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HP Slate 7 Tegra 4 1.9GHz 16GB 7" Tablet

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Tegra 4 1.9GHz Android 16GB Jul 2014
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HP Slate 7: Unboxing & Review
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15 Reasons For

Average Owner Reviews

Based on 49 owner reviews this HP tablet has an average owner rating of 77%.

Good Connectivity

Six people who reviewed the HP Slate 7 thought it was able to connect to the internet. Alien937 mentioned in their HP Slate 7 review on Amazon “HP leads the way with built-in 3G Internet access” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Alien937 also mentioned “Once set up, DataPass works very well, giving you 2 years' worth of mobile Internet access - something that's highly unusual for a device of this price”. Arj wrote in their review “For the price this is a good device with the big bonus of a little internet access” nonetheless they only scored it 2 stars.

One person said in their reviews that this tablet had network functionality. Elainec mentioned “Network 3 do a reasonable set up of £15 per month for 10GB” in their review of the HP Slate 7. One customer who purchased the HP Slate 7 mentioned that it was wifi compatible. Mrs Rosemary Simpson wrote in her review of this tablet “It seems very easy to use, responsive using WiFi, light, good colours”.

One HP Slate 7 reviewer who purchased it thought it was good in terms of USB connections. Old Timer wrote on Amazon three years ago “With the Slate 7 HD you'll have more joy setting USB connection (swipe down from the top left corner) to Media Device” in their HP Slate 7 review.

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Good Product Quality

Four HP Slate 7 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Luís Pereira mentioned in their review of this tablet three years ago “Is the tablet with the best quality / price ratio” . Mr K a Mitchell mentioned also three years ago “Performs well and good quality” and rated it 5 stars.

Easy to Use

Several customers said in their reviews that the HP Slate 7 was easy to use. Alice said “Free to use tablet for people on the go”. Heidi Dann said “Easy to use and lightweight, perfect for my daughter” in her HP Slate 7 review. Old Timer gave the HP Slate 7 a rating of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The has cutouts for the controls that put your finger in exactly the right place” in their review of the HP Slate 7.

One HP Slate 7 reviewer who reviewed it said that it was easy to setup.

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Good Picture Quality

Several people reckoned that the HP Slate 7 had good colour saturation. Four years ago Dan wrote on Amazon “In bright colours, especially in white (one of the main background colours on the web), there is awful” in his review nonetheless he only scored it 60 out of 100. Old Timer mentioned in their review “The colours are, err, colourful”.

One HP Slate 7 owner who purchased this tablet concluded that it was good for watching movies. Arj said in their HP Slate 7 review three years ago “The performance is more than adequate for movies, internet and a bit of casual gaming” but even so they scored it 40 out of 100.

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Nice Design

One person considered that this tablet was a good design. Jill Saint said on Amazon “However on unpacking it I was pleased with the weight & design & it was just so easy to set up- even for an android novice such as myself” and scored it very highly.

One customer who purchased the HP Slate 7 reckoned that it was good looking. Old Timer wrote “I copied Gravity to the tablet and it was visually stunning, although the script was still lousy” in their review of the HP Slate 7.

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Robust

Two HP Slate 7 reviewers considered that it was well made. Elainec wrote in their HP Slate 7 review on Amazon “With a built in sim card”. Old Timer mentioned on Amazon three years ago “CONSTRUCTION The Slate 7 HD feels well made, solid enough in the hand that you don't think you're holding something fragile”.

Good Size

One person considered that this tablet was lightweight. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was a good weight.

Good for Games

One customer said in their reviews that the product was good playing games on. Old Timer said “I would say that keen gamers might need more grunt.”.

Good Battery Life

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Three years ago Luís Pereira wrote on Amazon “The battery is quite good” in their HP Slate 7 review. Mitchelle Nunez said in their review on Amazon “I like it when I first used it, after 5 days of using it the tablet just suddenly shut down I know there is still enough battery on it” however they scored the HP Slate 7 1 stars.

Good Sound Quality

One HP Slate 7 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product had good sound quality.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet computer supports a Flash storage media, which is the most frequently supported storage media on similar spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Good Brand

Based on 978 user and expert reviews, HP has good reviews for its tablets. HP also has good reviews specifically for its Tegra 4 processor tablets.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of tablet computers of this age and spec is 1.8GHz. At 1.9 gigahertz, the HP Slate 7 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Slate 7.

Alternative 1.9GHz processor clock speed tablets currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Transformer Pad TF700, or the Transformer Pad TF701 both from Asus.

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Light

The average weight of similar spec tablets that have been available for a comparable time to the Slate 7 is 640g. With a weight of only 360 grams, the Slate 7 is quite light compared to most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablets that were released around the same time as the Slate 7.

