HP Slate 7


HP Slate 7Notebook: HP Slate 7 (Slate 7 Series)
Processor: RK3066
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-400 MP4
Display: 7.0 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.37kg
Price: 150 euro
Average Score: 64.86% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 53%, features: 43%, display: 81% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 69%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the HP Slate 7

84% Review HP Slate 7 Tablet | Notebookcheck
Affordable entertainer. HP's seven-inch Slate 7 tablet brags to be an able companion for all multimedia situations and is partly available for far below 150 Euros (~$195) despite this versatility claim. We took the manufacturer at its word and tested the Slate 7's capabilities in our test course.
50% HP Slate 7 review
Source: PC Pro English
Given the attractive hardware and the low price, we'll admit that HP's Slate 7 had us excited. Unfortunately, HP has had to cut too many corners to whittle the price down. With rival devices putting in a far more competent all-round performance, we'd advise you to look elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 67% performance: 50% features: 50% workmanship: 50%
HP Slate 7 Review
Source: Slashgear English
In the end, the HP Slate 7 is just an OK tablet, and it would be a good option for casual users who don’t need the greatest device, but want something just to play around on. It’s low $169 price tag is definitely something to keep in mind, but we’d really just recommend saving up only $30 more to buy the Nexus 7. It comes with all-around better performance, a better-looking display, and the latest version of Jelly Bean. If the price of the Slate 7 was lowered to around $149, we’d maybe consider it ($99 would be a deal), but the Nexus 7’s extremely-attractive $199 price tag is just simply hard to beat at this point.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2013
70% HP Slate 7
Source: PC Mag English
HP has a laudable effort in the Slate 7, but it just doesn't really offer many reasons to choose it over a tablet like the Nexus 7. There are a few key areas where the Slate 7 just isn't up to snuff—namely the lower resolution screen and modest battery life. At $170, it's more affordable than the Nexus 7 and offers competitive performance, but I'd take the sharper screen, stellar battery life, and timely updates direct from Google any day. Unless a rear-facing camera and a microSD card slot are must have features, I'd spend the extra $30 and grab the Nexus 7.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% HP Slate 7 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
We like some aspects of the HP Slate 7, but we'd like the tablet a lot more if it cost less. On the plus side, this $169 device has a premium design, long battery life, a microSD Card expansion and Beats Audio. The Slate 7 also performs fairly well with its dual-core processor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Review: HP Slate 7 Android tablet
Source: Reg Hardware English
For all its good looks, the HP Slate 7 does seem a bit of a mixed bag. The Beats Audio treatment is impressive with both music and movies, but the tablet itself is not too happy with HD content. The 3Mp camera on the back is a bonus and OK for snaps but with video it's terrible. Given its weight you might expect something more than a 13.4Whr battery too although, luckily, you're not stuck with just 8GB of storage – the redeeming feature here is its micro SD slot. So there are pros and cons aplenty, but with 16GB 7in HD tablets around for the same price, the HP Slate 7 is not exactly an easy sell.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/04/2013
60% HP Slate 7 review
Source: English
Summing up, the Slate 7 is on paper a good move by HP, showing that the firm is willing to move on from its Windows roots and truly enter the mobile race. Sadly its opening foray into Android is a slightly clumsy one, with the firm choosing to cut too many corners to keep the Slate 7's price down. Doing so, HP has loaded the Slate 7 with a low-powered processor and blurry display that make it hard to appreciate its positive points. For that reason while are excited to see what the company does next with Android. For the moment, we'd recommend tablet buyers on a budget shell out the extra £40 and get a Nexus 7.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
HP Slate 7 hands-on review
Source: PC Advisor English
More entry-level tablets are good for the market. HP’s Slate 7 is a long way from being amazing, but if it’s priced well it’s nothing but good news for the consumer as it offers something a little different and is pretty good looking too in our opinion.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2013

Foreign Reviews

70% Recensione HP Slate 7
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
Recensione Hp Slate 7
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Robust body; attractive design; excellent performance; bright display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/28/2013
60% Slate 7 : HP mise gros sur le prix et peu sur les performances
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
TEST HP Slate 7: la petite tablette sans prétention
Source: Tekit French FR→EN
Positive: Good design. Negative: Low resolution of the screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/01/2013


ARM Mali-400 MP4: OpenGL ES 2.0 GPU for ARM based SoCs with 4 fragment processors and 1 vertex processor.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

RK3066: Cheap dual core SoC with two ARM Cortex A9 cores (including NEON extensions) and a ARM Mali 400MP4 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.37 kg:

This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-02-28 (Update: 2013-02-28)