HP Slate 7 Tablet ~ Giveaway

While I’m working on my review of the HP Split x2, I thought it would be fun to give something back to my amazing community of readers! I convinced the folks at HP to give me one of their new Slate 7 Tablets, so that I can turn around and give it to one of you. I have previously worked on the HP Envy x2 laptop/tablet hybrid and with the Split x2 review going well, I have no doubt that this product will be amazing as well. Here is some info about the Slate 7:

The HP Slate 7 tablet (available on HPShopping.ca for CDN$169.99) 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 on top of your busy schedule with onboard apps and capture photo and video to share with the video webcam on the front 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 AudioT 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.


I’m giving you two chances to win this time around. To enter, leave a comment telling me what you would use the HP Slate 7 Tablet for the most.

For a 2nd entry into the draw, use the form below to sign up for my mailing list and then leave a separate comment with the email address you used to sign up. Easy!

Draw closes Friday, November 8th at 9pm EST and is open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec. Winner will be chosen by Random.Org and will have 48 hours to respond to email notification or a new winner will be chosen.

Congrats to our winner, Andrew P.!

503 replies
  1. SoberJulie
    SoberJulie says:

    well between my parents and my kids this house needs another computer. We are grieving the death of our only tablet thus this beauty would fill the gap…..I can promise it will be well loved by mucky fingers, probably licked by the dog and my elderly father will bombard me with questions on how to run it…..

  2. Shauna
    Shauna says:

    I would try to use the HP Slate 7 Tablet mostly for school and work, but my daughter would most likely get hold of it, treat it as though it’s hers and in no time would have it full of games.

  3. Lisa Marie
    Lisa Marie says:

    I’d use it most for homeschooling my boys. I hear of so many awesome educational apps that others use that we just can’t access b/c we have no tablet/ipad/othersortofspecialthing. lol.

    Plus, I’d take it with me when I go places with them, so that I can feed my Facebook addiction, and check my (never have any more) emails, and also keep notes for blog post ideas! 😀 hehe.

    I’m an HP fan. We have no iAnythings at our house lol.

    Thanks for the cool giveaway ! 😀

  4. Brandy
    Brandy says:

    I’d love a tablet especially for learning apps for the kids. As for me, I would use it to keep up with all of my social media hangouts like Facebook and Twitter.

    What an awesome giveaway Canadian Dad!

  5. Craig Silva
    Craig Silva says:

    I would give this to DD8, as she is getting some decent computer lab time at school, and we are starting to teach her about safely searching the web for help with school assignments. This would allow her to have her own device (which we will still supervise), but it will keep her off mine and Wendy’s tablets. It’ll be something she can call her own.

  6. Kim zoryk
    Kim zoryk says:

    We’d use it for many things but i can see it being handy on our road trips for the little guy to watch his shows!

  7. Crystal Englot
    Crystal Englot says:

    I would use this HP Slate 7 tablet to make sure that I am always connected with my family & friends. I would also use it to help me run my Scentsy business better so that I can continue to work from home and provide for my family, knowing that I am secure in my job and being able to stay at home and still make an income has always been very important to me. This tablet would help me to do all this!

  8. shannon b
    shannon b says:

    With four kids I am sure they will use the tablet more than I will. We don’t have a tablet yet so this would be a great Christmas present for them!

  9. Brenda Hiemstra
    Brenda Hiemstra says:

    I’ve never had anything but my old laptop to help my daughter with her homework. I know that this would be an amazing aid to her. We do our best on the laptop! She’ struggles with school, and being in grade 7 now, I could use all the help I could get to be there to encourage her on, and help her in any way I can. It would also super help me with my Moderation work, as most of that is moving from online, to tablets. Keeping kids safe online is what I do!

  10. Ginette St-Martin
    Ginette St-Martin says:

    I would use it for everything but mainly to keep in touch with children while away from home, vacation, etc.

  11. Lori Bazan
    Lori Bazan says:

    I would use the HP Slate 7 Tablet as an ultimate organizer and take everywhere so I could multi-task while waiting at appointments or waiting for my kids to be done there sports

  12. Susan Furlano
    Susan Furlano says:

    I buy & sell on the internet & this would be Great for checking things out as I go through the Day. Thanks for the Opportunity !

