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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 has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.