), which currently sells for $149.99.
Cut to today and a far more subdued HP has released another cut-rate Android tablet, but without any fanfare. While the Slate 7 was rolled out at MWC 2013, the new HP 8 was merely dropped onto the company's website, perhaps because its low-end specs and $169.99 price are no longer news.
Those specs include an ARM-based Allwinner A31s quad-core CPU and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It does come with 16GB of built-in storage, twice as much as the Slate 7 Plus, and a 7.85-inch screen. Unfortunately, its 1,024x768 resolution is meager -- lower, even, than the 1,280x800 7-inch display on the Slate 7 Plus.
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