HP Slate 7 Tablet: Review

The HP Slate 7 tablets are a low-end compact size and equipped with the bare essentials. It is based on a dual-core processor 1.6 GHz, operating system, Android 4.1, a 1 GB RAM and an internal memory of 8 GB, expandable with microSD cards up to 32 GB. It also has an LCD display HFFS 7-inch with a resolution of 1,024 x 600 pixels, 3.2 mega pixel rear camera, VGA front camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connectivity, USB port, 3.5 mm jack, Beats Audio technology and range of up to 5 hours.

HP Slate 7 Tablet: Design

The HP Slate 7 is a tablet in a compact, portable, and perfect to take with you everywhere. The design is elegant and the cover very pleasant to the touch. It has a 7-inch touch screen display with HFFS technology and has a resolution of 1024×600 pixels. As for size, measuring 197 mm in depth, 10.7 mm in height and 116 mm in width. The weight is 370 grams.

HP Slate 7 Tablet: Features and Functionality

Officially presented and internationally during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, the HP Slate 7 is available in the shops of our country from a couple of months. It is a cheap tablet to a medium-low range with which the manufacturer seeks to re-launch in this area, aiming for the first time on Android operating system and abandoning WebOS, which has not been successful.

Characterized by a technical average, this tablet is based on the Cortex A9 dual-core processor with a frequency of 1.6 Ghz, on a RAM 1 GB of internal memory as 8 GB, although expandable via cards microSD up to 32 GB, and the previously mentioned Android operating system, but in version 4.1, so the most recent.

Although this is an economic model and affordable, the HP Slate 7 has excellent attention to detail, with elegant aluminum back cover and a chassis made of plastic but very pleasant to the touch, which makes it easier to grip. The compactness of this 7-inch tablet is another point in its favor, because you can take it anywhere really.

The screen does not have a particularly high resolution but offers a very wide viewing angle, high brightness and is based on HFFS technology, which still ensures a good definition and facilitates the use of content even when lighting conditions are not so favorable external.

HP Slate 7 Tablet Tablet
HP Slate 7 Tablet Tablet

As for connectivity, the HP Slate 7 has really the bare minimum, ie Wi-Fi, free to surf the Web, and Bluetooth’s version 2.1 and USB port to exchange data with other devices wirelessly or with a classic cable. Speaking of the multimedia industry, there are two cameras, a 3.2 mega pixel rear and a front VGA resolution, then 640 x 480 pixels, which allow you to take pictures and video clips. Of high quality the audio sector, thanks to the presence of Beats Audio technology, which ensures a clean sound and full. Too bad for the lack of FM radio.

There are various applications, including Google Chrome, Gmail, Maps and many others. Finally, with regard to the autonomy HP Slate 7, the integrated lithium-ion battery of 2000 mAh provides up to five hours of use. The purchase package includes the USB cable, AC adapter and quick-start guide.


Small and compact, the HP Slate 7 is a perfect tablet to carry around but do not expect too much as it is still a model of the medium-low. Of particular note were the operating system does not just recently. The internal memory is not abundant than the competition and the quality of the photo department, maybe it was preferable to a single camera but more powerful two cameras scarce. Excellent audio quality, even if it lacks the FM radio, and autonomy is not bad. No SIM card slot or GPS but as we have already said, we are faced with a tablet or loss.

Where to Buy HP Slate 7

HP Slate 2800 7-Inch 8 GB Tablet (Old Version)
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 7 inches Display
  • ARM dual-core CORTEX A9 OMAP 4 1.6 GHz
  • 8 GB Flash Memory, 1 GB RAM Memory
  • 1.14 pounds
Value of Money

PROS : Good RAM; Autonomy; Dual-core processor, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

CONS : No GPS, Display resolution, Memory is not very high, Quality cameras, No SIM card slots.

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