HP introduces new Android, Windows tablets, including Tegra Note model


Recent rumors have suggested that HP might be curious about getting back into the smartphone game with a possible Windows Phone release, but as far as the recent products we’ve actually seen from HP go, the name of the game has been tablets. Today we hear from HP to expect more along that line, as the company unveils five new tablets, including one based on a design we just shared with you.

Yesterday NVIDIA announced its Tegra Note tablet platform, with news that the actual hardware would be licensed to other manufacturers to sell as their own. HP may be one of the first to do so, as the Tegra Note finds a home in its stable as the Slate 7 Extreme. Look for specs and pricing in line with what NVIDIA talked about.

HP is sticking with NVIDIA chips for its Slate 8 Pro, a 7.9-inch tablet running another Tegra 4. This time, resolution would move up to the unusual 1600 x 1200, giving it a 4:3, non-widescreen aspect ratio.

Then we have the Slate 7 HD and Slate 10 HD. Both only have 1280 x 800 displays, but at least that’s an improvement over the 1024 x 600 we saw in the original Slate 7 earlier this year. Look for Marvell SoCs, 3G support, and the return of Beats Audio.

Finally, there’s the Omni 10, a Windows 8 model running an Intel Bay Trail chip. The Omni 10 should enjoy a nice high-res 1080p screen, 2GB of RAM, and 128GB storage.

Some of this hardware HP had to share was still in prototype form, but it should all be ready to hit retail by November. Expect details and pricing info to follow.

Source: The Verge

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!