if you are in the market for a tablet with ‘big’ sound, then you are in luck. HP has announced the HP Slate 7 Android Tablet, the industry’s first slate to come equipped with Beats Audio. while not everyone is agreeable with Beats Audio, it is still a nice touch to have ‘better-than-stock’ audio on a tablet, and the best part is, it won’t break your bank a bit. the HP Slate 7 Android Tablet with Beats Audio not only gives HP the bragging rights to sound reproduction coming out of a 7″ tablet, but also place it among the most affordable Jelly Bean-powered slate in the market at just $169 a pop when it hits the stores this April in stateside. driven by a 1.6GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, some of the features include a handy 7-inch high-aperture-ratio Field Fringe Switching (HFFS) touchscreen display offering 1,024 by 600 resolution, a modest 3.0-megapixel rear-facing camera, a VGA front-facing camera for video chats, built-in WiFi, a micro USB port for charging and file transfer, expandable storage via microSD card slot, and HP ePrint for wireless printing and easy sharing. being an Android device, naturally it will allow you access to Google Play stores and the usual suite of Google apps such as Google Now, Google Search, YouTube, Google Drive, Google+ and the likes. apart from what you read here, there aren’t more info to it. oh, actually there is. the back is clad in a stainless steel frame in soft black, matched to a beautiful back in either gray (more like silver to us) or red.