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.
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.