I compared them side by side. You can do your own comparison as well. If it was faster I would definitely say so. I have no reason to disparage the Fujitsu and sugar coat the Slate. I know the specs show something different, but real world the HP was quicker. It could be the SSD or the software integration. I am scratching my head too. I know some others have experienced the slow performance as well. Even though I had to return my unit I won't recorder until someone proves yhat mine was a fluke.