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HP Slate 21

HP Slate 21
alaScore 93

10 reviews

Sep, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the value for money. The usability is also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the design.

usability, value for money

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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(Based on 10 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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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 Slate 21

 

Meet the HP Slate 21, a massive 21-inch, all-in-one desktop that brings Android to the big screen. We took the huge touchscreen hybrid for a spin to see if it can really replace your computer, or find a place on your kitchen counter. Read on to find...

At first glance, you probably wouldn’t notice this is powered by Android. The HP Slate 21 looks just like a desktop, with its 21-inch, 1080p IPS panel touchscreen, but it runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The screen is brilliantly bright, with superb...

Unfortunately, the negatives seriously outweigh the positives. The HP Slate 21 only packs 8GB of storage, which isn’t much for a desktop, though HP has softened the blow with 25GB of free cloud storage from Box. You can add more storage with an SD card...

HP’s attempt at an over-sized Android device that acts as a PC is full of faults. The bottom line is it just doesn’t work that well, but at least it's fairly inexpensive at £329. The 1080p display looks great, but to actually use, it’s just...

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