While the 7-inch tablet is undeniably the most popular form-factor out there, in no small part thanks to the popularity and price point of the Amazon Kindle, for those who want a more balanced multimedia experience, rather than just eBook consumption, a slightly larger screen has proven to be ideal. The 8-inch form factor nicely cuts the size between the more expensive 10-inch models and the compact 7-inchers. This is definitely the newest form factor and as such there are relatively few models available and the new HP Slate8 Pro is one of the more interesting takes on it. Most of the models currently available, like the LG GPad 8.3, keep the same widescreen aspect ratio we've become used to in PCs. The Slate8 Pro changes things up by opting for a 4:3 aspect ratio with an ultra-high resolution screen at 1600Ã—1200, another area where most other 8-inch tablets seem deficient. Â It runs Android 4.2, which is a bit of a disappointment considering 4.3 adds some very functional under-the-hood changes. However you probably won't notice much considering it's powered by the newest Nvidia Tegra 4 quad-core platform, along with 16GB of storage and a microSD slot. It even has an HDMI output with UHD 4K support, something we don't seen on entry-level tablets. The combination of a 4:3 high resolution screen, Tegra processor, and just right 8-inch form factor make the Slate8 Pro a contender in the premium tablet space. HP's list price is already pretty competitive with the other premium tablets on the market and we've got an extra coupon that will let you snag it for just
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