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  1. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Here are a few comparison pics. I've taken a few pictures of it with my Acer Iconia W4 8", Lenovo Miix 2 8", and my Lumia 630 to give you an idea of its size. I've also included a picture of the back of the device to show how slick it is...probably my only real complaint about it.
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    11-09-2014 01:21 PM
  2. bulls96's Avatar
    Thanks forbthe pics!

    How's the screen? Based on the pic it seems like it ain't too bad.

    Sent from my Surface Pro 3 using Tapatalk
    11-09-2014 06:48 PM
  3. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    No problem.

    The screen is actually pretty good. Obviously, it is not top of the line, but it is far better than what you might expect from a $99 tablet. In my opinion, the screen is just fine for reading, surfing the web, casual gaming, and Netflix. It isn't as glaringly bright or as crisp as my Dell V8P, but it's not too far from that. It's a little dim, but colors are fairly crisp and text is easy to read. My biggest complaints are the slick back and the feel of the glass. The glass doesn't feel as smooth as my other tablets, and it smudges easily, but I can live with all that. :)
    11-09-2014 06:58 PM
  4. lokhor's Avatar
    I ordered one of these from Amazon but wondering about accessories such as case + keyboard.

    After a quick search I found a few around the place but i'm too new to post links.
    11-09-2014 07:37 PM
  5. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I ordered one of these from Amazon but wondering about accessories such as case + keyboard.

    After a quick search I found a few around the place but i'm too new to post links.
    The only thing I've found so far is a PDF describing a flip cover case, but I have no idea where to buy it. Can you send me a pm with the links??? :)
    11-09-2014 08:00 PM
  6. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I just found this, however...

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=_KN7KFM0

    Edit: Only available in the UAE.
    Last edited by Scienceguy Labs; 11-09-2014 at 08:37 PM.
    11-09-2014 08:02 PM
  7. os1019's Avatar
    No problem.

    The screen is actually pretty good. Obviously, it is not top of the line, but it is far better than what you might expect from a $99 tablet. In my opinion, the screen is just fine for reading, surfing the web, casual gaming, and Netflix. It isn't as glaringly bright or as crisp as my Dell V8P, but it's not too far from that. It's a little dim, but colors are fairly crisp and text is easy to read. My biggest complaints are the slick back and the feel of the glass. The glass doesn't feel as smooth as my other tablets, and it smudges easily, but I can live with all that. :)

    Thanks for posting the pics. I like this tablet it appears a little more sleeker than the Encore Mini.
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    11-09-2014 08:50 PM
  8. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Yeah. I haven't personally held the Encore Mini, but from reading its reviews, I don't think it can hold a candle to the HP Stream 7 as far as quality goes. I'm sure the OS would run well on both devices, but I think the HP is far better overall. It is a solidly built device...very good quality.
    11-09-2014 09:16 PM
  9. bulls96's Avatar
    I've always preferred hp hardware over the rest of the OEM.

    Might go for the stream 8 w dates connection though.

    Or might very well just get a 1520.
    Sent from my Lumia Icon using Tapatalk
    11-10-2014 05:52 AM
  10. slipslip's Avatar
    This device is definitely intriguing, and judging from the comments and pics so far, it seems like people are pretty happy with it. I had played with the cheap Toshiba Encore Mini 7" tablet at my local Microsoft Store and came away pretty unimpressed, especially with the screen and the 16GB storage. I have an Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7" tablet, and the screen on that is IPS, so if the HP screen is anything like the Fire's, I think that would be a big step up from the Toshiba.

    For those who have the device:
    -Do you think you could effectively use MS Word on this device, or is it just too small in desktop mode? I'd probably pair it with a keyboard if I wanted to type a lot, but for quick edits, I would use the virtual keyboard, but I'm afraid it would block too much of the screen. (Can any of you post a pic of Word running on it, with the virtual keyboard activated?)
    -Any luck figuring out if it will accept >32GB microsd cards?

