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HP Slate 7 gets $30 price cut, available at $140 now


The HP Slate 7 hasn’t been around for too long, but the rather poorly received tablet has just had its price slashed from $170 for the 8 GB version and $200 for the 16 GB one to $140 and $170 respectively.

This means that the HP Android tablet that debuted at a seemingly reasonable price has had a $30 price cut for both of its variants.

Although the HP Slate 7 seemed to be competitively priced, it has been ripped apart by most reviewers. Engadget’s recent review cited the Slate 7’s washed-out, low-res 1024 x 600 display; lackluster, laggy dual core 1.6 GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor, and its disappointing battery life (~6-7 hours) as problems that couldn’t be ignored despite the tablet’s low price.

Moreover, its sales are rumored to be seriously underwhelming, but in the absence of any sales figures, that can’t be said for certain.

However, with this latest price cut, the HP Slate 7 goes well below the kind of price territory dominated by the excellent Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire tablets.

There isn’t any changing the fact that the Slate 7 is a pedestrian Android tablet at best, but if you’re looking to squeeze as much bang for your buck as you possibly can, the HP tablet may just be a worthwhile option.

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