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Tegra 4-powered HP Slate 8 Pro and HP Slate 7 Extreme now available from Best Buy

HP Slate 8 Pro 7 Extreme

HP’s all new Tegra 4-powered Android tablet line is now available at Best Buy. Officially unveiled back in September, holiday shoppers perusing Best Buy’s site will find the HP Slate 7 Extreme and HP Slate 8 Pro retailing for $200 and $330, respectively.

The HP Slate 8 Pro features a familiar iPad Mini aspect ratio, carrying a 7.98-inch display with 1600×1200 resolution, 8MP rear camera/2MP front facing camera, 1GB DDR3 RAM, micro SD card slot, micro HDMI out, Beats Audio, and again — powered by a powerful NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor.

The HP Slate 7 Extreme is the more “affordable” out of the two, based on NVIDIA’s reference platform carrying a 7-inch 1280×800 resolution display, 1GB DDR3 RAM, 5MP rear/.3MP front facing cameras, micro SD card slot, stereo “front firing” speakers, and a passive stylus.

HP Slate 8 Pro ($330) at Best Buy

HP Slate 7 Extreme ($200) at Best Buy

Both tablets are running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and sound like they offer a good amount of bang for the buck. Right now, Best Buy is offering free shipping for orders over $25, but — at least in my area — the 7 Extreme appears to be sold out. Anyone thinking about getting one of HP’s new tabs?




  • Tony Lai

    1GB of RAM only for the Pro 8 version?
    LG G Pad 8.3 is a much better deal at $250 + tax on newegg
    Snapdragon 600, 1080p, 8.3″, 2GB RAM

    • Nic Box

      The only issue is the ratio of the G Pad is not 4:3, which is my preferred form factor for media consuption. I like my nexus 7 (2013) but prefer to browse / read mags / comics on the ipad mini.

      The HP Slate 8 Pro might be a good replacement for the ipad mini – the first gen was only 512 MB ram; not convinced about the dimensions though.

  • Dan

    330$ for less ram and less pixels? The Nexus 7 is still more bang for your buck imo

  • Jack Parker

    £159 isnt bad for a tegra 4 7″ tablet BUT Id rather pay the extra ( between £20/£40 ) and get the nexus 7 2013

  • David Gray

    LOVE my Nexus 7 2013 tab….can’t really believe there’s a better “bang for your buck” tablet out there IMO.

  • Alan Shearer

    sounds like the evga tegra note 7 :P

    • renz

      They are the same device but so far hp were the only partner that will make changes to the initial look of TN7. Also it is unknown if the OTA will be handled directly by nvidia like the one sold by EVGA.

  • AGx

    “…carrying a 7-inch 1280×800 resolution display”

    Ew.

  • AGx

    I don’t get how these companies can release these tablets that are near or equal to the N7′s price, not be nearly as powerful, and expect them to sell? The biggest difference here would be the Tegra 4, which is impressive yes, but any Android buyer smart enough to care about the processor is also smart enough to research, knows about the N7, and knows that it’s better. In 2013, even the average consumer is paying attention to resolution (thank to Apple and shoving the word ‘Retina’ down everyone’s throats) so they’re immediately going to lose a huge portion of their possible sales because of that crappy resolution.

    The 8″ version isn’t so bad, save for that damn logo on the front but it’s certainly not worth that price for an extra inch of screen.

    • renz

      Well that’s the problem. With nexus device google can sell their device near or at cost but then they expect you to spend your money on play store to make real profit.

      • AGx

        I agree. Google has a very unfair advantage here but I don’t think that changes the bottom line. Devices like the Note 8.0 sold very well because it was powerful and feature rich, even if it was a bit bloated. The experience justified the price. I look at devices like these and wonder what their angle is? You should want me to look at your product and say “there’s nothing else like this on the market”. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case here.

  • renz

    so did both comes with stock android or there were some sort of skin from HP?

  • kimLJT

    Im truly much having a doubt getting the Nexus 7 2013 because of the touch issues as my point of getting a tablet is for gaming specially tapping/rhythmic games, hope this slate 7 extreme don’t have that issue and runs smoothly as expected. And also I prefer this one over N7 2012 as it doesn’t have touch issue over 2013 because it does have a mirco sd slot and a back camera so I think this is way better than Nexus 7 2012 *just my opinion* :).

    And at last HP finally waking up from reality as their attempt before on android market was really really so much WORST for pricing an ancient specs :). Nice 1 HP :D for these :D.