HP SlateBook x2  vs Apple iPad Air 

Released December, 2013

HP SlateBook x2

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Front view of HP SlateBook x2
7.5 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, 2013

Apple iPad Air

  • 9.7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad Air
7.5 Out of 10
In our experience, it’s able to pump out a solid one-day of heavy usage, which is pretty much the standard mark we’ve comfortably become accustomed to expect with today’s tablets.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2013)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of SlateBook x2 vs Air


Processing power and speed



3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, 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 reviews.cnet.com, phonearena.com and androidpolice.com

No winner declared

Too close to call


Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Apple iPad Air 

TabletRocket recommends the Apple iPad Air  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of SlateBook x2 vs iPad Air

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

SlateBook x2
iPad Air

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of HP SlateBook x2

Reasons to consider the
HP SlateBook x2

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More processing power 3,990 vs 2,113 Around 90% 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
Significantly sharper screen 224 ppi vs 131 ppi More than 70% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1200 vs 1024 x 768 Around 3x higher resolution
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
Significantly faster processor 1.8 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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
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Reasons to consider the
Apple iPad Air

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Much lighter 610 g vs 1,400 g 2.3x lighter
Much thinner 8.6 mm vs 20 mm 2.3x thinner
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Much smaller 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm vs 212 x 285 x 20 mm 3.1x smaller
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Better performance per dollar 1.9 pt/$ vs 0.65 pt/$ Around 3x better performance per dollar

Reviews Word on the street

SlateBook x2  vs iPad Air 

The new spec uses a dual-core A5 processor that promises to be twice as fast with nine times the graphics performance.
iPad Air

Specifications Full list of technical specs


SlateBook x2  vs
iPad Air 
Size 10.1" 9.7"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1200 1024 x 768
PPI 224 ppi 131 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No Yes


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1.3 GHz

form factor

Weight 1,400 g 610 g
Size 212 x 285 x 20 mm 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm
Thickness 20 mm 8.6 mm
Battery life 9.5 hour 10 hour


SlateBook x2  vs
iPad Air 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 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 Yes
Has a light sensor No Yes
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