Leaked press photo of HP's new tablet design shows off thick bezels
posted by Alan F. / May 11, 2014, 3:46 AM
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.
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Wow. Another IPad mini clone...
posted on May 11, 2014, 3:54 AM 7
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nexus 7 started the small tablet trend, sorry.
posted on May 11, 2014, 5:08 AM 12
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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 May 11, 2014, 4:04 AM 5
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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 May 11, 2014, 4:21 AM 2
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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 May 11, 2014, 4:05 AM 4
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 May 11, 2014, 4:34 AM 3
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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 May 11, 2014, 11:02 AM 0
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