HP Slate 7 The HP Slate 7 shapes up pretty well with its spec. It boasts an ARM Dual Core Cortex-A9 1.6 GHz processor, 1GB RAM and comes with 8GB of internal storage. Importantly the Slate 7 comes with a microSD slot which can expand the memory by up to 32GB, so this makes up for the slightly small storage spec.While there is a bit of a big gap between where the screen finishes and the edge of the tablet, the overall design of the Slate 7 is pretty good. It sports a nice stainless steel frame, and the device we saw had a metallic grey looking finish to the back (it’s also available in red), the result is an aesthetically impressive tablet. It weighs a pretty reasonable 370g and measures in at 197.1 x 116.1 x 10.7 mm.
The 7-inch screen (which as mentioned above, doesn’t come anywhere close to the edge of the tablet) isn't going to dazzle you at all. But that’s not what you expect from a cheap entry-level device. It has a screen res of 600 x 1024 pixels, and a pixel density of 170ppi, this lags someway behind its two main rivals the Nexus 4 and Kindle Fire HD, which both have a pixel densities of 216ppi. It didn’t look that bad in real life though, to be fair to the Slate 7. Price;$169.00
VS Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has zippier navigation than its 7-inch counterpart, a beautiful high-definition screen, incredibly fast 4G LTE speeds, seamless streaming performance, and access to one of the best media eco systems available. The new Fire HD interface feels better suited on the 8.9-inch screen.
But, Web performance is lacking compared with that of other tablets. Its physical design is fairly plain with buttons that are too flush with its chassis. The curated Appstore means many games and non-entertainment quality apps are not available. There's a $15 opt-out for ads.
In video playback test, which uses the default video player (the Personal Videos app) to continuously play video at full brightness with Wi-Fi enabled, the Kindle Fire HD lasted for 7 hours and 42 minutes. It's a pretty respectable result, although short of the 11 hours that Amazon claims. The bottom line: If you're looking for a pure media consumption experience, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 delivers better than any tablet before it. People looking for something more utilitarian, however, will want to look elsewhere.
Display type8.9 in- Yes
ProcessorOMAP4470 1.5 GHz
Wireless connectivityIEEE 802.11nIEEE 802.11bIEEE 802.11aIEEE 802.11g
Dimensions (WxDxH)6.4 in x 0.35 in x 9.4 in
Weight20 oz Price;$299.00 VS Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ The Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ starts at only $269, has a sharp screen, good performance, and a microSD slot. It's also lightweight, comfortable, and implements magazines and catalogs better than any other tablet.
But, The Nook store still lacks some popular TV shows and movies, there's no native music feature, and apps support pales in comparison to the competition. Screen quality is susceptible to fingerprints. Battery life: Battery life isn't quite as good as B&N makes out. The high screen brightness immediately puts the Nook HD at a disadvantage compared to dimmer tablets, and it lasted 5 hours and 25 minutes playing video continuously at maximum brightness with Wi-Fi turned on. If you drop the brightness to a more sensible level, you could get an extra couple of hours.
The bottom line: Though lacking in media options, the Nook HD+ is a low-price, quality entry point into the world of tablets. Specifications
Display type9 inTFT active matrix - Yes
ProcessorTexas Instruments 1.5 GHzOMAP4470
Wireless connectivityIEEE 802.11nIEEE 802.11bIEEE 802.11g
Dimensions (WxDxH)6.4 in x 0.45 in x 9.45 in
Weight1.13 lbs Price;$269.00 to $300.03