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HP / Hewlett Packard64GB Slate 500 Tablet PC
 
4.4

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (10)
  • Quality display (9)
  • Quiet (8)
  • Fast (6)
  • Long battery life (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Web browsing (13)
    • Business use (8)
    • Video (7)
    • Word processing (7)
    • Music (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (8), Personal (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (10), Multimedia professional (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Tablet That's All Business

    I like droid and ipad for casual use and only for special business situation but as a business we really require use of full scale applications like MS Office suite and our CRM client that...Read complete review

    I like droid and ipad for casual use and only for special business situation but as a business we really require use of full scale applications like MS Office suite and our CRM client that only runs on Windows so the Slate by default becomes the only game in town. It is not as refined for tablet use as ipad 2, but otherwise it is a good mobile device for those who need something more. The only two things I have seen that are not so great is the Atom processor (sluggish) and the touch screen seems to get sensory overload if tapped too much (freezes). It takes a little time to get used to its quirks. I hope HP keeps it in development.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Has the right features but ...

    It is a perfect device for checking email, news and the stock market. This could be done with an Android Tablet or an Ipad. However, I plan to take this relatively light weight...Read complete review

    It is a perfect device for checking email, news and the stock market. This could be done with an Android Tablet or an Ipad. However, I plan to take this relatively light weight computer with me when I travel instead of a Windows notebook PC. Here, it will be used to put finishing touches on and presenting lectures given with a digital projector. Also, since it is a Windows 7 computer, I can run virtually all of my scientific software and log in to my office computor with the built in Remote office connection. Furthermore, I can use the pen to replace blackboard class lectures with projections of notes written (as I lecture) using, say one note.
    So why the 3 stars and the ...?
    Within 3 days of my receipt of the slate it lost the ability to recognize touch, the pen and the wireless. Fortunately, I have a self powered USB DVD RW player,a USB mouse and a keyboard. With these attachements I was able to set it to boot from the DVD player using the included Windows 7 disk. On boot up the computer went into recovery mode and after about 20 minutes it was fixed.
    My recommendation is: don't buy it unless you have the ability to turn it into a desktop (with a really small display) and to boot from a DVD Rom. Otherwise, I would say that it deserves at least 4 stars.
    I don't find the computer to be fast. However, I also don't find it to be terribly slow (as some of the reviews indicate). So far, when the touch and pen work, they interact perfectly. The touch gestures work as they do on my wife's ipod touch 4. The fact that it has pen input was the main reason that I bought it. I liked the handwriting recognition on my Thinkpad X41 Tablet. This slate works at least as well (and is more responsive than the X41).

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    5.0

    Great tablet!

    By Grinder

    from Winnipeg MB CANADA

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Display
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business Use
      • Music
      • Video
      • Web Browsing
      • Word Processing

      Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard 64GB Slate 500 Tablet PC:

      I bought this for screenwritinng and it works perfect. I've installed Final Draft scriptwriting software, and several outlining applications and haven't had a problem. I've installed Office 2010 and it works great as well. I LOVE its size, great portability (I used to lug around a 17" laptop). I've installed a Candyboard wireless mini keyboard and it works great too. The digitizer and onscreen keyboard works great, no lag time, very quick. The stand is awesome for screenwriting. I highly recommend this product!

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      Amazing tablet!!!

      By cnikem

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Keyboard
      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Long Battery Life
      • Powerful
      • Quality Display
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • Music
        • Video
        • Web Browsing
        • Word Processing

        Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard 64GB Slate 500 Tablet PC:

        This is an amazing tablet/PC. You can do everything you can do on a pc but with the mobility you need on the go. It comes with Windows 7 Professional which it makes it perfect for home and business use. You just need a Bluetooth keyboard and you're all set. Light weight, battery last a long time. In conclusion I HIGHLY recommend it! Better than any tablet out with Android or Mac OS. Forget about the applications think about productivity.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        All business, not a toy !

        By Bogart

        from Maryland

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard 64GB Slate 500 Tablet PC:

              Our company uses these Slates to connect ( vpn ) into our offices, anything you can run on your desktop computer will run on these great machines !

