HP Slate 8 Pro
SpecificationsNotebook: HP Slate 8 Pro (Slate 8 Series)
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 4
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Tegra 4
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 400 euro
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Slate 8 Pro
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 97% features: 80% display: 87% mobility: 94%
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 5/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 89% display: 95% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%
Source: Onlinekosten.de DE→EN
Positive: fast hardware; outstanding display; variety of connecting possibilities; long battery runtime; expedient camera
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Tuexperto ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; very good display; remarkable sound system; powerful quad-core chip; pretty good camera; good autonomy. Negative: Somewhat thick and heavy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/04/2014
Source: Techzilla.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 95% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 95%
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Despite the rise in demand for smaller tablets in the range of 7-8 inches, there aren't many devices made with this in mind. HP is one of the few looking to penetrate this market with its new HP Slate 8 Pro.
The snow white finish on the body of the tablet certainly adds sleekness and style to its design. HP has been known for good designs the HP Slate 8 Pro is no exception. Not only is it easy on the eyes, the overall build is well made with no creaky or soft parts to note. The 8 inch display is not too shabby. With a resolution of 1600 by 1200, it makes reading pleasant and HD movies enjoyable.
The Tegra 4 processor is quite good, ensuring that games can be played smoothly. However, with only 1 GB of RAM, users can expect to experience some hiccups when turning on the device, waking up from sleep and starting heavy applications. It comes with 16 GB of internal memory which can be upgraded with an external micro SD card.
In short, HP's attempt at the small tablet business is pretty good. Of course there are some imperfections here and there, but no device is perfect.
NVIDIA GeForce Tegra 4: Integrated graphics card in the Tegra 4 SoC with 48 pixel and 24 vertex shaders (no unified shader architecture).
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
4: 4-PLUS-1 Cortex-A15 processor part paired with a Geforce graphics cards with 72 cores.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.
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.
This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
85.83%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.