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HP intros 8-inch budget Android tablet, adds 25GB of free Box cloud storage

HP 8
HP 8

Hewlett-Packard (HP) quietly released an 8-inch budget tablet into the market, the HP 8. The pricing is considerably cheaper than the computer manufacturer’s $330 HP Slate 8 Pro 8-inch tablet.

As PhoneArena reports (March 7), the HP 8 tablet hits the U.S. competitively priced at $170. The tablet’s specs include a quad-core A31s processor made by Allwinner running alongside 1GB of RAM. It’s 7.85-inch display features IPS multi-touch technology with a screen resolution of 1024 x 768.

The HP 8 houses a 2-megapixel rear camera, a 0.3-megapixel front camera and a 3800 mAh battery that promises life of up to 7 hours. There’s 16GB of built-in storage on deck and a micro SD slot to add 32GB of space if needed. As a bonus, HP is throwing in an additional 25GB of memory with free cloud storage from Box.

The Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean powered device uses wireless 802.11 technology and features native Google apps such as Chrome Browser, Maps, Play Books, Play Movies & TV, Play Music and YouTube. “The quad-core powered HP 8 lets you see, connect, share and experience the media that moves you,” HP said about its new 8-inch low cost tablet.