HP resurrects Compaq Brand with launch of Three Tablets in China

Popular computer manufacturer HP is shifting its energy towards the portable devices segment by betting big on tablets. After launching Slate series just almost two months ago, company has launched three more tablets targeting the budget sensitive users. Surprisingly enough, company has chosen Compaq brand, which was the laptop manufacturing company it acquired couple of years back. Though initially HP used the Compaq brand name, over the time it stopped using it altogether in 2010.

The devices offer almost similar specifications barring their display size which is 7 inches for Compaq 7, Compaq 7J and 8 inches for Compaq 8. To keep their price in check, they are powered by lesser known Chinese semiconductor company All Winner’s A31s quad-core processor.

HP Compaq 7

  • 7 inch TN display with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution
  • 1 GHz quad-core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal memory, expandable by microSD card slot
  • 2 MP main camera, 0.3 MP front camera
  • Android 4.2 OS

HP Compaq 7J-  ¥ 1399 (299 US dollars)

HP Compaq 7J

  • 7 inch IPS display with the resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels
  • 1 GHz quad-core processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage, which can be further expanded via microSD card
  • 2 MP rear camera, VGA front camera
  • 3000 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 platform

HP Compaq 8-  ¥ 1199 (196 US dollars)

HP Compaq 8

  • 7.85 inch IPS display with 1024 x 768 pixels resolution
  • 1 GHz quad-core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB inbuilt memory, expandable via microSD card
  • 2 MP primary camera, 0.3 MP secondary camera
  • 3800 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 Operating System

Availability Information

All the devices have been launched in China. Based on their features and pricing, it is pretty sure that the company is targeting the budget consumers, but there is no official information if and when they will be launched anywhere else.