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HP Slate 7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 870 reviews of HP Slate 7. 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. Opinions about the design and portability are overall positive. The price and performance also get good feedback. There are mixed comments on the camera and screen, and some have doubts about the GPS navigation and touch screen.

usability, performance, price, portability, design

battery, reliability, storage, touch screen, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Slate 7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Slate 7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of HP Slate 7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and size. The usability and price also get good comments.

price, usability, size, battery

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Slate 7 2801 7-inch Tablet (Red) - (ARM 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, 8GB SSD, Wi-Fi, Android 4.1)HP Slate 7 2801 7-inch Tablet (Red) - (ARM 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, 8GB SSD, Wi-Fi, Android 4.1)

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Slate 7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 user reviews of HP Slate 7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and durability. The price and usability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the storage and touch screen. There are mixed reviews on the screen and performance.

portability, usability, price, durability, battery

reliability, touch screen, storage

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Slate 2800 7-Inch 8 GB Tablet (Old Version)HP Slate 2800 7-Inch 8 GB Tablet (Old Version)

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Melissa Grey (engadget.com)

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.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : K. T. Bradford (digitaltrends.com)

HP Slate 7 Review

 

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.

There aren’t many Android tablets under $200 worth your time. There’s a certain threshold to inexpensive slates – stay above it and value balances out with price and performance, dip below and you might as well have just flushed that money down a...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Seamus Byrne (cnet.com)

HP gives an extra inch to its phablet for the Slate 7 VoiceTab

 

HP decides you might as well leave the phone features in your 7-inch phablet as it launches the Slate 7 VoiceTab in Europe.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

HP Slate 7 HD and Slate 10 HD offer free 2 years of data service (hands on)

 

Through T-Mobile, the 7 and 10-inch tablets come with 200MB of data per month for 24 months.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

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.

Conclusions HP has a laudable effort in the Slate 7, but it just doesn't really offer many reasons to choose it over a tablet like the Nexus 7. There are a few key areas where the Slate 7 just isn't up to snuff—namely the lower resolution screen and...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Eric Franklin (cnet.com)

The HP Slate 7 is undone by missing features and a dull screen

 

Sure, the HP Slate 7 costs only $170. But when a much better tablet is only $30 away, that price loses its appeal. Fast.

The ; 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.

May, 2013

Expert review by : Eric Franklin (cnet.com)

HP Slate 7 review

 

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.

May, 2013

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review HP Slate 7 Tablet

 

Affordable entertainer. HP's seven-inch Slate 7 tablet brags to be an able companion for all multimedia situations and is partly available for far below 150 Euros (~$195) despite this versatility claim. We took the manufacturer at its word and tested...

Solid casing, Bright screen, High viewing angle stability, Latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean version, Decent application and gaming performance, Low purchase price, The good performance despite the budget price. The Rockchip RK3066 SoC delivers enough...

No GPS module, Awful webcam, Weak primary camera, 12 month warranty, A tablet that boasts multimedia use should feature better camera modules. The webcam is virtually useless although the 3 megapixel primary camera shoots feasible pictures

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Craig Lloyd (slashgear.com)

HP Slate 7 Review

 

HP 's first go-around with a tablet didn't actually go so well. The webOS-based TouchPad didn't last long and was quickly discontinued. However, the company is back with another slate, only this time it's running the more widely-adopted Android...

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...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by (androidpolice.com)

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...

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Beats Audio
Built-in Microphone:No / Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:13.4 / 14.8 / 15 / 15.17 / 15.2 / 3500 / 4000 / 4100
Battery capacity (Watt hours):13.4 / 14.8 / 15 / 15.17 / 15.2
Battery life (max):10.5 / 7 / 8 / 9
Battery performance:3500 / 4000 / 4100
Battery Technology:Lithium / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous video playback time:5
Number of battery cells:1

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in camera:
Built-in flash:LED / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 2
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3 / 5
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p

Design

Brand color:Modern silver
Color of product: / Black / Black, Grey / Black, Red / Black, Silver / Red / Silver / White
Device type:Mini tablet / Phablet
Form Factor:Slate
RoHS compliance: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display Diagonal:7
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1280 x 600 / 1280 x 800
Display Technology: / IPS / LCD / WVA
LED backlight:No / Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:5
AC adapter power:10 / 15
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1
Memory clock speed:1600 / 533

