Summary: The first one would not connect to high speed charter wi-fi, even with HP teck support. they told me I would have to have charter give me slower speed to get it to connect. I exchanged it at Office max, where I bought it and the second one would not connect to my charter high speed interet either. TOO BAD, the size and features would have been nice. Will have to return the 2nd one also.
Summary: DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY ON THIS PIECE OF CRAP!!!!! After only 4 months it won't charge, the camera sucks, everything about it is just a larger Android phone, that doesn't work. There is a fantastic App out there called Tablet Talk where you can use your tablet for texting and phone calls. It uses your phone as an internet card and works seamlessly with your phone with WiFi or Blue Tooth. You have to use it with BlueTooth if you don't have a wifi connection.
Excerpt: The Slate 7 failed during the first 21 days! It reset itself and erased all the materials that I had downloaded to it. It came without the necessary applications for office productivity that one could reasonably expect it to have: It does not have a file manager, a note taking application; it cannot install MS Office Readers, let alone the programs themselves, like Word, Excel, and Note One.
Excerpt: I would like to get through the set-up process. I regret that wi-fi must be used to set up the Slate. I have wi-fi in my apartment but when it comes to the Slate the band is not strong enough to allow me to get into the set up. Everything else in my apartment using wi-fi works great! but not the Slate! I am very frustrated at this point.
Excerpt: This tablet is very hard to use. The salesman didn't know anything about how it worked. He told me that by connecting a thumb drive, I would have as large a hard drive as I wanted. After ordering a adapter cord and waiting a month, I found this wasn't true. I contacted HP Tech Support and he told me this model would not do this. I am fairly knowledgeable with computers but this thing has me completley confused. I would not recommend this unit to anyone.
Cons: Battery Life, Difficult To Customize, No Instructions No Good, Web Browsing
Excerpt: It has no documentation at all, it assumes you know all about how the system works and there is no where to find any information . it is very slow, drops what ever you are trying to do with the slightest movement, any attempt to download an ap causes a freeze. it seems like an old style MS Webtv that I had 20 years ago. I cannot even download email from google, or access google chrome or any web content. It is a paper weight that costs too much.
Excerpt: This was not a good purchase. Product is very pretty and looked promising. However, after only a couple of days, I am sending it back! Battery dies quick- w/o use! Cannot connect to 802.1x internet, which means I cannot connect to the internet at my job, the main reason I bought the Slate7. Overall, do better research that I did.