HP 8 Profile

As the PC market struggles, HP has been hedging its bets by venturing into the world of Android. Its latest offering, the HP 8, is a budget Jelly Bean tablet that retails for less than $170 or slightly less than Php7.5k after straight conversion. So what does this HP budget tablet have to offer for the price?

HP 8 Front

The HP 8 features a 7.85 inch XGA IPS display, which is the same size and resolution as the first generation iPad Mini. It’s driven by an Allwinner quad core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 16GB storage. It also sports a 2mp rear-facing camera and VGA front camera. As for connectivity, it’s a WiFi-only tablet, so don’t look for a SIM slot. Finally, it’s powered by a 3,800mAh battery and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.

HP 8 Back

For now, it’s only available through the HP Online Store for folks in the US, but considering the entry level pricing, the HP 8 stands a reasonable chance of succeeding in the Philippine market. Hopefully, import duties won’t add too large a chunk to its local SRP if it eventually does get here.

HP 8 Side

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JM Balicano

Back when I started MobileTechPinoy in 2012, phablets weren't a thing yet. I enjoyed the stares I got from iPhone owners whenever I whipped out my Samsung Galaxy Note at the time. I'm much more budget-conscious these days though and am perfectly fine with using phones from any of our locally brands.

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