Difference between HP Envy X2 and iPad

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. iPads have the screen size of 9.7 inches with multi-touch display. iPads are intended as devices for a multimedia experience, reading e-books, watching movies, listening to music, playing games, browsing the Internet, or retrieving e-mail. The company is currently on the iPad fourth-generation, also known as just plain iPad or iPad 4.

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.

Apple originally launched iPad in 2010. Its launch started a new trend for tablets. iPad is a type of tablet PC, which was originally promoted as a cross between an Apple iPhone and iPod Touch with added capabilities of computing. However, it is not meant to be a replacement for desktop personal computers or laptops. iPads have computational properties that can do some tasks as laptops but not all. The company is currently on the iPad fourth-generation, also known as just plain iPad or iPad 4.

iPads have the screen size of 9.7 inches with multi-touch display. iPads are intended as devices for a multimedia experience, reading e-books, watching movies, listening to music, playing games, browsing the Internet, or retrieving e-mail. It has a software structure more like that of a mobile phone. It also has a very simple user interface, which can even be easily operated by children. iPads are available with a memory capacity of 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB.

The iPad is available in models supporting only Wi-Fi, or 3G and Wi-Fi. However, iPad lacks Flash, software that a number of websites use to display content. So, iPad cannot load these pages. This limits the web surfing experience. The fourth-gen iPad is similar to its predecessors, while it still has two minor and one major upgrade on it. The 30-pin connector has been upgraded to a smaller Lightning connector, while the front camera has been upgraded to the HD Status. The major upgrade is the new A6X processor that replaced the A5X processor on the third-gen. The iPad Mini version is a smaller and thinner version of the iPad.

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

 

HP Envy X2

iPad (4th generation)

Launch Date

January 2013

November 2, 2012

Company

Hewlett-Packard (HP)

Apple

Size

 

241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4 mm (9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37 in)

Display

11.6”(29.46 cm) HD Diagonal BrightView

LED-backlit IPS Touchscreen Display

LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

1366 x 768 (~135.09 ppi pixel density)

1536 x 2048 pixels, 9.7 inches (~264 ppi pixel density)

Protection

11.93 x 8.12 x 0.76 in

Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating

Weight

3.11 lbs (1.41kg)

652g (1.44 lb)

662g (1.46 lb) for 3G model

2G Network

N/A

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1459/ A1460

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 - A1460

3G Network

N/A

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - A1459/ A1460

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1460

4G Network

N/A

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - A1459

(Wi-Fi + Cellular Model) LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - A1460

GUI

Windows 8

iUI

CPU speed

Dual core 1.80GHz Intel Atom Processor Z2760

Dual-core 1.4 GHz

GPU

Intel Graphics Accelerator

PowerVR SGX554MP4 (quad-core graphics)

OS

Windows 8

iOS 6

Chipset

Intel Atom Processor

Apple A6X

RAM

2 GB 533 MHz LPDDR2

1 GB RAM

SIM Size

N/A

Micro-SIM for 3G model

Internal Memory

64/128 GB

16/32/64/128 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD slot

None

Sensors

-

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, compass

Connectivity

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

Wi-Fi + Cellular Model

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)

LTE (Bands 4 and 17)

Wi-Fi + Cellular Model (MM)

CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)

GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)

LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)

Data only

All Models

802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)

Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Data

-

WiFi, USB

GPRS, EDGE, LTE for Wi-Fi + Cellular Model

Speed

-

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 73 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

 

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

USB

USB 2.0

USB v2.0, special lightening charger

Primary Camera

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

5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus

Secondary Camera

8.0 MP Rear-facing camera

Yes, 1.2 MP, [email protected], face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi + Cellular

Video

1080P

[email protected], video stabilization

Camera Features

Full HD, HP TrueVision webcam

Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection

Sound Enhancement

Beats Audio with Dual Speakers

No

Audio supported formats

Not specified

AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV

Video supported formats

Not specified

H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640x480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280x720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Battery Capacity

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

Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery

Available Colors

Bright Silver

Black, White

Messaging

Email, Push Email, IM

iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser

HTML5

HTML (Safari)

Radio

No

No

GPS

Yes

with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

-

None

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
  • iCloud cloud service
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • TV-out
  • Maps
  • Audio/video player/editor
  • Organizer
  • Document viewer
  • Image viewer/editor
  • Voice memo
  • Predictive text input
  • VoiceOver screen reader
  • Guided Access
  • Support for playback of closed-captioned content
  • AssistiveTouch interface for adaptive accessories
  • Full-screen zoom magnification
  • Large text
  • Option to invert colours
  • Left/right volume adjustment

Image Courtesy: hp.com, pluggedin.co.uk

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