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HP Slate 7 Android Tablet Review
This is a quick unboxing and review of HP's latest attempt at an Android tablet.
I can't say a whole lot of good things about this tablet. I was sorely disappointed in the overall build quality. The screen was almost rubbery to the touch and it appeared to be warped and separated on the edges. The screen was odd and had almost a glazed look to it. The back camera is decent, but the front camera is not even adequate for video conferencing, let alone the occasional "selfie". The specs are sub par for the price, in my opinion. I wouldn't spend more than $99 US for a tablet like this. I have seen off brand, generic tablets that are build better. I suppose the one saving grace is the stock Jelly Bean 4.1.1. For what you would spend on this tablet ($170 US), you should jump on a Nexus 7 or a Kindle Fire HD.
This thing is starting to make the HP Touchpad look like a great success.
These are my opinions, of course.
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- 05-12-2013, 03:22 PM #2
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Re: HP Slate 7 Android Tablet Review
I have a slightly different view.
The build quality of mine is good, there are a number of unbranded ones around this price point that are very plastic and poorly made.
I like the fact that the buttons stand proud as it makes them easy for my older fingers to press.
Another positive is the support. I had a problem within the settings menu when selecting the Display option. it would come up with the message "Settings has stopped". HP did some diagnosis and issued a new ROM update within 24 hours. mine is currently HP_Slate 7 1.05.6_user following the upgrade if it helps.
Screen has a slightly strange feel to the surface.
No HP branding, tools or utilities (apart from print). Its plain vanilla Android.
No accessories yet (however Nexus 7 cases fit it they are not the tight fitting style)
Sent from my HP Slate 7 using Tapatalk 2
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