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OverviewThe quad-core powered tablet that keeps you entertained and connected at work and play. With 3G voice-calling capability and trusted HP performance, it's engineered to elevate your... More
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HP Slate 7: Unboxing & Review
HP Slate 7 Android Tablet Review
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15 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This HP tablet received a "Good Choice" award from Pcforalla.idg.se.

Average Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this HP tablet rated it as 77%.

Reasonably Priced

Twenty-seven people who purchased the HP Slate 7 agreed that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Can't complain for the price” and rated it 5 stars. 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”.

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

Six customers concluded that it was cheap. Blaze Helm wrote in their review of this tablet “It's firmly into the budget market, undercutting the Nexus 7 significantly” . Digitaltrends.com said “There's a certain threshold to inexpensive slates – stay above it”. Four years ago V3.co.uk mentioned “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” but even so they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

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Robust

A number of people who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. Four years ago Blaze Helm said on Amazon “The build quality is great; it is very well made, has a pleasant weight” in their review of the HP Slate 7 and rated the product 5 stars. Bruce said “Build quality is really good and looks much more expensive than it costs” in his HP Slate 7 review. R. Kanda wrote “The units themselves are well built and have a 'nice feel' to them” in their review of this tablet however they gave it a score of 20 out of 100.

Some HP Slate 7 reviewers who purchased it considered that it was strong and durable. V3.co.uk mentioned in their review of the HP Slate 7 “The HP Slate 7 is a durable 7inch tablet, includes an expandable storage option”. Gadgets.ndtv.com mentioned two years ago “Dual SIM, big, bright IPS display, viewing angle stable, sturdy and precise workmanship, microSD slot, battery runtime”.

One person who bought it wrote that it was reliable.

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Nice Design

Some HP Slate 7 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. Four years ago Scott wrote on Amazon “Even on standby it can die pretty quickly” and rated this tablet 4 stars. Techworld.com wrote “Is pretty good looking too in our opinio” in their review. V3.co.uk wrote four years ago “C v nng n hn so vi cc chic 7 inch khc” but even so they gave it a score of 3 stars.

One HP Slate 7 owner who reviewed this tablet considered that it was smooth. Blaze Helm wrote on Amazon “Iplayer are clear and smooth”. One customer who bought this tablet reckoned that it was a good design. Scott said on Amazon four years ago “The design is nice the speakers come with beats audio too” in his review of this tablet.

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Easy to Use

Several people who purchased it said that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned four years ago “Its very easy to use” in their review of this tablet. Three years ago Heidi Dann wrote “Easy to use and lightweight, perfect for my daughter” in her review. Melissa said in her review of the HP Slate 7 on Amazon “Good, handy”.

A number of customers who bought the product considered that it had a good interface. Four years ago Scott mentioned on Amazon “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” and scored the product 80 out of 100.

Several people said in their reviews that the product was easy to handle. Romeshabeyawardena wrote on Amazon four years ago “Decently fast dual core processor, capable of just about handling most tasks thrown at it, from medium-heavy web-browsing on HTML5 websites”. Romeshabeyawardena also mentioned “Decent CPU + GPU, capable of handling most applications on the Play Store”.

One HP Slate 7 owner thought the HP Slate 7 was easy to setup. Bruce said “Easy to set up and HP downloaded latest updates to the OS on first startup”.

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Good Product Quality

A few HP Slate 7 owners mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was good quality. Four years ago Amazon Customer said in their review of this tablet 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”. Bruce gave the product a very good rating and he said “Well done HP a quality tablet at a great price” in his HP Slate 7 review. Niall Mc Guinness mentioned in their review of the HP Slate 7 on Amazon “I would have normally rated HP products as good quality” nonetheless they rated the HP Slate 7 1 stars.

Good Sound Quality

Ten HP Slate 7 reviewers who purchased it considered that it had good sound quality. Dec wrote on Amazon four years ago “Excellent sound from such small speakers, we use it for email” in their HP Slate 7 review. Michael C Hobbs said on Amazon “HP Slate only reasonable as sound very poor” however despite that he only rated it 20 out of 100. Romeshabeyawardena wrote on Amazon “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” in their review of this tablet.

Good Technical Features

Some HP Slate 7 reviewers who bought the HP Slate 7 agreed that it had good features. Pcmag.com said on expert review site 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 this tablet. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net gave it a rating of 4 stars and said in their review of this tablet “It is well built and features a bright, high-contrast”. Techreviewsource.com mentioned four years ago “It's competing with tablets like the Google Nexus 7 which features a better display, faster performance” and gave the product a score of 70 out of 100.

