Summary: Having been through several tablets in a single year, I purchased this tablet, hoping to end the trend of bad luck. Initially, everything worked great. Connecting to T-Mobile and establishing a connection to the Internet seemed simple. The 4G service worked seemlessly and efficiently, and I never experienced any difficulty connecting to WiFi when needed. However, after about 3 months, I noticed that the tablet was stuggling to hold a charge.
Summary: Camera quality sucks and sometimes the back camera is really dark, the microphone sometimes just buzzes, and it disconnects from the WiFi at least once a day. I have to restart it every day and the restart takes 5 minutes. And if you have it charging, you have to click the button once until the battery pops up then hold it for 20 minutes for the HP logo to show up then another 20 for it to actually turn on. Never had problems like this with the Kindle Fire.
for all of the bad reviews. This has happened to may many people
10 October 2014
Summary: I bought one for christmas for my son. It was genty used and charged but the charging port broke after 3 months. Hp knows this is a weakness in all of their slate tablets. Search on the internet. for all of the bad reviews. This has happened to may many people. They offer a replacement port for 55 usd. ridiculous. and they continue to sell this junk. I bought a dell venue 7 for my other son and it works perfectly.
Summary: This was the most DISAPPOINTING electronic purchase I have ever made! In less than a year's time, it was returned to the manufacturer 3 times....always for the same problem...once they replaced it with a "refurbished" tablet. CHARGING PORT was faulty and apparently they could not make a permanent repair. The inside continued to loosen and not accept the charger cord. SO dissapointed. I am not rough on my things nor am I careless. I enjoyed all the features.
Summary: Will not charge. According to (hindsight) the Android forum this is a common problem with this model. Sent in rebate form, which says that once I did that I can not return it. --out fifty bucks. Looking at a Kindle Fire.
Summary: This uses a micro usb charging port. It's ridiculous, that should be reserved for phones only. Two times it has stopped charging and HP was nice enough to take it back. They sent me a refurbished one when the first one quit charging and gave me a 3 month warranty for the second one. One week after the 3 month warranty it quit charging. It was a total waste of money.
Summary: This is an obsolete device, slow with poor build quality. I accidentally did a 1" scratch on the front glass which developed into an full top-to-bottom crack in two days(!). HP support refused to replace the digitiser. I have had 6 tablets so far from Acer and none used such cheap glass -- none cracked and I dropped some on the floor If you care for the T-Mo service buy it and be prepared to buy a T-Mo hotspot for the micro-SIP when your tablet expires.
Summary: This was a complete dud. Pros: It looks nice. Cons: Kind of sluggish The T-Mobile mobile data does not work at all and yes I'm in a place that gets good reception. The WIFI is also very slow. I got taken for a ride on this one. Should have stuck with Kindle Fire HD it was excellent.
TMOBILE NOT FREE! must buy a $50 phone inorder to be eligible for "free" offer.
H. Craven, Amazon
6 June 2014
Summary: I only purchased this to use as a free hotspot. when I :chatted" to set up the connection I was told I would need a $50 phone to be eligible for the "free" offer. I didn't need a tablet - I already have a good 10 inch one.