  13. Debbie Bashford
    Debbie Bashford says:

    I would give it to my grand daughter. she would use it for staying in touch, sending pictures and videos, read some books and play and use many apps I am sure

  14. Christina Ferguson
    Christina Ferguson says:

    I would love to win the Slate as at the ripe old of 2 I have decided to go back to school and I know this would be extremely helpful in helping me stay organized.

  15. stacey dempsey
    stacey dempsey says:

    If it were for me I would use it for facebook and emails when I was away from home but I would love this for my oldest son who started college this year and he would use it for school and for fun too

  16. Diana Corlett
    Diana Corlett says:

    I would use the tablet whenever I’m not at home. It would come in handy for comparison shopping or playing games while waiting in the car.

  17. Stacy
    Stacy says:

    Hi. I would use it mostly for being stolen by my little ones, but preferably for my blog reading in the evenings.

  18. Lisa H
    Lisa H says:

    I already subscribe to your newsletter using the email address I put in this comment form (don’t want to put my email address publicly in this reply).

  19. diane morgan
    diane morgan says:

    what would I not use it for is more the question… use it to check twitter , facebook , mail and make notes to keep me on track. I would also use the cozi app to organize my social calendar and family too !!!!!!!!!!

  20. Tara B.
    Tara B. says:

    We are sending our first born off to College in January. This would be one of the most appropriate items for him to take with him! Thanks Eh!

  21. Wally Gilmour
    Wally Gilmour says:

    If I won this most excellent tablet, I would be adding it to my grandson’s christmas gifts!! He’d be ecstatic!

  22. Kristel
    Kristel says:

    I would probably use it to schedule all my children’s activities, appointments etc. It would be handy because it fits in my purse and I could have it everywhere I go!

  23. Paul
    Paul says:

    Need something to better help organize my life. At least, I think that’s what I need, there is too much chaos to tell.

  24. Stefanie
    Stefanie says:

    Well, 2/3 of our household have tablets. This would make it even. Hopefully for some schoolwork, research, Minecraft!!

  25. Cyn
    Cyn says:

    I so need this for travelling. I’m doing more and more of that and lugging around my heavy laptop is killing my back. This would be so handy to use in transit and once I get to my destination. Of course, I’d stay up to date on all my email and social media channels with it! Thanks for such a great giveaway.

  26. Cindy (@cindylee137) Procter
    Cindy (@cindylee137) Procter says:

    I think I would use it most to check out all my favorite blogs and enter their contest,,
    Thanks for the opportunity to win one,,

  27. Christine M.
    Christine M. says:

    I would love to have one of these…I turned 40 this year, I find playing games on my iPhone is getting hard on the old eyes 😉 Seriously, so many things I could use this for, checking the weather on the go for our different busy family activities, or even start writing a blog. Most definitely will be used to help me keep organized !

  28. Steven Lee
    Steven Lee says:

    I’d use it for playing games, watching videos and reading news/books while on the bus or travelling!

  29. missbobloblaw
    missbobloblaw says:

    I would use a hp slate 7 to help my autistic son stay entertained on roadtrips! Its a challenge some days.

  30. Jason
    Jason says:

    I’d use it for the kids, mostly. I’d load it up with apps for my three year old son to use. He likes learning to print with a stylus, so that may be the next purchase.

  31. Melinda L.
    Melinda L. says:

    I would love to win because this would be super handy for me as I am always on the go, and would love to have a tablet of my own

  32. michelle tremblett
    michelle tremblett says:

    I would use it to help my kids with homework and research, they are getting older and their homework is getting difficult :/

  33. Cheryl (@loucheryl)
    Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    I would use the Tablet most for my son to learn. He is in speech therapy and I will use apps on the Tablet to help develop his speech better.

  34. Cheryl (@loucheryl)
    Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    I entered my email address above but I have previously subscribed! 🙂

    andrews_cheryl at hotmail dot com


  35. Dawn
    Dawn says:

    thank you for the contest.