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Great Product! Good Price!

              By cocoslover

              from LAS CRUCES, NM

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quality Display

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Music

                Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard 64GB Slate 500 Tablet PC:

                Great Product! Good Price!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Hi-Quality Tablet with Peppy Performance

                By Steve

                from Costa Mesa, CA

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Lightweight
                • Long Battery Life
                • Quality Display
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Video
                  • Web Browsing
                  • Word Processing

                  Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard 64GB Slate 500 Tablet PC:

                  This is a high-quality tablet that offers good performance. The video plays well and the touchscreen is responsive. I haven't yet 'tweaked' the tablet for optimum performance, so I can't wait to see how much faster it will be! B&H Photo sent the product quickly and it was well-packed. I'm very happy with my new HP tablet!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  that is realy good

                  By li

                  from worcester,MA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Keyboard
                  • Fast
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Battery Life
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Graphics
                    • Music
                    • Video
                    • Web Browsing

                    Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard 64GB Slate 500 Tablet PC:

                    It has 64GB and Win7 system, I can use it anywhere to replace my laptop, it is realy good.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Better than expacted!!!

                    By Comfixer

                    from Anaheim, CA

                    About Me Multimedia Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Quality Display
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Business Use
                      • Web Browsing
                      • Word Processing

                      Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard 64GB Slate 500 Tablet PC:

                      Overall it's a good tablet. Full Windows7 OS and App base. One minor isusse is touch screen. It is not like iPad, better to use stylus instead of finger.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      4.0

                      This thing is adorable.

                      By CT

                      from CA

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Usb sd card hdmi out

                      Cons

                      • Poor downloaded video pla
                      • Short Battery Life

                      Best Uses

                      • Business Use
                      • Overall productivitytool
                      • Web Browsing
                      • Word Processing

                      Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard 64GB Slate 500 Tablet PC:

                      This is the perfect do-it-all device that I can carry with me all the time. It IS windows, after all. I can attach a usb or bluetooth keyboard, a usb monitor (or two), a dvd drive, an external drive, etc to get anything I need done. It handles almost everything I throw at it. The only slight disappointment I had is that it does a pretty poor job of playing downloaded itunes, vudu, ultraviolet and amazon unbox videos (for when I know I will not have access to fast, free internet). It streams video well (when I do have access to fast internet) and it plays excellent video from dvd, but I was hoping it would play my extensive itunes video library (since I can't play it on any of my android devices). I guess for that one item, I will stick to ipad, but for everything else I need, this little beauty is perfect on the go.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      "Great Buy"

                      By Mrs. S

                      from Akron, Ohio

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Keyboard
                      • Fast
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long Battery Life
                      • Powerful
                      • Quality Display
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Business Use
                        • Web Browsing
                        • Word Processing

                        Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard 64GB Slate 500 Tablet PC:

                        I needed to buy a portable device for work that I could also take home. My biggest problem was that I needed something that had internet explorer and this was hard to find. This took me about four months to do this but I found the HP slate and it works great with all that I needed in a tablet. Very pleased with it so far.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        3.0

                        Has the right features but ...

                        By The Mathematician

                        from San Diego, CA

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Pen Input
                        • Quality Display
                        • Windows 7 Professional

                        Cons

                        • Can become unresponsive

                        Best Uses

                        • Business Use
                        • Handwritten presentations
                        • Web Browsing

                        Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard 64GB Slate 500 Tablet PC:

