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HP Slate 7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 528 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and responsiveness. The screen and usability also get good comments. Views are divided on the battery, while there are some critical opinions about the apps and GPS navigation.

value for money, usability, screen, responsiveness, portability

GPS navigation, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the HP Slate 7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review HP Slate 7 Tablet

 

Affordable entertainer. HP's seven-inch Slate 7 tablet brags to b

Solid casing; Bright screen; High viewing angle stability; Latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean version; Decent application and gaming performance; Low purchase price

No GPS module; Awful webcam; Weak primary camera; 12 month warranty

The LC display's high viewing angle stability and brightness. The screen subjectively offers a high reproduction quality despite not quite perfect rates.

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HP Slate 7 review: HP's budget Android tablet is less of a hit, more of a miss

 

It's no secret that HP has struggled when it comes to tablets. The company has faced (and crashed into) its share of mobile device hurdles in recent

Sturdy design ; Inexpensive

Washed-out, low-res display ; Latency and stuttering during routine tasks ; Disappointing battery life

HP is dipping its toe back into the tablet market with the budget-friendly Slate 7, but the tablet's underperforming processor and lackluster display leave much to be desired.

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HP Slate 7 Review

 

Most of the people who got the chance to play with the HP TouchPad remember it fondly. That poor tablet never got the chance it deserved; nor did WebOS. But HP is moving on with its life and choosing the safer road of making Android tablets. The first...

Runs Android 4.1 ; Decent performance

Poor quality display ; Some OS elements look odd ; Mediocre battery life ; Below-average camera

For $170 you could buy the HP Slate 7, but it has drawbacks. You could spend $30 more and get a tablet that better balances cost and value.

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HP Slate 7

 

The HP Slate 7 is an Android tablet that combines good looks with speedy performance, but its display just isn't up to snuff.

Inexpensive. Attractive, sturdy design. Near stock Android, with unobtrusive customizations. MicroSD card slot. Solid performance

Lower-resolution display than competitors. Mediocre battery life

The HP Slate 7 ($169.99 direct) is a surprisingly speedy tablet with an enticing price tag, but it's competing with tablets like the Google Nexus 7 which features a better display, faster performance, and more up-to-date software. And the features HP...

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HP Slate 7

 

At $170, you'd expect the HP Slate 7 to be stripped of a few features; however, HP takes this a bit too far. The Slate 7 includes only 8GB of storage, and it has no gyroscope, no GPS hardware, poor camera quality, a slightly (but significantly) older...

The HP Slate 7 is a durable 7-inch tablet, includes an expandable storage option, and has good gaming performance. Beats Audio effectively enhances bass-heavy music through headphones or earbuds.

The screen’s resolution is eye-squintingly low, large apps take a long time to load, and its cameras produce washed-out, dull-looking shots. Also, there’s no GPS, and Android 4.1.1 can feel a bit archaic compared with newer versions of the OS.

The HP Slate 7 strips out way too much to make its low price, and what's left can't compare to the Nexus 7's offerings.

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HP Slate 7

 

We like some aspects of the HP Slate 7, but we'd like the tablet a lot more if it cost less. On the plus side, this $169 device has a premium design, long battery life, a microSD Card expansion and Beats Audio. The Slate 7 also performs fairly well...

Solid build quality, Beats Audio built-in, microSD Card slot, Long battery life

Low-resolution display, Runs older Android 4.1, Not as fast as competing tablets, Lackluster cameras

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HP Slate 7 Review

 

In the end, the HP Slate 7 is just an OK tablet, and it would be a good option for casual users who don’t need the greatest device, but want something just to play around on. It’s low $169 price tag is definitely something to keep in mind, but we’d...

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HP Slate 7 Extreme Quick Review: Not All Tegra Note Devices Are Created Equal

 

All in all, I like the HP Slate 7 Extreme more than EVGA's Tegra Note 7, despite the fact that it has yet to receive the update to Android 4.3. The build quality is better, the display is better (even if only marginally), and I prefer the overall...

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HP Slate 7 Review

 

With Beats Audio & a decent camera as well as all the other features you'd expect from a 7" tablet, the HP Slate 7 is a good option to look at.

Price, - Beats Audio

Nothing standout

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HP Slate 7 – the Nexus 7 competitor exudes Envy style, falls short when it comes to hardware

 

The only thing making the Slate 7 worthy of some attention are the nice design and most importantly, the price – you’ll be able to get this tablet for only $169, just $10 more than the original Kindle Fire. It’s actually not a bad deal, and for some...

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