Microsoft Surface Pro 2  vs HP SlateBook x2 

Released October, 2013

Microsoft Surface Pro 2

  • 10.6"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 2
If you're a mobile worker in need of a lightweight tablet that's brimming with apps, for example, or a professional in need of a powerhouse laptop with a quad-HD display, there are better options than the Surface Pro 2 out there.
by TechRadar (Jul, 2014)
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Released December, 2013

HP SlateBook x2

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Front view of HP SlateBook x2
It's brilliant for anyone who uses voice commands a lot.
by Android Police (Sep, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Reasons to consider the
Microsoft Surface Pro 2

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Significantly longer battery life 15 hour vs 9.5 hour Around 60% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Significantly lighter 907 g vs 1,400 g More than 35% lighter
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Much more expandable storage 2,048 GB (SDXC) vs 32 GB (SDHC) 64x more maximum capacity
More storage capacity 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Much thinner 13.5 mm vs 20 mm Around 35% thinner
More RAM 4 GB vs 2 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Significantly smaller 274.6 x 172.9 x 13.5 mm vs 212 x 285 x 20 mm More than 45% smaller
Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No (Android 4.2 Jelly Bean) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Slightly bigger screen 10.6" vs 10.1" Around 5% bigger screen
Back view of HP SlateBook x2

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HP SlateBook x2

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports voice commands Yes (Android 4.2 Jelly Bean) vs No (Windows) Somewhat common; Can be operated hands free
Has an open source operating system Yes (Android 4.2 Jelly Bean) vs No (Windows) Somewhat common; Allows you the freedom to use your tablet however you like
Faster processor 1.8 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 10% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Sharper screen 224 ppi vs 207 ppi Around 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Features Key features of the Surface Pro 2  vs SlateBook x2 

screen resolution

Surface Pro 2
1920 x 1080
SlateBook x2
1920 x 1200

memory

CPU Cores

Surface Pro 2
Dual core
SlateBook x2
Quad core

CPU Frequency

Surface Pro 2
1.6 GHz
SlateBook x2
1.8 GHz

Reviews Word on the street

Surface Pro 2  vs SlateBook x2 

7.9
6.9
Overall, while I think the Surface Pro 2 is the more useful product, I wish it had gotten the same design love as the RT version.
Surface Pro 2

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Surface Pro 2  vs
SlateBook x2 
Size 10.6" 10.1"
Technology IPS LCD Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1200
PPI 207 ppi 224 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Dual core Quad core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.8 GHz

form factor

Weight 907 g 1,400 g
Size 274.6 x 172.9 x 13.5 mm 212 x 285 x 20 mm
Thickness 13.5 mm 20 mm
Battery life 15 hour 9.5 hour

storage

Surface Pro 2  vs
SlateBook x2 
Internal storage 64 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 4 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 2,048 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No

sensors

Has a GPS No Yes
Has a light sensor Yes No
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