Difference between HP Envy X2 and Dell XPS 10 Tablet

Key difference: The Envy X2 is a hybrid device by Hewlett-Packard (HP). A hybrid is essentially a cross between a tablet and a laptop. The Envy X2 is primarily a tablet, but one that can be docked into a physical keyboard. The HP Envy X2 runs Windows 8 OS, which is powered by a Dual core 1.80GHz Intel Atom Processor Z2760 and a 2 GB 533 MHz LPDDR2 RAM. The Dell XPS 10 is a 10.1-inch tablet that comes with a keyboard Dock to make it into a laptop. The screen is an HD Display capacitive multi-touch screen, with 1366 x 768 pixels and an approximately 155 ppi pixel density. The sleek tablet has a metal chassis and has a rubber back for better gripping.

Today is the world of smartphones and tablets. So, much so that tablets and smartphones are attempting to replace the traditional and bulky desktops and laptops. The HP Envy X2 is one such device. The advantage that the HP Envy X2 has over a number of other tablets is that it will run the Microsoft Windows operating system, whereas most other tablets run Android.

The Envy X2 is a hybrid device by Hewlett-Packard (HP). A hybrid is essentially a cross between a tablet and a laptop. The Envy X2 is primarily a tablet, but one that can be docked into a physical keyboard.

As stated above, the HP Envy X2 runs Windows 8 OS on it, which gives it an edge over most of the other tablets in the market. The device has Full Windows capability. It can practically run all Windows programs, including games. It is run on a Dual core 1.80GHz Intel Atom Processor Z2760 and a 2 GB 533 MHz LPDDR2 RAM.

The HP Envy X2 features an 11.6-inch screen with approximately a 135.09 ppi. It also has an 1080P HD Front-facing HP TrueVision webcam with integrated digital microphone, as well as an 8.0 MP Rear-facing camera. As a changeup, HP has put the power button and volume controls on the back of the tablet. However, this may not be preferable by everybody. The device also has an LED indicator on the power connector that plugs into the right side of the laptop.

The device in available in two memory size variants: 64 GB and 128 GB. In addition, the device also has a MicroSD card for expandable storage. Also, additional storage may be connected via one of the two full USB ports.

The device has also been touted for its battery life. The tablet gives almost 7 hours of continuous usage, which is powered by a 2-cell (25WHr) Li-Ion battery. However, laptop dock, i.e. the physical keyboard has a 2-cell (21WHr) Li-Ion polymer battery. So, when the device is docked it will run continuous for up to 12 hours and 15 minutes.

Dell is a popular company that is well-known for its customizable computers. It allowed people to build laptops and desktops from scratch, adding only components they need and paying only for those components. It has become a popular name in laptops, but has yet to launch itself in the tablet market. In response to the growing market for tablets the company has launched Dell Streak, which did not manage to garner much positive response for the company. Dell announced in August that is launching its newest table the Dell XPS 10 in October 2012.

 The Dell XPS 10 is a 10.1-inch tablet that comes with a keyboard Dock to make it into a laptop. The tablet serves the purpose of fulfilling the need for the tablet on the go and a laptop for some serious professional work. The company has launched the tablet on the Windows RT OS, which have not been able to draw in many customers. According to every review website, the company has not been doing that well in sales of tablets due to the Windows OS. However, the design of this tablet and its features should bring in loyal Dell fans to the product.  The screen is an HD Display capacitive multi-touch screen, with 1366 x 768 pixels and an approximately 155 ppi pixel density, which is not the best resolution available on the tablets, but it wasn’t that bad when viewing the tablet. The sleek tablet has a metal chassis and has a rubber back for better gripping. The tablet itself is quite sleek and lightweight making it easier to carry. The screen is small though because of the black bezel on the screen. The screen is made using Asahi Dragontrail high strength glass for durability.

The device has a SIM card slot for optional 2G, 3G and 4G capability, if required. The tablet comes with 32/64 GB Flash Storage and also has a microSD slot that allows users to upgrade the internal storage capacity by 64 GB. The system is powered by a 1.5GHz Dual-core processor and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 GPU. The device provides a 2GB RAM, which allows serious multi-tasking capabilities. The tablet provides Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and USB capability. The dock (keyboard), when attached provides two extra USB 2.0 slots on either side. The keyboard is also sleek and thin with dedicated Windows soft keys and trackpad. Both the tablet and the keyboard have a charging port. This is because when docked, the charging port on the bottom of the device gets covered by the keyboard and the user can still charge using the secondary port.  The tablet has a 5MP rear camera with autofocus ability, but it lacks a flash. This results in distorted images in dark lighting. The camera also has weak video performance and the sharpness must be constantly updated during recording. The device also houses a 2MP secondary camera that is decent for snapshots and video conferencing.

