When comparing Microsoft Surface Pro vs HP Spectre x2, the Slant community recommends Microsoft Surface Pro for most people. In the question“What are the best 2 in 1 convertible laptops for programming?” Microsoft Surface Pro is ranked 2nd while HP Spectre x2 is ranked 7th.
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Pro Lightweight yet powerful
Pro Works as a tablet or a laptop
Surface Pro can be used both as a laptop and a tablet. Being that it can be used as either makes it extremely convenient to those that want power on the go.
Pro Comes bundled with a great stylus
N-trig pen feels like a real pen and is natural to hold. There is a top button on the pen that allows for an eraser function as well as use for a wake up function.
Pro New redesigned keyboard and touchpad attatchment
The keyboard attachment has been redesigned form earlier versions with a larger touchpad.
Pro 3:2 aspect ratio makes the device easier to hold and use
With a 3:2 aspect ratio the device is not as top heavy when holding in portrait and is easier to reach parts of the screens with the users thumbs when in landscape.
Pro Balanced screen colors
Pro Sturdy but elegant design
The top part is the slate-style tablet which can be detached from the bottom part (which is the keyboard). It has a glass slate look which reminds of the same look as the Apple iPad with a glossy top surface.
Pro Keyboard cover included
The keyboard cover is included in the base price.
Con Keyboard doesn't come with the device
You have to pay an extra $130 for the type cover keyboard.
Con Not a lot of ports
1 USB 3.0, microSD Card reader, Headset jack, Mini DisplayPort
Con Can be difficult to use
Unless you have a flat surface available to deploy the kickstand, it's not very laptop-like.
Con Heavy for a tablet
Con Keyboard cover is not ideal for long typing sessions
Since the laptop needs to be angled up at the back when typing, it can give a feeling of typing over thin air, making it a bit clunky when you have to type in long sessions.