HP Envy X2 Vs Microsoft Surface – Which One to Buy?

Feb 04, 13 HP Envy X2 Vs Microsoft Surface – Which One to Buy?

The advent of Windows 8 Operating System marks the entry of hybrid devices that can function as Laptops, Tablets or vice versa. The big question of HP Envy X2 Vs Microsoft Surface Tablet prompts on the same grounds of style, design, operating system and so on.

As a matter of fact, these devices are not only competing against each-other but also with devices like tablets, Ultrabooks, notebooks, netbooks, dockables that are fully capable of running Windows 8 or Windows RT!

Lets take a look at the key technical specifications:

HP Envy X2 Microsoft Surface RT
Processor 1.80GHz Dual-Core Intel Atom Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3
Display 11.6inch 10.6inch
Resolution 1366 x 768 1366 x 768
Storage 64GB 32GB / 64GB
Audio Dual Spaekers with Beats Audio Stereo speakers
Camera Fornt – 1080P HD / Rear 8.0 MP 2 – 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing
Graphics Intel Memory
Ports HDMI, USB 2.0 Full-size USB 2.0

microSDXC card slot

Headset jack

HD video out port

Cover port
Connectivity Bluetooth Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)

NFC Bluetooth 4.0 technology

WLAN multi-band Wi-Fi

HP Envy X2

The silver brushed – aluminum finish on HP Envy X2 looks lot stunning and premium. The tablet weighs 0.68gm on its own and 1.41gm with the detachable keyboard. It measures 0.76 by 11.93 by 8.12 inch (HWD) when closed.

The detachable tablet laptop is coming loaded with 11.6-inch five-finger capacitive touch functionality that offers  1366 x 768 resolution. It is packed with 1.8GHz dual-core CPU paired with 2GB of RAM same like Acer Iconia Tab W510-1422. The device offers up to 64GB of storage and for the battery it is capable of providing up-to 14hrs of solid backup.

The keyboard dock has a single HDMI connector, one standard SD card slot and two USB 2.0 ports.

Microsoft Surface RT Tablet

The Microsoft’s self-made flagship model for Windows 8 – ‘Microsoft Surface RT‘ obviously was the first to run on Windows 8 OS. The device sports a 10.6 inch display and a tactical multi-touch keyboard that which is unique and pleasant in it’s own way.

The device is powered by Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 along with 2GB of RAM. Touch Cover and Type Cover are two variants of keyboard covers that are available for the device. The .77 millimeter built-in kick stand – a greater benefit; helps perform actions in Laptop style. The VaporMg casing in dark titanium color gives it a face-lift among hybrid and convertibles.

The ports include Full-size USB 2.0, microSDXC card slot, Headset jack, HD video out port and Cover port.


The HP Envy X2 is a perfect combination of tablet and laptop, that which is mouse and touch friendly. Even though it resembles with other leading computing devices in the segment; the Envy is surely meant to look classy and feel premium.

The Overall design of Surface RT appears to be square and boxy with excellent keyboard covers that act as a protective layer when folded. It is not slow but does sluggish graphical performance, standard display, weight and apps are some of the set backs.

Price and Availability, Which One to Buy?

Both the products are available in India; the best price that you can buy HP Envy X2 in India is for RS. 70,278 and for the latter, it comes in two variants – 32GB and 64GB with multi color keyboard covers namely black, white, blue, red and pink.

You can buy Microsoft Surface Windows RT 32GB without Black Touch Cover at 37, 499 and  Microsoft Surface Windows RT 64GB with Black Touch Cover for RS. 50,999. For more details on Microsoft Surface Tablets Click Here to know about the pricing and availability.

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