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HP Slate 21

HP Slate 21
alaScore 95

17 reviews

Nov, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and usability. The price and design also get good views.

design, price, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Slate 21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 17 reviews)

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Expert review by:

Michael Brown

 

What's a mobile OS doing on a desktop PC? Good question.

Highly versatile ; 21.5-inch, 1920x1080 ISP ; HDMI and upstream USB inputs

Boring design ; Cheap mouse and keyboard

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HP Slate 21

 

The HP Slate 21 is a promise that Android will work for desktop PC users as well as it does for tablet users, with a nice price. The system fails on both counts.

Good range of tilt angles. Speedy boot and wake times. Don't have to worry about Windows malware. Wide viewing angles and bright screen

8GB is too little local storage space. 1GB isn't enough RAM. Browser is optimized for mobile sites. Kludgy SD card slot. Fonts are huge. No accelerometer for games. Laggy touch screen

The HP Slate 21 ($399) is a product in search of a certain user. That user pines for the kludgy early days of mobile operating systems when only certain things worked right, and only if you were patient. It's an all-in-one desktop PC that runs Android...

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Expert Review

 

Big, high-resolution screen, Good sound system, Strong performance, 25GB of online storage, Not susceptible to Windows security threats

Inherent limitations of Android outside tablets and smartphones, Some apps won't render properly, Bezel inhibits touch input near screen edges, Just 8GB onboard storage, Wired keyboard & mouse

Would we like to see a refreshed Slate 21 with the hardware quibbles addressed? Sure. But we're not sure that it's worth HP's time and resources to produce that—at least until there's some hope of a solution to the twin problems of Android-app display...

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HP Slate 21 Review

 

It may look like just any typical All-in-One but the Slate 21 is very different from other AIOs. First, it doesn't run the typical Windows OS that you would expect, but Android 4.2, complete with a 21.5-inch Full HD IPS display with touchscreen, and...

Blazing fast performance, Excellent display - crisp, bright and IPS means colours look natural, Full HD display makes this relevant for most use cases - work and entertainment, Sleek & calm design tone

Android on a desktop may be uncomfortable for some, Limited internal storage, Some games aren't updated for this device category, yet

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HP Slate 21 review

 

Windows has been the lingua franca for desktop PCs for justabout as long as anyone can remember but there's no law that saysit has to be so. Enter the HP Slate 21, an all-in-one PC that runson Android. So should we think of it as a compact desktop, or...

Neat good looks, convenient all-in-one design, decent screen,slim build, low price

Screen can be laggy, Android not optimised for big screen,processor could be more powerful, no FM radio

In theory, the Slate 21 is the logical next step as Androidbecomes the default interface for more and more users -- why notextend it from the mobile to the desktop? Based on this evidencethough, it's not quite ready yet. Not enough apps are optimised...

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HP’s ENORMO-SLAB: The Slate 21 MONSTER tablet

 

Review Hewlett-Packard's first attempt at an Android tablet, the Slate 7, was a cheap, wretched and irredeemably awful device. So when I heard that the Palm killer's follow-up fondleslab was to be a 21-inch affair, my reaction was one of incredulity...

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Not Applicable
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
TV Output: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Android 4.3 Jellybean
Product Type:AIO

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce ULP
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:ARM / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Hyper Threading: No
Processor:TEGRA 4
Processor Brand:nVidia
Processor Number:T40S TEGRA4
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