HP Slate 7

Released June, 2013
  • 7"
  • 8 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.1
As for viewing angles, HP used an IPS (In-Plane Switching)-derived technology called Fringe Field Switching (HFFS), which provides wide viewing angles as well as a high screen brightness.
by c|net (May, 2013)
7.1 Out of 10

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of the HP Slate 7

Performance

Processing power and speed

Slate 7
6.1
iPad mini
6.8
Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Slate 7
7.2
iPad mini
7.2
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Slate 7
6.6
iPad mini
7.6
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Slate 7
8.4
iPad mini
9.2
Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com and reviews.cnet.com

7.1

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Slate 7
7.1
iPad mini
7.7

Benchmarks Real world tests of the HP Slate 7

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Slate 7
459
iPad mini
750

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Slate 7
3,606
iPad mini
1,401
Venue 7
3,223

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Slate 7
3.7 fps
MeMO Pad
13.3 fps
MeMO Pad HD 7
2.6 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Slate 7
12.5 fps
MeMO Pad
34 fps
Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
15.8 fps

Reviews Word on the street for the HP Slate 7


6.0
Cursory use of the 7-inch tablet was pleasurable thanks to its comfortable build and zippy performance.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Most new 7-inch tablets feature minimum screen resolutions of 1,280x800 pixels; however, HP went with a lower 1,024x600 resolution for the Slate 7.
by c|net (May, 2013)
While using the stylus, the screen was quick to respond with no lag time.
by c|net (Sep, 2013)
Navigating the OS was smooth and the touch screen was quick to respond to gestures.
by c|net (Sep, 2013)

Apps

The screen displays distractingly jaggy text in app icons and on Web pages, and both games and movies suffer from diminished clarity.
by c|net (May, 2013)
The 7-inch device houses a stylus on its bottom-right corner and, when ejected, prompts a customizable menu screen that lets you easily select which stylus-specific apps you'd like to launch.
by c|net (Sep, 2013)
HP adds a Beats Audio music-enhancing feature (more below) that seems to make bass more prominent when listening through headphones or earbuds.
by c|net (May, 2013)

Camera

A silver embossed HP logo graces the gray rubberized back side, and in the top-left corner sits a 3-megapixel camera, sans LED flash.
by c|net (May, 2013)
On the front bezel, you'll find a 2-megapixel camera as well.
by c|net (Sep, 2013)
Tablets aren't know for their camera quality, but the addition of Camera Awesome seems like a promising addition to the Slate Extreme 7's average 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front-facing shooters.
by c|net (Sep, 2013)

Operating System

All of this serves to clearly illustrate that a Nexus 7, with more storage, faster app loads, a better-looking screen, GPS, and the latest version of Android is only $30 away.
by c|net (May, 2013)
It's the first time the SmugMug app will be available on an Android tablet, and it features typical photo settings like HDR and panoramic.
by c|net (Sep, 2013)

Operating system

However, the State 7's slightly older OS serves only to remind me how far we've come in just a year.
by c|net (May, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Size 7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 1024 x 600
PPI 169 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
  1. 802.11n
  2. 802.11g
  3. 802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1
Supports 3G No

processor

Cores Dual core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz

form factor

Weight 370 g
Size 116 x 197 x 10.7 mm
Thickness 10.7 mm
Battery life 8 hour

storage

Internal storage 8 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SD
Maximum capacity 32 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No
Webcam 3 MP
Rear camera 0.3 MP

sensors

Has a GPS No
Has a light sensor No
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