When comparing Microsoft Surface Pro vs HP Envy x360 - 15z, 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 Envy x360 - 15z 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 Good display
The Envy x360 has a 1920-by-1080 multitouch high-res display which is pretty good for everything multimedia related.
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 Terrible battery life
Around 3 hours.
Con No SSD, slow hard drive
Hard drive spinning at 5400 rpm.
Con Poor Wi-Fi connectivity
No 5 GHz Wi-Fi support, plus poor wi-fi performance in general on the 2.4GHz band.