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HP’s Slate 7 Android tablet arrives in the UK for under £130

HP has released its new HP Slate 7-inch tablet device this week and the Google Nexus 7-rivalling gadget has come in at an astounding price for us tech heads in the UK. HP has priced the Slate 7 at just £129.99, that is if you buy it directly from them online.

The Slate 7 is the first step away from the ill-fated HP TouchPad that the company had previously launched, and with its specifications the Slate 7 also offers a discount alternative to Google’s little Android tablet.

The Slate 7 was announced back at this year’s MWC 2013 event in Barcelona where HP unleashed the 7-inch 1024 x 600 LCD device which a 1.6GHz Cortex A9 processor has been jammed inside with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Also, and this is important when comparing to the Google Nexus 7, an expandable microSD card slot features, which can expand the memory by up to 64GB.

The Slate 7 also comes with a 3-megapixel rear camera, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity whilst a 3.5mm audio jack and a partnership with Beats Audio means that you’ll get some slightly more powerful speakers inside the Slate 7, with the usual Beats software tweaks to enhance the bass.

It’s also running a slightly older version of Android, namely4.1 Jelly Bean, whereas the Nexus is up to date on 4.2.

You can get the HP Slate 7 online via HP’s store in Silver and red versions will be available from next week.

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