HP Pro Slate 12


Operating System Android 4.4 (Kit Kat)
Dimension (in) 8.7 x .31 x 11.8
Weight (lb) 1.87
Screen (in) 12.3
Resolution (px) 1200 x 1600
Touchscreen IPS LCD Capacitive

Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi/GSM/HSPA connectivity; Nano-SIM; Duet Pen; Front- and rear-cameras; microUSB; microSD; NFC; Accelerometer; Gyroscope                          

Battery Life 10 hrs

Pricefrom $569.99

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Hewlett Packard’s taken the wrapping off two new Android tablets, the Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12, both of which are primarily aimed at the business world. However, they’re both powerful enough to be of interest to hardcore tablet users, particularly if you’re looking for one with good stylus support.

The crazy thing is the sheer size of the Pro Slate 12, which offers a huge 12.3-inch display. Alas, that screen is a 1600x1200 number, so while it's close to HD, it's still a disappointment compared to comparably-sized tablets out there.

HP managed to keep this folder-sized tablet under 8mm thick. Laid out on a desk next to an iPhone 6, you have to get dead on eye-level with them to really see the 0.8mm difference. One big trade-off here is the edges of the screen can distort with just slight pressure. It's similar to how I felt when I briefly toted around the iPad Air 2 — the convenience of its thinness was overshadowed by my constant worry that I would damage the screen, or worse.

HP has also included a new pen with both devices, dubbed the Duet Pen. The pen allows you to write on any surface, whether that’s paper or any other flat surface, and your writing will appear instantly on the tablet.

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