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David Berlind
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2/26/2013 | 9:29:32 PM
re: HP Slate Android Tablet: Pros And Cons
PCBackup.... Do you really think Eric sold the HP Slate short? As best as I can tell, he tried to find the good in the tablet. I guess one question, given Eric's assessment, is whether or not someone would spend an extra $30 for an Amazon Kindle Fire HD or is $169 just the right price for a tablet that makes some compromises in the name of entry level?
AustinIT
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2/25/2013 | 6:55:56 PM
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[scratching head]... HP constantly amazes me by the choices they make. Why would they chase the entry level ultra low margin consumer market and lead off with a device that has such poor overall appeal?

Just within the last year or so they've been back and forth on whether or not to dump the PC business (now saying they'll keep it) because margins are low. This latest product makes absoutely no sense and shows that HP is simply playing "me to" instead of innovating anything useful.
pcbackup
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2/25/2013 | 6:42:59 PM
re: HP Slate Android Tablet: Pros And Cons
You seem to have sold the HP Slate short in this review, as it is obviously not being marketed as a high-end alternative, but instead as an entry-level solution for cost-conscious buyers. The screen resolution of this device is entirely reasonable for some consumers, and there's certainly some subjective quality to your "sluggish" performance evaluation based on its use of a 1.6 GHz dual-core ARM CPU and Android Jelly-Bean.

When reviewing economically-minded products, consider evaluating usability factors rather than raw specs, as that's what will impact the typical consumer. Combining this low-cost tablet with some online and networked storage capacity, along with it's support for HP's EPrint, means it could serve the needs of a particular segment of consumers quite well, but instead you dismissed it as a non-viable option (as in dubious?).

In the end, not everybody needs a device with Olympic-level specs!
DDURBIN1
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2/25/2013 | 6:10:04 PM
re: HP Slate Android Tablet: Pros And Cons
All I can say is yawn. Another under featured and under performing tablet but I quess HP's priority was price. So they successed at their goal but with a product knowone will want to buy.


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