Abandon hope, all ye who enter here...sleep of death problems endemic to the product
3 weeks ago
Summary: The HP Slate 21 Pro is a fantastic piece of hardware...except it has a problem that results in it not waking up from a sleep state on occasion. This is a widespread and well known problem, but I heard in many cases it can be resolved by replacing the unit through warranty (new scalar firmware), not using a keyboard mouse, not installing the 4.3 security update, using a bluetooth keyboard, not connecting an external PC to the HDMI, etc.
Summary: Very nice device. The rotation lock, however, which makes switching orientation impossible, does limit the device's ability to render some things. The exposed framework allows for dual portrait app side-by-side display, but this is an extensive work-around involving rooting, install exposed, etc.
build is very solid and the screen is great, for the price you can't beat it
18 December 2014
Summary: build is very solid and the screen is great, for the price you can't beat it, bought it for an older parent to browse the web and email, it is a giant tablet that is very easy to use and a good quality high def screen, doubt the keyboard and mouse will get much use, but is included...
Summary: Let me start by saying that I have been involved in computers both professionally as well as for personal use since 1981. I have been a programmer, web designer, developer, and hardware build repair tech ever since with certs. The Slate 21 Pro has out performed my Alienware Aurora hands down. Now admittedly I don't have access to many of the games I used to play or to MS Office (yet) but do have adequate office products that read/write/edit MS formats of all sorts.