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Compare HP Tablets

Last updated: January 2021

This page features a HP tablet comparison chart and tracks the evolution of all HP tablets via a timeline and a brief history of the entire Hewlett-Packard tablet range.

HP Tablets Compared

Originally founded in a garage in Palo Alto, California, Hewlett-Packard was once the world’s largest computer manufacturer, though it has been in decline for some time. Although slow to enter the tablet market, HP’s devices range from attractive, high-quality devices to ho-hum tablets that don’t quite hit the spot.

The varied product line includes offerings ranging from budget to business-class tablets. 

HP Zbook X2 G4 Detachable Laptop/Tablet

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The HP ZBook x2 is a convertible tablet, which claims to be the world’s most powerful, detachable PC. Ever since its launch, it was known as a highly performant, versatile 2-in-1. It is a laptop designed to push the limits and realize vision using the power of HP ZBook x2 and Adobe Creative Cloud applications. The HP ZBook x2 has a wide range of modes and versatility. A client can go from laptop to tablet whenever inspiration occurs, using the versatility of a detachable Bluetooth keyboard.

Creatives will be able to work and edit their materials with the help of a 160-grade stand and full keyboard integrated. However, you can also catch and draw the HP Quick Keys and the pen with 18 Adobe software shortcuts. Additionally, creators can produce great work using a Wacom EMR pen without interruption that answers each nuance of their hand immediately and gives them a crayon-like experience. The pen has an adjustable side key and an integrated eraser, which makes using it much more comfortable and practical. It does not need to be charged, it has normal tilt and almost zero lags. HP ZBook x2 users can plunge into one billion colors on a splendid 10-bit, 100% Adobe RGB, 4 K Multi-Touch UHD screen. You can work with the anti-blinding touchscreen in any lighting. This highlight contributes to the assertion that the HP ZBook x2 is the most powerful PC screen in the world. Click here to read more about this tablet.

2019 HP Chromebook x360 2-in-1 Laptop/Tablet

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The x360 14-da0021nr HP Chromebook is a slim and fashionable Chromebook. It is intended for consumers who benefit greatly from the ecosystem of Google. With a futuristic look and feel, plus four different modes, this sleek PC is designed for all users. The laptop has a unique Advanced Electrodeposition (AED) finish, despite being a lower price range device which looks like a matte ceramic finish. HP is making a great effort to produce an affordable yet robust and beautiful finish. The company claims to be aimed at making an impression, and the finish definitely stands out. HP says the Chromebook X360 14 is its thinnest Chromebook such device at just 0.63 inches. The HP Chromebook x360 14’s 360-degree lets it function as a laptop or in other setups. Particularly important are the keys and the touchpad.

The HP Chromebook x360 14 features a 3D cloud-blue aluminum backlit keyboard and a diamond-cut touchpad. For higher quality, the Chromebook is controlled by an Intel Core i3-8130U with 2.2GHz base frequency and a frequency up to 4GHz using Intel’s Turbo Boost technology, UHD Graphics620 integrated, DDR4-2400 SDRAM 8 GB and 64 GB eMMC with high speed processing and boot time. For a Chromebook, the technical requirement is considered medium to high. Yet users are not allowed to store large files, such as videos or video editing files, on the Chromebook. Chromebook users can stream online media and make full use of cloud storage. Click here for more details.

HP Envy X2

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The HP ENVY x2 is convincing if you want both a tablet and a laptop.  It looks great and builds value, the dock and lock mechanism are great.  It is so easy to place the tablet side in the dock and once it looks and feels like a mere laptop, the display is secured and there’s no wobbling.  You’ll have the full Windows 8 experience to download every standard Windows desktop program and run several applications at once, not a Windows RT or phone OS that’s being watered down.  The battery life is truly amazing, we would be willing to bet you can fly from America to Asia on one charge, and don’t run out of the battery at 11 hours and 30 minutes.

