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HP Slate 500 review

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Screen Size
3+ MP

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Screen Size

The HP Slate 500's screen size is 8.9 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a MediaTek Atom Processor Z540 processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

3+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 3+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, SD, SDXC expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 30 WHr battery. HP's performance ratings are 5 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Slate 500 Specs

Release date December 1, 2010
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor MediaTek Atom Processor Z540
Internal Storage 64 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Carrying case, Stylus
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 30 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 5 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Colors Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 1.5 x 23.4 x 15.0 cm (0.6 x 9.2 x 5.9 in)
Weight 680 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors Unknown
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 8.9 inches
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive Touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
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 Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info SD, SDXC
PC Synchronization No
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Main Camera
3+ megapixels
Dual lens
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
H.264 / AVC, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
VGA (640 x 480)
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AMR, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats H.264 / AVC, AVI
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert No
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm No
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types BMP, GIF, JPG
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable, Pre-installed
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps HP Slate Camera, EVERNOTE, HP Support Assistant, Adobe Reader, Adobe PDF
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Incredible upgrade from my last UMPC

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 h...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. Less