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11 Reasons Against

Inferior Webcam

One HP Slate 7 owner who reviewed the product wrote that it was not good for making skype calls. Andrei said on Amazon three years ago “The fact that skype cannot make voicecalls has ruined all of it” in their review of this tablet.

Not 4G

The HP Slate 7 is not 4G, although it is worth noting that most of the other tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Slate 7 are also not 4G.

Tablet computers which are 4G that might be worth considering include the Microsoft Surface 2 ($650.95) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3G

The Slate 7 is not 3G. Most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Slate 7 are also not 3G.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 3G then you might also want to look at the Microsoft Surface 2 ($650.95), or the Toshiba Excite AT10LE-A-107.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of similar spec tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as the Slate 7 range from 7" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 9.7". With a display diagonal of only 7 inches, the Slate 7 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst tablet computers of this age.

Tablet computers with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Excite AT10LE-A-108 (10.1"), or the Excite AT10LE-A-107 (10.1") both from Toshiba or the Asus Transformer Pad TF700 (10.1") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

Across all the tablets of this type and age the internal storage capacitys range from 16GB to 64GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 31GB. With an internal storage capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the Slate 7 has one of the smaller internal storage capacitys amongst similar spec tablets of this age.

We compared all the other 16GB internal storage capacity tablets to this tablet computer and we think the Excite AT10LE-A-108, and the AT10LE-A-108 Excite Pro both from Toshiba or the HP Slate 8 Pro which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this HP tablet internal storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Excite AT10LE-A-107 (32GB and higher rated), or the Asus Transformer Pad TF700 (64GB and higher rated).

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Very Low Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The rear camera resolution (numeric)s of Tegra 4 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Slate 7 range from 5MP to 8MP. At only 5 megapixels, the Slate 7 has a quite low rear camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that are a comparable age to the Slate 7.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 5MP rear camera resolution tablet computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the Surface 2, or the Surface 2 ($199.99) both from Microsoft or the Asus Transformer Pad TF701.

If this tablet computer rear camera resolution (numeric) is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Excite AT10LE-A-108 (8MP and higher rated), or the Excite AT10LE-A-107 (8MP and higher rated) both from Toshiba.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The front camera resolution (numeric)s of tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Slate 7 range from 0.3MP to 3.5MP. The Slate 7 has a fairly low front camera resolution (numeric) (only 0.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablet computers of a similar age and type to the Slate 7.

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Only One Number of Battery Cells

The Slate 7 is a one number of battery cells tablet computer. Most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablets that have been on the market for a similar time to the Slate 7 have one number of battery cells.

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Only 1280 X 600 Pixels Display Resolution

The Slate 7 has a maximum display resolution of 1280 x 600 pixels. That's 25% more display resolution than a 1024 x 600 pixels tablet, which is the most frequently found display resolution. The worst display resolution of all similar spec tablets that were released around the same time as the Slate 7 is 480 x 272 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2560 pixels.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Slate 7 has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 1 gigabyte) amongst Tegra 4 processor tablets of this age. Across all the tablet computers that were released around the same time as the Slate 7 the internal memorys range from 1GB to 2GB.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

Tablets that were released more than two years ago have battery life (max)s of between 8h and 58h, and the average battery life (max) is 14h. The HP Slate 7 has a fairly short battery life (max) (only 9 hours) compared to most of the other Tegra 4 processor tablets that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Slate 7.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Slate 7

Released Over Two Years Ago

HP released the Slate 7 over two years ago.

Four Processor Coress

The number of processor coress on the Slate 7 is four. That's average compared to the other 20 Tegra 4 processor tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Slate 7 that we have assessed the number of processor coress of.

We compared all the other 4 processor cores tablets to this tablet computer and we think the AT10PE-A-104 Excite, the AT10PE-A-105 Excite Write, and the AT10LE-A-108 Excite Pro all from Toshiba which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Touchscreen
LED Backlight
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
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Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
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Microphone in
Headphone Out
Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Performance
Gyroscope
Ambient Light Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Device Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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Wi-Fi

Expert Reviews

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18 June 2014

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The HP Slate 7 HD can't compete with the iPad or high-end Android tablets, but then again it's not meant to. It's built and designed for those light tablet users who want a budget device that...

14 April 2014

In all, the HP Slate 7 HD is a bit of a mixed tablet. The inclusion of free data will undoubtedly prove a massive draw in this data-oriented world, and it is something that's really hard to...

14 April 2014

In all, the HP Slate 7 HD is a bit of a mixed tablet. The inclusion of free data will undoubtedly prove a massive draw in this data-oriented world, and it is something that's really hard to...

3 February 2014

While HP is synonymous with computing equipment at home and in the office, they had quite a rocky start in the tablet market. Its WebOS-powered TouchPad breathed its last gasp after a brief... Read more…

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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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