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2014-03-08T11:31:01Z
We're not sure why Hewlett-Packard went into stealth mode on this one, but in any event, the OEM has quietly made available a reasonably equipped Android tablet for a penny shy of $170. It's called the HP 8 and it enters the tablet scene with a 7.85-inch multi-touch IPS (In-Plane Switching) display with a 1024x768 resolution powered by an Allwinner A31 ARM Cortex A7 quad-core processor.

It also sports 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 802.11n Wi-Fi (Miracast compatible), 3.5mm headphone jack, built-in accelerometer and gyro sensors, stereo speakers (on the rear), 0.3-megapixel fixed-focus front-facing camera, 2-megapixel fixed focus rear-facing camera, and a 3,800 mAh battery good for up to 7 hours of run time.

HP 8 Tablet

On the software side, the HP 8 comes with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box (no word on whether or not HP is planning a KitKat upgrade), 25GB of free cloud storage via Box, Kingsoft Office, Skype, HP ePrint, and a few other apps, including several Google Play services.

Granted, there's not enough here to knock your socks off, but for $170, it will be interesting to see if HP can capture a chunk of the budget Android market. That said, the HP 8 is available now direct from HP.
MoYadBader
2014-03-08T13:07:51Z

hmm good... I like it

JaySleven
2014-03-08T13:54:44Z

I dunno. If were to buy a new one it would have to set itself apart and this one just doesn't capture my eye. Not bad for the price, just don't think it's really worth it seeing as it's nothing special.

MikeCammisa
2014-03-08T15:55:56Z

Is the soc in it any good, all winner?

Dave_HH
2014-03-08T21:16:35Z

It's Arm Cortex A7 so it's decent but All Winner is pretty low budget stuff.

ajm531
2014-03-10T02:20:00Z

you can buy the 1st gen nexus 7 32gb nowadays for just as cheap or even cheaper. Its not worth it. Theres nothing that would compel me to buy this. Also out of date software??? no thank you. I would just rather spend the extra 50-60 bucks and buy a 2nd gen nexus 7. Im sorry but ive never liked hp's android tablets