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HP Slate 10 HD
HP Slate 10 HD
HP Slate 10 HD
HP Slate 10 HD

Informr score
The HP Slate 10 HD currently has an Informr score of 6.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Decent battery life
  • Good contrast ratio
  • Good viewing angles

What's bad

  • Poor processor performance leads to stuttering and lagging
  • Poor display resolution
  • Case can be bent and twisted

As the name suggests, the HP Slate 10 HD offers a 10-inch 1280x800 pixel display. The combination of poor resolution and large screen leads to noticeable text and image pixelization as experts soon found out. Although the resolution of the tablet cannot compare to higher end competitors like the Google Nexus 10 or Asus MeMo Pad 10 FHD, critics believe that it more than makes up for it with its excellent viewing angles, even luminosity and contrast ratio. They did notice issues with color balance, especially among the red and grey tones; though they go on to say that the slight discolorations are barely visible.

Encasing the display is a polycarbonate chassis and non-removable back cover. Despite its relatively heavy weight of 630 grams, testers found the tablet easy to hold due to its textured back, rounded corners and gently curved edges. The case quality, however, is a different story. Notebook check discovered that they could easily twist and bend the case although they add that, "the tablet seems by no means fragile…"

Behind the display is a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of ram and up to 32GB of internal memory. In synthetic benchmark tests, the Slate 10 HD ranges in the middle of the pack for 10-inch tablets. For regular day-to-day performance, reviewers found the device to be fairly slow. PC Pro noticed significant delays when attempting to browse the web and even when utilizing the onscreen keyboard. When using more processor intensive apps like Asphalt 8, critics were bogged down by frequent stutters even on the lowest detail setting. On the upside, experts were happy with the battery life, which lasted around 12 hours.

For the most part, experts were unimpressed with the HP Slate 10 HD. Laptop Mag states, "it's not the best bargain tablet." PC Pro adds, "…It's simply too slow and frustrating in use for us to recommend."

Operating system
Operating system
1.2 GHz
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
5+ MP
5+ MP
7000 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

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The HP Slate 10 HD isn’t a tablet I would buy for myself, but then again I’m somewhat of a power tablet user. It is, however, a tablet I would buy for a child or an older parent who isn’t technically savvy and just wants a device that could get them on the web and allow them to sen...

- Michael Grothaus, Know Your Mobile
PC Pro
PC Pro

Low-cost 3G isn't enough to rescue this Android tablet from its horribly slow and sluggish performance.

- Bobby MacPherson, PC Pro

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Screen Size

The HP Slate 10 HD's screen size is 10 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.2 GHz

There is a Marvell SOC PXA986 Dual core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 5+ MP camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 7000 mAh battery. HP's performance ratings are 8 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Slate 10 HD Specs

Release Date November 22, 2013
Regions Available USA, United Kingdom
Operating System No

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Processor Marvell SOC PXA986 Dual core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
2+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 151 pixels
Size 10 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 7000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to 10 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 8 hours
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Red, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 25.9 x 17.8 x 1.0 cm (10.2 x 7 x 0.4 in)
Weight 127 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Graphics: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Screen Orientation Lock: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
Audio Formats: MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV, M4A
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Custom Ringtones: Yes
Vibration Alert: Yes
Viewable document types: DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps: -
Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Maps, Voice Memos / Recorder

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