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HP Slate 7

Announced
Feb 24, 2013
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Dual core processor

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (170 ppi)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

HP Slate 7 is a tablet which runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and as fitting for HP sports Beats Audio. The specs include a 1.6 GHz dual-core processor, 1024x600 pixels 7" screen, 3 MP camera on the back, 8 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for its expansion. If you are scoffing are the hardware, the price will make you grin with delight, as that's been HP's goal all along - to make a very affordable slate, cheaper than even the Nexus 7.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • Android (4.1)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 7.76 x 4.57 x 0.42 inches (197 x 116 x 10.7 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 13.05 oz (370 g)
      the average is 14.3 oz (409 g)
  • Colors:
    • Red, Gray

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 7.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 170 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 60.27 %
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
  • Graphics processor:
      • Yes
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1024 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Video playback:
    • 5.00 hours

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Beats Audio
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264
  • Speakers:
    • Stereo speakers
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, HTML5
  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Phone features

  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 24 Feb 2013

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 170
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