HP Launches $99 Android Tablet


Easily among the cheapest Android tablets on the market, HP has launches the HP 7 Plus. This 7-inch slate costs just $99, and for your money you get a 1-GHz quad-core Cortex A7 CPU and 1GB of RAM. But you should expect some trade-offs at this price.

For starters, the display sports a resolution of just 1024 x 600 pixels. The Kindle Fire HD features a sharper 1280 x 800 screen, but it costs $139. For storage space, you’ll get 8GB of RAM and a built-in microSD card that can boost memory by 32GB. The slate measures 7.6 x 4.8 x 0.32 inches and weighs a light 10.4 ounces.

MORE: Best Tablets Under $200

Rounding out the specs are 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, a 2-MP rear camera and a 0.3-MP front shooter. The 2800 mAh battery should last about 5.5 hours on a charge. That’s below the average slate we’ve tested, but respectable given the price tag.

By comparison, the Android-powered ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7, which goes for $129, features a quad-core CPU, 1280 x 800 display, 16GB of memory and 9 hours and 40 minutes of battery life.

The 7 Plus will run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, and will come preloaded with a variety of Google apps such as Gmail, Chrome browser, Google Maps, YouTube and the Google Play app store. You’ll also get a few HP apps, including HP ePrint, HP Connected Photo powered by Snapfish and HP File Manager.

We’ll reserve judgement on this budget system until we get our hands on a review unit, but it could prove to be a decent slate for the tablet newbie or kiddie set. 

Anna Attkisson
Anna Attkisson
A lover of lists and deadlines, Anna Attkisson covers apps, social networking, tablets, chromebooks and accessories. She loves each of her devices equally, including the phablet, three tablets, three laptops and desktop. She joined the Laptop Mag staff in 2007, after working at Time Inc. Content Solutions where she created custom publications for companies from American Express to National Parks Foundation.
Anna Attkisson on
Twitter Google+
Email* (will not be published)
*Indicates required field
Submit Comments

  1. Bob Says:

    “8GB of RAM”?
    “built-in microSD card”

    U WOT M8?

All Product Types Accessories Cars Digital Camcorders Digital Cameras eReaders GPS Laptops MP3 & Video Players Projectors Smartphones Software Storage Tablets / MIDs VoIP Wi-Fi
All Subcategories
All Subcategories All-Purpose Budget Business Desktop Replacement Gaming Multimedia Netbook Nettop Rugged Student Tablet PCs Ultraportable
Acer Alienware Apple Archos ASUS Averatec BenQ CTL Corp. Dell Digital Storm eMachines Emtec Everex Fujitsu GammaTech Gateway General Dynamics Getac Gigabyte Hercules HP HTC iBuyPower Intel Lenovo MSI Nokia Nvidia OCZ OLPC OQO Origin Panasonic Sager Samsung Sony Sylvania Systemax TabletKiosk Toshiba Verizon Viewsonic Viliv VooDoo Workhorse PC ZT Systems
Minimum Rating
Any Rating 4.5 Stars 4.0 Stars 3.5 Stars 3.0 Stars
Screen Size
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 4 5 6 7 8 9
1024x576 1024x600 1024x768 1200X800 1280 x 720 1280x1024 1280x768 1280x800 1366x678 1366x768 1440x1050 1440x900 1600x768 1600x900 1680x1050 1680x945 1920x1080 1920x1200 800x400 800x480
Weight Range
10.1 - 12.0 pounds 12.1 - 14.0 pounds 14.1 - 16.0 pounds 2 lbs 2 pounds and under 2+ lbs 2.1 - 4.0 pounds 4.1 - 6.0 pounds 6.1 - 8.0 pounds 8.1 - 10.0 pounds Over 16 pounds Under 2 pounds
more options