Budget or low-end Android devices do end up doing a lot of business in the market, which is why most companies try to offer devices that cater to this segment of the market as well. HP happens to be one of those companies, and it has launched a new budget Android tablet, adding it to its U.S. tablet lineup. HP 8 1401 doesn’t offer spectacular specifications, but its $170 price point might be appealing to some customers.


The tablet has a 7.85 inch 1024×768 pixel resolution display. Under the hood there’s an ARM Cortex A9 quadcore processor coupled with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage as well as a 3,800mAh battery which HP claims is good for up to 7 hours of usage. There’s a VGA camera on the front and a fixed focus 2 megapixel shooter on the back.

Powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the tablet also has a microSD card slot for external memory expansion as well as support for 802.11n Wi-Fi. Measuring 7.6 inches x 5.4 inches x 0.3 inches, the HP 8 1401 weights roughly 11 ounces. The tablet may not have specifications to rival most $200+ tablets from ASUS, Amazon, Samsung and more available in the market, but its definitely cheaper than them, so its got that going for it.

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