HP Slate 7 a budget tablet available in the market at a price of 21500 rupees.
HP Slate 7 Video Review
HP Slate 7 Specification:
Two colours Red and Silver
|Status||Available. Released 2013, April|
|BODY||Dimensions||197.1 x 116.1 x 10.7 mm (7.76 x 4.57 x 0.42 in)|
|Weight||372 g (13.12 oz)|
|DISPLAY||Type||FFS+ LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||600 x 1024 pixels, 7.0 inches (~170 ppi pixel density)|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|– Beats Audio sound enhancement|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 32 GB|
|Internal||8 GB, 1 GB RAM|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0|
|CAMERA||Primary||3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels|
|Video||Yes, [email protected]|
|FEATURES||OS||Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)|
|CPU||Dual-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A9|
|Messaging||Email, Push Email, IM, RSS|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|– SNS integration
– MP4/DivX/Xvid/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA/AC3/Flac player
– Image/video editor
– Document viewer
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
– Predictive text input
|Talk time||Up to 5 h (media)|
The Slate 7’s no-frills 1.6GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and 1GB of RAM put in a decent effort — in theory. According to our benchmark tests, the Slate 7 scored within a reasonable distance from its current competitors, but the numbers don’t paint the most accurate picture.
The good: The HP Slate 7 is a durable 7-inch tablet, includes an expandable storage option, and has good gaming performance. Beats Audio effectively enhances bass-heavy music through headphones or earbuds.
The bad: The screen’s resolution is eye-squintingly low, large apps take a long time to load, and its cameras produce washed-out, dull-looking shots. Also, there’s no GPS, and Android 4.1.1 can feel a bit archaic compared with newer versions of the OS.
The bottom line: The HP Slate 7 strips out way too much to make its low price, and what’s left can’t compare to the Nexus 7’s offerings.
The Slate 7’s battery life isn’t exactly mind-blowing — the tablet comes equipped with a 3,500mAh lithium polymer battery that’s almost enough to survive an entire day of light usage.
For a casual user, the Slate 7 might be a good enough tablet, but at this price, good enough just doesn’t cut it. Simply put, the display is disappointing, even for a budget product, and the specs prove better in theory than in practice.