Summary: HP’s attempt at an over-sized Android device that acts as a PC is full of faults. The bottom line is it just doesn’t work that well, but at least it's fairly inexpensive at £329. The 1080p display looks great, but to actually use, it’s just frustrating. Overall, it’s a valiant and interesting effort from HP, but it’s one that falls very short indeed.
Conclusion: Would we like to see a refreshed Slate 21 with the hardware quibbles addressed? Sure. But we're not sure that it's worth HP's time and resources to produce that—at least until there's some hope of a solution to the twin problems of Android-app display and usability on a big, non-rotating desktop screen like the Slate's.
Pros: Big, high-resolution screen, Good sound system, Strong performance, 25GB of online storage, Not susceptible to Windows security threats
Cons: Inherent limitations of Android outside tablets and smartphones, Some apps won't render properly, Bezel inhibits touch input near screen edges, Just 8GB onboard storage, Wired keyboard & mouse
Summary: It may look like just any typical All-in-One but the Slate 21 is very different from other AIOs. First, it doesnâ€™t run the typical Windows OS that you would expect, but Android 4.2, complete with a 21.5-inch Full HD IPS display with touchscreen, and also a wireless keyboard and mouse combo. And not to forget the full fledged combo of a USB port for external storage as well as a memory card reader.
Pros: Blazing fast performance, Excellent display - crisp, bright and IPS means colours look natural, Full HD display makes this relevant for most use cases - work and entertainment, Sleek & calm design tone
Cons: Android on a desktop may be uncomfortable for some, Limited internal storage, Some games arenâ€™t updated for this device category, yet
Summary: The basics Meet the HP Slate 21, a massive 21-inch, all-in-one desktop that brings Android to the big screen. We took the huge touchscreen hybrid for a spin to see if it can really replace your computer, or find a place on your kitchen counter. Read on to find out what we made of it in our full review. The good At first glance, you probably wouldn’t notice this is powered by Android.
Pros: At first glance, you probably wouldn’t notice this is powered by Android. The HP Slate 21 looks just like a desktop, with its 21-inch, 1080p IPS panel touchscreen, but it runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The screen is brilliantly bright, with superb viewing angles, plus you can tilt it at various angles you want too, using the kickstand. It's easy to use while standing on a table top or as a smart TV of sorts viewed flat from the other side of the room. The machine l...
Cons: Unfortunately, the negatives seriously outweigh the positives. The HP Slate 21 only packs 8GB of storage, which isn’t much for a desktop, though HP has softened the blow with 25GB of free cloud storage from Box. You can add more storage with an SD card or an external hard drive, but you really shouldn’t have to. And while HP has armed the Slate with a speedy Tegra 4 processor, it’s paired up with a paltry 1GB of RAM, which means multitasking is a tedious affair. You’l...
Conclusion: In theory, the Slate 21 is the logical next step as Android becomes the default interface for more and more users -- why not extend it from the mobile to the desktop? Based on this evidence though, it's not quite ready yet. Not enough apps are optimised for the big landscape screen and there's limited crossover with Windows programs. As a cheap and cheerful home computer you can use for messaging, browsing and streaming movies and music, it's pretty good overall.
Excerpt: Review Hewlett-Packard’s first attempt at an Android tablet, the Slate 7, was a cheap, wretched and irredeemably awful device. So when I heard that the Palm killer’s follow-up fondleslab was to be a 21-inch affair, my reaction was one of incredulity mixed with foreboding.
Excerpt: HP har bygget højttaleren ind i bunden af skærmen, hvilket alt andet lige giver bedre lyd end bagudrettede højttalere. Vi noterer også en detalje, som at tilslutningerne bagpå er gemt bag et lille låg. Både denne HP og AOC-modellen er typer, der kræver strømforsyning. Du kan altså ikke tage dem med rundt uden at have en stikkontakt i nærheden.
Conclusion: Bir süre önce Windows tabanlı Hepsi –Bir-Arada PC 'leri çokça görüyorduk. Hala da kullanımdalar elbette, ancak bu tip ürünlerde artık yeni trend Android işletim sistemine doğru kaymış durumda. Bir masaüstü bilgisayar gibi de kullanılabilecek olan Android'li All-in-One sistemlere, HP de Slate 21 ismini verdiği ürünüyle iyi bir örnek sunuyor. İlk bakışta bir monitör olarak algılanabilecek olan Slate 21, aslında dokunmatik ekranlı bir All-in-One PC .
Pros: +, Ergonomik tasarım, +, Full HD ekran, +, Akıcı Android performansı, +, Performans, +, Masaüstü bilgisayar deneyimi, +, DTS destekli hoparlörler
Cons: −, Arka bağlantılara erişim güç, −, Ekran yansıması, −, HDMI girişi yok