Summary: Within my family 4 tablets were purchased: 2 for my nephews 1 form y 6 year old grandson and the other for my 9 year old granddaughter. All four had to be returned to the factory for the exact same repair. This is not only inconvenient but disappointing. Post repairs the tablet has worked fine. The fact that all four had to be returned for the exact same problem makes me think it would have been better if HP had just recalled the tablets.
Pros: Great price for what you get
Cons: I had to send them both back to the manufacturer.
Summary: Ordered this device online and waited a week for in-store pickup. The day after I got it as I was just going thru the various applications and seeing how things worked under the android system which was a new interface for me. The slate simply locked up on me and I had to hard power cycle it to bring it back up. It did this twice within 2 hours. When I asked other droid owners at work if that was normal behavior, they said no that their devices never hung up.
Excerpt: First off, it seems to be a decent tablet at a decent price. Now, if you want to run ANY of the most popular android apps on this tablet then dont buy it, period! I would venture a guess that 90% of the most popular apps require you to have gps, the Slate 7 does not have gps which is a real disappointment . Had I did my research first before purchasing this I would have chosen to look elsewhere. Other than missing the GPS, it's a fine tablet for the money.
Excerpt: I bought one through Staples and before the end of the 15 days return period it started to not get charged, I thought it was the charger. I took it to Staples and they could not figure out the problem and replaced me with a new one. The same issue happened again after 2 months. It seems to be a manufacturing problem. The internal piece where you plug the charger in seems to be low quality and faulty.
Pros: Bright, Professional Weight, Sharp Tones & Colors
Excerpt: I was so excited to get my first ever tablet. I already have a Kindle Fire HD, but it has limitations on the browser (it doesn't support certain software). When I got the Slate 7, I set it up and thought I'd try a few things that I use all the time, like Netflix (it works great) and Amazon video. It turns out the Slate doesn't support Microsoft Silverlight or Adobe Flash. Nor does it seem to support HD video. I also discovered how grainy the picture is.
Excerpt: I purchased this for my mother's birthday gift. I thought I did enough research; unfortunately it wasn't enough. Very disappointed in the speakers - i can't hear anything on the loudest volume. My sister has the kindle hd and her speakers boom out. Whether you have headphones on or not the volume is so low. I thought the beat feature would be great but it's not. Comparison is very poor for the Slate 7 vs Kindle hd.
Excerpt: HP recently dropped pricing on this tablet & I still don't think it is enough. The screen is sub standard when compared to other tablets like it in the market. Responsiveness is slow. My kids were not fans of it either. Thankfully didn't pay too much for it so hard to be surprised by its overall performance.
Excerpt: While the form factor for a 7 inch tablet was good, I found the screen and the software of this tablet to be terribly lacking, and was very surprised given it was from HP, albeit a first attempt at an android tablet. The best way I can describe the screen is that I felt I was looking through a bad screen protector which dulled the colors and made the screen seem fuzzy. I found the stock browser to be so jumpy, i.e.
Summary: iF YOU SPENT HALF THE TIME WRITING A DECENT SET OF INSTRUCTIONS THAT YOU PUT INTO THIS "THANK YOU" NOTICE IT WOULD BE APPRECIATED. i PUT THE MINI SD CARD INTO THE DEVICE AND NOW CAN'T GET IT OUT OR TAKE PICTURES. WHAT IT THE SECRET, i CAN'T REMOVE THE CARD, THERE IS NO WAY CARD REMOVAL IS SHOWN AS A GADGET. VERY LITTLE SPACE IS ALLOTTED TO PHOTOGRAPHY IN FACT VERY LITTLE SPACE IS GIVEN TO OVERALL OPERATTION. i WOULD LIKE TO KNOW BEFORE I RETURN IT.