    I would use the tablet for my endless trips to see my cardiologists and heart transplant doctors ( I am a heart transplant recipient). those appointments are 6 months apart, but in the mean time, I have dermatology appts checking for cancer, colonoscopy appts checking on my colitis, bone density scans, those appointments are all at different times, and since I don’t drive, I take the greyhound bus 6 hrs one way for them, and the tablet would let me watch movies, stay connected with friends and even work ( I get my appointment days off of work)

    I would love to win this.

  36. Sophia
    Sophia says:

    I would use the HP Slate 7 Tablet for staying connected with family and friends and for catching up on TV shows that I’ve missed.

  37. Kevin L
    Kevin L says:

    Well, whenever I’m on the bus, I always wish I owned a tablet so I could jot down my ideas. Sure, I use a pen and paper right now, but it’s much more convenient to transfer to my desktop after I’m home to start working on it again. Having the HP Slate could really help my creativity on the go!

  38. Dorothy
    Dorothy says:

    I will be truthful. I had won a TABLET and promised my daughter to give her my FIRST WIN. She walked away happy BUT then my husband said “NOT ME?”! He told me that he needed one to display all of his police patches and badges so that he could take the tablet with him and show all of his COLLECTION to his police friends.

  39. Doris Calvert
    Doris Calvert says:

    I am spending a lot of time at hospitals and doctors so it would be nice while I am waiting to do social media ,, read blogs and enter giveaways with something that is handy enough to put in my purse.

  40. Kelly Gordon
    Kelly Gordon says:

    I would give this to my daughter as she is graduating high school this year, and this would help her stay organized when she starts university next year .

  41. Judy Bickford
    Judy Bickford says:

    My husband and I moved to Newfoundland from Ontario to open a B&B. One year later and still working on it, I’d love to have an operating system for just the business. Keep my recipes organized, bookings, website, etc. This would stay in my kitchen and hopefully declutter my brain!

  42. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    I would use it as a learning tool for my four year old. He always loves using the tablets of family members so he would love it!

  43. Brenda A
    Brenda A says:

    I would use this HP beauty for a lot of things including keep track of our family activities and appointments (I THINK this tablet has enough speed and memory!) as well as news reading and as a handy way to record the school minutes as Secretary on my kid’s school parent council.

  44. ameirah t
    ameirah t says:

    so my daughter will stop stealing my phone, she can play her games, & i can stay organized in every way

  45. Crystal B
    Crystal B says:

    We would use this for our daughter – she likes our “pooter” but has trouble because it is to big (for her) and hard to use. This would be great for her (and us!)

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  46. Chantale
    Chantale says:

    I would actually give it to my husband and he most likely would be using it for work or for blogging

  47. Jordana (@MamaKujo)
    Jordana (@MamaKujo) says:

    We can’t splurge on a tablet these days, but having one would certainly make roadtripping (we do a lot of ’em visiting family out of province) much easier with our toddler!

    Obviously it goes without saying that this mama would use it to keep track of all of your posts and updates! 😉

  48. Lindsay Legasse
    Lindsay Legasse says:

    I would hope to get to use this one…we have other electronics the kids and my husband have claimed

  49. Garnet Leib
    Garnet Leib says:

    I’d use it when travelling to keep up to date with family & friends. Its so much more portable than my laptop

  50. Trevor
    Trevor says:

    With winter coming and it getting harder to get the kids outside, this would be a kids gaming machine… there are so many kid-friendly games out there that would be great on a tablet. I’d much rather them play interactive games on the tablet then watching Cars for the 1000th time. :o)

  51. christine nunes
    christine nunes says:

    I would use the tablet to enter my contests, watch television and surf the web

    also signed up for your newsletter

    thanks for the chance

  52. Sue Learmonth
    Sue Learmonth says:

    I would likely use it to keep me organized. I run 2 small businesses from home. I’m sure little hands would also try to make good use of it 😉

  53. Kamil
    Kamil says:

    Definitely for my wife. Currently she has to run to the basement to check e-mails with two kids running around doing what kids do. This would help her check e-mails on the fly.

  54. John Shipley
    John Shipley says:

    Would be a great tablet for my son to use to play Minecraft so I can have my tablet back sometimes!!

