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HP Slate 7 A33 1.2GHz 8GB 7" Tablet

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A33 1.2GHz Android 8GB Jan 2015
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HP Slate 7: Unboxing & Review
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HP Slate 7 Review

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User Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 203 user reviews this A33 processor tablet has an overall user rating of 77%.

Nice Design

A few customers wrote in their reviews that this tablet was good looking. Three years ago Scott wrote “Even on standby it can die pretty quickly” and rated the HP Slate 7 4 stars. Techworld.com wrote “Is pretty good looking too in our opinio”. V3.co.uk said “C v nng n hn so vi cc chic 7 inch khc” in their review of the HP Slate 7 nonetheless they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed the HP Slate 7 concluded that it was smooth. Three years ago Blaze Helm said “Iplayer are clear and smooth”. One customer who purchased the product concluded that it was a good design. Scott said “The design is nice the speakers come with beats audio too”.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of people agreed that it had good sound quality. Dec said on Amazon “Excellent sound from such small speakers, we use it for email”. Michael C Hobbs wrote on Amazon “HP Slate only reasonable as sound very poor” in his review of this tablet. Romeshabeyawardena wrote in their review of the HP Slate 7 on Amazon three years ago “I get 5 signal bars on the tab from my crappy old Sky Broadband Router - even from downstairs! - Quite good sound quality from headphones and built-in speakers”.

Easy to Use

Some HP Slate 7 owners who reviewed it said that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Its very easy to use” and gave the HP Slate 7 a score of 5 stars. Melissa said on Amazon “Good, handy” but even so she rated it 40 out of 100.

Several customers considered that it had a good interface. Three years ago Scott wrote “It looks pretty unadulterated which is nice as a simple android interface can be updated easier in the future if HP choose to go down that route” in his HP Slate 7 review.

A few people who bought the product thought it was easy to handle. Romeshabeyawardena said in their HP Slate 7 review “Decently fast dual core processor, capable of just about handling most tasks thrown at it, from medium-heavy web-browsing on HTML5 websites” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Romeshabeyawardena also wrote “Decent CPU + GPU, capable of handling most applications on the Play Store”.

One HP Slate 7 reviewer wrote that it was easy to setup. Bruce wrote “Easy to set up and HP downloaded latest updates to the OS on first startup” and rated the product 5 stars.

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Robust

Several customers who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was well made. R. Kanda mentioned on Amazon “The units themselves are well built and have a 'nice feel' to them” in their HP Slate 7 review. W. Ellingford wrote on Amazon “If you are looking for a good, well made, reliable Tab, look no further! So far the HP has worked flawlessly” in their review of this tablet. Three years ago expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned in their HP Slate 7 review “HP’s first Android tablet is a well-built, strong-performing 7-incher that's a decent value for first-time buyers or as a second slate for tablet veterans”.

Several people who purchased the product mentioned that it was strong and durable. V3.co.uk wrote in their HP Slate 7 review “The HP Slate 7 is a durable 7inch tablet, includes an expandable storage option” but in spite of that they scored this tablet 3 stars. Gadgets.ndtv.com mentioned in their review of the HP Slate 7 “Dual SIM, big, bright IPS display, viewing angle stable, sturdy and precise workmanship, microSD slot, battery runtime” however they gave it a score of 3 stars.

One HP Slate 7 owner thought the HP Slate 7 was reliable.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of people who reviewed the HP Slate 7 mentioned that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Can't complain for the price”. Amazon Customer also said “Really nice for the price”. Amazon Customer also wrote “That may just be me! Overall an amazing device for this price”.

Several HP Slate 7 reviewers said in their reviews that this tablet was a bargain for the price. Amazon Customer wrote “For £125 I think this is a complete bargain from a reliable manufacturer” in their HP Slate 7 review. Blaze Helm wrote in their review of the HP Slate 7 on Amazon “A host of cheap and flimsy Chinese tablets”. Blaze Helm also mentioned “The feel of the interface are excellent - a worry for me as a previous experiment with cheap android tablets ended quickly in significant dissatisfaction”.