Good Size

One HP Slate 7 reviewer who bought it said that it was a good weight. One HP Slate 7 owner reckoned that it was lightweight.

One customer said in their reviews that the HP Slate 7 was heavy and bulky. Four years ago Romeshabeyawardena gave it a score of 4 stars and said “Nice weight - Not too light and not too heavy”.

One person who purchased this tablet mentioned that it was compact. Expert website Alphr.com wrote four years ago “HP may have been late to the compact tablet party.” in their HP Slate 7 review.

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Good Connectivity

A number of people who purchased the HP Slate 7 thought it was wifi compatible. Bruce mentioned in his HP Slate 7 review “Good WiFi connection - 4 bars full signal downstairs, 3 bars upstairs”.

One HP Slate 7 owner who purchased the HP Slate 7 thought it had gps. Cnet.com said in their review of the HP Slate 7 on CNET.com “It has no gyroscope, no GPS hardware, poor camera quality” although they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

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Good Picture Quality

One HP Slate 7 owner mentioned in their reviews that this tablet had good picture quality.

One person who reviewed the product thought it had good colour saturation. Dan mentioned in his review of the HP Slate 7 on Amazon four years ago “In bright colours, especially in white (one of the main background colours on the web), there is awful”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this tablet was quiet. Expert review site Computershopper.com wrote “The Palo Alto, Calif.-based giant has quietly sidled into the Android slate ma” in their review of the HP Slate 7.

Good for Games

One person who bought the HP Slate 7 thought it was good playing games on. V3.co.uk wrote “Has good gaming performance” in their review of this tablet.

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all HP tablets and also specifically for HP tablet computers and found that in both cases HP had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

This HP tablet has an average expert rating of 67% based on sixty-four expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digital Versus.

Poor Support

One HP Slate 7 owner who reviewed this tablet wrote that it did not have good technical guidance. Expert website Product-Reviews.net mentioned in their review “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

A number of HP Slate 7 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it did not have a good battery life. G. Blackwell mentioned on Amazon “A little slow to boot, battery life is ok, screen is a little on the dull side” but in spite of that they scored the HP Slate 7 80 out of 100. Scott mentioned on Amazon “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”. 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 rating of 3 stars.

One HP Slate 7 owner who reviewed the HP Slate 7 considered that it was not quick to charge. R. Kanda said on Amazon “One of the tablets crashed continuously and the other refused to charge albeit sporadically”.

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Not 3G

Like most of the other tablets of a comparable age and type to the Slate 7, the Slate 7 is not 3G.

Tablet computers which are 3G that might also be worth considering include the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0[pl_3256485_price], or the SM-T235 Galaxy Tab 4[pl_2449417_price] both from Samsung or the Point of View TAB-P6412[plb_2662901_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 4G

The Slate 7 is not 4G, although keep in mind that most of the other tablet computers that are a similar age to the Slate 7 are also not 4G.

Tablet computers which are 4G that might be worth considering include the SM-T311 Galaxy Tab 3[pl_1955439_price], the SM-T9000 Galaxy Tab Pro[pl_2130444_price], or the SM-T237 Galaxy Tab 4[pl_2984979_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP Slate 7

Released Over Two Years Ago

This tablet computer has been on the market for over two years.

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(130)
4 February 2015

The official price of the HP 7 VoiceTab when it launched was Rs. 10,990, which would have been too much for the performance and features it offers. However, you can find one for as little as Rs....

Good pricing
Unobtrusive, vanilla Android OS
Pocket friendly
Good looks
Voice calling feature
Dismal camera performance
Below average battery life
Mediocre Camera
Average display
Attracts Smudges
18 June 2014

HP 7 Plus has WVA IPS capacitive 7 inch display screen. It is powered by 1GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor and running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. It is available for $99.99 at hp store.HP... Read more…

18 June 2014

HP Slate7 VoiceTab is a decent device with some attractive features. At this price point, the tablet comes out as a good choice. Priced at Rs 15999, it competes with a number of tablets in the...

The HP Slate 7 HD can't compete with the iPad or high-end Android tablets, but then again it's not meant to. It's built and designed for those light tablet users who want a budget device that...

In review: HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab Our verdict for the HP Slate 7 6100en VoiceTab has its ups and downs. For a smartphone in tablet size , the test device offers good equipment for a moderate...

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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

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