Sharing Tablet Love Before the Holidays with The HP Slate 7 {Holiday Gift Idea}

HP Slate 7 Tablet

When I was contacted by HP with an opportunity to gift an HP Slate 7 tablet to a family or friend as a “pre-holiday” gift I jumped at the chance. The second I read the e-mail I knew that I was going to gift the tablet to my Dad.

I definitively inherited the love for gadgets and technology from my Dad. He is a computer engineer and I remember the sight of a desktop computer on his desk since I was a little girl, back when having a personal computer hooked to the internet at home was rare.   At 55 years-old he appreciates the ever changing technology and I knew he would love a chance to try the HP Slate 7.

The HP Slate 7 is an affordable and easy-to-use Android tablet that allows you  to keep your photos, documents, games, music and apps all in one place.  It is also an easy to carry 7-inch diagonal tablet that’s practical and helps simplify daily life.

My parents live in a difference city from us and it was a total surprise when my Dad received the tablet in the mail. As expected he totally loved it and was excited to immediately start using it. A feature that both my parents love is that they can Skype with us via the tablet  which enables them to have pretty hilarious live video conversations with our 3-year-old son.

HP Slate 7 Tablet

Something else my Dad loves about his new tablet is the fact that he can print photos wirelessly. We send so many photos from our son by e-mail that is nice for him to easily print the ones they want to add to their albums, display at home or just save.

The HP Slate 7 also allows my Dad to check his e-mail, sync his calendars, contacts, use google maps, browse the internet using Chrome Browser, watch YouTube videos, play his favourite music, movies and more!

Thanks so much to HP for allowing me the chance to gift my Dad with the HP Slate 7. He is really enjoying using his new tablet and I love the fact that he has a wonderful tablet that allows us to keep in touch more often, specially with our little guy!

You can purchase your own HP Slate 7 tablet online HERE for only $149.99 CDN!

The HP Slate 7 tablet (available from for CDN$149.99) is a sleek, 7-inch diagonal touchscreen tablet that weighs just 13 ounces, making it an ideal affordable device for people on-the-go. Stay organized with onboard apps and capture photo and video to share with the front-facing video webcam and 3 MP camera on the back. Running on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), the Slate 7 provides access to the Google Play Store which offers a multitude of exciting apps right at your fingertips. The Slate 7 is also the industry’s first tablet to feature Beats Audio™ for the best-sounding richest audio available on a tablet. Printing is a breeze with the built-in HP ePrint app that allows you to email important documents and memorable photos to any ePrint-enabled HP printer and have them waiting for you at home or the office.”

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Disclosure: HP products mentioned in this post were supplied by HP Canada. #Slate7  #HPFamilyTime.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

9 responses to “Sharing Tablet Love Before the Holidays with The HP Slate 7 {Holiday Gift Idea}”

  1. The Slate looks like a great little tablet. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love that it’s easy to use. Great gift idea for my parents or my grandmother to stay connected.

  3. Fun gift for sure 🙂

  4. We don’t own a tablet…yet. But just being able to use it to Sype with loved ones is a huge selling feature for me. All of my husband’s family lives all the way across the country from us. Thanks for sharing!

  5. love the size of that one.

  6. I like the sound of this, being easy to use is a big plus as I’m not really into all these million things phones/tablets can do these days. I love the fact that one can Skype using it too a huge plus for me with family scattered around the world.

  7. This looks like a great little tablet. I’ve been trying to figure out what to get my Father for Christmas, and this might be perfect for him. He has grandchildren all over that he doesn’t see often, and this will help him stay connected! Thanks for the review!

  8. Great way to keep track of family and friends who live near and far

  9. This would make a real neat gift

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