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HP Slate 8 Series

HP Slate 8 PlusProcessor: , NVIDIA Tegra 4
Graphics Adapter: , NVIDIA GeForce Tegra 4
Display: 7.8 inch, 8.0 inch
Weight: 0.315kg, 0.35kg, 0.4kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 85.14% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 89%, performance: 81%, features: 80%, display: 88%
mobility: 86%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: 80%

 

HP Slate 8 Pro

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.

Specifications

HP Slate 8 ProNotebook: HP Slate 8 Pro
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 4
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Tegra 4
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 0.4kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: HP homepage
 Slate 8 Pro (Model)

Average Score: 85.83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

88% Preiswerter Tegra-4-Kracher
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 97% features: 80% display: 87% mobility: 94%
88% HP Slate 8 Pro 7600eg
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 5/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
93% Ein leistungsstarkes 8-Zoll-Tablet mit Nvidia Tegra 4 und 4:3-Auflösung
Source: Notebookinfo German 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%
80% 8-Zoll-Tablet mit Spitzen-Display in 4:3
Source: Onlinekosten.de German 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%
HP Slate 8 Pro, lo hemos probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish 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
86% Recensione HP Pro Slate 8 • Tablet taccuino per le aziende
Source: Techzilla.it Italian 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%
80% La tablette HP Slate 8 Pro ne fait pas dans la finesse, mais son Tegra 4 est efficace
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

HP Slate 8-1401

Specifications

HP Slate 8-1401Notebook: HP Slate 8-1401
Processor:
Graphics Adapter:
Display: 7.8 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 0.315kg
Links: HP homepage

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

81% Preiswertes Android-Tablet mit Gehäuse aus Aluminium
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 75% display: 75% mobility: 70% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90%
HP 8 1401
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; long battery life; good design; good viewing angles of the IPS display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2014

 

HP Slate 8 Plus

Specifications

HP Slate 8 PlusNotebook: HP Slate 8 Plus
Processor:
Graphics Adapter:
Display: 8.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 0.35kg
Links: HP homepage

 

HP Slate 8 Plus
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Very sleek and compact; elegant appearance; quad-core processor; 4G mobile networks; good viewing angles of the display. Negative: Only 1GB of RAM.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2014

 

Comment

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 %

HP reviews


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce Tegra 4: Integrated graphics card in the Tegra 4 SoC with 48 pixel and 24 vertex shaders (no unified shader architecture).

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


NVIDIA Tegra:

4: 4-PLUS-1 Cortex-A15 processor part paired with a Geforce graphics cards with 72 cores.

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8.0: This is a very small format, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used.

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


0.315 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

0.4 kg:


85.14%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-03-22 (Update: 2014-03-22)