                        It is a perfect device for checking email, news and the stock market. This could be done with an Android Tablet or an Ipad. However, I plan to take this relatively light weight computer with me when I travel instead of a Windows notebook PC. Here, it will be used to put finishing touches on and presenting lectures given with a digital projector. Also, since it is a Windows 7 computer, I can run virtually all of my scientific software and log in to my office computor with the built in Remote office connection. Furthermore, I can use the pen to replace blackboard class lectures with projections of notes written (as I lecture) using, say one note.
                        So why the 3 stars and the ...?
                        Within 3 days of my receipt of the slate it lost the ability to recognize touch, the pen and the wireless. Fortunately, I have a self powered USB DVD RW player,a USB mouse and a keyboard. With these attachements I was able to set it to boot from the DVD player using the included Windows 7 disk. On boot up the computer went into recovery mode and after about 20 minutes it was fixed.
                        My recommendation is: don't buy it unless you have the ability to turn it into a desktop (with a really small display) and to boot from a DVD Rom. Otherwise, I would say that it deserves at least 4 stars.
                        I don't find the computer to be fast. However, I also don't find it to be terribly slow (as some of the reviews indicate). So far, when the touch and pen work, they interact perfectly. The touch gestures work as they do on my wife's ipod touch 4. The fact that it has pen input was the main reason that I bought it. I liked the handwriting recognition on my Thinkpad X41 Tablet. This slate works at least as well (and is more responsive than the X41).

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Good Slate - Needs Windows 8

                        By 1STAGE

                        from Woodland Hills, CA

                        About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Long Battery Life
                        • Quality Display
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                        • Needs Windows 8
                        • Poorly Designed Keyboard
                        • Slow

                        Best Uses

                        • Music
                        • Video
                        • Web Browsing

                        Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard 64GB Slate 500 Tablet PC:

                        Use the product as a sound effect cue computer (replaces our CD player) for theater.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        (0 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        I have to study it to make it work.

                        By Margarethe

                        from Miami, Fl

                        About Me Technically Challenged

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Long Battery Life
                        • Quality Display
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                        • Poorly Designed Keyboard
                        • Too Hot

                        Best Uses

                        • Business Use
                        • Video
                        • Web Browsing
                        • Word Processing

                        Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard 64GB Slate 500 Tablet PC:

                        I use it when on the road, connecting with my office PC which is great.
                        Not that great the fact that I haven't been able to access my PC because I don't know how to do it or because it doesn't do it. If I don't solve that problem, it will be very expensive for what it does.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        overall pretty good machine

                        By dr dani

                        from Warner Robins, Georgia

                        About Me Not bad better than many

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast
                        • Lightweight
                        • Powerful
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                        • Freezes Up
                        • Short Battery Life
                        • Too Hot

                        Best Uses

                        • Business Use
                        • Music
                        • Video
                        • Web Browsing

                        Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard 64GB Slate 500 Tablet PC:

                        Work and personal. Some minor glitches, i.e., screen lock won't go off without turning the machine off completely. Forums are hard to find. Screen scratched using the stylus provided with it, and folio case is good but blocks the camera unless you hold it securely in place or take it out of the case altogether. Also, the docking station has outlets for USB and others such as HDMI, but how you download from USB to USB on the computer is something I am still trying to figure out.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Business Minded

                        By Doaji

                        from Maryland

                        About Me Business Professional, Student, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • App Availablity
                        • Easy To Customize
                        • Operating System
                        • Web Browsing
                        • WiFi

                        Cons

                        • Battery Life
                        • Screen

                        Best Uses

                        • Email
                        • Out-of-office Productivity
                        • Social Networking
                        • Web Browsing

                        Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard 64GB Slate 500 Tablet PC:

                        Its exactly what i needed to taking my programming jobs mobile

                        • Tablet Size:
                        • Just Right
                        • Usability:
                        • Simple Enough

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                        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        A Tablet That's All Business

                        By GS Microchip

                        from Raleigh, NC

                        About Me Business Professional, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Battery Life
                        • Operating System

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Email
                          • Out-of-office Productivity
                          • Web Browsing

                          Comments about HP / Hewlett Packard 64GB Slate 500 Tablet PC:

                          I like droid and ipad for casual use and only for special business situation but as a business we really require use of full scale applications like MS Office suite and our CRM client that only runs on Windows so the Slate by default becomes the only game in town. It is not as refined for tablet use as ipad 2, but otherwise it is a good mobile device for those who need something more. The only two things I have seen that are not so great is the Atom processor (sluggish) and the touch screen seems to get sensory overload if tapped too much (freezes). It takes a little time to get used to its quirks. I hope HP keeps it in development.

                          • Tablet Size:
                          • Just Right
                          • Tablet Construction:
                          • Feels Sturdy

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