HP was like the silent giant that doesn't know what direction to go – a huge company whose business of making PCs and laptops is starting to dwindle as sales give way to tablets. Other than printers, HP seemed to be lost for a while and started dabbling with Google's Chromebook and Android Tablets – now they seem to be introducing new tablets with great regularity. Just two weeks ago, we did an article on rumors that three new tablets may be coming – the HP Slate 10 Plus, HP Slate 8 Plus and HP 10 Plus. Today we receive word that a new HP Android tablet – the HP Pro Slate 12 – was found on the GFXBench website as shown below.
Of course, as you well know, not everything that goes through the GFXBench website for testing is turned into an actual product, but it looks like this could be the real McCoy. HP seems to be taking the Samsung road of multiple sized tablets with multiple specifications – a tablet for everybody. GFXBench has been a fairly reliable indicator of products that are about to arrive – this test was registered on July 25.
The HP Slate 12 Pro comes to us with 12.5-inches with a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels and featuring a touchscreen with at least a five-finger gesture support – and a 4:3 aspect ratio. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 800/801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.26MHz powers the HP Pro Slate 12 with an Adreno 330 GPU. Memory is 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, and it comes with a 7MP main camera with autofocus, flash, face detection and HDR photos. It also has a 2MP front-facing camera (ffc) for video chatting and selfies. It will be running Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box. With all of the HP news lately it looks like they are trying to make a comeback in a big way – they made a very nice PC and people everywhere had their laptops…can they make a go of it with Chromebooks and tablets? Please hit us up on our Google+ Page and let us know if you are leaning towards an HP Tablet or even an HP Chromebook – are you an HP fan or would you look elsewhere before purchasing an HP device…as always, we would love to hear from you.