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HP Slate 500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of HP Slate 500. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen. The usability is also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the design, and many are critical about the touch screen and battery.

price, usability, screen

performance, battery, touch screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP Slate 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of HP Slate 500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the usability. There are some negative opinions about the performance.



71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP Slate 500 8.9" Black

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: wubayou (

HP Slate 500 Tablet is Now Available


The Slate 500's release does come after the ever-present iPad. The iPad, however, is seen as more of a consumer-based tablet, despite it being used by some businesses. To rival the iPad, HP plans to release a tablet based on the WebOS mobile software...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: dhiram (

HP Slate 500 shows up on its website


It's been a while since we heard about the HP Slate. However, we've come upon something quite intriguing. And as it looks from here, this image of the HP Slate 500 Tablet surface on the HP site is a 8.9 inch one. There's the touch screen and all that...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

Do not buy


We bought this unit to run a windows app in our warehouse. It was a total failure. It takes at least 10 times as many clicks as an ipad takes to do the same thing.


Slow and inaccurate touch screen ; 5 second delay in orientation sensor ; 5 hour, yes 5 hour, software update process before you can use it ; Short Battery life

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Gammy (

HP Slate 500 : 1.86GHz processor Windows 7 Professional


I waited a long time after reviewing the "not yet on the market" HP Slate and considered other Tablets before finally seeing that I could order it online. Staples and Office Depot still do not carry it. I think I know why; it needs some improving,...

preloaded programs

Value for Money

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: SantaC (

HP Slate 500 : 1.86GHz processor Windows 7 Professional


Fast startup. MS Windows seven security features (disqualified the iPad). USB and Flash. Great for sales representatives.

bright screen, Memory, easy to use

Preloaded Programs

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: ITProfessional (

HP Slate 500 : 1.86GHz processor Windows 7 Professional


The world is in love with the Apple iPad; heck I like them too. But as an IT and office working professional I found it tiring to always be looking for new apps to make the iPad function in the ways that I need.

size & weight, ease of enterprise integration, full windows functionality

1024x600 screen resolution

May, 2011

Consumer review by: cup4pgh (

HP Slate 500 : 1.86GHz processor Windows 7 Professional


It's nice to be able to use windows 7 on a tablet instead of a lame phone OS......

size & weight, easy to use, Fast/High Speed

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Riquin (

HP Slate 500 : 1.86GHz processor Windows 7 Professional


The only negative so far is that one day I got an error message while powering up and the pointer or my finger did not work had to plug it into the KVM to solve. MS should look into Windows 7 support of slates at that early point in loading the OS.

bright screen, battery life, Memory, value for money, easy to use, Fast/High Speed

Size & Weight, size ok kind of heavy

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: RN2554 (

HP Slate 500 : 1.86GHz processor Windows 7 Professional


I have never been disappointed buying one of its tablet PC. HP Slate 500 is no exception. This one replaces my HP TC-1100 which its battery was dying of old age. Two thumbs up for HP.

size & weight, bright screen, battery life, Memory, easy to use, Fast/High Speed

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Skipperooney (

Good for Tablet PC junkies


The best part of my tablet experience is when I can treat the tablet like a pad of paper, and write with a pencil. The finger interface is fun, I guess, but a tablet with a pencil is a must for me.

size & weight, value for money, easy to use

Oct, 2011