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HP launches the Slate 7 Extreme and Slate 8 Pro tablets

Both tablets feature Android and Tegra 4

With the coming holiday season clearly in mind, HP recently announced a slew of new gadgets. Among the offerings are two new Android tablets powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 4 processor – the Slate 7 Extreme and the Slate 8 Pro.

The Slate 7 Extreme is actually the first rebrand we're seeing of NVIDIA's Tegra Note. The device features a 7-inch 1280 x 800 IPS display, a Tegra 4 processor, a micro HDMI port, and a stylus. It doesn't have an active digitizer, but is still able to offer limited pressure sensitivity and palm rejection.

The Slate 8 Pro features an 8-inch 1600 x 1200 display with an unusual 4:3 aspect ratio, a Tegra 4 processor, an 8 MP back-facing camera, a 2 MP front-facing camera, a microSD slot, and a micro HDMI port. This tablet is intended to be more practical for browsing web pages and documents as the formats generally match the 4:3 ratio. It also apparently offers excellent battery life though HP hasn't given us any figures yet.

Both tablets are also made with gaming in mind and offer full access to Tegra Zone. By using the HDMI port and a Bluetooth controller they can even fill the role of a living room gaming console as seen in the video below.

Prices and availability for the new tablets have not yet been announced.


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Craig Munro, 2013-09-19 (Update: 2021-05-18)