  55. Karla Sceviour
    Karla Sceviour says:

    I would use it for emails,facebook,twitter,surfing the net,etc,,everything!!..I have wanted a tablet or laptop for a long time now,so this would be soo great,thanks!

  56. Graham
    Graham says:

    I mostly use it to keep track on my portfolio and fantasy roster. 🙂

    It’s a great prize though. I’m sure I could find a hundred other uses!

  57. Carolyn
    Carolyn says:

    It would become a second device my 4 kids can argue over since our 1 tablet just doesn’t do it for them.

  58. Louise Gilbert
    Louise Gilbert says:

    I would try to use the HP Slate 7 Tablet to check my emails, facebook and read your newsletters:) I would do everything I would do on my computer on this tablet:)

  59. Jas Gill
    Jas Gill says:

    I would use it for surfing the net, checking emails and chatting on skype. Although my kids will probably have other ideas for it.

  60. Louise C
    Louise C says:

    would give it to my daughter to use at university to check her email, browse the internet, use it as an ereader, etc.

  61. Eva Urban
    Eva Urban says:

    To help organize and maintain work and volunteering committments at my son’s elementary school.

    Previously subscribed to mailing list ty – CanadianDad.com

    eva urban

  62. SweetPanda
    SweetPanda says:

    I woudl use it as an e-reader while I am on commute to work every day and also as my organizer for various kids activites/family activites etc. When I am with my kids, it can be a useful tool to entertain them with different apps

  63. Bobb Allen
    Bobb Allen says:

    I would definitely use it for the new business I am launching to show potential clients floor plans and design changes in the construction world!

  64. autumn quinn
    autumn quinn says:

    My whole family would use it. My daughter for learning games, the hubby for his games, and myself for games and surfing the net.

  65. Kerwin
    Kerwin says:

    I will probably leave my 10″ Transformer at home or work and start carrying this Slate with me for reading books and surfing while taking public transit!

  66. Penny
    Penny says:

    What a great replacement for my old laptop. I’d use it to keep my life organized and for reading all the books on my bucket list.

  67. Richard Hanel
    Richard Hanel says:

    I seriously would like a tablet for emails, keeping track of things to buy, I could read the news, comics and do practically anything I want.

    I would help my grandkids with their homework.

  68. Shan H
    Shan H says:

    I’d keep it in the diaper bag and use it to check facebook, e-mails, search the web, organize my days and keep the kids entertained while at the other kids’ activities. Thanks for the chance to win

  69. Shane
    Shane says:

    I’m a teacher, so I would use my tablet for work – the students are using them, so I have to keep up!

  70. Londia
    Londia says:

    I could see this being used for school form my oldest son.
    My youngest son would play a game on it using the apps.

    silverneon2000 at yahoo dot com

  71. Amy Heffernan
    Amy Heffernan says:

    I would use it for the benefits of my kids. I am sure my teenager would get much use from it along with my 5 year old. I think i would keep it for them both for christmas. Hard times this year! Thanks

    [email protected]

  72. Linda Little
    Linda Little says:

    I just recently bought a tablet but I’ve been thinking I should get more for the kids and grandkids. This would be a great start.

  73. Brenda Smith
    Brenda Smith says:

    I would love to win this for my husband who is in need of something to keep his music gigs organized

  74. angela m
    angela m says:

    I would use it most while travelling or at my daughters gymnastics

    email subscriber

  75. Kathy Hogan
    Kathy Hogan says:

    I would surf facebook and the internet while nursing my daughter. My netbook is too inconvenient, and my phone is too small.

  76. Jamie-Lee Rent
    Jamie-Lee Rent says:

    I don’t know I have never owned one so I don’t really even know what they are about. I’d have fun learning and experimenting till I got it.

  77. Brigitte
    Brigitte says:

    I would use this tablet for photos, documents, music, and some games on the go when I do not want to take my laptop along. Would be wonderful to win this.

  78. Angela Mitchell
    Angela Mitchell says:

    I would use it the most as an agenda keeping track of appointments and errands. I would also use it to keep connected to family by email and share with my daughter to keep her amused while waiting in the long ferry lineups we have to endure here on the west coast.

