Reviews (6.9/10 Avg. rating)


Great apps and digitisation tech make for an excellent productivity tool

HP Pro Slate 12

from The Inquirer ( )

The HP Pro Slate 12 is a worthy productivity tool for most businesses, with great apps and reliable digitisation tech, even if the Duet Pen can't quite handle the ruled lines of certain design work and it's running a slightly outdated processor and operating system.

Nonetheless, there'... More

The HP Pro Slate 12 is a worthy productivity tool for most businesses, with great apps and reliable digitisation tech, even if the Duet Pen can't quite handle the ruled lines of certain design work and it's running a slightly outdated processor and operating system.

Nonetheless, there's much more to this device than the latest innovation in note-writing and minute-taking. It's a powerful, versatile and reasonably priced tablet for its screen size. Just make sure it stays out of the sun.

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8/10

Business tablet with an innovative digitizer and security features

HP Pro Slate 8

from Notebookcheck ( )

Very good alternative tablets would be Sony's Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact or Apple's iPad Mini 3, sometimes for half the price. HP's Pro Slate 8 is actually only worthwhile for users who need security features or a docking port. However, the corresponding docking station is also quite expensive. Too... More

Very good alternative tablets would be Sony's Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact or Apple's iPad Mini 3, sometimes for half the price. HP's Pro Slate 8 is actually only worthwhile for users who need security features or a docking port. However, the corresponding docking station is also quite expensive. Too bad that digitizing handwritten notes does not function more reliably and is not explained enough. It would have likely been an important criterion for some buyers otherwise. We deduct a point from the rating for that.

Buyers who have the wherewithal will get a tablet with a good casing, decent performance, great screen and useful battery runtimes. HP's Pro Slate 8 does not make any severe mistakes. However, anyone who does not really need the business features can save a lot of money with the competition.

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8.7/10

Full version of Windows on a smaller device

HP Stream 7

from Notebookcheck ( )

Users in the market for a Windows tablet with outstanding battery life but with a modest budget should take a look at the HP Stream 7. If other qualities matter as well, the decision might be more difficult: the camera modules, for example, are mediocre at best and although the display is bright,... More

Users in the market for a Windows tablet with outstanding battery life but with a modest budget should take a look at the HP Stream 7. If other qualities matter as well, the decision might be more difficult: the camera modules, for example, are mediocre at best and although the display is bright, the color accuracy leaves to be desired. The grainy panel is prone to finger prints as well and simply doesn't look very upscale.

While the HP Stream 7 is about as fast as the competition, we did encounter occasional stutters and lag. We appreciate the low power consumption and the well-controlled temperatures. Thanks to a textured back, the tablet is easy to hold as well. Speaking of the back: although the panel is removable, the battery is glued into place and can't be swapped out.

When looking at inexpensive tablets, it's important to decide which features are important and which aren't. There is no question that compromises are necessary in this class to keep the price low. The HP Stream 7 appeals with a great form factor and very affordable price; users who don't need the utmost in performance or are maybe looking at a secondary device, should be quite happy with it.

Ultimately, the question remains if Windows 8.1 really makes sense on a tablet this small. The answer is entirely up to the user: those who are familiar with a Windows PC and would like a tablet that offers a plethora of adjustment options and settings, might primarily consider a Windows tablet. Users who are not familiar with Windows 8.1 yet but would like a tablet that's easy to operate, might be better served with an Android-based system, iOS, or a device based on a free operating system. 

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7.8/10

A productivity-focused powerhouse tablet

HP ElitePad 1000

from Laptop Magazine ( )

The HP ElitePad 1000 gives professionals looking for a Windows 8 tablet an IT-friendly solution with a sharp 8-MP camera. But the competing Lenovo ThinkPad 10 provides a better optional keyboard and longer battery life for less money. If you have more money to spend, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 o... More

The HP ElitePad 1000 gives professionals looking for a Windows 8 tablet an IT-friendly solution with a sharp 8-MP camera. But the competing Lenovo ThinkPad 10 provides a better optional keyboard and longer battery life for less money. If you have more money to spend, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 offers faster performance and a sharper display. Overall, the ElitePad 1000 is a solid contender but falls short of the competition.

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6/10

Morphs into anything with the right case, for the wrong price

HP ElitePad 1000

from Digital Trends ( )

Like its previous iteration, the ElitePad 1000 is a well-built tablet that’s also one of the most versatile mobile devices available. And with updated internals, it’s also better equipped to take on more than just basic productivity.

But its price is hard to justify, especi... More

Like its previous iteration, the ElitePad 1000 is a well-built tablet that’s also one of the most versatile mobile devices available. And with updated internals, it’s also better equipped to take on more than just basic productivity.

