62
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A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well.
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

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
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Model
8GB

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.1])

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Location

Location support
yes (WiFi location)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (3 megapixels) (Contact pictures) (yes)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (8 GB) (Flash) (microSD)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to5 hour

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Hardware

CPU
1.6 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
Model
16GB

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Jelly Bean [4.1])

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Location

Location support
yes (WiFi location)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (AVI, DivX, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
yes (3 megapixels) (Contact pictures) (yes)

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (16 GB) (Flash) (microSD)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to5 hour

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR (HSP [headset], HFP [hands-free], A2DP [stereo audio], AVRCP [media control])

Hardware

CPU
1.6 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB