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HP Slate 8 Pro - the first decent 4:3 Android tablet?

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Posted by Away
About time.

Slate 8 Pro. As you've no doubt already guessed, the Slate 8 Pro is an 8-inch tablet -- the first HP has ever made. In particular, with a 7.98-inch display and a 4:3 aspect ratio, it's just about the same size as the iPad mini. All told, it's the closest thing to a flagship of the tablets listed here, what with its Tegra 4 processor and dual 8MP / 2MP cameras. It also has a fairly pixel-dense screen for a tablet this size, with a resolution of 1,600 x 1,200 -- a clear improvement over the iPad mini. Other specs you might care about: it has a microSD slot, micro-HDMI output and a standard micro-USB socket for charging.


For people who don't primarily use a tablet for watching videos...
In most other scenarios, 4:3 is better, right?
It has a good but sensible resolution too. Combined with the Tegra 4, this is the perfect android tablet for internet browsing and viewing PDFs etc whilst retaining decent portability.
Does anyone have any experience with HP tablets with regards to updates etc?
If only this got direct updates from Nvidia too, like the Slate 7 extreme...
Ah well, as long as it's not overpriced, I think I'll get this (InshaAllah)

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