HP Launches Budget-Friendly Android Tablet – HP 8 140

If you are looking for a budget-friendly Android, you should check this new HP 8 1401 that the company has just launched in US. How affordable it can be? Well, HP 8 1401 is listed by the company at no more than $169, but you can only imagine that there are some compromises that you have to do when it comes to its screen resolution, CPU, and other general technical specs. Anyway, there is no reason to be worried about; we can assure you that these specs might be modest, but they are also decent, so you won’t regret buying this HP 8 1401 tablet.

Specs and Features

HP 8 1401 comes with a 7.85″screen, which is about the same size as on the iPad Mini, but its resolution of no more than 1024 x 768 pixels is only that of the original iPad Mini. The tablet is also running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box on an Allwinner Quad-Core A31s CPU and a Tegra 3 processor, also having 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. Were you expecting KitKat? If that’s what you are looking for, HP 8 1401 is definitely not a choice for you; certainly not for such a small price.

HP 8 140

HP 8 140

You can also find on board both a 2MP rear camera and a 0.3MP front one and if those 16GB of internal storage are not enough for you, then you should take in consideration that HP 8 1401also comes with 25GB of free Box Cloud storage and microSDHC support. As for its battery, it is reported to last up to 7 hours per charge.

No Bluetooth radio installed

While this HP 8 1401 tablet has Wi-Fi connectivity, we must tell you though that it doesn’t come with the usual Bluetooth radio installed, as you might be used too as long as this is indeed among the most basic connectivity features of any handset from the current market. HP 8 1401 is the only tablet found on the HP website that does not have Bluetooth support, but this is something that you have to accept as being a part of those compromises that we have told you about in the first place.