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HP Slate 500

HP Slate 500
alaScore 83

8 reviews

Apr, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of HP Slate 500. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Some have doubts about the portability and touch screen.

touch screen, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Slate 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Wendy Sheehan Donnell (

HP Slate 500


Despite inevitable comparisons, HP's first tablet isn't really an Apple iPad competitor at all. With Windows 7 Professional and other business-friendly features, it's aimed straight at the corporate set.

Well designed. Two cameras. Bundled with useful accessories including a carrying case and a dock/stand with additional USB ports and HDMI out. Since its a Windows-based device, you can install most PC software. Supports Flash.

Lacks touch-screen customization. Windows elements aren't always finger-friendly, so the bundled digital pen or a connected keyboard/mouse are a must for heavy-duty productivity.

PCMag Tablet Reviews: • Amazon Fire 7 (2017)• Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017)• Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch, LTE)• Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1• Lenovo Tab3 8• more

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Byron Dowell (

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...

Dec, 2010

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When I originally started to look for a tablet pc my main concern was that it could run windows. The software I use at work will only work with windows 7 professional. after receiving this tablet i am sure i made the right decision.After having this...

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Natalie said my tabs would be delivered before Christmas and they ended up simply cancelling my order without notification/explanation.

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone: Yes


Battery Capacity:30
Battery capacity (Watt hours):30
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:2


Built-in camera: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):3
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3


Color of product:Black / Grey
Form Factor:Slate
Product color:Grey


Display Diagonal:8.9
Display Resolution:1024 x 768
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:30


Graphics:GMA 500
Graphics adapter:GMA 500
Graphics adapter family:Intel


Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:533


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Data network: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35

Other Features

Depth (imperial):9.21
Docking connector: Yes
Height (imperial):0.58
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Processor socket:PBGA441
Solid-state drive capacity:64
Wi-Fi: Yes
Width (imperial):5.97


GPS (satellite):N
Operating system architecture:32-bit
Position location:N

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone out:Y
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


AC adapter power:30


Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel US15W
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel US15W
Number of Processing Die Transistors:47
Processing die size:26
Processor ARK ID:35460
Processor cache:0.5
Processor cache type:L2
Processor code:SLB2M
Processor codename:Silverthorne
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.86
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:Z540
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor package size:13
Processor threads:2
Scenario Design Power (SDP):0.96
Supported instruction sets:SSE2,SSE3,SSSE3
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:N
Intel Demand Based Switching: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N


Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional
Operating system version:Professional


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Internal storage capacity:64
Storage media:Flash

Weight & Dimensions