Saturday, March 02, 2013

HP Slate7 Android Tablet

Android this week: HP’s me-too Slate7; Tablets as phones; Android on Chromebook Pixel — Tech News and Analysis

The most appealing aspect of the product may be the $169 price tag because there’s not much to make this “me-too” tablet stand out from the crowd.
A 1.6 GHz dual-core chip powers the Android 4.1 device, which includes 1 GB of memory. The 7-inch touchscreen uses a 1024 x 600 resolution panel; the same res as my original Galaxy Tab back in 2010. Storage capacity is 8 GB of flash memory that can be expanded with a microSD card. A pair of cameras complete the product with the rear one offering a meager 3 megapixels. In short, this a low-priced product with old specs competing against similarly priced products with better specs.

So from $500 TouchPad, with 50% profit (and then canceled with $ 2 B loss),
to $170 devices is maybe 10% profit, if any...
No middle ground for HP...

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