But its price is hard to justify, especially when you start factoring in accessories. The tablet itself can be found online for about $700 if you shop around. But add $200 for the keyboard-packing Productivity jacket, and you’re up to $900. For $30 more than that, you could get a much more powerful Surface Pro 3 with a Core i3 processor and a Type Cover keyboard that has a larger screen, but weighs less overall.

And if battery life is more important than performance, both the Dell Venue 11 Pro and the Lenovo’s ThinkPad 10 are available for less than the ElitePad 1000 with the same Intel processor. Both of those tablets also have keyboard and desktop docks, which generally cost less than the ElitePad’s various jackets.

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6/10

Solid specs, accessories allow for flexibility

HP ElitePad 1000

from TabletPCReview ( )

It seems to us that the HP ElitePad 1000 G2 is trying to be all things to all people. That’s somewhat understandable because business-oriented tablets get used for personal tasks, too, but it means the company has set an almost impossible goal for itself. But that’s at least qualified... More

It seems to us that the HP ElitePad 1000 G2 is trying to be all things to all people. That’s somewhat understandable because business-oriented tablets get used for personal tasks, too, but it means the company has set an almost impossible goal for itself. But that’s at least qualified by the fact that this device is doing it smarter than most would.

It offers what is a relatively slim and durable base unit for a Windows 8 tablet, at the expense of flexibility; but then offers the flexibility as a series of add-ons, some of which provide very significant benefits including epic battery life. The catch, of course, is the cost. Even the base unit of the second-gen ElitePad 1000 is more expensive than the top-of-the-line 4G model of Lenovo’s Thinkpad 10. But, the Thinkpad can’t be expanded the way that the ElitePad can. Battery sleeves, extra ports, keyboards, security, etc. … all adding significantly to the price.

This HP offering is very much an enterprise device. We wouldn’t recommend it to people looking for a general Windows 8 tablet by any measure, but for a corporate user who wants the flexibility to do as much or as little as they want — and to whom cost is no object — it offers a kind of “mix and match” solution that’s otherwise very hard to find. For most casual users though, we would sooner recommend a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 or something from Lenovo, which covers the basics while still being robust enough for day-to-day use. 

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6.5/10

Faster, better, still rugged

HP ElitePad 1000

from PCWorld ( )

It doesn’t get much better than the ElitePad 1000 in a Windows 8.1 business tablet, and kudos to HP for improving what needed to be improved without drastically increasing the weight. It’s fast enough, lasts long enough, and has a capable set of accessories.

It doesn’t get much better than the ElitePad 1000 in a Windows 8.1 business tablet, and kudos to HP for improving what needed to be improved without drastically increasing the weight. It’s fast enough, lasts long enough, and has a capable set of accessories.

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8/10

Windows tablet with respectable battery life lacks true laptop power

HP ElitePad 1000

from PC Advisor ( )

If you need to work with Windows programs and need a totable tablet with almost usable battery life, the ElitePad fulfills the job. As a first-choice device that can serve in a laptop role too, it's rather underpowered and will have you yearning for the power of even a budget laptop.

If you need to work with Windows programs and need a totable tablet with almost usable battery life, the ElitePad fulfills the job. As a first-choice device that can serve in a laptop role too, it's rather underpowered and will have you yearning for the power of even a budget laptop.

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6/10

Business tablets don’t get much better than this

HP ElitePad 1000

from Chip Chick ( )

HP Describes the ElitePad 1000 G2 as the “true tablet for business” and after spending some time with it, we understand why. The 10 inch display on the system offers the perfect balance in terms of productivity, while also allowing the device to be travel friendly. Meanwhile the 4G LT... More

HP Describes the ElitePad 1000 G2 as the “true tablet for business” and after spending some time with it, we understand why. The 10 inch display on the system offers the perfect balance in terms of productivity, while also allowing the device to be travel friendly. Meanwhile the 4G LTE connectivity makes this super practical for business people who are always on the go. Also, the durable build quality means that it can take whatever you throw at it, and it’s attractive to boot – we can easily see a high powered exec in a power-suit toting this device around. Pricing for the ElitePad G2 begins at $739. 

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A reliable business companion

HP ElitePad 1000

from Notebookcheck ( )

People trying to find an alternative to a classical business notebook are likely to be disappointed by the HP ElitePad 1000 G2: only a few ports, performance deficiencies, missing features - the list of flaws is long.

The actual intention of the tablet is, however, not to replace a not... More

People trying to find an alternative to a classical business notebook are likely to be disappointed by the HP ElitePad 1000 G2: only a few ports, performance deficiencies, missing features - the list of flaws is long.

The actual intention of the tablet is, however, not to replace a notebook. We consider the ElitePad as an especially mobile (secondary) device, which is best suited for meetings or journeys. Under this point of view, versatility of the product is the biggest advantage: in principle, performance is sufficient for all business tasks; additional interfaces are easily obtained through an adaptor or a dock. Without theses accessories, practical use is significantly restricted.

