The 4g 200mb set-up was very easy, I was shocked at how easy it was ...
4 weeks ago
Summary: I have had this HP slate 7 HD since Feb of 2014 and have been using the free 200mb for every month since I bought it. The 4g 200mb set-up was very easy, I was shocked at how easy it was to set-up and no credit card needed. BUT... I will say this... If you plan to do more then read emails and some light web surfing then do not buy this tablet. It is just too underpowered.
Buy it if you'll surf the web or check your emails only.
27 July 2014
Summary: The two stars I'm giving are 1 for the price (beat a $100 tablet) and the free internet for life (only 200Mb but it is FOR LIFE) The performance of this tablet is pretty upsetting, it feels like a 2007 device being used in 2014 - It does let you surf the web and do some BASIC things and that's about it.
Summary: The HP Slate 7" Beats Special Edition seems to be a solid tablet, although I'm not sure it warrants the "Special Edition" label. Pros: -Having speakers mounted on the front of the device, where most devices put the speakers on the back or sides, is very nice. You're less likely to block the sound with your hands. -Attractive. The red color of this tablet is nice, and subtle enough that it's not a distraction while using the tablet. -Fast.
Cons: Some major Apps like Weather.com, Kayak and Instagram do not work. I've heard this is because there is no GPS and those apps require it. Screen resolution sucks, but not too bad for the price. Stuck at Android 4.1
Summary: I placed an order today (5/10/14) and called T-Mobile immediately. They said you have to setup a plan which costs at least $10 /month. There is NO such plan as free 200MB/month which you don't need to pay anything. I immediately cancelled order which was placed 5 min earlier. Be careful. There is no free lunch. However if you like the device, it is not a bad price. Update: You need to pay at least $10/month without an existing T-Mobile Simple Choice voice plan.
After 6 months I can only say: Buy the A1000 by Lenovo instead.
Living Life In The Midwest, Amazon
22 March 2014
Summary: I bought two of the HP Slate 7 and two of the Lenovo Ideatab A1000. At the time they were both pretty equally rated in reviews from other websites with the only complaint about the A1000 being that it has memory issues. It suffices to say that I thought the HP Slate 7 was going to be the clear winner of the two products. On the first day of using the tablets a notice appeared on the Lenovo screen. A firmware update for the A1000 addressed the issues with memory.
Summary: The Micro USB charging port built into the tablet broke off within 2 months of having the device. Became difficult to charge unless the Cable was in there just the right angle, until it didnt charge at all. Noticed that it snapped off. I'm very responsible for my electronic devices and try to take care of them. This was just a VERY poor design.
Misplaced Buttons & Ports Result in Unusable Tablet - Terrible Design Flaws
Victor C. "Mr. Duck Guy", Amazon
9 February 2014
Summary: This is a reasonably well working tablet. I really have no issue with how the electronics of the tablet are. I'm satisfied with the speed, the screen resolution, the sound, the display. I have read reviews that the display didn't compare with other tablets, but I don't agree. I think the screen is fine. I hate this tablet though. I cannot use this tablet. The buttons, speakers and slots/ports are placed inconveniently. Not just inconveniently.
Summary: this is the second hp slate7 tablet that i have purchase.the first the the plug on tablet came lose had to move cord around to make the charger work. the second tablet would not boot up every time had to do a hard boot or do a reset on tablet to get it to work, returned tablet back to walmart .