  79. Christy Martin
    Christy Martin says:

    I am a part time student and while I do not require a laptop most nights, this would be a great convenience to have on hand i.e.) dictionary. So much lighter than the average old school 5 pounder!

  80. Holly Messana
    Holly Messana says:

    I would use if for watching Net Flix! It would be great to take on the road also for the kids to play games on.

  81. Philippe
    Philippe says:

    I would use it to start a blog and then start blogging about how lucky I was to win this great giveaway!

  82. Stephanie N
    Stephanie N says:

    Would use it the most while in the kitchen. It would be great to have family recipes stored on it.

  83. diane welburn
    diane welburn says:

    I would use it while I am at the hospital for medical tests and get bored or at home for writing online!

  84. Carol Oddy
    Carol Oddy says:

    Would be great if everyone could win this prize, already have a lot of enteries! Thank you for this great contest, pick me please!! Good luck to all!!!

  85. Joanne
    Joanne says:

    I hate to admit it, but GAMES! My son and I love the simple games!! Also, face-time with friends and family (we have lots of family across Canada, and don’t get to see them as much as we would like to) Also, APPS. I’ve not used apps much before and I know it would be very useful and interesting! We don’t have a tablet and would LOVE to use one!!!

  86. Judy C (Cowan)
    Judy C (Cowan) says:

    If I won this tablet I would use to to read e-books on, much easier than doing it on the laptop. Great giveaway! Thanks!

  87. Mary-Ann
    Mary-Ann says:

    The tablet would come in very handy when i have time to kill waiting for doctors appointments and tests, and i would love to use it to do puzzles, and mind games to keep this old brain sharp, and since i love photography it would be loaded with pictures.

  88. Dave Whitley
    Dave Whitley says:

    I would use the HP Slate 7 to build some wicked-awesome Minecraft worlds and inventions with my 11-year old son!

  89. Clare B
    Clare B says:

    I’m on the road so much for work I often rely on my tiny smart phone for connections. The slate would be so much easier to use to catch up on emails

  90. sarah j jackson
    sarah j jackson says:

    I cant even decide because I would use it for everything , but I guess for the most part it would get a lot of use from the lil one…for angry birds and hair games !

  91. Beth D.
    Beth D. says:

    Surfing the canadian dad website. Do I get bonus points for that? 🙂

    I’m going back to school and it would come in really handy for working on stuff for classes on public transit.

  92. ikkinlala
    ikkinlala says:

    I’d probably use it most for taking knitting patterns along when I go places. It would be great not to have to print everything out.

  93. Ashley O
    Ashley O says:

    I would use it to brush up on my French, since both my little ones are in French school, and I am not fluent, also for learning activities for them 🙂 Learning together haha

  94. John Cranston
    John Cranston says:

    I have several hundred PDF files to read, so that would be my principal, no – only, reason for using a tablet.

  95. melissa finn
    melissa finn says:

    I would use it to amuse my son when we are waiting in the doctor’s office.

    Signed up for mailing list with finnmelissa@hotmail dot com

    Thanks for the chance!

  96. Adrian
    Adrian says:

    I would use it for everything. From e-mail, to reading, to surfing the internet. Having the compact quality of a tablet like the HP Slate would make it really convenient to be productive (or just have fun) anywhere!

  97. Brenda Penton
    Brenda Penton says:

    I’d use it for reading, playing games, watching movies, entertaining the kids, organizing, email, and for displaying recipes while baking.

  98. Rachel Cartwright
    Rachel Cartwright says:

    I would use it for surfing the web whilst my boyfriend controls the TV (which happens regardless, so…)!

  99. Natalie B
    Natalie B says:

    I have a sister in Germany that I’ve never met before. My laptop is so old it doesn’t have a camera. If I have the hp I would finally get a chance to actually face chat with her.

  100. Edmond
    Edmond says:

    I would use it for my art work. Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! It would be a dream come true and means more to me than anyone else to win. Starving artist here desperately needs the hp tablet to work and eat again. Winner, winnner. Chicken dinner. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generousity.

