HP’s Mesquite tablet is an Android tablet with a 7-inch display and is powered by an Intel Atom processor. It also has a lower price tag compared to all other devices. It was launched as an exclusive for the Black Friday, with Walmart pricing the tablet at $89.
But even after the arrival and departure of the Black Friday, the tablet is still available at the store for a price lesser than the Kindle Paperwhite. Walmart has priced HP’s cheapest Android tablet at $99.
However, by spending a little more you can definitely get a tablet with a better display, a faster processor and other better features as well. But the Mesquite is not a premium tablet, and has surprisingly decent looks considering such a low price.
The HP Mesquite is powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z2640 Medfield processor and has a 7 inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.
The tablet has 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage. The front camera is 0.3 megapixel and the tablet also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The HP Mesquite has dimensions 7.6” x 4.9” x 0.4” and weighs 13 ounces. The tablet runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and HP claims that the battery backup lasts for almost 5 hours.
While it is highly likely that you may get a better refurbished Google Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy Tab or the Amazon Kindle Fire at the same or slightly higher price, the HP Mesquite is the first Intel-Atom powered processor to be priced so low. At least it has a microSD card unlike the Google Nexus 7.