Was looking for the Nexus 7 or Tegra Note 7, but since neither were available in my country at the time I settled on this one (since it is in a lot of ways just a Tegra Note 7 in disguise).
Overall have been very happy with it. Its got plenty of grunt for gaming and yet to see it struggle with any task that I have given it. Overall I find it slick and very responsive compared to other tablets I looked at in the same price bracket.
Like other posters, I have found that the battery life could be better, though having said that the interface does allow you adjust the number of cores running to help extend the life of the battery. Certainly gaming/movie watching or anything CPU intensive is going to eat through a battery but for general web surfing, e-books, music etc battery life is okay.
The power plug is a bit sloppy, but putting it in on a slight angle gets it in nicely. I think it is a shame that this could not have been designed a bit better.
GPS seems to struggle, compared to my Samsung Ace II it is slower to pickup satellites and hang onto them. If I was looking for a dedicated navigation unit I would consider an external GPS reciever or another tablet. It would be interesting to see if other users have this problem.
Updates have been good at coming through, currently it is running 4.4.2. I did wonder if HP would be any good with the updates, but so far so good.
So it would be fair to say I am a happy customer with this and have no buyers regret what so ever with it. Just a couple of niggles (GPS, battery life, and power socket), but the last two I was aware about when I purchased it.
Bang per buck, a great tablet for the price.
PatB, 27 Jun 2014I have mounted an SD card on the device but I can't move any data from the tablet to the card.... moreYou must root your device. Or do it on your computer. Otherwise it's not possible.
Further to my previous post (two posts down) my experience has gotten worse.
Updated to KitKat, the tablet began to utilize its full power. However, it stopped charging. Returned under warranty to be told the issue isn't covered. Want me to pay 70 per cent of the tablet's cost to have it repaired.
HP is an absolute joke.
According to androidpolice.com 4.4.2 update has come out fir hp slate 7 extreme! Yipee
I have mounted an SD card on the device but I can't move any data from the tablet to the card. Can anyone tell me how this can be done?
Owned the tablet for three months, here are my pros and cons:
Light and portable.
Stylus is great for writing and creating documents.
When the hardware works it's fast and smooth.
Battery life is just acceptable. 3-4 hours watching movies.
USB port is difficult to connect to. Every time I try to connect I fear it's going to snap.
USB port is also loose. Not a tight fit at all.
The biggest disappointment is the usability of android. When waking up from lock mode it often takes several minutes to get up to speed, playing catch up with even basic requests. This also happens at random times. It also freezes from time to time.
Some CPU intensive games refuse to work after a while.
When on full power mode it refuses to charge, instead the battery drains slowly.
For a tablet with Tegra 4 it is a real disappointment due to lag, freezing, battery and connection problems. I feel that many of these would be fixed if HP bothered to update android. Instead they took the design, threw it together, forgot about it and took the money.
I would not buy this tablet again, or any HP for that matter.
Battery life is crap! 4100 mAh only gives me about three hours of full gaming. Good for performance, bad for hard core gaming.
does all game like asphalt 8,modern combat 4,fifa 14 work without any lags
http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=5883&idPhone2=5890. which has a better gaming performace....slate 7 extreme or xolo tegra note???
In a different world, this tablet would rule. It has decent specs and a killer CPU. But this is just a rebranded Tegra note.
By my exprience the reasons you should pick this tablet over the note are either if you're not using a case and hate the 'gamer' design or if you are an HP fanatic(everything's possible). Oh, and the stylus is better for writing but you can buy one with extra nibs if you're picky for 20$.
Things that are the same:
1.Build quality. The sites that reviewed it apparently either got lucky or didn't pick their review units themselves. The tablet creaks and the micro USB is flimsy. Just like TN7.
2.Screen looks and feels the same.
3.Same specs - this is after all based on Nvidia's design.
Things you lose for picking HP:
1.Bluetooth 3.0 instead of 4.
2.NO UPDATES. The TN7 already has Kitkat and seems like Nvidia are putting an effort in keeping support alive. HP? No updates whatsoever. HP made the tablet, packed, sent it and forgot about it.
If there was no TN7 this would be a no brainer. But as it stands there is absolutely no reason to pay the same money for less.
Hey guys, I am wondering if this has a problem with its micro usb port. I read that it was hard to connect the cable into the port. Has it been resolve? Any user having this issue?
most of the nvidia note 7 tablets with tegra 4 have already updated to android 4.3 and 4.4 kitkat,this tablet is still running android 4.2.HP seems slow or uninterested in updating its products.this tablet has some issues in its touchscreen. sometimes it is not responsive and freezes.with android 4.2 this tablet have not reach its full potential as a high end tablet.
rex, 23 Feb 2014What is the antutu score of this tablet been searching in google cant find one. thankshttp://h20435.www2.hp.com/t5/The-Next-Bench-Blog/Hands-On-Slate-7-Extreme/ba-p/86247#.Uwwjm-OSySo check this site for the antutu score
What is the antutu score of this tablet been searching in google cant find one. thanks
jerixo, 17 Feb 2014it is only 7990 php in sm city lipathe one in lipa is only slate 7 not "slate 7 extreme"
Anonymous, 13 Feb 2014I saw some units being sold at Festival Mall HP store. I think the units are bundled with an a... morehttp://shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Tablets/Slate/F4C58UA?HP-Slate7-Extreme&jumpid=ba_r329_hhodisplay&aoid=82493
hp philippines is over pricing products