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Leaked press photo of HP's new tablet design shows off thick bezels

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Leaked press photo of HP's new tablet design shows off thick bezels
Earlier this month, a tweet from evleaks revealed that HP has some new Android tablets in the works. Late Saturday, a new tweet from the serial leaker revealed what he says is the first press shot of the design to be employed on these new tablets. If the picture is real, it is going to be a shocker for those who like to have thin bezels on their phones and tablets. We will get to that in a minute.

First, the photo shows a tablet in white with a front-facing camera, Hewlett Packard branding on the front, and the HP logo on the back. The rear-facing camera is also also seen on the image, as is the speaker on the back of the slab.

Turning back to the front reveals amazingly thick bezels. But as evleaks points out on his Twitter page, users of the tablet will be using the screen, not the bezels. And after all, such thick bezels make it easier to grab the slate without worrying about an accidental palm touch opening an application, or setting off something you didn't intend to on the tablet.

"To all u bezel-haters: aren't u using the screen, not the bezel. & have u never experienced poor palm rejection? Stop hypebeasting."-evleaks

We should point out that it appears as though the HP tablet will be running stock Android, but we'd like to see confirmation from an official release of the specs.

Check out the thick bezels on this press shot of HP's new tablet design tweeted by evleaks

Check out the thick bezels on this press shot of HP's new tablet design tweeted by evleaks


source: @evleaks

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posted on 11 May 2014, 03:54 7

1. RandomUsername (Posts: 348; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Wow. Another IPad mini clone...

posted on 11 May 2014, 05:08 12

10. Frankiebeans (Posts: 28; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


nexus 7 started the small tablet trend, sorry.

posted on 11 May 2014, 05:18 3

13. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2590; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Nexus 7 itself was google's answer to kindle fire. So we can say that kindle fire started the small tablet trend.

posted on 11 May 2014, 05:26 10

14. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 371; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


NOPE! The first galaxy tab did

posted on 11 May 2014, 05:57 4

15. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1106; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


I almost forgot all the bad mouthing that Steve Jobs did with that 7" Samsung tablet. Samsung was first but Amazon was first to make it cheap.

posted on 11 May 2014, 06:02 1

17. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 371; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


He was kinda right. When I saw the nexus 7 I found to be too small to be a tablet. Which is why they launched an 8 inch tablet (7.9) which wasn't too small.

posted on 11 May 2014, 15:33

32. jack123 (Posts: 44; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


Nowadays, 5 inches smartphone seem to be an average size totally, so I 7 inches tablet maybe not so convincing anymore.

posted on 11 May 2014, 12:21

28. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2590; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Trend my friend i said trend.

posted on 11 May 2014, 14:17

31. mrblah (Posts: 392; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


Coping from the large iPad.

posted on 11 May 2014, 05:16 1

11. chemhaz (Posts: 159; Member since: 04 May 2012)


It is as ugly as an iPad. might be designed that way to add heavily padded covers to make it kid proof.

posted on 11 May 2014, 04:04 5

2. Jason2k13 (Posts: 626; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


There's bezels, and there's thick bezels... people want thin bezels because it makes the device more compact and actually looks better.

I dont know what the people at evleaks are taking, but the thick bezel makes this tablet too big and ugly.

Please show me an article of people complaining about the galaxy S4, LG G2 or Ipad Air's thin bezels.

posted on 11 May 2014, 04:21 2

5. Armchair_Commentator (Posts: 47; Member since: 08 May 2014)


While I can understand some bezels to grab onto (especially tablets where you cant as easily palm the back, yeah these are too thick. I wonder if they could physically make the tradeoff of a thicker device rather than bigger bezels.

But I suppose people would complain about that as well.

posted on 11 May 2014, 10:35 1

24. Sid91 (Posts: 56; Member since: 06 May 2014)


The bezels look like they are the same size as my wrists,

posted on 11 May 2014, 04:05 4

3. rockers123 (Posts: 30; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Hire me HP. I'm a programmer with negative level designing skill yet I can design something better than this. I'll do it for free.

posted on 11 May 2014, 09:32 1

22. quakan (Posts: 1136; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


You've got the job. Welcome aboard sport.

posted on 11 May 2014, 04:12 3

4. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2590; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


O_o M8 defeated?

posted on 11 May 2014, 10:32 1

23. Sid91 (Posts: 56; Member since: 06 May 2014)


haha :)Nice , That made me laugh

posted on 11 May 2014, 04:33 1

6. realjjj (Posts: 31; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


And i thought the Nexus 7 was bulky....

posted on 11 May 2014, 04:34 3

7. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


bezel aside, Dell and Hewlett-Packard will never stand a chance against most of the Asia oem (especially Korean advanced technologies) and Nokia x series is the example of failure...

Mind as well go back to their M$ turf instead of adopting android.

posted on 11 May 2014, 04:49 1

8. The13thKing (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


wow ... this truly looks like 2011

posted on 11 May 2014, 05:08 7

9. boidsonly (Posts: 4; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


Hey HP,
2010 called-they want their tablet back...

posted on 11 May 2014, 05:17

12. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2590; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Nexus 7 itself was google's answer to kindle fire. So we can say that kindle fire started the small tablet trend.

posted on 11 May 2014, 05:59 1

16. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yes, the bezels will help you hold the tablet easily, but do we need so thick like this? Also, the "Hewlett-Packard" word on the front is ugly, better stick with the HP logo.

posted on 11 May 2014, 06:19 1

18. Sprissy (Posts: 72; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Now that is one ugly tablet, what were they thinking???

posted on 11 May 2014, 07:32 3

19. AfterShock (Posts: 2050; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Is this meant to be hung on a wall?
Looks like an old picture frame.

posted on 11 May 2014, 09:27

20. jellmoo (Posts: 617; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


I can't believe that HP gave up on WebOS for this sort of generic mediocrity...

posted on 11 May 2014, 09:27 1

21. Totse2k15 (Posts: 197; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


"Oh, my, god. Becky, look at her bezels. It is so big."

posted on 11 May 2014, 10:58 1

25. BattleBrat (Posts: 1037; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Baby got bezel

posted on 11 May 2014, 11:02

26. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


I got big hands so I prefer bigger bezels.
Yeah, I got a thing for thin bezels too. It will make my tablet sleek and sexy and in a way it will look fragile and hard to grasp.
Bezels have its pros and cons, functionality over design. Lets stop bezel hating.

posted on 11 May 2014, 12:06 1

27. funnyguy (Posts: 234; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


If it's not an Ipad then is no good...
Apple is simply the best

posted on 11 May 2014, 12:49 2

29. fzacek (Posts: 1152; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I don't really mind the bezels that much. At least they are of equal size on all sides, which makes it s little more appealing. Disproportionate bezels, like on Nexus 7, would be uglier than this...

posted on 11 May 2014, 13:43

30. 0xFFFF (Posts: 1986; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Death by logo. Not just too much bezel... too much "H E W L E T T - P A C K A R D".

posted on 11 May 2014, 17:19

33. V1nC3 (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Waiting for the futur LG 7" Tablet, V400, or may be the V700 :)

posted on 11 May 2014, 21:19

34. MyJobSux (Posts: 77; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


Im still using the HP TouchPad as my primary tablet dualbooting Android and WebOS. Ill be sure to buy more than 4 this time if they firesale these also. :-P

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