Having utterly failed with Android-based iPad Mini clone tablets, HP is trying again. Since their Stream tablets have gotten some shelf space in Best Buy, they probably decided to ditch Android for Windows and this is the result.
HP’s latest business tablet features a 7.9 inch, 2048 x 1536 pixel display, an Intel Atom x5-8500 Cherry Trail processor, and supports up to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of eMMC storage. It’s called the HP Pro Tablet 608 G1 and it’ll be available in the US starting in July for $479 and up.
The entry-level model features 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, but HP will offer 64GB and 128GB models. Select models will also be available with 4GB of RAM, making this one of the few small Windows tablet with that option.
I have to admit I’d like to give this one a fondle at Best Buy, if it ever gets there. But US$479 is a very tough sell. Especially since the Surface 3 with an x7 CPU gave such poor performance.