When the HP Slate 7 was released its specs were similar to the Nexus 7, but we all know which of the two was the most popular. However, HP plans to rectify this with the release of a new device, which could possibly be the Slate 8 Pro.
On paper the HP Slate 8 Pro specs could outperform the Nexus 7 2013 model, although not in all performance tests. A recent benchtest of a new HP tablet shows that it will have the more powerful 1.8GHz Tegra 4 chip over the 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro used in the new Nexus 7.
Some of you may wonder why you would even wish to compare a new 8-inch tablet with a 7-inch one, but it is rather obvious that 1-inch does not make a huge difference and so they will encroach on each others sales.
Possible HP Slate 8 Pro specs – Apart from the already mentioned Tegra 4 chip, which replaces the aging Cortex A9 chip, Android Authority also believes the new tablet could come with a 1,600 x 1,200 pixel display at 250 ppi compared to 1920 x 1200 HD display 323 ppi for the Nexus 7 2nd generation.
The HP Slate 8 Pro could also come with 2GB of RAM, microSD card support, a large 5,000 mAh battery and Android 4.2.2. Just for comparison purposes the new Nexus 7 also has 2GB of Ram, but lacks microSD cad support and only comes with a 3950 mAh, but does run on Android 4.3.
Do you think the new HP Slate will have what it takes to compete more fairly with the new 2013 Nexus 7 model?