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HP Slate 7 A33 1.2GHz 8GB 7" Tablet

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A33 1.2GHz Android 8GB Jan 2015
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HP Slate 7: Unboxing & Review
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HP Slate 7 Review

16 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 203 owner reviews the average owner rating of this A33 processor tablet computer is 77 out of 100.

Good Sound Quality

A number of HP Slate 7 owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good sound quality. Dec rated the HP Slate 7 as excellent and wrote three years ago “Excellent sound from such small speakers, we use it for email” in their review. Michael C Hobbs said on Amazon “HP Slate only reasonable as sound very poor”. Three years ago Romeshabeyawardena wrote in their review of the HP Slate 7 on Amazon “I get 5 signal bars on the tab from my crappy old Sky Broadband Router - even from downstairs! - Quite good sound quality from headphones and built-in speakers”.

Easy to Use

Five customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Amazon Customer wrote “Its very easy to use”. Melissa mentioned “Good, handy” in her HP Slate 7 review.

Two people who purchased the product mentioned that it had a good interface. Scott said on Amazon “It looks pretty unadulterated which is nice as a simple android interface can be updated easier in the future if HP choose to go down that route”.

A number of HP Slate 7 owners said in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Romeshabeyawardena gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Decently fast dual core processor, capable of just about handling most tasks thrown at it, from medium-heavy web-browsing on HTML5 websites” in their HP Slate 7 review. Romeshabeyawardena also said “Decent CPU + GPU, capable of handling most applications on the Play Store”.

One HP Slate 7 reviewer thought it was easy to setup. Bruce gave it a score of 5 stars and he mentioned in his HP Slate 7 review “Easy to set up and HP downloaded latest updates to the OS on first startup”.

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Good Product Quality

A few people agreed that the product was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote “I am not a gadget person and I guess if you want perfect picture quality and ultra clear sound then you will need to spend more money” in their HP Slate 7 review and gave the HP Slate 7 a score of 5 stars. Three years ago Blaze Helm wrote in their HP Slate 7 review “The build quality is great; it is very well made, has a pleasant weight” and scored the product very highly. Bruce wrote “Build quality is really good and looks much more expensive than it costs” in his review and scored the product 5 stars.

Robust

Some customers said in their reviews that the product was well made. R. Kanda said two years ago “The units themselves are well built and have a 'nice feel' to them” in their review of this tablet. W. Ellingford scored it 5 stars and wrote in their review of this tablet on Amazon “If you are looking for a good, well made, reliable Tab, look no further! So far the HP has worked flawlessly”. Expert review site Computershopper.com scored it 4 stars and wrote “HP’s first Android tablet is a well-built, strong-performing 7-incher that's a decent value for first-time buyers or as a second slate for tablet veterans” in their HP Slate 7 review.

A few HP Slate 7 reviewers agreed that the product was strong and durable. V3.co.uk said “The HP Slate 7 is a durable 7inch tablet, includes an expandable storage option” however they rated this tablet 3 stars. Last year Gadgets.ndtv.com wrote in their review of the HP Slate 7 “Dual SIM, big, bright IPS display, viewing angle stable, sturdy and precise workmanship, microSD slot, battery runtime”.

One HP Slate 7 owner said that the product was reliable.

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Nice Design

A few people agreed that the product was good looking. Scott said on Amazon “Even on standby it can die pretty quickly” in his review of the HP Slate 7. Three years ago expert website Techworld.com mentioned “Is pretty good looking too in our opinio”. V3.co.uk mentioned in their HP Slate 7 review “C v nng n hn so vi cc chic 7 inch khc”.

One customer thought this tablet was smooth. Blaze Helm gave this tablet a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Iplayer are clear and smooth” in their review of this tablet. One customer said in their reviews that the product was a good design. Scott rated the HP Slate 7 80 out of 100 and he wrote three years ago “The design is nice the speakers come with beats audio too”.

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Good Technical Features

A few people who reviewed this tablet wrote that it had good features. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “It's competing with tablets like the Google Nexus 7$172.00 at Amazon which features a better display, faster performance”. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the HP Slate 7 “It is well built and features a bright, high-contrast”. Expert website Techreviewsource.com said in their review “It's competing with tablets like the Google Nexus 7 which features a better display, faster performance”.

Good Size

One person said that it was a good weight. One HP Slate 7 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was lightweight. Heidi Dann said on Amazon “Easy to use and lightweight, perfect for my daughter” in her review of the HP Slate 7 and gave the HP Slate 7 a score of 4 stars.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Three years ago Romeshabeyawardena said in their review on Amazon “Nice weight - Not too light and not too heavy” and rated the product 4 stars.

One person reckoned that the product was compact. Expert review site Alphr.com wrote “HP may have been late to the compact tablet party.” although they only scored this tablet 50 out of 100.

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Good Connectivity

Several HP Slate 7 owners mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was wifi compatible. Bruce he wrote in his HP Slate 7 review on Amazon “Good WiFi connection - 4 bars full signal downstairs, 3 bars upstairs”. One HP Slate 7 reviewer who bought it thought it had gps. Cnet.com wrote “It has no gyroscope, no GPS hardware, poor camera quality” in their HP Slate 7 review but even so they only gave this tablet a score of 3 stars.

