The days in which tablets were only affordable an exclusive group of people for whom money is not an issue are officially over. Every day, new affordable options appear in the market and it is easy to say that there are tablets that cover every need and budget. The most recent addition to the selection of low-priced Android tablets is Hewlett Packard’s HP 7 Plus, a tablet that only costs $99 and that comes with a 1024 x 600 display, 1-GHZ-quad-core, four Cortex A7 CPU and 1 GB of RAM. It also features 2 Megapixel rear camera, 0.3 megapixel front shooter, 8 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot and offers over 5 hours of battery life, which is not bad considering the price. This HP tablet will use Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and will include Google apps like Chrome browser, Gmail, YouTube and Google Play app store.
However, with the launch of HP 7 Plus, it is evident that HP continues its strategy of creating bargain tablets and while the price sounds reasonable, you should not expect much from the HP 7 Plus. After all, it’s been a while since HP has delivered innovation but their name is still well known and that is why, their low-cost tablet would be a good option for anyone that wants a branded tablet without spending too much. If you have tried Nexus, you could be highly disappointed with the HP 7 Plus, but it may be an acceptable alternative if you are looking for something similar to a Kindle Fire but cheaper.
While $99 sounds tempting and HP offers apps like their ePrint,Connected Photo powered by Snapfish and HP File Manager, it is good to keep in mind that there are other options available that for a little bit of extra money, can give you better features. For instance, the ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 costs $129 and includes quad-core CPU, 16GB of memory, 1280 x 800 resolution and almost 10 hours of battery life. Still, we have to give the HP 7 Plus the benefit of doubt and wait until it can prove that its quality, unlike its price is high.