HP Slate 7 Extreme  vs Apple iPad mini 2 

Released November, 2013

HP Slate 7 Extreme

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2.2
Front view of HP Slate 7 Extreme
7.6 Out of 10
As for viewing angles, HP used an IPS (In-Plane Switching)-derived technology called Fringe Field Switching (HFFS), which provides wide viewing angles as well as a high screen brightness.
by c|net (May, 2013)
Released November, 2013

Apple iPad mini 2

  • 7.8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad mini 2
7.8 Out of 10
No longer must we agonize over pixelization, just because its 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 IPS LCD Retina Display is glorious for its sharp visuals and strong details.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2013)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Slate 7 Extreme vs iPad mini 2


Processing power and speed

Passmark and Geekbench


3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life


How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from techradar.com, androidpolice.com and reviews.cnet.com

TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Apple iPad mini 2 

TabletRocket recommends the Apple iPad mini 2  based on its battery life and reviews.

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Which tablet has better performance for the money?

HP Slate 7 Extreme 

TabletRocket recommends the HP Slate 7 Extreme  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Slate 7 Extreme vs iPad mini 2

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Slate 7 Extreme
3.7 fps
iPad mini 2
3.4 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Slate 7 Extreme
12.5 fps
iPad mini 2
14.9 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of HP Slate 7 Extreme

Reasons to consider the
HP Slate 7 Extreme

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More processing power 3,558 vs 1,373 More than 2.5x better passmark score
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per dollar 9.17 pt/$ vs 0.98 pt/$ More than 9.2x better performance per dollar
Supported card formats SD, SDHC vs None Supports supported card formats
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Back view of Apple iPad mini 2

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Apple iPad mini 2

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Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Longer battery life 10 hour vs 8 hour 25% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Much higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1280 x 800 More than 3x higher resolution
Much sharper screen 326 ppi vs 215 ppi More than 50% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Bigger screen 7.8" vs 7" More than 10% bigger screen
Thinner 7.5 mm vs 9.4 mm More than 20% thinner
Slightly higher resolution front camera 1.2 MP vs 0.3 MP 4x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people

Reviews Word on the street

Slate 7 Extreme  vs iPad mini 2 

The really impressive feat of the iPad Mini, the surprise, is that it seems to handle all the iPad's normal duties while being shrunken down.
iPad mini 2

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Slate 7 Extreme  vs
iPad mini 2 
Size 7" 7.8"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 1280 x 800 2048 x 1536
PPI 215 ppi 326 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No Yes


Cores Quad core Dual core

form factor

Weight 320 g 331 g
Size 120 x 200 x 9.4 mm 200 x 134.7 x 7.5 mm
Thickness 9.4 mm 7.5 mm
Battery life 8 hour 10 hour


Slate 7 Extreme  vs
iPad mini 2 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 32 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 0.3 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 5 MP


Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor No Yes
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