The HP Slate 7 is undone by missing features and a dull screen
28 August 2013
Summary: 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.
Pros: 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.
Cons: 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.
Summary: We like some aspects of the HP Slate 7, but we'd like the tablet a lot more if it cost less. On the plus side, this $169 device has a premium design, long battery life, a microSD Card expansion and Beats Audio. The Slate 7 also performs fairly well with its dual-core processor. However, the low 1024 x 600-pixel screen resolution pales in comparison to the 1280 x 800 display on the $149 Hisense Sero 7 Pro, which also boasts a speedier quad-core CPU.
Excerpt: HP took its time before launching an Android tablet, having been burnt by the WebOS-powered TouchPad several years ago, but the company has finally released one: the Slate 7. Rather than try to compete with Apple's iPad , HP has instead focused on the entry-level 7in market with a budget device designed to take on tablets like the Google Nexus 7 . The Slate 7 has a minimal appearance, thanks to a smooth, soft-touch plastic back that provides plenty of grip.
Excerpt: It's tough for a PC vendor to transition to the tablet business. At the low end, they need to compete against the Kindle Fire, which is supported by Amazon's store, and the Google Nexus 7. The new HP Slate 7 is HP's first attempt at an Android based device and they chose to go for the low end. At $170, "affordable" is its main strength, but reviewers concluded that they shaved off too much build quality and features in their effort to hit that price.
Pros: Low price makes it a good choice for the kids
Cons: Very poor display, Short battery life, Bad camera
Excerpt: De første forsiktige forsøkene på å lage Android-nettbrett kom i form av små 7-tommers nettbrett med samme Android som på vanlige telefoner. Mye har skjedd siden da, og i dag er 10-tommerne vel så populære. Et 10-tommers nettbrett kan for noen brukere fungere som en erstatning for pc-en.
Pros: Billig. Minnekort-støtte.
Cons: Svak skjerm. Tykt og tungt. Dårlig egnet til «seriøs» bruk. Lite lagringsplass. Ytelsen.
Excerpt: Les tablettes au format 7 pouces sont de plus en plus nombreuses sur le marché, et tandis que certains préfèrent viser la performances pour un prix un peu plus élevé, d'autres choisissent de se positionner sur un tarif ultra-agressif. C'est le cas de HP, qui nous propose ici un produit à moins de 150 euros.
Pros: Vraiment pas cher, Une bonne finition, Aspect solide
Cons: Épaisse et lourde, Ecran très moyen, Autonomie décevante, Des performances en retrait