HP Slate 21" Full HD All-in-One Android Tablet PC for £179 using code! @ HP
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HP Slate 21" Full HD All-in-One Android Tablet PC for £179 using code! @ HP

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SuperEd
Found 26th Nov 2014
Use code BLACK6 - Nice price for this

Excellent reviews and a very good tablet.

Low-cost all-in-one access device to your Social Media , Cloud content and streaming TV. Perfect for your kitchen, bedroom, or playroom plus it’s light enough to move around.
Run your favourite Android apps including Facebook, BBC iPlayer and SpotifyNVIDIA® Tegra® 454.6 cm (21.5”) diagonal IPS Full-HD touch-enabled widescreen LED display (1920 x 1080)1 GB DDR3 Memory with 8 GB storage SD card reader

Feel completely at home with the HP Slate 21. Every time you log in, your favorite Android apps, documents, and widgets appear instantly.
When you need to check off your to-do list, our built-in productivity apps make it a snap to create documents, print, organize, and connect to all your devices.
Relax and enjoy the view.

No more jostling for the best view. With the 54.6 cm (21.5-inch) diagonal Full HD IPS display[1] and wide viewing angles, everyone has the best seat in the house for watching videos, sharing slideshows, playing games, and more.
Sometimes in life, only a face-to-face conversation will do. Thanks to the HP TrueVision HD Webcam,[2] you can always look your best. Even in low light.
Recline to type—and pinch, zoom, swipe.

Get comfortable with your touchscreen. Angle it to recline so you can type and swipe when you’re feeling laid-back. It only takes two fingers to pinch and zoom your way around your world with the greatest of ease.
Get to what you want, with just a touch. A two-point touchscreen driven by three cameras precisely follows your every move for a more interactive experience without dead zones.

£169 if you have Student Access with BLACK20
- ewwaxo

81 Comments

wow ive just paid £129 for a 10"1 asus transformer pad and I thought that was a deal

Interesting device, not sure if I can resist this one.
Thanks OP oO

android desktops are okay but it's really, really annoying the way it reads websites as mobile and, even in classic mode, it always looks a wee bit... odd! but if you fancy a ginormous tablet it's a bloody good price, especially as you don't need anti virus software (or doesn't that apply anymore?)

Looks pretty good for the price. The BLACK6 code is authorised by Quidco, will you get the 6% cashback though...

Thanks for posting, ordered (again!).
Last time it was this price with a code they cancelled all the orders saying the code had been misused.
Also last week it was £199 without the code so really it's only £20 off.

I want this for the kitchen to use as a jukebox & have it linked via bluetooth to a Denon soundbar hidden above the kitchen units.

marineville

android desktops are okay but it's really, really annoying the way it … android desktops are okay but it's really, really annoying the way it reads websites as mobile and, even in classic mode, it always looks a wee bit... odd! but if you fancy a ginormous tablet it's a bloody good price, especially as you don't need anti virus software (or doesn't that apply anymore?)



Ive been using Android tablets since 2.2, and never had a problem - you just install a browser that has an option to load the desktop version of the website by default.
Some have this option, but revert to the mobile version randomly, but the 2 Ive never had a problem with are Boat Browser HD and Maxthon Browser.
Boat gets good reviews and you can also force the font to render larger than 100% - I have my old man's browser set at 115% so he can read it easier yet isnt too big to render correctly layout wise.

Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) No thanks unless the specs are wrong its running a old copy of Android and wont be upgraded.

I got this last time it was posted to use as a tv in the bedroom. It's great as I live abroad I have access to the stv player channel 4 catchup etc. using hola and all the live uk tv with filmon. It would also be great for a caravan.

great find

I had one of these and sold it again. It's 'okay' at £179 to be fair, but not as exciting as it first seems in reality.

cool

g1bbuk

Thanks for posting, ordered (again!).I want this for the kitchen to use … Thanks for posting, ordered (again!).I want this for the kitchen to use as a jukebox & have it linked via bluetooth to a Denon soundbar hidden above the kitchen units.



Are there any decent apps (or pc software) for a jukebox? As in something similar to what you'd find in a pub, if you know what I mean?

