Allwinner A31 powered HP 7 Plus Android tablet goes on sale in the US for $100

HP was reasonably successful with the low-cost Rockchip powered HP Slate 7. The maker seems to have liked the idea of sourcing low-cost SoC’s from China-based fabricators; this time, we have a tablet running on an Allwinner A31.

HP 7 Plus specifications

As the name suggests, the device comes with a 7-inch display. With a resolution of just 1024 x 600 pixels, the device is pretty much one for those on a tight budget. Having said that, we must mention the price at which the device sells — $100. That is quite a good price to pay for a device which offers quad-core computing along with 1GB of RAM, among other specs.

The Allwinner A31, much like it’s MediaTek counterparts, has 4 Cortex A7 cores. These are clocked at a timid 1GHz which should help maximize battery life, which is claimed to be 5.5 hours of actual use. Besides that, there’s 8GB of on-board ROM, Android v4.2 Jelly Bean, a 2 mega-pixel rear camera, 0.3 mega-pixel front camera that keep the show running.

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The device can be bought at the official HP webstore.

Do you think it makes sense to go for something like the HP 7 Plus, and give up a bit of processing grunt for local availability and hassle-free warranty? Let us know what you think.

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