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

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.


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.


source: @evleaks

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34 Comments

1. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Wow. Another IPad mini clone...

10. Frankiebeans

Posts: 33; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

nexus 7 started the small tablet trend, sorry.

13. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

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

14. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

NOPE! The first galaxy tab did

15. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 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.

17. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 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.

32. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

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

28. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Trend my friend i said trend.

31. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Coping from the large iPad.

11. chemhaz

Posts: 161; Member since: May 04, 2012

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

2. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 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.

5. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 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.

24. Sid91 unregistered

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

3. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 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.

22. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

You've got the job. Welcome aboard sport.

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

O_o M8 defeated?

23. Sid91 unregistered

haha :)Nice , That made me laugh

6. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

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

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.

8. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

wow ... this truly looks like 2011

9. boidsonly

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

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

12. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

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

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

18. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

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

19. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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

20. jellmoo

Posts: 2588; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

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

21. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

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

25. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Baby got bezel

26. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 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.

27. funnyguy

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

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

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