Pros Slate7 has Good speed and behavior in general. Sound is very good.
Cons The only could be for Slate7 a better screen resolution but paying much more than what you'd pay for slate7. Screen is good enough for productivity, reading emails, books, games, etc.
Summary People comparing Slate7 this device with Nexus are going wrong in that way. If you'd like HP to release another tier device request or claim that but do not compare. This device concentrates effort in good process and functionalities for day to day productivity tasks and collaboration. Sound is very good and screen covers its function properly. If you use your tablet to record videos, taking pictures or you are obsesed with having the latest screen technology the you have to look for another tier of table and expend more money.
Pros Small compact size, functionality, great sound and awesome build quality...
Cons The screen resolution could be better, but at this price point it is not a deal breaker, but it does what it is made for well.
Summary I purchased this tablet via Amazon and chose the red color 16 gig model and really love it. It is fun to use, has great sound and despite Cnet's bad rap, I cannot put it down. CNET claims that this tablet is lacking a gyroscope which causes difficulty playing tilt games like Riptide GP.....Well I was able to play the game as usual with the tilt fiction on so I don't know if this was an error in the review. Games load very fast as well. I love the way the tablet is built as well and it is very comfortable to hold in one hand. The sound is excellent, both when using headphones and without. The beats audio option is a nice perk. This is one of the best tablets that I have purchased this year! The battery life is also very good.......I have been using it all day without a charge. It does not have a retina display, but at this price point I would not compare it to my $800 iPad. If you love music, videos and the android experience on the go give this one a try, you will love it...
Pros Very quick. It pulls up apps and gets to websets and downloads pretty quick. Does marvelous for what I use it for.
Cons Camera is not the greatest but has one for emergency. The battery is not the best.
Summary I use the HP Slate 7 for personal reading and bible study so I am not looking for something to take pictures or for viewing media. So iPad/iPad mini its not but the purpose of what I use it for it performs athletically. It downloads PDF and EPUB files reasonably fast to Acrobat Reader and Moon reader. Audio quality is adaquite for a tablet in this price range. I have other devices to entertain a group. However, the sound quality is very full when earplugs or when headsets are used.
I am very happy with the device and is very fast for the price. I am not sure what the professional reviewer was expecting but I am not paying an extra $30 for a few nano seconds of speed I am never going to notice. The camera is a nice option. As for GPS I found it very frustrating on devices with out 3g service so that's not important. I am not using or nor would I use a tablet to entertain a group so that is not a factor. Not thinking of it as a gaming device but it is fast enough. With a memory card 16gb or better you will have an amazing device.