HP Slate 8 Pro high-res Android tablet benchmarked with powerful Tegra 4
The HP slate that was caught hanging in the GFXBench database yesterday is now fleshed out with a name and a spec sheet. HP Slate 8 Pro seems to take the company's Android tablet efforts in a better direction, after the cheap and rather unimpressive HP Slate 7.
Codenamed Bodhi, this slab is listed to feature an 8" screen, as the name implies, but the interesting revelations start from here on out. That same display is said to be 1600x1200 pixels of resolution - a pretty unorthodox UXGA scheme, which rings in the excellent for a tablet 250ppi pixel density.
Not only that, but the Android 4.2 tablet will be powered by a 1.8 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 4 chipset, ensuring scorched benchmarks and top performance. In fact, HP's upcoming tablet managed to clock 5489 Frames (48.6 Fps) on the Egypt 2.5 HD onscreen component, which is pretty close to the record result we registered yesterday with the Xperia Z Ultra that is the first mobile device with a quad-core Snapdragon 800, but clocked at 2.2 GHz.
With expected 2 GB of RAM onboard, microSD slot for storage expansions, and 5000+ mAh battery, the HP Slate 8 Pro sounds like a device that can take on all smaller Android tablets directly, and if HP prices it well, it could also give the venerable second edition of Google's Nexus 7 tablet a run for its money.