HP vs Apple iPad 4 

New: HP 8 vs Apple iPad Air (Nov, 2013)
Released November, 2013

HP 8

  • 7.8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2.2
Front view of HP 8
The screen is large enough for easy reading and web surfing, but the overall size is still small enough to one-hand with ease.
by Android Police (Feb, 2014)
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Released November, 2012

Apple iPad 4

  • 9.7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad 4
However, it's the layout that impresses us, as Apple has taken some time to go through and really make use of the extra screen size.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2012)

Benchmarks Real world tests of HP 8 vs iPad 4

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

HP 8
3,259
iPad 4
1,348

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

HP 8
3,241
iPad 4
2,495

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of HP 8

Reasons to consider the
HP 8

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Much faster web browser 3,241 vs 2,495 Around 30% better BrowserMark score
More processing power 3,259 vs 1,348 Around 2.5x better passmark score
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supported card formats SD, SDHC vs None Supports supported card formats
Lighter 304 g vs 652 g 2.1x lighter
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Thinner 8 mm vs 9.4 mm More than 15% thinner
Smaller 136.3 x 200.3 x 8 mm vs 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm Around 50% smaller
Newer Nov, 2013 vs Nov, 2012 Release date over a year later
Bottom view of Apple iPad 4

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Apple iPad 4

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Much more storage capacity 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Bigger screen 9.7" vs 7.8" Around 25% bigger screen
Much higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1024 x 768 4x higher resolution
Significantly sharper screen 263 ppi vs 164 ppi More than 60% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Faster processor 1.4 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

HP vs
iPad 4 
Size 7.8" 9.7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 TFT LCD
Resolution 1024 x 768 2048 x 1536
PPI 164 ppi 263 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No No

processor

Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1 GHz 1.4 GHz

form factor

Weight 304 g 652 g
Size 136.3 x 200.3 x 8 mm 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm
Thickness 8 mm 9.4 mm

storage

HP vs
iPad 4 
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 32 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 0.92 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 8 MP 5 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes No
Has a light sensor No Yes
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