HP TouchPad  vs Google Nexus 7 

Released July, 2011

HP TouchPad

  • 9.7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • webOS 3.0
Front view of HP TouchPad
7.2 Out of 10
It's got support for Adobe Flash built in, a standard USB connector for charging or connecting to your computer, Beats Audio-powered stereo speakers and wireless charging using HP's Touchstone technology.
by TechRadar (Jun, 2011)
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Released July, 2012

Google Nexus 7

  • 7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.1
Front view of Google Nexus 7
8.6 Out of 10
AnTuTu has actually become my all around "go-to" benchmark.
by Android Police (Nov, 2012)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of TouchPad vs Nexus 7

Performance

Processing power and speed

TouchPad
6.6
Nexus 7
8.7
Passmark, AnTuTu and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

TouchPad
6.9
Nexus 7
10.0
AnTuTu 3D

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

TouchPad
6.7
Nexus 7
6.5
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

TouchPad
8.5
Nexus 7
9.2
Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com, reviews.cnet.com, trustedreviews.com and 2 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Value

Which tablet has better performance for the money?

TouchPad
1.0
Nexus 7
2.4

Google Nexus 7 

TabletRocket recommends the Google Nexus 7  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of TouchPad vs Nexus 7

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

TouchPad
1,708
Nexus 7
2,282

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

TouchPad
5,505
Nexus 7
13,772

sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark Web browser and javascript performance

TouchPad
3,843 ms
Nexus 7
1,371 ms

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

TouchPad
1,247
Nexus 7
3,842

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of HP TouchPad

Reasons to consider the
HP TouchPad

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Significantly bigger screen 9.7" vs 7" Around 40% bigger screen
Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Slightly longer battery life 8.5 hour vs 7.5 hour Around 15% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Back view of Google Nexus 7

Reasons to consider the
Google Nexus 7

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Much faster javascript execution 1,371 ms vs 3,843 ms 2.8x better sunspider 0.9.1 benchmark score
Much better AnTuTu score 13,772 vs 5,505 More than 2.5x better AnTuTu score
Much better AnTuTu 3D score 3,842 vs 1,247 More than 3x better AnTuTu 3D score
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly lighter 340 g vs 740 g 2.2x lighter
Much thinner 8.9 mm vs 13.7 mm More than 35% thinner
Significantly faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR) 8x faster Bluetooth
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.1) vs No (webOS 3.0) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Significantly sharper screen 215 ppi vs 131 ppi Around 65% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Smaller 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm vs 240 x 190 x 13.7 mm Around 35% smaller
Newer Jul, 2012 vs Jul, 2011 Release date over a year later
Slightly faster processor 1.3 GHz vs 1.2 GHz Around 10% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Slightly higher resolution 1280 x 800 vs 1024 x 768 More than 30% higher resolution

Reviews Word on the street

TouchPad  vs Nexus 7 

7.5
8.8
General OS performance was excellent — helped undoubtedly by Android 4.1 and its "Project Butter" initiative which is said to vastly improve touch response and smoothness in Android.
Nexus 7

7.0
8.0
It's bright and sharp and makes for very good quality video chat over Google video chat and Skype.
Nexus 7

6.0
9.0
Display quality is good, with a sharp image and commendable (if not searing) top brightness.
Nexus 7

6.0
9.0
Turn the Google Nexus 10 over and you'll find a big speaker at the top, along with the main 5 megapixel camera lens, which is also capable of shooting 1080p video at 30fps.
Nexus 7

7.0
8.0
It also has 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi support, Bluetooth, a gyroscope, an accelerometer, GPS, and support for Google's NFC-based technology, Android Beam.
Nexus 7

7.0
9.0
Performance: Amazingly, there’s a ton of juice provided by the 4,325 mAh battery it’s packing inside of its body.
Nexus 7

Overall

6.9 Out of 10
8.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

TouchPad  vs
Nexus 7 
Size 9.7" 7"
Technology IPS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1024 x 768 1280 x 800
PPI 131 ppi 215 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
Bluetooth Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No No

processor

Cores Dual core Quad core
Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1.3 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes

storage

TouchPad  vs
Nexus 7 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity N/A N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No
Webcam 1.3 MP 1.9 MP
Rear camera None None

ports

USB support USB 2.0 1 USB
Hdmi support None None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 740 g 340 g
Size 240 x 190 x 13.7 mm 177.6 x 263.9 x 8.9 mm
Thickness 13.7 mm 8.9 mm
Battery life 8.5 hour 7.5 hour
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