HP Slate 7

62
Engadget
Score
62

A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.

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HP Slate 7 review: HP's budget Android tablet is less of a hit, more of a miss

Summary

HP is dipping its toe back into the tablet market with the budget-friendly Slate 7, but the tablet's underperforming processor and lackluster display leave much to be desired.

Pros
  • Sturdy design
  • Inexpensive
Cons
  • Washed-out, low-res display
  • Latency and stuttering during routine tasks
  • Disappointing battery life
HP Slate 7 review: HP's budget Android tablet is less of a hit, more of a miss

It's no secret that HP has struggled when it comes to tablets. The company has faced (and crashed into) its share of mobile device hurdles in recent years -- most notably, with the ill-fated and expensive TouchPad. With its latest foray into the tablet world, HP is hoping to hit one out of the park with the Slate 7, a budget tablet that retails for $170 in the US ($140 with instant savings). We set out to discover how the Slate 7 would fare in the competitive Android tablet market, especially compared to its current rival, the Nexus 7, and the forthcoming ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7. So, is the Slate 7 HP's little tablet that could? Read on to find out.

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Scores

Engadget

62
 

Breakdown

Display
4.7
Design and form factor
7.0
Features
6.0
Ease of use
7.0
Storage capacity
6.7
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Specs

Slate

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to5 hour
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Specs

Slate

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to5 hour
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