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HP Slate

HP Slate
alaScore 82

81 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and battery. The usability and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the value for money.

responsiveness, portability, usability, battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the HP Slate is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 81 reviews)

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HP Slate 500 User Review

 

As a tablet PC user since the launch of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition in November 2002, I've longed for a lightweight, portable and thin slate device that essentially functions as a digital notepad computer, and this is what I believe HP has delivered...

Wonderful inking experience ; Native Windows application support ; Good number of connections and ports ; Strong video playback capabilities

Doesn't support a lot of touch optimized software ; Low battery life compared to ARM based slates ; Expensive compared to consumer slates ; Poor viewing angles in primary landscape mode

If one doesn't need or desire active pen based digital ink in a slate computer, then the HP Slate 500 probably isn't the best choice for that person. The 500's first best destiny is to be a digital inkpad. Because of its form factor, weight, dimensions...

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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...

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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...

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HP Slate 500

 

The HP Slate 500 is an ideal tablet for business purposes. Though it may lack entertainment features, this device provides multitasking capabilities, a fast operating system and processor. If you want a device aimed toward perfecting the details, take...

This tablet features a front VGA camera and rear 3MP camera

No entertainment features are available on this device

This tablet is geared toward business oriented tasks.

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HP Slate Tablet

 

The HP Slate does not offer any particularly breathtaking or groundbreaking technology. Nonetheless, it is considered by many analysts to be the Apple iPad tablet's closest rival

Since HP Slate’s rumored marketing battle is price, we may be seeing a fully capable gadget without the big price strapping of other brands. - The HP Slate is also said to be more power efficient than its rivals

With no outstanding or innovative features, the HP Slate failed to generate the same interest as the iPad. Many tech experts see that the Slate as a device rushed into production with the goal of stealing the hype from the iPad. The Slate has ended up...

The HP Slate was unveiled by Microsoft Chief Steve Ballmer at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show. While limited information keeps us in the dark for now about HP Slate’s full potential, we are already seeing a glimpse of powerful...

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Business Driven - Highly Compatible

 

Fast, Windows compatible, plenty of RAM, light, intuitive, comes with docking station, multiple USB port, supports Adobe flash, like nothing else I have tested on the market

A bit pricey, you have to take it off the case to charge it in the docking station

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Windows on your palm

 

So the stylus or the HP was not working correctly when I got it. On landscape mode, the stylus was clicking on the screen without touching the screen therefore it was imposible to work on anything on landscape mode, but on portrait I did not have any...

Office & Dragon on your hand ; Expandable SSD memory

5 hour battery ; If compared to an ipad it is laggy

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Great product! Does everything!

 

This device is the best one out there for tablet users who need to do more! We originally wanted to get an iPad -- we wanted portable internet browsing and an e-book reader (ie, Kindle), the kids wanted to play touch screen games, and we wanted to be...

Portable internet browsing ; e-book reading ; touch screen games ; video streaming ; video chat ; external connectivity (manage photos on memory card, connect DVD drive & other devices) ; view Flash content ; Print to any printer

Pinch-zoom effect (and rotating animation) not as smooth as iPad

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Great product! Does everything!

 

This device is the best one out there for tablet users who need to do more! We originally wanted to get an iPad -- we wanted portable internet browsing and an e-book reader (ie, Kindle), the kids wanted to play touch screen games, and we wanted to be...

Portable internet browsing ; e-book reading ; touch screen games ; video streaming ; video chat ; external connectivity (manage photos on memory card, connect DVD drive & other devices) ; view Flash content ; Print to any printer

Pinch-zoom effect (and rotating animation) not as smooth as iPad

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Great Business Tablet

 

The focus of this tablet is a more powerful, but with the capability and portability of a tablet. I sold my Netbook. It connects readily to my HTC HD2 for decent 3G+ connections via bluetooth or USB. I can use this on the road, in my car, waiting for...

Full Windows 7 Pro machine. Switches from a Netbook replacement to a sofa surfer by pulling it out of the cradle. Full voice control. Dual core ATOM runs all of my business apps, including Quickbooks. Who needs an "App Store" when you have Win 7 PRO

It would be nice if the battery life were longer. Some of Windows and programs are not optimized for finger input. Like any laptop, the screen washes out in full direct sunlight. HP needs to have a better plan for making/building/shipping

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