HP Slate 7

The HP Slate 7 Android tablet didn't quite make our list of the best Android tablet for the price — that prize still goes to the Nexus 7 — but it's a wee bit more palatable now that HP has shaved $30 off the top. You get that discount up front, too, which always is a bonus.

That doesn't necessarily make it a better tablet, though. "In reality its an amalgamation of miscalculations that come out as a disaster of a device and a waste of silicon and dollars" is how our own Derek Kessler put things in his official review

If you're looking for an inexpensive Android tablet, well, the Slate 7 fits that bill. But for another $60, you can still get so much more.

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There are 25 comments

DaGODFather says:

I smell another fire sale coming!

DWR_31 says:

This is what happens when a no name Chinese manufacture is able to make a better tablet than the top computer seller in the world. I'm going to Walmart and get a Hisense Pro 7.

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DaGODFather says:

+1

Kate Perry says:

Another new tablet to launch this month with impressive features and price is the Novo 8 Discovery ($169) that compares to the 8 inch mini iPad and offers fast Quad core performance... and the 8" size is almost as compact as a 7" tablet but offers 65% more screen space to play with, which makes a quite a difference in user experience. The Novo 8 Discovery offers the latest features, including Bluetooth, Google Play, MicroSD storage and a front webcam & 2 Megapixel rear camera -- available through T ab l e t S p r i n t -- which also features $25 in free Bonus Apps that include an MS Office suite and the popular 3D Game Shadowgun -

mwara244 says:

the ipad mini is a joke of a tablet, the ipad 2 equal in price to the mini has better specs and better screen resolution. Comparing anything to an ipad mini is rediculous

lower it to $99 and people will probably be more interested.

Good OL MC says:

Ah. This sort of makes me happy. Half ass sort of product doesn't do well and fades in to oblivion.

Jeff Kibuule says:

When will manufacturers ever learn that a bad product isn't worth buying regardless of price? I mean, the 1024x600 screen resolution is atrocious. HP isn't losing sales because people are honestly comparing the HP Slate 7 to the Nexus 7, they are losing them because someone walks into the store and says "I want a cheap tablet and can't afford an iPad mini" and the response is "We'll here's a Nexus 7 at $200. Very good." The HP Slate is NEVER brought up.

stevovr says:

I'll take my asus fonepad anyday. got to be one of the best allround 7"tablets available.

Mayoo614 says:

Only $150 in drop to go before I may get one.

(Its not a typo, $150 in drop)

deltatko says:

For $10 you can get the Hisense Sero 7 pro which is pretty damn good. Very very impressed with it.

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kenbonana says:

+1 this is exactly what I was going to say

johnflorin says:

The Nook HD+ is even better value, I reckon...FullHD screen :)

MarkSeven says:

+1 Very true

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gamefreak715 says:

Loving mine!

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MarkSeven says:

Don't they have a better spec'd version of this out too?

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Derek_B says:

Hard to believe that people aren't rushing to jump on board with HP's latest "mobile strategy of the week."

TheDu9du says:

Cheaper than Hisense Sero Pro, but with reason given the lower specs.
I'm wondering how long HP has left. I'm giving them 8 years for bankrupt, and maybe 4 for merging/purchased.

zepe63 says:

I agree with TheDu9du....If I'm going to spend $140, I'll kick in the extra $9 and get the Hisense Sero 7 Pro

s2weden2000 says:

it's a rebranded china tablet..so what

What a piece of rubbish. He you got the ability to make an awesome tablet but you make an idiotic tablet.

deadlock4400 says:

@Phil Nickinson

Thanks for the info.

hope HP will make more different type of tablets (normal to mid-range to high end)asap. As we know hp is good company in computer world.

Thanks in Advance

someguy01234 says:

Get a Asus Memopad 7 HD instead,

Maggnus says:

I'll be getting this this tablet as soon as the price drops to minus $140, then I can use the $140 they pay me towards getting my Galaxy Note 3