Bought thanks, will replace my nexus tab as a permanent feature in the living room.

if the build quality is similar to the omni 10 avoid, I'm currently on a third warranty replacement due to various issues

MrCynical

Ive been using Android tablets since 2.2, and never had a problem - you … Ive been using Android tablets since 2.2, and never had a problem - you just install a browser that has an option to load the desktop version of the website by default.Some have this option, but revert to the mobile version randomly, but the 2 Ive never had a problem with are Boat Browser HD and Maxthon Browser.Boat gets good reviews and you can also force the font to render larger than 100% - I have my old man's browser set at 115% so he can read it easier yet isnt too big to render correctly layout wise.


I use Dolphin, does desktop as standard as well. You can also set the text size to always load at a set size. The reason I've stuck with it is because it backs up my bookmarks, so a new install is easy.
Will give Boat a try, never hurts to have another browser, thanks

This might sound like a blonde question but does it have a battery or does it have to be connected to the mains all the time?

I bought one of these in the Summer and returned it. I really wish I hadnt now. I think the hardest thing about one of these is getting your head round the idea of it being a desktop and a tablet - two things you normally consider mutually exclusive.

Since having returned it and letting the idea "sink in" I can think of a million good uses I can put this to, especially for streaming TV/Netflix/SkyGo (yes SkyGo works I tried it when I had it). I cant think of a reason not to have this apart from the fact I'm skint.

The one I bought came with a Keyboard and Mouse but I preferred a small Bluetooth Integrated Keyboard Mouse (a useless purchase from when someone posted it on here. It has an HDMI input too so can be used as a TV/Display. The screen is touchscreen but it leaves fingerprints and with a KB and Mouse, there was no need to touch the screen.

My verdict is that it isnt a replacement for your desktop but makes a very very good entertainment computer. Jellybean, despite being old now is rock solid in my experience.

There is TCB too!

There's no details on battery life, am I right in thinking you have to be connected to the mains to use it? If so, I'm out.

Android 4.2, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of flash, low resolution screen - this is yesteryear's technology.

It may be good as an electronic board game or in the kitchen, but otherwise the appeal is quite limited.

Adidas Addict

There's no details on battery life, am I right in thinking you have to be … There's no details on battery life, am I right in thinking you have to be connected to the mains to use it? If so, I'm out.



Yep, mains only

Use mine in the kitchen and have it connected via CAT5 to a switch for speed. It's great until you find out that apps such as BBC iplayer, ITV Player and Now TV refuse to work via a wired network connection; they only work when connected by Wifi. Netflix on the other hand, works great via cable or Wifi.

On the BBC it's not too bad as I can watch iplayer via Chrome but when I wanted to watch the football last week on ITV I couldn't as the app doesn't work.

There are other gripes such as it sometimes won't come back on in the morning (power connected overnight) forcing a hard reboot. I doubt the OS will ever be updated but after Lollipop has virtually killed my original Nexus 7 (it's now painful to use), I don't mind sticking on a version of it works.

I'd only the apps would work properly it's a great £180 buy.

n0chex

This might sound like a blonde question but does it have a battery or … This might sound like a blonde question but does it have a battery or does it have to be connected to the mains all the time?


No battery.

Q-Tec

Use mine in the kitchen and have it connected via CAT5 to a switch for … Use mine in the kitchen and have it connected via CAT5 to a switch for speed. It's great until you find out that apps such as BBC iplayer, ITV Player and Now TV refuse to work via a wired network connection; they only work when connected by Wifi. Netflix on the other hand, works great via cable or Wifi. On the BBC it's not too bad as I can watch iplayer via Chrome but when I wanted to watch the football last week on ITV I couldn't as the app doesn't work. There are other gripes such as it sometimes won't come back on in the morning (power connected overnight) forcing a hard reboot. I doubt the OS will ever be updated but after Lollipop has virtually killed my original Nexus 7 (it's now painful to use), I don't mind sticking on a version of it works.I'd only the apps would work properly it's a great £180 buy.


Use stv player to replace itv player or flashfox.

MrPuddington

Android 4.2, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of flash, low resolution screen - this is … Android 4.2, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of flash, low resolution screen - this is yesteryear's technology.It may be good as an electronic board game or in the kitchen, but otherwise the appeal is quite limited.



Us but at yesterday's prices. Home much for a 64gb 21" tablet with 4gb ram?