Otherwise, HP did a good job: except for a few details, processing and quality are exemplary; temperature management (unlike other manufacturers) allows for use under full load. For a possible successor we would like to see a brighter display, maybe also better cameras as well as a slightly larger battery. It might be possible that the price decreases as soon as more competitors enter the market - even the technically less equipped entry-level model (only 64 GB eMMC, no WWAN) is, at currently 750 Euros (~$987), not a real bargain. 

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8.2/10

Love it but its destroyed by KitKat

HP Slate 7 Extreme

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The tablet is awesome but since KitKat. The tablet stops responding and it algs at times. Overheats

The tablet is awesome but since KitKat. The tablet stops responding and it algs at times. Overheats

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6/10

So far so good..... only have had it about two weeks

HP Omni 10

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I compared this dell venue 8, Asus transformer, Samsung galaxy tab 3, Samsung galaxy note 8 and HP netbook with touchscreen. I am keeping the Omni 10because it is a great little machine. I can use the micro USB to USB female adapter and attach my external hard drive. I can listen to my music that... More

I compared this dell venue 8, Asus transformer, Samsung galaxy tab 3, Samsung galaxy note 8 and HP netbook with touchscreen. I am keeping the Omni 10because it is a great little machine. I can use the micro USB to USB female adapter and attach my external hard drive. I can listen to my music that was burned using media creator from roxy and work on any of my old word docs because it came with office 2013 I only wish that it had the reading mode of the note 8 which I love on the note because I can reduce the glare of the web and kindle app. You can use external sd card and store both kindle and adobe reader on the external card or hard drive so you dont need a huge internal hard drive. This does what it is supposed to do it gives me a mobile pc desktop! I like it much better than the surface; yes I tried it too. I did not like the power connector on the surface. The four little connectors are just way too plasticky and fragile. This is a much better alternative and a better value at the same price ($ 349 at office depot holiday sale). This is a solid build. I only wish that Microsoft had not gone the way of google requiring a windows account to install apps but Apple started this craziness with iTunes and everyone followed. I miss the old days when my relationship was between me and my pc typing away in my office. Now I always feel big brother overlooking my shoulder whether its Microsoft, Google, Apple, HP, Samsung, its kind of stalkerish.

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8/10

Great for the price.

HP Slate 7

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I bought this tablet,not thinking too much about it based on previous experience with Coby Kyros and Craig Midi. The HP pleasantly surprised me. It does work quiet well for me,browsing via wi fi is actually quite reasonable,camera is good , and not much to complain about. I've used an I pad as well,... More

I bought this tablet,not thinking too much about it based on previous experience with Coby Kyros and Craig Midi. The HP pleasantly surprised me. It does work quiet well for me,browsing via wi fi is actually quite reasonable,camera is good , and not much to complain about. I've used an I pad as well,and found this one a bit more user friendly than the I pad.

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9/10

Incredible upgrade from my last UMPC

HP Slate 500

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I've only had this for a few days so far but this is an initial review. What I like the most is that the 2 antennas together are MUCH better than the other UMPC that I had -- I can go much, much further from my wi-fi routers than I used to -- and still have great reception. This is one thing that... More

I've only had this for a few days so far but this is an initial review. What I like the most is that the 2 antennas together are MUCH better than the other UMPC that I had -- I can go much, much further from my wi-fi routers than I used to -- and still have great reception. This is one thing that I have wanted more of and the HP Slate gives it. I like that it has a nice screen, I can see well on it and the touchscreen part of it is very receptive (without being too receptive) and that is great. I like the two cameras (one on back for regular pictures and one on front for self-pictures and video conferencing). While the manual says that it doesn't exceed any heat limits, it does seem to get a bit warm to my liking. The other thing that I hope for is a spare battery as I use this for my job and that way I can just keep on going (the battery use for me seems to go about 4 hours). However overall I really love this and think it is awesome and am glad I made this purchase.

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9/10

Info & Contact

About HP

The Hewlett-Packard Company, better known simply as HP, is a prodigious producer of a wide range of electronic products. Its contribution to cell phones has been exclusively smartphone devices running a Windows OS.

HP is based in Palto Alto, California and is one of the oldest American electronics companies, having been formed in 1939 by William Hewlett and David Packard. HP has a deep, rich history of innovation and invention.

HP’s line of iPAQ cell phones are powerful, weighty devices with large screens and significant processing speeds. These are not typical phones for the occasional call. These are business and productivity tools that, while they make up only a small segment of the wireless market, do have a loyal following, due in part to their use of the Windows platform.

While there is much to be said for HP’s line of cell phone products, they appear to remain conservatively involved, at least when compared to the likes of LG Electronics, Sony, and other companies who, like HP, make many different products.

Should HP decide to put its other foot in the wireless water, it could become a stronger competitor to the likes of Blackberry and Apple. Until then, they continue to develop and enhance their iPAQ line of smart phones.


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