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HP SlateBook x2 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 2

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Posted: 15 May 2013
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 23 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.2)Windows (8.1 Pro) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions11.22 x 8.35 x 0.8 inches (285 x 212 x 20 mm)10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches (275 x 173 x 13 mm) 
Weight49.38 oz (1400 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
31.99 oz (907 g)
the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)
 
Design features Stylus 
ColorsWhite, Gray  
Tablet dock Yes 
Features USB (4) 
Display
Physical size10.1 inches10.6 inches 
Resolution1920 x 1200 pixels1920 x 1080 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

224 ppi208 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDIPS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio48.94 %65.22 % 
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
Features Light sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
CameraYesYes 
CamcorderYes1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
Front-facing cameraYesYes 
Video capture 1280x720 (720p HD) 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Nvidia Tegra 4  
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15Dual core, 1600 MHz, Intel Core i5 4200U 
Graphics processorGeForceIntel HD Graphics 4400 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

2048 MB RAM (533 MHz) / LPDDR34096 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR3 
Built-in storage16 GB64 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC 
Battery
Not user replaceable Yes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3MP3 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264MPEG4, H.263, H.264 
SpeakersStereo speakersStereo speakers 
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Browser Internet Explorer 
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5, Flash 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+  
Technology
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS  
NavigationYes  
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries  
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, CalculatorCalendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, World clock, Timer, Notepad 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google TalkWindows Live / MSN 
Connectivity
BluetoothYes4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, nYes 
 Dual antennas, MIMO 
USBUSB 2.0USB 3.0 
ConnectormicroUSBFull-size USB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB charging  
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMIYes  
Charging connectormicroUSB  
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), VibrationFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced 23 Sep 2013 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 480$ 899 

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