A number of HP Slate 7 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was cheap. Blaze Helm mentioned on Amazon “It's firmly into the budget market, undercutting the Nexus 7 significantly” and scored the product 5 stars. Digitaltrends.com said “There's a certain threshold to inexpensive slates – stay above it” in their review but they only scored this tablet 3 stars. Three years ago expert website V3.co.uk said “However, like Nokia's Symbian, despite having a massive marketing budget and a big name behind it, WebOS devices never managed to gain any traction” however despite that they scored this tablet 60 out of 100.

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Good Product Quality

Eleven HP Slate 7 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was good quality. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “I am not a gadget person and I guess if you want perfect picture quality and ultra clear sound then you will need to spend more money”. Blaze Helm scored the HP Slate 7 5 stars and said on Amazon “The build quality is great; it is very well made, has a pleasant weight” in their review of this tablet. Bruce wrote in his HP Slate 7 review “Build quality is really good and looks much more expensive than it costs”.

Good Technical Features

Five people who reviewed the product mentioned that it had good features. Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “It's competing with tablets like the Google Nexus 7$172.00 at Amazon which features a better display, faster performance” in their review of the HP Slate 7. Notebookcheck.net wrote “It is well built and features a bright, high-contrast”. Techreviewsource.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review of the HP Slate 7 “It's competing with tablets like the Google Nexus 7 which features a better display, faster performance”.

Good Size

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good weight. One HP Slate 7 owner who bought this tablet considered that it was lightweight. Heidi Dann mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Easy to use and lightweight, perfect for my daughter” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

One customer considered that the HP Slate 7 was heavy and bulky. Romeshabeyawardena wrote in their review “Nice weight - Not too light and not too heavy” .

One customer who purchased the HP Slate 7 wrote that it was compact. Three years ago expert review site Alphr.com wrote “HP may have been late to the compact tablet party.”.

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Good Connectivity

Two HP Slate 7 owners who purchased the HP Slate 7 thought it was wifi compatible. Three years ago Bruce gave it a score of 5 stars and he said “Good WiFi connection - 4 bars full signal downstairs, 3 bars upstairs”. One HP Slate 7 reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it had gps. Three years ago Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “It has no gyroscope, no GPS hardware, poor camera quality” in their HP Slate 7 review.

Good Picture Quality

One HP Slate 7 owner who bought the HP Slate 7 concluded that it had good picture quality. One HP Slate 7 owner said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Dan wrote on Amazon “In bright colours, especially in white (one of the main background colours on the web), there is awful”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One HP Slate 7 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was quiet. Three years ago Computershopper.com mentioned “The Palo Alto, Calif.-based giant has quietly sidled into the Android slate ma”.

Good for Games

One customer who purchased the product considered that it was good playing games on. V3.co.uk mentioned three years ago “Has good gaming performance” in their review of the HP Slate 7 although they gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

HP Tablets Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all HP tablets and also specifically for HP A33 processor tablets and found that in both cases HP had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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Very Thin

At only 8.7 millimeters, the Slate 7 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other comparable spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Slate 7. The average thickness of comparable spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Slate 7 is 10mm, and the thicknesses range from 8.6mm to 11mm.

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Very Light

The weights of tablets that came out around the same time as the Slate 7 range from 250g to 590g. At only 256 grams, the Slate 7 is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Slate 7.

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Very Narrow

The widths of tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Slate 7 range from 100mm to 270mm, and the average width is 200mm. With a width of only 101 millimeters, the HP Slate 7 is quite narrow compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Slate 7.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this tablet did not have good technical guidance. Three years ago expert website Product-Reviews.net said “While the announcement of the Galaxy S4 from Samsung was a huge deal at MWC, we can't help feel more excited about the release of the HP 7 Slate.”.

