HP Pro Slate 8 Review: Nifty Duet Pen, Premium Pricing

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Performance: CPU & Device

We also tested HP's tablet using AnTuTu’s app, which tests subsystem performance in various areas like Database IO, Storage IO, CPU (Int. and Float), GPU (3D), and RAM (speed). It's pretty comprehensive—and returns a ton of scores when you run all the tests—so we're reporting all of them in the following table:


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The HP Pro Slate 8 did rather well on AnTuTu's benchmarks, coming in fifth place of all the tablets we've recently tested. (You can likely thank the device's quad-core processor for that.) Once again, though, faster tablets like Asus's ZenPad S 8.0 or Dell's Venue 8 7000 still save you money over HP's tablet—whose pen is fun and all, but we'd rather have the increased performance (an increase of up to 13 percent, in the case of Asus's ZenPad S 8.0).


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The MobileXPRT benchmark runs through a variety of tests to evaluate the responsiveness of a device along with its ability to handle many everyday workloads. HP's Pro Slate 8 performed pretty well on this benchmark, as it was one of the few tablets we've tested to post an overall score above 300. You'll see, though, that Dell's Venue 8 7000 still takes top honors; HP's tablet runs just around 30 percent slower on this test.

On the Geekbench tests, HP's Pro Slate 8 finished in the lower third versus all the other tablets we've tested. It's a decent showing, but not one that impressed us given the tablet's price.

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