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM):No / Yes

Networking

2G:Y
2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
4G:N
4G LTE: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS / 4.0 / 4.0 LE
Data network: No
Dual SIM support: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi standards: / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WWAN:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 480000
Non-operating shock:240
Non-operating vibration:3.5
Operating altitude:0 - 196850.4
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 90
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 50
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 50
Operating vibration:1.043
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 65

Other Features

Docking connector: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Miracast:Y
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC, USB / Micro USB / Micro-USB / USB
Keyboard supplied:N / No
Manual:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:No / Y / Yes
Stylus pen: Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Books, Google Calendar, Google Maps, Google Music, Google Talk, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play / Google Voice Search
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Position location:N / Y
Proximity sensor: Yes

Phone Features

Video call: Yes
Voice call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:N / Y
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:5
AC adapter power:10 / 15
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Processor: / A15 / Cortex-A9 / PXA1088 / PXA986 / Tegra 4
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A15 / ARM Cortex-A9
Processor cache:2
Processor cores:2 / 4 / 4+1
Processor family: / Arm / Marvell / NVIDIA Tegra
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.6 / 1.8 / 1.9
Processor model:A15 / Cortex-A9 / PXA1088 / PXA986 / Tegra 4

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology:N
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® Unite™:N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Поддержка Intel Unite: No

Software

Bundled software:- Box (25 gigabytes of cloud storage)\n- Google+\n- Mapy Google\n- Knihy Google Play\n- Časopisy Google Play\n- Filmy a TV Google Play\n- Hudba Google Play\n- Obchod Google Play\n- Google Street View\n- Služba Google Sync\n- Google Talk\n- Zbierka HP Connected Photo\n- HP ePrint\n- File Manager HP\n- Skype\n- YouTube / - Chrome Browser\n- Gmail\n- Google+\n- Google Maps\n- Google Play Books\n- Google Play Magazines\n- Google Play Movies & TV\n- Google Play Music\n- Google Play Store\n- Google Search\n- Google Street View\n- Google Sync\n- Google Talk\n- Google Voice Search\n- Kingsoft Office\n- YouTube / Box (25 GB opslag in de cloud); Google+; Google Maps; Google Play Books; Google Play Magazines; Google Play Movies & TV; Google Play Music; Google Play Store; Google Street View; Google Sync; Google Talk; HP Connected Photo; HP ePrint; HP File Manager; Skype; YouTube / Google Mobile Services: Google Search; Voice Search; Gmail; Agenda synchronisatie; Google Talk; Chrome browser; Google+; Google Maps; Street View;\nYouTube; Play Store; Play Book; Play Music; Play Movie; Play Magazine; Widevine; HP Services: HP ePrint; HP Native Android Print (InOS Print) / Google Mobile Services: Google Search\nContact Sync\nGoogle Talk\nChrome Browser\nGoogle+\nStreet View\nPlay Movie\nPlay Magazine\nWidevine / Google Search\nGoogle Voice Search service\nGmail webmail service\nGoogle Sync syncing service\nGoogle Talk instant messaging service\nChrome browser\nGoogle+ social service\nGoogle Maps mapping service\nGoogle Street View mapping service\nYouTube\nGoogle Play Store\nGoogle Play Books\nGoogle Play Music\nGoogle Play Movies & TV\nGoogle Play Magazines / HP ePrint\nHP Connected Photo\nKingsoft Office\nHP File Manager\nSkype
Operating system installed: / Android / Android 4.2 / Android 4.2.2
Operating system version:4.1 / 4.2 / 4.2.2 / 4.4.2 / Android 4.2 / Android 4.2.2 / Android 4.4.2
Platform:Android

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Internal storage capacity:16 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
Storage media:eMMC / Flash / SSD

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.37 / 0.374 / 0.38 / 0.392 / 0.421 / 1 / 4.57 / 4.72 / 5 / 7.44
Height:0.37 / 0.374 / 0.378 / 0.392 / 0.421 / 1 / 4.57 / 4.72 / 5 / 7.44 / 7.76 / 7.87 / 7.91
Weight:11.3 / 11.4 / 11.5 / 12.7 / 13 / 13.1 / 15.2
Width:4.53 / 4.54 / 4.57 / 4.72 / 7.76 / 7.87 / 7.91 / 8