Conclusion: 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 toilet. The HP Slate 7 is *just* on the wrong side of that threshold because of its display. It’s one of the most important elements of a tablet.
Pros: Runs Android 4.1, Decent performance
Cons: Poor quality display, Some OS elements look odd, Mediocre battery life, Below-average camera
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.
Pros: Solid build quality, Beats Audio built-in, microSD Card slot, Long battery life
Cons: Low-resolution display, Runs older Android 4.1, Not as fast as competing tablets, Lackluster cameras
The HP Slate 7 is undone by missing features and a dull screen
2 May 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.
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.
Summary: Der große Wurf ist HP mit seinem ersten Android-Tablet nicht gelungen. Wer das Slate 7 mit dem von Asus gefertigten Google Nexus 7 vergleicht, kommt schon ins Grübeln, ob er nicht lieber etwas mehr investieren will. Wer mit den genannten Einschränkungen leben kann, bekommt für moderates Geld ein brauchbares Tablet.
Pros: erstes Tablet mit Beats Audio, Kamera: Skype- und Facebook-tauglich
Cons: Gratis-Apps nicht vorinstalliert, knapper Speicher