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Slate 7We all have someone on our list who is somewhat technology obsessed.  Perhaps a teen or student wanting a device that does it all or a husband who wants the latest in technology.  We all want to be able to give them an amazing and unforgettable gift without having to overly tax our wallets.  This year, HP Canada has the perfect solution in the affordable HP Slate 7 tablet, one of HP’s latest products!

Red HP Slate 7

I was sent an HP Slate 7 tablet to review, and I was lucky enough to be sent a gorgeous red Slate 7 which is an exclusive colour no longer available in Canada.  It is, however, available in really quite stylish looking Silver.

The HP Slate 7 tablet is a sleek and lightweight 7-inch touchscreen tablet which runs the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system.  I haven’t had much experience with Android so I was curious as to how easy it would be to pick up.  I can honestly say everything about it is just intuitive and easy from setting the tablet up right down to accessing the Google Play store and installing more apps.

I love that it comes with 8 GB of internal memory but it also has a mirco SD slot for expandable memory so if I happen to somehow use the entire 8 GB I don’t need to panic and start deleting items, I can just pop in an SD card for more memory.

Red HP Slate 7

The HP Slate 7 would also make a great gift for grandparents wanting to see their grandchildren more often.  Since we got the Slate 7, Keira has been seeing a lot more of her grandparents as it is easy for me to hold as she runs around the house.  I just installed Skype from the Google store and we were ready to go.   The tablets rear and front-facing cameras make it so much easier to use for this purpose than my laptop as Keira doesn’t know how to sit still.   It has really increased quality family time with her grandparents and Aunt.  Since the HP Slate 7 is so easy to use it makes for a perfect gift for grandparents who are maybe not so tech savvy but would love to be able to connect with the rest of their family in a more “face to face” manner. 

Teens will really love the Slate 7 for being the industry’s first tablet to feature Beats Audio™ which provides the best-sounding richest audio available.  Perfect for watching video or listening to music!

Students and professionals will also love how easy printing is from the Slate 7 too.  HP has included a built-in ePrint app that allows you to email important documents and memorable photos to any ePrint-enabled HP printer.The HP Slate 7 is the perfect gift for anybody wishing for a fully-featured tablet this Holiday Season, and is an inexpensive choice that really packs a punch!  This is one gift you can be sure of that won’t be re-gifted next year!


Buy it:

The HP Slate 7 tablet is available from for CDN $149.99


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Disclosure:  I received the above mentioned product in order to facilitate this review. HP products mentioned in this post were supplied by HP Canada.   All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.



Friday 11th of April 2014

I want to get a tablet and this one is certainly affordable. I'll have to check it out when I go to buy one. Thanks for the review.


Saturday 29th of March 2014

That certainly is affordable. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for making us aware of such a good deal.

Victoria Ess

Tuesday 10th of December 2013

This is totally on my wishlist! This is such a great price too.

Elizabeth Matthiesen

Tuesday 3rd of December 2013

I like the look of the HP Slate 7 tablet and even more I like the price :-)

Sherri Lewis

Tuesday 3rd of December 2013

That one is definitely a lot more affordable than a lot of them. I would love to have a tablet but no idea how to go about choosing which one would be best