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...
Two years after the debacle of webOS, HP's jumping back into tablets with the Android-powered Slate 7. Priced at just $169.99, just how good can it be?
A titan of Silicon Valley, HP has seen more than its fair share of struggles over the past few years. The company long has grappled with the tablet formula, though often at the mercy of whatever Microsoft pushed down from Redmond. They've...
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You could spend $170 on a HP Slate 7, but you shouldn't
You can officially not buy the HP Slate 7 today, as the tablet nobody would ever want is now available at HP's website. Your $170 does get you a nice design and quality materials (and Beats audio!), but the lackluster internals and low resolution 1024 x 600 display means you should give this one a pass. For $30 more you can get a Nexus 7...
HP's first Android tablet now available to pre-order on their UK store
We know why you probably wouldn't buy the HP Slate 7 -- in short, an extra £30 gets you a Nexus 7. But, for anyone who does fancy picking one up, we now have a UK release date, price point, and the facility to get your pre-order in now.
The Slate 7 has been listed in HP's UK store for release on May 1, at the pretty low...
Look the HP Slate 7 Android tablet didn't exactly bowl us over when it got a look at it at Mobile World Congress in February in Spain. OK, the industrial design was actually pretty good -- along the lines of a nicely done Nexus 7-type tablet -- but the internals and display should have been enough to make even a first-timer think twice. The $169 tablet was supposed to go on sale sometime in...
HP has had their hands in a variety of mobile operating systems. The HP Slate 7 is their first journey into Android and is a 7-inch tablet to compete with the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire and iPad Mini. It offers a 1.6 GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of storage, a 1024 x 600 display and Android 4.1.1. It also comes with Beats Audio.
HP has formally announced their entry into the Android tablet space with this, the HP Slate 7. The 7-inch Slate 7 isn't intended to be a high end, bleeding edge tablet, but it is only $169. So, spec wise, what do we get for that low, low price.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
7-inch 1024x600 HFFS display
1.6 GHz dual-core A9 processor
1GB of RAM
8GB on-board storage
How can a tablet that feels so good be so ... not good
What do you do if you've long since past being a laughingstock in the mobile business? You failed at Windows Mobile. You bought Palm and put webOS out to pasture. And now, if you're HP, your first real foray into Android is a tablet that's nice from afar, but far from nice.
Such is the HP Slate 7.
Let's be perfectly clear about one thing...
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