HP Slate 7: The Budget-friendly tablet for all
By releasing Slate 7, HP has taken upon tablets like the Google Nexus 7 bang on. The HP Slate 7 is a budget tablet designed to fare well in the competitive Android tablet market.
So, if you are looking for a Tablet that offers good performance, is powerful and at the same time within your budget, this is one product that you can definitely check out. Here’s the complete overview of the tablet for your read-through:
The HP Slate 7 has a 7-inch screen which features a thick black bezel for accommodating the thumb and making it easy to hold the tablet without touching the screen accidentally. It has a 1,024 x 600 screen resolution and pixel density of 170 PPI. The entire body of the tablet is covered by a silver metal spine to fully protect the device.
The top edge of the tablet includes a headphone jack and microphone pin hole. On the left, a microSD slot is embedded and on the right includes the power/sleep button. On the bottom edge there’s the Micro-USB port bordered narrow speakers on each side. A 3-megapixel camera with sans LED flash is placed on the top-left corner and a low quality VGA front camera is placed at the top of the bezel.
The Slate 7 from HP has a 1.5 GHz Rock CPU, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB storage facility. It has 802.11 b/g /n Wi-Fi and 2.1 EDR Bluetooth. Though the tablet features an accelerometer, there’s no GPS hardware or gyroscope included.
The tablet also includes Google suites like Gmail, Chrome, Maps, Search, Google+ etc. This HP tablet runs on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. HP has made two modifications to the Slate 7 tablet; it includes Beats Audio and HP ePrint. When listening through headphones the bass becomes more prominent with the Beats Audio music enhancing feature. To use the ePrint facility of the HP tablet it needs to be connected to a locally connected printer and has to be registered with an e-mail account.
The HP Slate 7 uses In-Plane Switching and Fringe Field Switching technology to provide with wide viewing angles along with high screen brightness. Colors are fairly vibrant and videos as well as still images look reasonably sharp. So, for all your image and video-viewing sessions, you can expect to explore a variety.
The battery life of the HP Slate 7 is pretty efficient. It comes equipped with a 3,500mAh lithium polymer battery which can survive an entire day of light usage. HP claims that this product has a video playback capacity of five hours with maximum brightness and sound. So, it can also be your perfect travel companion as well.
- Dimensions – 7.8 x 4.6 x 0.42 inches
- Weight – 0.8 pounds
- Screen type – LCD (Active, Backlit, Color)
- Audio/ headset jack – 3.5 mm
- Speakers - stereo
- Colors – Black/silver, Red