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HP quietly launches affordable 8-inch Android tablet

HP 8 Specs and Price

HP continues its silent assault on the Android market with a new device the company isn’t really making any fuss about. Simply called the HP 8, the new 7.85-inch Android tablet is an affordable device that’s already available for purchase on the company’s website – the HP 8 costs just $169.99 and ships immediately. For an additional $29.99, interested buyers can also purchase an HP 8 Blue Tablet Case that’s similar to an iPad Smart Case.

In addition to an almost 8-inch display with 1024 x 768 resolution, the HP 8 offers a quad-core Allwinner processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 25GB of free Box cloud storage, microSD support, 2-megapixel rear camera, 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, stereo speakers, a 3800mAh battery ready to offer up to 7 hours of life and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The tablet is available in silver, measures 200.3 x 136.3 x 7.95 mm and weighs 0.69 pounds (or around 313g).

It’s not clear in how many countries the HP 8 will ship, but the device is available in the U.S. right now, unlike the company’s recently announced phablets that can be bought only in international markets.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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