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Monday, May 20, 2013

HP introduces the Slate 7, but it's half the machine the iPad Mini is, even at half the price

I’ve been on one of HP’s e-mailing lists since I bought an all-in-one HP printer. Sunday, they sent me a message heralding the arrival of the Slate 7.


I have had good experiences with the HP equipment I’ve bought in the past; a Windows 95/98 PC and three printers. So I wondered what the reviews would be of this device. Would it provide needed competition to the iPad Mini?

Well to quote’s reviewAt $169.99, the HP Slate 7 seems like it could be a good deal near the bottom of the Android tablet scene. But as decent as the implementation of vanilla Android coupled with Beats Audio should be, the experience is compromised from the start an experience that's difficult to rate as high as even lackluster. There are other options in the inexpensive 7-inch Android tablet market, and you'd be well advised to consider floating your money towards them. There's a difference between inexpensive and cheap, and the HP Slate 7 falls on the wrong side of that divide.”

Others were less cruel, but no one said, “Why are you still sitting there reading this? Go and buy this tablet now!”

Looks like the iPad Mini remains the ruler of the mini tablet world for right now.

Tom Briant

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