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HP's $99 Android Tablet

Tablet bargain seekers have another option in HP's new $99 Android tablet, but the device's specs and battery life disappoint.

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User Rank: Ninja
5/26/2014 | 12:41:17 PM
RE : HP's $99 Android Tablet
Really? At this time hp still manufactures 2 mp cameras? The battery life is also very inferior. I wouldn't buy the device for that price ($99) @Lorna I agree with you that the device should be left for little children to play with. Hp should do better, this is just but a drawback to them.
User Rank: Ninja
5/23/2014 | 8:02:26 AM
Re: Device for kids
I would have thought that HP learned their lesson with the first TouchPad.  I remember it being an OK device but it wasn't until they were almost giving them away that anyone would touch them.  I see this to be about the same.  The hardware isn't spectacular so why pay a premium for the HP label?  As you noted the off brand versions with similar hardware specs are $20-30 less expensive.
User Rank: Strategist
5/22/2014 | 9:52:53 PM
Re: Device for kids
They probably won't sell a whole lot of them but they are still useful. I have a off brand that I paid $79 for with a keyboard cover that was another $10.    It will let me surf the web, skype, watch movies, etc... pretty much everything that can be done on a basic pad.   No, it isn't fast but for what it gets used for it doesn't need to be.  
You have a good point in the idea that's is good for a kid.  It's the computer my young grandchildren get to play with when they come over.    It plays most of the simpler andriod games pretty well and the kids are happy with that. 
User Rank: Ninja
5/22/2014 | 6:50:43 PM
Re: Disappointing battery
Even more important than battery life is battery reliability. Will the "5 hour battery" really provide 5 actual hours of service? I've found this to be a real issue with cheaper electronic devices.
Charlie Babcock
Charlie Babcock,
User Rank: Author
5/22/2014 | 6:43:38 PM
Disappointing battery
Battery life is a crucial factor to me and I would find the 5-hour version too restrictive.
Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn,
User Rank: Author
5/22/2014 | 4:11:38 PM
Re: Device for kids
It looks like a nice reading device for ebooks at the very least.
User Rank: Apprentice
5/22/2014 | 1:30:21 PM
Re: Device for kids
I agree! Also as a budget minded item for someone that is new to the tablet scene.
Lorna Garey
Lorna Garey,
User Rank: Author
5/22/2014 | 11:40:18 AM
Device for kids
I could see giving this to a child as opposed to letting a phone or iPad be used for Angry Birds. Beyond that, hard to see the U.S. market.
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