Q-Tec

Use mine in the kitchen and have it connected via CAT5 to a switch for … Use mine in the kitchen and have it connected via CAT5 to a switch for speed. It's great until you find out that apps such as BBC iplayer, ITV Player and Now TV refuse to work via a wired network connection; they only work when connected by Wifi. Netflix on the other hand, works great via cable or Wifi. On the BBC it's not too bad as I can watch iplayer via Chrome but when I wanted to watch the football last week on ITV I couldn't as the app doesn't work. There are other gripes such as it sometimes won't come back on in the morning (power connected overnight) forcing a hard reboot. I doubt the OS will ever be updated but after Lollipop has virtually killed my original Nexus 7 (it's now painful to use), I don't mind sticking on a version of it works.I'd only the apps would work properly it's a great £180 buy.



Lollipop update is a known issue with the Nexus 7. I've updated my Nexus 4 to Lollipop and it's been great. I would think it's down to a screwed up version of the update from Google for the N7. Possibly they'll make a fix, at least I hope they do for N7 users sake.

I have the pro version of this, quite a useful device bit does have a bug where notifications will half-wake the device from sleep and it will sit for hours with the backlight on

msharif911

It has an HDMI input too so can be used as a TV/Display.



Are you sure about the HDMI input? I'm 99.9% certain mine didn't.

There's no HDMI on this one, but there is on the Pro

Considering it has a 40W power supply, like a laptop it will have an internal battery. You would probably be looking at average laptop battery life of six hours?

Banned

I don

atari001

Considering it has a 40W power supply, like a laptop it will have an … Considering it has a 40W power supply, like a laptop it will have an internal battery. You would probably be looking at average laptop battery life of six hours?


I don't think it has internal battery

No where on description or am I wrong. If so please let me know. Then I will buy one.
Edited by: "Pureego" 26th Nov 2014

atari001

Considering it has a 40W power supply, like a laptop it will have an … Considering it has a 40W power supply, like a laptop it will have an internal battery. You would probably be looking at average laptop battery life of six hours?



Definitely no battery life at all - as soon as you pull from the mains, it dies instantly.

I really want one but i really don't know why...

Good post; thanks. Been thinking about getting one of these for a while, although it's more than a bit irritating that HP bumped the price up by £20 from what it was yesterday just so they could look like they were giving a bigger discount. Then again, its not like I expect big companies like HP to have a shred of decency or honesty in them.

johno74

wow ive just paid £129 for a 10"1 asus transformer pad and I thought that … wow ive just paid £129 for a 10"1 asus transformer pad and I thought that was a deal


johno74

wow ive just paid £129 for a 10"1 asus transformer pad and I thought that … wow ive just paid £129 for a 10"1 asus transformer pad and I thought that was a deal

Hi, where you found that Asus for 129?

polly69

Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) No thanks unless the specs are wrong its running … Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) No thanks unless the specs are wrong its running a old copy of Android and wont be upgraded.



Out of curiosity, which apps are not supporting 4.2 these days?

On a slate this big, and with no battery, will you be missing the key enhancements of Lollipop such as Project Volta and the improved scheduling?

The multitasking is handled better by 5.0, but really, for this type of device, with the scenarios it will be used in, I cant see any real disadvantage to only being on Jelly Bean.

My 2p worth.

great bit of kit use.mine in the.kitchen, good build, apps seem to.all work fine. Not a main tablet or replace a main.pc but for normal.tasks and in the kitchen.it's superb. plus makes a very good mame emulator with a decent usb arcade stick

Same here...use mine in the kitchen and find it great for BBC iPlayer, TVCatchup, browsing recipes, Spotify etc. Great screen and loud, clear built-in speakers.

The other good thing is that it used "old school" optical touchscreen technology....this means you don't have to physically use your finger to operate the screen...prod it with a spatula, jaffa cake, breadstick.....anything! Really useful in the kitchen if you have dirty hands and want to operate the unit.

If you have the space then it's a great buy at £179. Yes, it doesn't have the latest Android version and has only 1gb ram/8gb storage but if you use it to stream media, it's perfect.

I had one but I returned it as it had some software issues where apps would close and certain things didn't run properly. It was a really really cool device and would function great in so many cool situations around the house. I did find the lack of 2gb of ram hindered it (now i remember, youtube would only play 5 mins and then constantly buffer) and the lack of HDMI meant I couldnt use it in more situations.

The Pro version for £50 more might make it a better buy. Has all the upgrades. Oh also the screen on these devices are awesome

EDIT: it also came with the mouse and keyboard when I got it last year for the same price. These were invaluable to add function
Edited by: "thedeviants" 27th Nov 2014
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