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Very good alternative tablets would be Sony's Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact or Apple's iPad Mini 3, sometimes for half the price. HP's Pro Slate 8 is actually only worthwhile for users who need security features or a docking port. However, the corresponding docking station is also quite expensive. Too bad that digitizing handwritten notes does not function more reliably and is not explained enough. It would have likely been an important criterion for some buyers otherwise. We deduct a point from the rating for that.
Buyers who have the wherewithal will get a tablet with a good casing, de... Full review
Users in the market for a Windows tablet with outstanding battery life but with a modest budget should take a look at the HP Stream 7. If other qualities matter as well, the decision might be more difficult: the camera modules, for example, are mediocre at best and although the display is bright, the color accuracy leaves to be desired. The grainy panel is prone to finger prints as well and simply doesn't look very upscale.
While the HP Stream 7 is about as fast as the competition, we did encounter occasional stutters and lag. We appreciate the low power consumption and the well-... Full review
Like its previous iteration, the ElitePad 1000 is a well-built tablet that’s also one of the most versatile mobile devices available. And with updated internals, it’s also better equipped to take on more than just basic productivity.
But its price is hard to justify, especially when you start factoring in accessories. The tablet itself can be found online for about $700 if you shop around. But add $200 for the keyboard-packing Productivity jacket, and you’re up to $900. For $30 more than that, you could get a much more powerful Surface Pro 3 with a Core i3 proce... Full review
It seems to us that the HP ElitePad 1000 G2 is trying to be all things to all people. That’s somewhat understandable because business-oriented tablets get used for personal tasks, too, but it means the company has set an almost impossible goal for itself. But that’s at least qualified by the fact that this device is doing it smarter than most would.
It offers what is a relatively slim and durable base unit for a Windows 8 tablet, at the expense of flexibility; but then offers the flexibility as a series of add-ons, some of which provide very significant benefits inclu... Full review