About HP

The Hewlett-Packard Company, better known simply as HP, is a prodigious producer of a wide range of electronic products. Its contribution to cell phones has been exclusively smartphone devices running a Windows OS.

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HP is based in Palto Alto, California and is one of the oldest American electronics companies, having been formed in 1939 by William Hewlett and David Packard. HP has a deep, rich history of innovation and invention.

HP’s line of iPAQ cell phones are powerful, weighty devices with large screens and significant processing speeds. These are not typical phones for the occasional call. These are business and productivity tools that, while they make up only a small segment of the wireless market, do have a loyal following, due in part to their use of the Windows platform.

While there is much to be said for HP’s line of cell phone products, they appear to remain conservatively involved, at least when compared to the likes of LG Electronics, Sony, and other companies who, like HP, make many different products.

Should HP decide to put its other foot in the wireless water, it could become a stronger competitor to the likes of Blackberry and Apple. Until then, they continue to develop and enhance their iPAQ line of smart phones.



Reviews (6.9/10 Avg. rating)


Mobile Syrup

A super phablet that’s stuck with a faltering OS

HP Elite X3

from Mobile Syrup
The Elite X3 might go down as a top-class device that barely made a ripple because it was too expensive to appeal to the average consumer and too constrained by the limitations of Windows 10 Mobile and Continuum to be widely adopted by the corporate sector. That would be a shame because I’d have no hesitation in recommending HP’s Elite X3 if it ran on a popular OS... Full review
Tech Advisor

The best of Windows means business, but at a cost

HP Elite X3

from Tech Advisor
The HP Elite x3 is an excellent smartphone, melding high-end specs with a solid design and good user experience. The Windows app store is still underrated, and the battery lasts for ages. However at £699 without the lapdock, this is not a cheap device... Full review
PC Magazine

An unusual business-focused phone

HP Elite X3

from PC Magazine
The HP Elite x3 looks like a great solution for enterprises that want to consolidate their hardware layouts, are willing to buy into the full Microsoft stack (Office 365, Skype for Business, SharePoint, domains) and don't allow BYOD. If employees want to play Pokémon Go, they can do it on their own phones... Full review
PCWorld

This could be the last great Windows phone

HP Elite X3

from PCWorld
Windows phones are now the wild-eyed prophets of productivity, preaching Microsoft’s “cloud first, mobile first” gospel to a largely uncaring world. If a review must end with a buy recommendation, for an individual, my answer is a regretful no... Full review
The Inquirer

Great apps and digitisation tech make for an excellent productivity tool

HP Pro Slate 12

from The Inquirer
The HP Pro Slate 12 is a worthy productivity tool for most businesses, with great apps and reliable digitisation tech, even if the Duet Pen can't quite handle the ruled lines of certain design work and it's running a slightly outdated processor and operating system.Nonetheless, there's much more to this device than the latest innovation in note-writing and minute-taking. It's a powerful, versatile and reasonably priced tablet for its screen size. Just make sure it stays out of the sun... Full review
Notebookcheck

Business tablet with an innovative digitizer and security features

HP Pro Slate 8

from Notebookcheck

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

Notebookcheck

Full version of Windows on a smaller device

HP Stream 7

from Notebookcheck

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

Laptop Magazine

A productivity-focused powerhouse tablet

HP ElitePad 1000

from Laptop Magazine
The HP ElitePad 1000 gives professionals looking for a Windows 8 tablet an IT-friendly solution with a sharp 8-MP camera. But the competing Lenovo ThinkPad 10 provides a better optional keyboard and longer battery life for less money. If you have more money to spend, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 offers faster performance and a sharper display. Overall, the ElitePad 1000 is a solid contender but falls short of the competition... Full review
Digital Trends

Morphs into anything with the right case, for the wrong price

HP ElitePad 1000

from Digital Trends

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

TabletPCReview

Solid specs, accessories allow for flexibility

HP ElitePad 1000

from TabletPCReview

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

Love it but its destroyed by KitKat

HP Slate 7 Extreme

The tablet is awesome but since KitKat. The tablet stops responding and it algs at times. Overheats
The tablet is awesome but since KitKat. The tablet stops responding and it algs at times. Overheats Less

So far so good..... only have had it about two weeks

HP Omni 10

I compared this dell venue 8, Asus transformer, Samsung galaxy tab 3, Samsung galaxy note 8 and HP netbook with touchscreen. I am keeping the Omni 10because it is a great little machine. I can use the micro USB to USB female adapter and attach my external hard drive. I can listen to my music that... More
I compared this dell venue 8, Asus transformer, Samsung galaxy tab 3, Samsung galaxy note 8 and HP netbook with touchscreen. I am keeping the Omni 10because it is a great little machine. I can use the micro USB to USB female adapter and attach my external hard drive. I can listen to my music that was burned using media creator from roxy and work on any of my old word docs because it came with office 2013 I only wish that it had the reading mode of the note 8 which I love on the note because I can reduce the glare of the web and kindle app. You can use external sd card and store both kindle and adobe reader on the external card or hard drive so you dont need a huge internal hard drive. This does what it is supposed to do it gives me a mobile pc desktop! I like it much better than the surface; yes I tried it too. I did not like the power connector on the surface. The four little connectors are just way too plasticky and fragile. This is a much better alternative and a better value at the same price ($ 349 at office depot holiday sale). This is a solid build. I only wish that Microsoft had not gone the way of google requiring a windows account to install apps but Apple started this craziness with iTunes and everyone followed. I miss the old days when my relationship was between me and my pc typing away in my office. Now I always feel big brother overlooking my shoulder whether its Microsoft, Google, Apple, HP, Samsung, its kind of stalkerish. Less

Great for the price.

HP Slate 7

I bought this tablet,not thinking too much about it based on previous experience with Coby Kyros and Craig Midi. The HP pleasantly surprised me. It does work quiet well for me,browsing via wi fi is actually quite reasonable,camera is good , and not much to complain about. I've used an I pad as well,... More
I bought this tablet,not thinking too much about it based on previous experience with Coby Kyros and Craig Midi. The HP pleasantly surprised me. It does work quiet well for me,browsing via wi fi is actually quite reasonable,camera is good , and not much to complain about. I've used an I pad as well,and found this one a bit more user friendly than the I pad. Less

Incredible upgrade from my last UMPC

HP Slate 500

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... 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

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