Good Picture Quality

One person thought the product had good picture quality. One customer concluded that this tablet had good colour saturation. Dan mentioned “In bright colours, especially in white (one of the main background colours on the web), there is awful” in his HP Slate 7 review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One HP Slate 7 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was quiet. Three years ago Computershopper.com mentioned “The Palo Alto, Calif.-based giant has quietly sidled into the Android slate ma” in their review of this tablet.

Good for Games

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was good playing games on. V3.co.uk said three years ago “Has good gaming performance” in their review.

HP Tablets Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all HP tablet computers and also specifically for HP A33 processor tablet computers and found that in both cases HP had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Very Thin

A33 processor tablet computers that have been on the market for more than a year have thicknesses of between 8.6mm and 11mm, and the average thickness is 9.9mm. The Slate 7 has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 8.7 millimeters) amongst A33 processor tablet computers of this age.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 256 grams, the Slate 7 is quite light compared to most of the other A33 processor tablet computers that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the tablet computers that were released one year ago the weights range from 250g to 590g, and the average weight is 450g.

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Very Narrow

Tablets of a comparable age and type to the Slate 7 have widths of between 100mm and 270mm, and the average width is 190mm. The Slate 7 is one of the narrower comparable spec tablet computers that were released one year ago (only 101 millimeters) amongst A33 processor tablet computers of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One HP Slate 7 owner who reviewed it mentioned that it did not have good technical guidance. Expert review site Product-Reviews.net mentioned in their review of the HP Slate 7 “While the announcement of the Galaxy S4 from Samsung was a huge deal at MWC, we can't help feel more excited about the release of the HP 7 Slate.”.

Poor Battery Life

Six HP Slate 7 reviewers who reviewed this tablet thought it did not have a good battery life. G. Blackwell wrote on Amazon “A little slow to boot, battery life is ok, screen is a little on the dull side”. Scott mentioned in his review three years ago “The only major downfall of this whole device (as I have been trying to get across the decent if not amazing character of this tablet) is the battery life” . Expert website V3.co.uk wrote “Let down by an underpower processor, poor battery and less than stellar display”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was not quick to charge. R. Kanda wrote on Amazon “One of the tablets crashed continuously and the other refused to charge albeit sporadically” in their review of this tablet and gave it a score of 20 out of 100.

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Not 4G Compatible

Most tablet computers of this age and type are not 4G compatible. The Slate 7 is no exception to this as it too is not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

Most A33 processor tablet computers that have been available for more than a year are not 3G compatible. The Slate 7 is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

Tablets of this age and spec have internal storage capacity of between 8GB and 16GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the HP Slate 7 has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of this spec and age.

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Very Small Screen Size

The Slate 7 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 7 inches) amongst comparable spec tablet computers of this age. The smallest screen size of tablets of this type and age is 7", the largest is 11", and the average screen size is 8.9".

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

At only 5.3 hours, the HP Slate 7 has a fairly short maximum battery life compared to most of the other tablets of this age and spec. The shortest maximum battery life of similar spec tablets that were released one year ago is 1h, the longest is 220h, and the average maximum battery life is 12h.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 3,000 milliamperes * hour, the Slate 7 has a quite low battery capacity compared to most of the other A33 processor tablet computers that came out more than a year ago. The battery capacities of A33 processor tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Slate 7 range from 2,700mAh to 5,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,100mAh.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Display Resolution

The biggest display resolution of the HP Slate 7 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 10% less display resolution than a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet computer, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all tablet computers that are a similar age to the Slate 7 the worst display resolution is 800 x 400 pixels and the best is 2732 x 2048 pixels.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Slate 7

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the Slate 7.

Four Processor Cores

Compared to the other six A33 processor tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Slate 7 that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the number of processor cores on the Slate 7 is four which is average.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Slate 7 has a relatively average processor clock speed (1.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Slate 7.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

At 2 megapixels, the Slate 7 has a relatively standard rear camera resolution compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and spec to the Slate 7.

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Specification

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
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Expert Reviews

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4 February 2015

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Pocket friendly
Good looks
Voice calling feature
Dismal camera performance
Below average battery life
Mediocre Camera
Average display
Attracts Smudges
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 19 April 2014 by Old Timer

My point of reference for the HP Slate 7 HD is the Lenovo A3000 7-inch Tablet (Black) - (Quad Core 1.2GHz Processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, WLAN, BT, GPS, 2x camera, Android 4.2) I bought in... Read more…

Reviewed 27 November 2013 by Jill Saint

Wow, really impressive tablet. OK I'm not that experienced with tablets & admit that price was the main lure to buy this tablet as having one with 3G capacity was essential and the Data pass... Read more…

Reviewed 22 April 2014 by Alien937

(**NOTE: This review is of the HP Slate 7 HD.**) The build quality of HP's Slate 7 HD is decent for the price, with a nice glossy display and stereo Beats Audio speakers. The plastic on the back... Read more…

Reviewed 13 July 2014 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Great tablet for the price with free internet...

Reviewed 4 June 2014 by R. P. Scott
(Verified Purchase)

Arrived within a couple of days. Easy to register for the 3G access. Works with my home wi-fi too. Downloaded Kindle for android and a few books. I plan to use for occasional internet use and the... Read more…

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