HP to release a $99 tablet for the back-to-school season

HP to release a $99 tablet for the back-to-school season
If rumors are to be trusted, HP is about to launch a $99 tablet for the upcoming back-to-school season, sources for DigiTimes claim. What's more, HP has allegedly gotten retail giant Walmart as a partner in serving the demand.

Set to be assembled by Chinese-based BYD, it is the second tablet that HP has outsourced to the manufacturer. According to the snippet of information, the device will feature a 7-inch display of unknown resolution. Considering the extreme price-point and the fact that it is said to come packing an Intel Medfield-based single core processor, we imagine that even a 720p screen is out of the question.

As for the prospects of HP's allegedly upcoming tablet? Market watchers, according to DigiTimes, are already writing it off as a likely failure due to the specific sales channels through which the tablet will be available. And there's also that wildly underwhelming single core processor – even at that price-point.

As always, we'll wait and we'll say. We can't help but think analysts may have this one right, though.

source: DigiTimes



1. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Resolution is most likely 1024 X 600 for tabs at this price range

2. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

HP is out of ideas and this race to the bottom will kill them. They are pricing their Windows products ridiculously high at launch which is the reason why they are not selling well. Their android tablets are not selling well because of nexus 7.

3. palmguy

Posts: 983; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

HP doesn't have a clue. Wished I purchased webOS. :-(

5. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I still don't know why they never overlayed webOS over Android. I could see a nice blend of the two working amazingly together.

4. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I might buy it after the month week of sales and HP drops the price to $25. HP seriously can't do anything right as of late..

6. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

tablet will never for me replace my laptop or desktop windows pc. But I do have a tablet mainly for games videos music and when I am being super lazy and dont want to pull out the laptop

7. MyJobSux

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Well, you have to hand it to them. In the light of consistant failure in the mobile electronics market they certainly are persistant...albeit foolishly...

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