HP SlateBook x2  vs Apple iPad mini 

Released December, 2013

HP SlateBook x2

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Front view of HP SlateBook x2
8.1 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 mini

  • 7.8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 6
Front view of Apple iPad mini
7.4 Out of 10
At 308g it's twice the weight and then some of the iPhone 6, but compared to other tablets on the market (and combined with the aluminium chassis) it feels lightweight in the hand.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2014)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of SlateBook x2 vs iPad mini


Processing power and speed



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?

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Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

HP SlateBook x2 

TabletRocket recommends the HP SlateBook x2  based on its performance and graphics.

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Apple iPad mini 

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

Benchmarks Real world tests of SlateBook x2 vs iPad mini

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SlateBook x2
iPad mini

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

SlateBook x2
17.1 fps
iPad mini
3.4 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

SlateBook x2
50.2 fps
iPad mini
14.9 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of HP SlateBook x2

Reasons to consider the
HP SlateBook x2

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Much faster graphics 17.1 fps vs 3.4 fps More than 5x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
More processing power 3,990 vs 1,401 More than 2.8x 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 bigger screen 10.1" vs 7.8" Around 30% bigger screen
Much faster processor 1.8 GHz vs 1 GHz 80% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
More RAM 2 GB vs 0.5 GB 4x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
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
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
Sharper screen 224 ppi vs 163 ppi More than 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Newer Dec, 2013 vs Nov, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Side view of Apple iPad mini

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Much lighter 308 g vs 1,400 g 4.5x lighter
Much thinner 7.2 mm vs 20 mm 2.8x thinner
Longer battery life 12.75 hour vs 9.5 hour Around 35% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
More storage capacity 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Much smaller 134.7 x 200 x 7.2 mm vs 212 x 285 x 20 mm 6.2x smaller
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage

Reviews Word on the street

SlateBook x2  vs iPad mini 

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

Specifications Full list of technical specs


SlateBook x2  vs
iPad mini 
Size 10.1" 7.8"
Technology Super IPS LCD2 IPS LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1200 1024 x 768
PPI 224 ppi 163 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No Yes


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 1 GHz

form factor

Weight 1,400 g 308 g
Size 212 x 285 x 20 mm 134.7 x 200 x 7.2 mm
Thickness 20 mm 7.2 mm
Battery life 9.5 hour 12.75 hour


SlateBook x2  vs
iPad mini 
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 0.5 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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