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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
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
5+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...

Know Your Mobile

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

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+ megapixel 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
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
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
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual
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 (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Unknown
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
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
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Main Camera
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
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
2+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV, M4A
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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