HP doesn’t know tablets, let’s face it. They do desktops like no other, their commercial laptops are the bomb, their workstations have no rival and even their POSs are awesome, but they don’t do tablets. Remember HP’s latest and biggest fail? It was called the TouchPad and the company pulled the device a less than months after it launched. It took such a drastic measure because the device was bad. Incomparably bad!
HP Slate 7 Review
The HP Slate 7 is a tablet computer introduced by HP last year and it is aimed at budget shoppers. HP Slate 7 has a quad-core processor with a 1.5GHz, which is alright. It only has 8GB of RAM of internal storage and 1GB of RAM. It supports 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, a Bluetooth 2.1 and has a nifty accelerometer. Up until now, there’s nothing too impressive, but when you learn that it has no GPS hardware and no gyroscope, you’ll be impressed at how budget it really is.
The resolution is where HP really messed up. Instead of going a bit out of its way and making it 1,280×800 pixels, HP chose to pack only 1,024×600 pixels on the Slate 7’s display, which made it obsolete before it even hit the stores. The HP Slate 7 runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
What we like about this tablet is the fact that it has a 7-ich screen with a thick bezel, which makes holding it awesome. No more touching the screen by accident and activating apps or clicking at random. At the top of the bezel it has a low-quality VGA camera. It takes such photos that we have to wonder what HP was thinking putting such a horrible camera on their tablet.
Yay or Nay?
To be honest, our answer is nay. Our HP Slate 7 review made us realize that the tablet was simply not worth the money. We’re bothered by the fact that HP failed to give the tablet a Full HD display and we’re more than annoyed with the apps taking forever to load. We know it’s a budget tablet, but still, we expected a bit more.