Microsoft Surface RT  vs HP SlateBook x2 

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Released October, 2012

Microsoft Surface RT

  • 10.6"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows RT
Front view of Microsoft Surface RT
7.5 Out of 10
Microsoft did its best balancing the tablet's weight, and while I appreciate its wide screen, it feels a bit too long and awkward when held and works much better with its kickstand engaged.
by c|net (Oct, 2012)
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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
8.8 Out of 10
It's brilliant for anyone who uses voice commands a lot.
by Android Police (Sep, 2013)

TabletRocket Review Our evaluation of Surface RT vs SlateBook x2

Performance

Processing power and speed

BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

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TabletRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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HP SlateBook x2 

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

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Value

Which tablet has better performance for the money?

Microsoft Surface RT 

TabletRocket recommends the Microsoft Surface RT  for those concerned with getting the most for their dollar.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Surface RT vs SlateBook x2

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Surface RT
1,751
SlateBook x2
3,391

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Surface RT
3.8 fps
SlateBook x2
17.1 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Surface RT
11.5 fps
SlateBook x2
50.2 fps

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Microsoft Surface RT

Reasons to consider the
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Significantly lighter 903 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
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
Significantly smaller 274.6 x 171.9 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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Much faster graphics 17.1 fps vs 3.8 fps More than 4.5x better GLBenchmark 2.7 score
Much faster web browser 3,391 vs 1,751 Around 95% better BrowserMark score
Longer battery life 9.5 hour vs 8 hour Around 20% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
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
Significantly sharper screen 224 ppi vs 147 ppi More than 50% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1200 vs 1366 x 768 Around 2.2x higher resolution
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 1.5 GHz More than 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Newer Dec, 2013 vs Oct, 2012 Release date over 1 years later

Reviews Word on the street

Surface RT  vs SlateBook x2 

7.0
6.9
My overall impression of IE10's browser speed was that it was sometimes fast enough, but I usually felt like I was waiting around longer than I would have liked to.
Surface RT

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Surface RT  vs
SlateBook x2 
Size 10.6" 10.1"
Technology OLED Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 1366 x 768 1920 x 1200
PPI 147 ppi 224 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Quad core Quad core
Clock speed 1.5 GHz 1.8 GHz

form factor

Weight 903 g 1,400 g
Size 274.6 x 171.9 x 13.5 mm 212 x 285 x 20 mm
Thickness 13.5 mm 20 mm
Battery life 8 hour 9.5 hour

storage

Surface RT  vs
SlateBook x2 
Internal storage 64 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 128 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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