Poor Battery Life

Some customers who reviewed this tablet agreed that it did not have a good battery life. G. Blackwell said “A little slow to boot, battery life is ok, screen is a little on the dull side” in their review of this tablet however despite that they rated the product 4 stars. Scott said “The only major downfall of this whole device (as I have been trying to get across the decent if not amazing character of this tablet) is the battery life” in his HP Slate 7 review but he gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Expert review site V3.co.uk wrote in their review of this tablet “Let down by an underpower processor, poor battery and less than stellar display” and gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

One HP Slate 7 reviewer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was not quick to charge. R. Kanda mentioned “One of the tablets crashed continuously and the other refused to charge albeit sporadically”.

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Not 4G Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Slate 7, the Slate 7 is not 4G compatible.

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Not 3G Compatible

Most A33 processor tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Slate 7 are not 3G compatible. The Slate 7 is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The average internal storage capacity of tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the Slate 7 is 11GB, and the internal storage capacity range from 8GB to 16GB. The Slate 7 has one of the smaller internal storage capacity (only 8 gigabytes) amongst A33 processor tablets of this age.

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Very Small Screen Size

Across all the similar spec tablet computers that were launched more than a year ago the screen sizes range from 7" to 11", and the average screen size is 9.1". The Slate 7 has a fairly small screen size (only 7 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Slate 7.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The Slate 7 has a fairly short maximum battery life (only 5.3 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Slate 7. The average maximum battery life of tablets that are a similar age to the Slate 7 is 12h, and the maximum battery life range from 1h to 220h.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 3,000 milliamperes * hour, the Slate 7 has one of the lower battery capacities amongst tablet computers of this age. A33 processor tablets that have been available for a similar time to the Slate 7 have battery capacities of between 2,700mAh and 5,000mAh.

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Only 1280 X 720 Pixels Display Resolution

The HP Slate 7 has a maximum display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 10% less display resolution than a 1280 x 800 pixels tablet computer, which is the most common display resolution. Across all comparable spec tablets that are a similar age to the Slate 7 the display resolution ranges from 800 x 400 pixels (worst) to 2732 x 2048 pixels (best).

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Slate 7

Four Processor Cores

The Slate 7 is a four processor core tablet computer which is average compared to the other seven tablet computers of this type and age that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The HP Slate 7 has a fairly average processor clock speed (1.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable age and type to the Slate 7.

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Average Rear Camera Resolution

The HP Slate 7 has a relatively typical rear camera resolution (2 megapixels) compared to most of the other tablets that are a comparable age to the Slate 7.

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Specification

User Ratings
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Processor Family
Print Technology
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Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Operating System Version
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Multi-Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Graphics
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone / Microphone Port
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Phone Features
Messaging
Performance
Video Compression Format
Image Format
Audio Format
Google Applications
Orientation Sensor
Accelerometer
GPS
GPS
Design
Size
Form Factor
RoHS Compliant
Colour
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Battery
Maximum Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
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Operational Conditions
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Keyboard Included
Quick Start Guide
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WiFi
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 19 April 2014 by Old Timer

My point of reference for the HP Slate 7 HD is the Lenovo A3000 7-inch Tablet (Black) - (Quad Core 1.2GHz Processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, WLAN, BT, GPS, 2x camera, Android 4.2) I bought in... Read more…

Reviewed 27 November 2013 by Jill Saint

Wow, really impressive tablet. OK I'm not that experienced with tablets & admit that price was the main lure to buy this tablet as having one with 3G capacity was essential and the Data pass... Read more…

Reviewed 22 April 2014 by Alien937

(**NOTE: This review is of the HP Slate 7 HD.**) The build quality of HP's Slate 7 HD is decent for the price, with a nice glossy display and stereo Beats Audio speakers. The plastic on the back... Read more…

Reviewed 13 July 2014 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Great tablet for the price with free internet...

Reviewed 4 June 2014 by R. P. Scott
(Verified Purchase)

Arrived within a couple of days. Easy to register for the 3G access. Works with my home wi-fi too. Downloaded Kindle for android and a few books. I plan to use for occasional internet use and the... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp e4w57, hp e4w57a, hp e4w57at
Barcodes 06953040916470, 06953040916500

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