HP SlateBook x2  vs Apple iPad 4 

New: HP SlateBook x2 vs Apple iPad Air (Dec, 2013)
Released December, 2013

HP SlateBook x2

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Front view of HP SlateBook x2
8.5 Out of 10
HP is looking to change that with the SlateBook x2, a 10.2-inch Android tablet with a keyboard dock that essentially converts it to an Android-powered laptop.
by Android Police (Sep, 2013)
Released November, 2012

Apple iPad 4

  • 9.7"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad 4
8.6 Out of 10
The screen looks superb when flicking around the internet - be it text heavy sites or those filled with pointless photos of Michael Bublé being stalked by raptors, it all looks so much better than on previous tablets or smartphones.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of SlateBook x2 vs 4


Processing power and speed

Passmark and BrowserMark


3D and 2D graphics

iPad 4
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life


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Apple iPad 4 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of SlateBook x2 vs iPad 4

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

SlateBook x2
iPad 4

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

SlateBook x2
iPad 4

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

SlateBook x2
17.1 fps
iPad 4
17.3 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

SlateBook x2
50.2 fps
iPad 4
54.4 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of HP SlateBook x2

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Much faster web browser 3,391 vs 2,495 More than 35% better BrowserMark score
More processing power 3,990 vs 1,338 Around 3x 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
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2 Jelly Bean) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 4.2 Jelly Bean) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Faster processor 1.8 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Newer Dec, 2013 vs Nov, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Bottom view of 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
Much lighter 652 g vs 1,400 g 2.1x lighter
Much thinner 9.4 mm vs 20 mm 2.1x thinner
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Much smaller 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm vs 212 x 285 x 20 mm 2.9x smaller
Longer battery life 11 hour vs 9.5 hour More than 15% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1920 x 1200 More than 35% higher resolution
Sharper screen 263 ppi vs 224 ppi More than 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Better performance per dollar 1.13 pt/$ vs 0.64 pt/$ More than 75% better performance per dollar

Specifications Full list of technical specs


SlateBook x2  vs
iPad 4 
Size 10.1" 9.7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 TFT LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1200 2048 x 1536
PPI 224 ppi 263 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No No


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.4 GHz

form factor

Weight 1,400 g 652 g
Size 212 x 285 x 20 mm 241 x 186 x 9.4 mm
Thickness 20 mm 9.4 mm
Battery life 9.5 hour 11 hour


SlateBook x2  vs
iPad 4 
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 32 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No


Has a GPS Yes No
Has a light sensor No Yes
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