The ENVY x2 features the impressive performance of the Intel Atom processor.  Although the Atom Z2760 from the latest generation of the Intel family of the Atom Cedar Trails revealed its limitations and would not be enough for power users wanting to play in modern 3D players, multiple tasks or other demanding tasks.  The dock is innovative in design, but the keypad itself has flat keys, a short travel, which is a common characteristic of many other Ultrabooks.  The display provides good picture quality and color clarity, but the resolution 1366x 768 is much smaller than that provided by other laptop convertible products on the market or by the Apple iPad with Retina. Click here for more details.

HP Envy X360

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Envy x360 has a massive 1 TB hard drive, but no optical drive is available. A gigabit Ethernet port, two USB3 ports and a USB2 socket, and a SD card reader and a 3.5 mm headset jack are supported. The power button of the laptop is now on the side of the computer and it is parallel with the frame and on the back of the keyboard. You, therefore, have to press if the device is enabled in laptop mode.

There is no separate graphics processor on the laptop; 3D tasks are done by the onboard Intel HD Graphics 5500. Very simple games, but not much more, are available on this laptop. For instance, the common Hearthstone card combat game works well with minimal hiccups. The speakers of the laptop are clear as a bell and the sound quality varies very little regardless of your computer mode. It’s a good little computer for the price, although it’s a very difficult deal when you realize that it costs more than much more powerful general-purpose laptops and weighs almost as much to boot. It is not expensive, but it does not offer anything outstanding as far as 15.6 in convertible laptops are concerned, in terms of display, performance, design or battery life. Click here to read more.

HP Elite X2 1012 G2

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If you want a 2-in-1 laptop/tablet that is truly performant, you should know that in many areas, the updated Elite x2 1012 G2 outshines the Surface Pro 4. The thickness of only 0.36 inches is skinnier than that of the Microsoft tablet and bundles processors from Intel Kaby Lake not available when the Surface Pro 4 was rolled out. HP has fixed one of the initial Elite x2 1012 drawbacks, raising the resolution and width of their 1 920×1.080 to 2 736×1.824 and 11.6 to 12.3 inches touchscreens, which now suits the Surface Pro.

While the Surface Pro 4 provides options for core CPUs of sixth (or Skylake) generative generation, the x2 1012 G2 can also be fitted with either a Core i3-7100U, Core i5-7200U or an i5-7300U or Core i7-7600U. Just like Microsoft’s2-in-1 laptop, x2 1012 G2 can accommodate up to 16 GB of RAM and a solid-state storage terabyte.

HP’s version has several additional advantages over the new Surface Pro. It has been designed according to rigorous MIL-SPEC specifications and includes the HP Collaboration Keyboard and a digital pen from Wacom. The company makes opening the device for maintenance / upgrades simpler than the notorious Surface Pro hardware. Read more about this tablet here:

HP Pavilion x2 Detachable 2-in-1 Laptop Tablet

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The new version of HP, often referred to as Pavilion x2, is emerging continually from its predecessors. Quite old compared to more recent models on the market, it still has a lot of great features to offer. It has a beautiful design, a new sound collaboration, as well as a magnetic keyboard deck. It’s a very sharp 10-inch hybrid Windows 10 even if it has the same not so powerful, low-resolution display, low-level solid-state storage as many other budget laptops and hybrids.

The excellent model, with big, side-mounted speaker grilles giving a high end feel, makes it stand out from the crowd. The keyboard is very convenient and the magnetic pin makes it easy for a separate tablet to take off the display. The Pavilion x2 is inspired by the 12-inch Apple MacBook and is utilizes a newer USB-C port. But one of the most promising features of the system ends up as a weakness. Because Apple had purchased the Beats brand HP lost the right of using beats music branding and software on its PCs. That is when Bang & Olufsen took over. While B&O has not designed or installed the speakers on this (or other) HP platform, it claims to have received input on the specific size and acoustic qualities of various products in the 2015 HP line-up. In spite of the large speakers grilles and popular B&O labels, the sound is deceptively thin and weak, even for an economical device. Click here to read more about this tablet.

HP Envy Note 8

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A fascinating hybrid with a keyboard disproportionately bigger than the tablet.

HP Spectre x2

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A Surface Pro 3 competitor with an interesting converting keyboard.

