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Carry your world in the palm of your hand. Think smaller with an affordable HP Slate7 that keeps your photos, documents, music, games, and apps with you every step of the day. Access and manage it all with a fully featured, 7-inch diagonal tablet that brings everything down to size
Want faster surfing, console quality gaming, access to Google Play?1, extended battery life and the option to multitask while enjoying music or a video on an HD screen,Meet the HP Slate7 powered by the Cortex A9 quad-core processor.
HP relies on a steel bezel to keep the front and back of the Slate 7 Android tablet together. The high-quality build of the review sample'scasing barely warps even under higher force and at most yields marginally on the back. A one to two centimeter wide frame that encompasses the 7-inch screen underpins this solid impression visually. The webcam is on the front and only produces VGA quality with a resolution of 0.3 megapixels. The light gray, rubber-coated back of HP's Slate 7 provides the fingers with a firm grip and also features the 3 megapixel primary camera with a resolution of up to 1536x2048 beside the HP's silver logo.
HP equips the Slate 7 with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and Google Play along with a few preinstalled apps, such as Dropbox, Google Chrome, Google+ and Gmail. Although there are now newer versions of the Android OS available.
Communication & GPS
HP does not install a GPS sensor in the Slate 7, which we no more expected than NFC or LTE in view of the price. The tablet does support Wi-Fi standard 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1. Both radio technologies worked flawlessly in the test. The Wi-Fi connection convinced with a good signal strength both indoors and out. The Slate 7 did not have problems identifying other devices used for testing Bluetooth.
Cameras & Multimedia
HP's Slate 7 sports two cameras. A 0.3 megapixel webcam is on the front. The user should not expect brilliant feats from it due to its VGA picture format of 640x480. However, the given quality is more than enough for video calls, e.g. Skype or Google, or self portraits. The primary camera on the casing's back manages a higher resolution but its maximum of 1536x2048 pixels only achieves 3 megapixels and records videos with only 640x480 pixels.
Input Devices & Controls
The 7-inch screen offers enough room to display the single keys in a convenient size even in portrait mode. It is even possible to type quickly in landscape mode.The touchscreen made a very good impression,The LC display responded to inputs using up to five fingers simultaneously quickly and without noticeable delays. The content rotated swiftly to landscape or portrait mode and its glass surface enabled smooth usage. The three soft touch buttons responded fast and reliably regardless of the running application.
The glass-protected LC display of HP's Slate 7 displays 1024x600 pixels, which is a typical resolution for a 7-inch device.The Rockchip RK3066 dual-core processor with 1.6 GHz per core and the SoC-integrated ARM Mali-400 MP4 quad-core GPU form the performance basis for HP's Slate 7. Both use the 1 GB DDR3 working memory and provide HP's tablet with a solid performance foundation.
Slate 7 particularly feels comfortable in the multimedia field. The quality of the integrated stereo speakers might not be the purchase deciding factor but it certainly contributes to the overall impression.The stereo speakers in fact supplied a decent sound quality in the test but lack mids and particularly bass even when the Beats Audio function is enabled. The audio enhancement was first really noticed when headphones were connected and the midranges as well as low pitches came to the fore much more.
Current 2D and 3D games are no problem for the Slate 7. HP's tablet rendered all tested games smoothly and even computing-heavy titles like Real Racing 3 or Shadowgun