HP Pro Slate 8 Review

The HP Pro Slate 8 is an excellent Android mini tablet. Although its stylus related features are not quite ok to justify its worth premium over the very good Apple iPad Mini 2, it’s still a wonderful selection.

The additional budget to permit HP to take some luster on the HP Pro Slate 8 aesthetics. Each inch of the HP Pro Slate 8 screams high quality design it’s ringed by metal and finished with a smooth, shiny bezel and the display screen is sandwiched between 2 long speaker grills.

There’s an intelligent HP logo on the bottom and 2 cameras on top. It is a better looking machine than the Leaning Dell, and it probably has extra character than the ubiquitous, white edged Apple iPad. We found all interesting, and we are pleased that we are able to now make a review of the smaller 8-inch version of the tablet.

HP Pro Slate 8: Design

HP Pro Slate 8

HP has in its line Windows tablets and hybrids developed a clear and recognizable style, however a style that has stolen it from HTC. These HP Pro Slate 8 is strikingly much like a bigger version of the HTC M8 phone. However since that HTC product is awfully good here however we will not complain too a lot about it.
For the housing HP has opted for a combination of metal, glass and plastic. It’s not very tough to guess what is true; glass on the front and back and a plastic on the metallic edge, together with a not so very original champfered edge, which connects the front and the back to 1 another. The result’s a beautiful and sturdy touch tablet that appears quite chic. HP has chosen grey in colour, though the grey space 1st association to us emerged.

HP Pro Slate 8: Display

HP Pro Slate 8

The HP Pro Slate 8 has a 7.86 in screen slate with a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536. This is identical as the Apple iPad Mini, and it’s converted into a density worth of 328 ppi. Photos on the display screen are sharp, hardly seen with pixelation additionally put to the test.

Overall quality can be high. The slate measured brightness of 328 is superb, & it means there is sufficient punch behind the plate simple to make visible in bright daylight. The black level of 0.25 nits is also nice, delivers dark tones which are deep and inky appropriately. The arise contrast ratio of 1,312: 1 is excellent, and the impact on the whole display: There are plenty of punch and vibrancy to light colours, and shows a great amount of difference, subtle changes in tone.

HP Pro Slate 8: Stylus

HP Pro Slate 8

The stylus has basic pressure sensitivity to be used in Corel Mobile Painter so you must, in theory, be capable to create sophisticated drawings with lines of various thickness and boldness depending on how hard you press down. In observe, the accuracy and reliability of this feature left a lot to be desired. It typically misread how a lot pressure we were making use of with the stylus, leading to missed lines or strokes that were darker and thicker, or lighter and narrower, than we supposed. It is ok for rough sketches, but little else.

HP Pro Slate 8: Software

HP Pro Slate 8

I do not wish to give the impression that I lack confidence in HP, however it’s not an organization with a ton of expertise creating Android software program. That is why it is a good factor it did not attempt to make any substantial modifications to the operating system. The HP Pro Slate 8 comes with Android 5.0.2, which is an replace from the model of 4.4.4 it was introduced with.

HP Pro Slate 8: Performance

HP Pro Slate 8

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor has already proven itself previously year as good processor. Together with the 2 GB of RAM memory as a user you get basically no restrictions against it, unless you intentionally goes in search. Natuurijk This is the least that you would anticipate from a tablet at this price, however it really makes HP is obviously no longer a very good thing.

HP Pro Slate 8: Camera

HP Pro Slate 8

The cameras in this HP Pro Slate 8 are nothing special, and even were a bit discouraging. Now the expectations of cameras in a tablet already not too high and this HP Pro Slate 8 will do nothing to change this. Each camer are, quick focusing and useful, however in the end the results are nothing to write about.

HP Pro Slate 8: Battery

HP Pro Slate 8

The HP Pro Slate 8 lasted a strong 9 hours and 49 minutes on the battery test, which require continuous surfing over Wi-Fi. That is a hour longer than the category average (8:49) and comfortably ahead of the Apple iPad mini 3 (9:10) and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (7:56). However, the Dell Venue 8 7000(9:47) lasted a similar & the low cost Lenovo Tab 2 A8-50 go through for a full 11:32.

HP Pro Slate 8: Specification

  • OS: Android 4.4
  • Body: 207 x 137 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 350 g
  • Display: 1536 x 2048 pixels , 7.86 inches
  • Memory: 16/32 GB internal, 32 GB expandable, 2 GB RAM
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • Camera: 8 MP, 2 MP secondary
  • Battery: –

HP Pro Slate 8: Verdict

HP Pro Slate 8

The long enduring HP Pro Slate 8 comes with a pen for beaming notes from regular paper to the tablet, however it is outperformed by cheaper Android competitors.

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