HP TouchPad  vs

Released July, 2011

HP TouchPad

  • 9.7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • webOS 3.0
Front view of HP TouchPad
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 November, 2013

HP 8

  • 7.8"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2.2
Front view of HP 8
The screen is large enough for easy reading and web surfing, but the overall size is still small enough to one-hand with ease.
by Android Police (Feb, 2014)

Benchmarks Real world tests of TouchPad vs 8

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

TouchPad
1,708
HP 8
3,259

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Bigger screen 9.7" vs 7.8" Around 25% bigger screen
Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Faster processor 1.2 GHz vs 1 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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More processing power 3,259 vs 1,708 More than 90% better passmark score
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Has a rear camera 8 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Supported card formats SD, SDHC vs None Supports supported card formats
Significantly lighter 304 g vs 740 g 2.4x lighter
Much thinner 8 mm vs 13.7 mm More than 40% thinner
Supports face unlock Yes (Android 4.2) vs No (webOS 3.0) Somewhat common; bypass PIN entry, easier to unlock with one hand
Significantly smaller 136.3 x 200.3 x 8 mm vs 240 x 190 x 13.7 mm 2.9x smaller
Newer Nov, 2013 vs Jul, 2011 Release date over 2 years later
Sharper screen 164 ppi vs 131 ppi More than 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Better performance per dollar 1.5 pt/$ vs 0.23 pt/$ More than 6.5x better performance per dollar

Features Key features of the TouchPad  vs

screen resolution

TouchPad
1024 x 768
HP 8
1024 x 768

memory

TouchPad
1 GB
HP 8
1 GB

camera resolution

TouchPad
1.3 MP
HP 8
0.92 MP

CPU Cores

TouchPad
Dual core
HP 8
Quad core

CPU Frequency

TouchPad
1.2 GHz
HP 8
1 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

TouchPad  vs
Size 9.7" 7.8"
Technology IPS LCD Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 1024 x 768 1024 x 768
PPI 131 ppi 164 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Dual core Quad core
Clock speed 1.2 GHz 1 GHz

form factor

Weight 740 g 304 g
Size 240 x 190 x 13.7 mm 136.3 x 200.3 x 8 mm
Thickness 13.7 mm 8 mm

storage

TouchPad  vs
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 1 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity N/A 32 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No
Webcam 1.3 MP 0.92 MP
Rear camera None 8 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes No
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