HP Pro Tablet 608

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“A great mid-sized tablet that can practically double as a laptop with the right peripherals. In many ways, it’s actually superior to the popular Nexus 9.” Check out our full review.

HP Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12

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The 8 was basically an Android-powered iPad Mini with an ultrasonic pen. Loudspeakers, 4:3 screen at 324 PPI, loudspeakers, and running Android 5.0.2 – this was a device with a lot going for it. The pen was not universally well received and added to the unit price, which was a tad steep.

HP Pro Tablet 10 EE

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Aimed at the education sector, this was a decent tablet for teachers and students. It was durable enough to survive rough terrain (i.e. the modern classroom) but suffered from a woeful screen.

HP Pro Tablet 408

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It did everything you expect from a tablet, and it looked and felt great. It didn’t have the most vibrant screen, and it wasn’t the lightest and thinnest tablet PC, but it was light enough and thin enough to make some friends.

HP Elitepad 1000 (Healthcare and Rugged)

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Versatile, rugged tablets with great build quality, display and performance. There was nothing much wrong with the 1000s, just that the Surface Pro 3 was available for more or less the same price.

HP Stream 7 and 8

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These cheap tablets were quite popular – perhaps because they ran Windows and came with a 1-year Office 365 subscription worth at least half the price of the tablet itself!

HP Slate 7 Plus, Extreme, HD

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Three 7-inch tablets launched in early 2014.

HP Omni 10

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The release of this HP tablet was met with virtual silence. It was a puzzling decision for a tablet that, despite some potential flaws, was a thoroughly solid device. Our full review.

HP SlateBook x2

The HP SlateBook x2 is just the second Android tablet from the manufacturer, succeeding the poorly received HP Slate 7. Unfortunately, the SlateBook x2 is an inconsistent blend of good quality and cheap design.

The chassis is cheap and plasticky, and even the 1,920-by-1,080 pixel high-definition display is plagued by poor color balance and mediocre brightness. The 1.8-gigahertz Tegra 4 processor is a nice inclusion at this price point, but it’s already been surpassed by several competitors.

HP Slate 7

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The first HP tablet to be powered by Android 4.1, the HP Slate 7 is the smallest of the manufacturer’s line of tablets. The seven-inch form factor and Android operating system and are geared toward consumers who demand high portability. The Slate 7 is the first device produced by the Mobility Global Business Unit division of the company, which is dedicated to improving the quality of HP’s mobile device offerings.

The Slate 7, like the Envy x2, also features integrated Beats Audio.

HP ElitePad 900

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With an impressive range of standard security features and a rugged machined aluminum frame, HP’s ElitePad 900 marks the manufacturer’s most successful entrance into the world of business tablets. Like the Envy x2, the Windows 8-based ElitePad is powered by a 1.8-gigahertz Atom processor.

The ElitePad 900 is the first of HP’s tablets to make use of the Smart Jacket line of optional accessories, which provide a variety of connectivity options.

HP Envy x2

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The HP Envy x2 represents the mid-sized option among HP’s x2 family of hybrid tablets. The Windows 8-based device features an 11.6-inch display and Beats Audio sound, and employs a 1.8-gigahertz Intel Atom processor. When paired with the keyboard dock, the Envy x2 is intended to provide a more mobile alternative to traditional ultrabooks. The keyboard dock also features a second battery, which greatly extends the battery life of the device.

HP TouchPad

The HP TouchPad was based around the webOS platform, which excelled at handling multitasking. However, mixed reviews and unexpectedly poor sales led to massive price cuts and eventually the outright discontinuation of the line and the operating system soon after its release.

Independent efforts to bring Android and Linux functionality to the device have created renewed interest in the TouchPad.

HP Slate 500

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With the HP Slate 500, HP made full use of the touch-friendly Windows 7 operating system. The Slate 500 featured a 1.86-gigahertz Atom processor rather than the 1.5-gigahertz Slate and Slate 2 models. Additionally, the Slate 500 was among the first tablets to include an active digitizer.

Also notable was the support for fully hardware-accelerated Adobe Flash and AIR internet content.

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