    I'm a student, so I could even get 10% off from the education side of the MS Store making it only $89, which is even cheaper than the latest $139 Kindle Fire 7, and that has only 8GB of storage! Heck, it is even cheaper than their $99 6" one with only 8GB!)
    11-10-2014 12:41 PM
  11. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I use Word on it all the time at work. Is it the best experience? Probably not for some, however, to me, using it in portrait mode is a great experience. The keyboard fits my thumbs perfectly.

    I've attached a few pics. Please excuse the glare. I'm at work. :)
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    11-10-2014 04:25 PM
  12. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I am using a 32Gb card in mine right now.
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    11-10-2014 04:27 PM
  13. grdguez01's Avatar
    I'm planning on getting two of those suckers, for $99 ($89 if you are a student) it's a pretty good deal!
    I'm wondering how they would handle W10 Dev. Prev.....
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    11-10-2014 04:32 PM
  14. lokhor's Avatar
    The only issue now is a lack of Office for Windows touch devices. seems like they are only releasing them for iPad and Android :(
    11-10-2014 04:37 PM
  15. lokhor's Avatar
    That looks surprisingly usable. Have you tried the Metro OneNote app?
    11-10-2014 04:49 PM
  16. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    That looks surprisingly usable. Have you tried the Metro OneNote app?
    I've used it on occasion, but not as much as I've used Word. The experience is very similar to using the keyboard in Word though...very nice in portrait mode, not terrible in landscape.
    11-10-2014 05:08 PM
  17. lokhor's Avatar
    Are you able to run any benchmarks?

    Was thinking:
    • Google Octane
    • Sunspider
    • Peacekeeper
    • Browsermark
    • PCMark8
    11-10-2014 06:42 PM
  18. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Are you able to run any benchmarks?

    Was thinking:
    • Google Octane
    • Sunspider
    • Peacekeeper
    • Browsermark
    • PCMark8
    I'm running them now. I'll post the results when I get finished.
    11-10-2014 07:02 PM
  19. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I ran three of them for you. I have no idea what it means, so please let me know what you think. :)
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    11-10-2014 07:21 PM
  20. lokhor's Avatar
    That's not bad for a mobile device.

    My MacBook Air gets:
    Sunspider: 312ms
    PeaceKeeper: 3509
    Google Octane: 19656
    11-11-2014 03:39 AM
  21. bulls96's Avatar
    I wish they included the Swype keyboard like they did on Windows phone.
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    11-11-2014 06:25 AM
  22. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Me too. I'm hoping that Windows 10 brings that to devices that are 8 inches or less. :)
    11-11-2014 08:29 AM
  23. slipslip's Avatar
    Yeah, the WordFlow keyboard (MS's name for their Swype-like gesture keyboard) and predictive text completion in WP8.1 Update 1 are really excellent, and it seems silly that MS hasn't incorporated it into the main Windows yet. I know all roads point to Windows 10, but the tech world is impatient. :)
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    11-11-2014 10:54 AM
  24. FuzzyLogician's Avatar
    Me too. I'm hoping that Windows 10 brings that to devices that are 8 inches or less. :)
    Why 8" or less? I have an 11.6" tablet and I would get a ton of use out of a WordFlow keyboard. For tablets, the larger the screen, the more cumbersome on-screen keyboards are, and swiping would ease the pain.
    11-11-2014 03:04 PM
  25. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Why 8" or less? I have an 11.6" tablet and I would get a ton of use out of a WordFlow keyboard. For tablets, the larger the screen, the more cumbersome on-screen keyboards are, and swiping would ease the pain.
    I agree with you. I'd love WordFlow on any sized touch screen device. I guess after using it on my 1520 for so long, I've become accustomed to using it with one hand (my right thumb, mainly) on smaller devices. While I can hold the HP Stream 7 with one hand, using WordFlow on it is obviously about as far as I can go using only one hand (thumb) to type. My thoughts were stuck in 7 to 8" territory when I made the comment above because, lately, the only things I've been using are my Stream 7 and 1520.
    :)
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    11-11-2014 04:27 PM
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