One thing I miss about my “pre-kid” life is being able to get ready to go out without being interrupted a hundred times. Just 10 minutes of peace to get dressed and get organized to make sure we don’t forget anything… but with 2 boys under the age of 4 getting 1 minute of uninterrupted time is almost impossible! Telling them mommy needs 5 minutes doesn’t work – “Moooooom…Mama…. MOOOOOOOOOM!” follows me wherever I go. But oh the PEACE and QUIET I get when I hand over the HP Slate 8 Pro tablet and let them watch something on Netflix while I slip out of the room to get dressed and pack bags for the day.
This tablet packs a lot of power into a small package! The 8 inch screen is large enough to enjoy watching TV shows and movies, browse social media sites or surf the web, but is still small enough to fit into my tote bag easily so we can take it with us and be connected wherever there is a wifi signal. Here are some of the specs for the HP Slate 8 Pro:
- 16 GB internal memory
- Android operating software – access apps and games via Google Play
- Beats Audio
- Integrated printing – take photos on your tablet and print them wirelessly to an e-Print-capable printer
- Good Battery life – for our occasional use in the evenings we had to charge once a week if that
But the real test is does it keep the kids entertained at home and on the go? And the answer is YES!!! A quick download of the Netflix app and a few of the free LEGO games and Monkey will be entertained for hours. I was able to easily connect to wifi at home, at a restaurant or even tether the HP Slate 8 Pro to my phone if I was really in a bind.
Between Hubs browsing Reddit and Monkey playing on the tablet I have to fight to get any “screen time” for myself. But that is OK, if it buys me some time to do my hair or gasp… put on some lip gloss without hearing a call for “Moooooooom”. Interested in learning more about the HP Slate 8 Pro you can visit the HP website, or find them on facebook or twitter.
Three cheers to getting 5 minutes of “me time”!
Disclosure: I was provided with a sample for the purposes of this review. All opinions are strictly my own.