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HP Slate 8 Pro
HP Slate 8 Pro
HP Slate 8 Pro
HP Slate 8 Pro
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8.7/10
Informr score
The HP Slate 8 Pro currently has an Informr score of 8.7 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

  • Fast and smooth performance
  • Sharp and vivid display
  • Excellent battery life

What's bad

  • Poor quality front camera
  • Issues with touch sensitivity

The HP Slate 8 Pro treads directly on iPad Mini territory with its 8-inch 4:3 aspect ratio display. When compared with the original iPad Mini, the Slate 8 Pro's IPS screen holds up rather well. It has a resolution of 1600x1200 pixels, which results in a pixel density of around 250ppi. Reviewers found the display offered sharp details and vivid and brilliant colors, which led to an excellent multimedia experience. When typing on the display, however, critics ran into trouble. Android Police noticed that rapid typing caused "phantom taps" in the middle of the screen and led to SwiftKey ignoring about half of the keystrokes.

Running the show is a 1.8GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. Synthetic benchmark tests placed performance above the Google Nexus 7 and on par with the Microsoft Surface 2. During hands-on testing, experts were generally happy with the tablet's performance as there was no lag during everyday use or when playing demanding 3D games. The quad-core processor and HD display demand a lot of power, which is why HP invested in a large 5,680mAh battery. After several different battery tests, critics found that the device lasted around 9 hours of moderate usage. It comes equipped with 16GB of internal storage and a microSD slot.

The tablet sports two cameras: a rear 8MP and a front 2.1MP. The rear camera was described as "decent" in good lighting, though it was found to struggle under low light conditions especially since there is no flash. Reviewers also complained about the poor quality of the front camera, stating that it produced pixelated movies and snapshots despite its HD resolution.

Despite a couple issues, experts were still impressed with the HP Slate 8 Pro. Notebook Check states, "The HP Slate 8 Pro is not only an extremely fast tablet…it also proves to offer a smooth experience during actual usage."


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
8"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Notebookcheck

The HP Slate 8 Pro is not only an extremely fast tablet, capable of handling both multimedia tasks and demanding 3D games with ease due to its powerful Nvidia Tegra 4 quad-core SoC, it also proves to offer a smooth experience during actual usage, with no lags or unnecessary loading times - even righ...

- Manuel Masiero, Notebookcheck
Android Police

I want to love this tablet for several reasons, but for each positive quality it possesses, there's an equally as destructive flaw. The size is nigh perfect, and the 4:3 aspect ration, while initially different, is pretty fantastic. The display is probably the best I've seen on an HP tablet (which,...

- Cameron Summerson, Android Police


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Screen Size
8"

The HP Slate 8 Pro's screen size is 8 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1.8 GHz

There is a Nvidia Tegra 4 A15 Quad core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 8+ MP camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16 GB

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

Battery
5680mAh

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 5680 mAh battery. HP's performance ratings are 10 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Slate 8 Pro Specs

Overview
Release Date November 21, 2013
Regions Available USA, United Kingdom
Operating System No

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Processor Nvidia Tegra 4 A15 Quad core 1.8 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
RAM 1 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Cellular
Networks
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
No
Dual SIM No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
2+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 250 pixels
Size 8 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, 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 5680 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to 11 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 10 hours
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 22.1 x 14.2 x 1.0 cm (8.7 x 5.6 x 0.4 in)
Weight 451 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Stereo
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
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