  101. Holly D
    Holly D says:

    I would give this to my Sister in law. Her laptop broke, and she’s always doing for everyone else… never getting herself the things she needs. This would be great for her!

  102. Jason
    Jason says:

    Whatever I could get away with!!! Two laptops destroyed by my offspring………..this baby is ALL mine!!

  103. Margaret A
    Margaret A says:

    I would use it as schedule-keeper, stash-compiler for my crafts, games, and writing when I have free time.

  104. audio42
    audio42 says:

    This would be a gift for my dad. His birthday is coming up soon and he’s learning to surf the net so this would be perfect.

  105. Heather H
    Heather H says:

    I would use it to shop online ! and since I only have a desk top, it would be nice to be able to curl up on the couch and surf the net for once!

  106. Lesley Donaldson-Reid
    Lesley Donaldson-Reid says:

    I would use that HP Slate 7 Tablet as a frisbee. Ok, kidding! It’s not round. I’d take advantage of the touchscreen to use it as a teaching tool with my son who can’t manipulate our desktop computer’s mouse and keyboard properly. And, of course, I’d use it to write!

  107. Robert Peixoto
    Robert Peixoto says:

    As a competitive soccer coach in charge of three youth teams plus the clubs goal keepers I have always wanted a Tablet to track individual and team stats. It helps to bring a visual perspective to the kids to show them where we need to improve. I have found an app that tracks all of this information but it is hard to navigate on an iPhone. This beautiful HP Slate 7 Tablet would be the perfect solution.

    Thanks for the great content and giveaway

    Have a great Soccer Day!!!

  108. Julie
    Julie says:

    I would use it to manage my insane calendar! Between chairing parent council, working, playing taxi driver to kids my notepad is getting a workout!

  109. Lisa Illingworth
    Lisa Illingworth says:

    I would give it to my 5 year old son who doesnt talk much to use for communicating with us and to work on his programming lessons he got from school. We are on the waiting list thru cdc in kingston and wont be for a long time still till he gets the help he needs. This would really help him out at home and school
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  110. Trina
    Trina says:

    Torn between giving the tablet as a gift for my minecraft-loving son or keeping it for myself to play candy crush at the rinks!

  111. Tina L.
    Tina L. says:

    I would use it during my commute to work on transit (reading and games) and also for email and the internet.

  112. Kirk
    Kirk says:

    It would be a great tool for working on tablet based art. Also, a nice way to add some flair to my dj sets.

  113. Bons
    Bons says:

    I would use it for my personal travels and daily commuting. I love the idea of the HP ePrint app – will sure be using a lot of it.

  114. Patti
    Patti says:

    I would use the HP tablet for a christmas present for my husband. He is currently stuck at home waiting on having surgery on his knees because the cartlidge is gone and its to painful to walk. I think it would be a great thing for him because he can sit back and read or play one of his games. I would use it for looking all my favourite recipes whenever I could sneak it away from him ;-0)

  115. eleanor
    eleanor says:

    I would use the slate for almost everything such as listening to music,watching tv and movies on line, checking my social media accounts.

  116. Tintin
    Tintin says:

    Would use this tablet for photo shoots and organizing my photos and photo prints. Signed up for your e-newsletter.

  117. Betty S
    Betty S says:

    I would use it to be able to surf the internet, from the couch with my feet up. Reading emails and keeping in touch

  118. jen s.
    jen s. says:

    I’d use it for browsing the web and for emails – as well as for taking pics and video. I have a laptop, which is really tricky for travel, so this would be perfect for toting around and accomplishing many tasks and capturing great memories. thanks!

  119. Serena Debolt
    Serena Debolt says:

    I would use the Slate tablet in my kitchen, to view recipes and nutritional information while cooking – it would be alot better than trying to drag a desktop into the kitchen!

  120. Steph Bkn
    Steph Bkn says:

    Would use this for email & for work. I’m a clinical contractor so anything to make life easier with case noting/reports, email checking will be well used & loved!

  121. aimee
    aimee says:

    i would use it for my 3 kids to play with and be creative with writing music or doing art and researching all their questions

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