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62
Engadget
Score
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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Engadget Review

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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Scores

Engadget

62
 

User Reviews

70
Dennis Crothers
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
90
Peter Walilko
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
70
Milos Rapajic
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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Model
8GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
722
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Maximum battery life
Up to 520

General

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

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)

Location

Location support
Yes (WiFi location)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Flac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, H264, Mpeg4, Wmv) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Camera

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

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (8 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 5 hours

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, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp)

Hardware

CPU
1.6 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB

Other features

Screen size
7 inches
Screen resolution
1024x600
Pixel density
170 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
Model
16GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
722
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Maximum battery life
Up to 520

General

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

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)

Location

Location support
Yes (WiFi location)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Flac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, H264, Mpeg4, Wmv) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Camera

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

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (16 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 5 hours

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, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp)

Hardware

CPU
1.6 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB

Other features

Screen size
7 inches
Screen resolution
1024x600
Pixel density
170 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes