HP today announced four new Android tablets, ranging in size from 7- to 10-inches, along with two new Windows based tablets, clocking in at 10- and 11-inches. All are set to go on sale in November, but HP is keeping quiet on pricing at the moment.
Slate 7 HD
HP isn't too subtle with its naming policy so, unsurprisingly, the Slate 7 HD is a 7-inch Android tablet. It features a 1,280 x 800 IPS screen, a dual-core processor, and a nine-hour battery life. It features Beats Audio along with optional 4G connectivity in certain regions. The Slate 7 HD will not be replacing HP's first tablet, the Slate 7, so expect it to be priced slightly higher.
Slate 7 Extreme
Unlike its 7-inch counterparts, the Slate 7 Extreme comes with a brand name processor inside, the Tegra 4. Other specs are being kept somewhat quiet though; we know that the screen has a resolution of 1,280 x 800 and the tablet comes with a stylus.
Slate 8 Pro
The Slate 8 Pro is an 8-inch tablet that runs Android. With its display that is just shy of 8-inches and a 4:3 aspect ratio, the Slate 8 Pro comes in around the same size as the iPad Mini. The screen resolution is an impressive 1,600 x 1,200 though. Internally, the Slate 8 Pro features a Tegra 4 processor, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera. The Slate 8 Pro also comes with a microSD slot, micro-HDMI output and a standard micro-USB socket for charging.
Slate 10 HD
The only difference between the Slate 10 HD and the Slate 7 HD is the size of the screen. It also has a screen resolution of 1,280 x 800, features a dual-core processor, Beats Audio, 4G and offers a nine-hour battery life.
Pavilion 11 x2
On the Windows side of things, HP's Pavilion 11 x2 is the replacement for last year's Envy x2 hybrid. The tablet features a Intel Bay Trail processor, either Celeron or Pentium, and supports up to 4GB RAM. It also offers up to 128GB of flash storage. The 11.6-inch tablet has a 1,366 x 768 IPS screen and a keyboard dock too. HP has said that the Pavilion 11 x2 will go on sale in November in three colours with a starting price of $599.99.
And finally, HP's second Windows tablet is the Omni 10. It will feature a 1,920 x 1,080 display, run Windows 8.1, comes with 64GB of storage and runs 2GB RAM. The Windows 8.1 tablet will also come with a microSD slot and micro-HDMI and micro-USB ports.