HP Releases $100 7 Inch Android Tablet

7 inch Android tablets may have already been cheap, but at $100, HP’s new 7 Plus tablet offers decent specs for an incredibly low price. It features an Allwinner Technology A31 SoC comprised of four 1 GHz Cortex A7 cores, 1 GB of RAM, and a Power VR SGX544MP2 GPU. While these components do allow for many common tasks of an entertainment tablet, one simply cannot expect performance paralleling high end chips such as mid-high Snapdragon models. Aside from performance related components, the base configuration offers only 8 GB of storage along with a 2 MP rear camera and a .3MP front camera. Fortunately, a micorSD slot ensures great storage expansion potential. Battery life is not particularly prodigious as the device only contains a 2800 mAh battery which is only expected to provide five hours of battery life. At 1024 x 600 pixels, the screen isn’t exactly stunning, but IPS technology means it will at least have some decent viewing angles. Essentially, as is to be expected from a $100 tablet, no aspect is exceptionally great, but it will get the job done if all a buyer seeks is smooth performance of basic tasks such as web browsing and playing basic apps/games, but when it comes to complex 3D Android games, the device will likely struggle.

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