While HP might not be the first company to pop in your head when the subject of Android tablets is mentioned, it’s been known to bring a decent offering to market. The company has just released a new 8 inch Android tablet at the incredibly affordable price of $170. That said, you’re going to want to take a look at the spec list before you pull the trigger.
Dubbed the HP 8, the tablet ships with a decent set of specs for the price:
- 7.85 inch IPS Display (1024 x768)
- Allwinner Quad-Core A31s Processor
- 1GB RAM
- 2 megapixel fix-focused rear camera
- VGA front-facing camera
- 16GB internal storage
- Micro SD card slot (up to 32GB)
- Stereo speakers
- 3800 mAh battery
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
While there’s a few specs in the list above that are certainly adequate enough for a mid-ranged tablet, there’s nothing that is going to wow anyone. Still, at a price of $170, it might be easy enough to overlook the lack of great specs, as the HP 8 will fit the bill for web browsing and some light gaming. Offered up in a silver finish, the HP 8 certainly looks sleek and the thin profile will ensure that it will feel nice when in your hands.
If you’re looking for an affordable tablet that provides some decent power and modest specs, then the HP 8 may be a good fit. (grab it here!) If you’re looking for an iPad Mini alternative, then move along. There’s nothing to see here.