Hewlett-ckard quietly rolls out budget-friendly H8 Android tablet

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 7 Mar 2014

Seemingly under cover of night, Hewlett-ckard, once the world’s once mightiest maker, unleashed its latest budget Android tablet in the U.S. Similar to the Slate 7 Android tablet that shipped last April, the new H8 is priced at $170 boy do the specs match the price.

Chinese company lwinner powers the H8 with its A31s 1.6GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A7 processor. The slate also has 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a microSD slot supporting up to 32GB. The budget tablet has a full complement of cameras, with a 0.3 mega-pixel front-facing camera, a 2Mrear-facing.

The H8 comes with 802.11b/g/n -Fi , it appears, no Bluetooth. You’re also missing wireless broadb, but at $170 that’s a feature you can’t expect.

The screen measures 7.85-inches with a usable, but ho-hum resolution of 1024-by-768. The H8’s power pack is a 3,800 mAh battery promising up to 7 hours, but we all know the rule about not trusting manufacturer battery life claims, don’t we?

The H8 is powered by Android 4.2.2 lly Bean, which is quite a ways distant from the latest version of Android current available, 4.4 KitKat. As with many new tablets coming out these days, His also loading its new slate with an app freebie. In this case, it’s 25GB of lifetime free storage from Box.

Overall, for $170 you get a tablet that’s not particularly exciting, but one that would fit the bill for basic tasks. Someone giving up an aging ndows X for a tablet doesn’t want to invest a lot of money could be happy with this slat—as long as all they want to do is watch a little YouTube, send email, check Facebook, maybe play a few rounds of Cy Crush.

The H8 follows a bigger tablet release from the company in December, when Hintroduced three new tablets including the Slate 7 Extreme, Slate 8 o, the Slate 10 HD. th so little fanfare introducing the device, it’s not clear when Hrolled out this 8-inch tablet. It was first reported by phoneArena.