The device houses a non-removable 28Wh 2-cell lithium-ion battery that provides 10 hours, 30 minutes of multimedia time, while the dock has an additional 27 Wh battery that extends battery life to 18 hours, 18 minutes. The device also fared decently during gaming tests. All of the devices are available Office Home & Student 2013 RT that can be changed and customized on the company’s website before shipping. The Windows OS only allows downloading apps from the Windows Stores, which does not have that many choices in apps. The tablet has been designed to be used as a personal tablet as well as a professional laptop, eliminating the need for spending on both.

The information for the detailed table about the two devices has been taken from the HP website, the Dell website, trustedreviews.com, notebookcheck.net, and GSMArena.com.

 

HP Envy X2

Dell XPS 10 Tablet

Launch Date

January 2013

October 2012

Company

Hewlett-Packard (HP)

Dell

Size

 

Tab: 9.2 x 274.7 x 177.3mm

Tab + Dock: 23.91 (hinge end) x 274.7 x 177.3mm

Display

11.6”(29.46 cm) HD Diagonal BrightView

LED-backlit IPS Touchscreen Display

10.1" HD Display capacitive multi-touch screen

Screen

1366 x 768 (~135.09 ppi pixel density)

1366x768 pixels (~155 ppi pixel density)

Protection

11.93 x 8.12 x 0.76 in

Edge-to-edge Asahi Dragontrail high strength glass

Weight

3.11 lbs (1.41kg)

Tab: Wi-Fi: 635 grams

Tab: LTE: 645 grams

Tab + Dock: 1310 grams

2G Network

N/A

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (optional)

3G Network

N/A

HSDPA (optional)

4G Network

N/A

LTE (optional)

GUI

Windows 8

Windows

CPU speed

Dual core 1.80GHz Intel Atom Processor Z2760

1.5GHz Dual-Core processor

GPU

Intel Graphics Accelerator

Adreno 225

OS

Windows 8

Windows RT

Chipset

Intel Atom Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4

RAM

2 GB 533 MHz LPDDR2

2 GB

SIM Size

N/A

micro-SIM

Internal Memory

64/128 GB

32/64 GB Flash Storage

Expandable Memory

microSD slot

Up to 64 GB

Sensors

-

Accel, gyro, compass, AGPS (with LTE configurations), ALS, sensor fusion

Connectivity

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

USB, HDMI, Bluetooth (optional 2G, 3G and 4G network)

Data

-

USB, HDMI, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, with optional mobile connectivity.

Speed

-

1510.0 MHz HSPA+/LTE (optional)

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n

Dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)

Bluetooth

 

Bluetooth v4.0

USB

USB 2.0

Micro-USB

Primary Camera

1080P HD Front-facing HP TrueVision webcam with integrated digital microphone

5MP rear camera

Secondary Camera

8.0 MP Rear-facing camera

2MP front camera

Video

1080P

[email protected]

Camera Features

Full HD, HP TrueVision webcam

Autofocus

Sound Enhancement

Beats Audio with Dual Speakers

None

Audio supported formats

Not specified

MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player

Video supported formats

Not specified

MP4/H.264/H.263 player

Battery Capacity

2-cell (25WHr) Li-Ion and 2-cell (21WHr) Li-Ion polymer

Tab: Non-removable 28Wh 2-Cell Lithium Ion battery

Multimedia Time

Up to 7 hours (tablet only); Up to 12 hours and 15 minutes (tablet and keyboard)

Tab: 10 hours, 30 minutes

Dock: 18 hours, 18 minutes

Available Colors

Bright Silver

Black/Steel

Messaging

Email, Push Email, IM

Email, Push Email, IM

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

No

No

GPS

Yes

GPS with A-GPS support (with LTE/HSPA+ configs)

Java

-

No

Additional Features

  • Combo audio jack
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • SD Card slot
  • HDMI
  • Full-size island-style keyboard
  • Clickpad
  • Pre-installed Microsoft Office 2010
  • Amazon Kindle E-reader
  • Beats Audio
  • eBay
  • FreshPaint
  • HP MyRoom: HP Recovery Manager; HP Registration; HP Support Assistance; HP User Guide; HP+ Best Offers
  • Mahjong
  • Netflix
  • sMedio TrueLink+
  • Solitaire
  • Windows 8 Store Apps
  • Wordament
  • Getting started with Windows 8
  • Windows Defender
  • Firmware TPM
  • BitLocker encryption technology
  • SecureBoot
  • integrated VPN client functionality
  • EAS policies and remote wipe
  • Organizer
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Document editor
  • Bing Search, Maps, SkyDrive
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: hp.com, dell.com

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