HP has made available 3 Allwinner A31S powered tablets in China, namely the HP Compaq 7, Compaq 7+ and Compaq 8. The the devices form a trio of low-cost Android powered tablets, with screen sizes ranging from 7 to 8 inches.
The Compaq 7 comes with a 7-inch 1024 x 768 pixel TN display, while the Compaq 7+ comes with one of the same size and resolution but promises better viewing angles thanks to the IPS panel used. Lastly, the Compaq 8 features an iPad mini-style 7.85 inch display which again packs a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, reminding us of the 1st-gen iPad mini.
The trio feature the low cost Allwinner A31S chipset, which houses a quad-core Cortex A7 CPU along with the PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU and run on Android v4.2. RAM varies from 1GB to 2GB, while internal storage goes from 8GB to 16GB across the three tablets. Pricing is competitive, starting 999 Yuan ($160) making the trio affordable alternatives to other tablets like the Google Nexus 7 and the Apple iPad mini which are priced relatively higher. However, there’s no word on an international release as yet, with availability restricted only to China.