Nook Color or Moto XOOM Tablet?

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  1. toomuchgame441

    toomuchgame441 Well-Known Member

    I think the Nook will be more ideal for me than the Android tablet on steroids known as the Xoom. I don't think I'll use the Nook for much more than Browsing, Movies/Multimedia and Games. Possibly may use it for some school tasks as well. I think I'd blow my money on a super smartphone before a tab...

  2. bluewhite79

    bluewhite79 Well-Known Member

    To me, tablets are supposed to be "in between" phones and laptop. Right now, the tablets aren't really priced "between" them. they're priced in teh laptop range. :eek:

    Netbooks are "between" phones and laptops in terms of functionality and price($250-$350 generally). I view tablets as a "touchscreen netbook" and should be Priced accordingly. Thats why the ipad and the Xoom kinda turn me off. If i'm going to spend $500-$800, it should darn well do pretty much what a laptop can do in that price range. And at $800 price range, that should be quite a lot.

    just my opinion of course :)
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  3. toomuchgame441

    toomuchgame441 Well-Known Member

    Thats about the best interpretation of what a Tab SHOULD cost that I've heard yet. Tabs like the Xoom, although power, aren't necessarily going to replace a laptop. But one thing I am looking at is how they price smartphones at full retail. A good number of people wait until their eligible for an upgrade before picking up the newest tech in smartphones. Though there are some folks that buy it full retail and the average for them are 450-600 bucks.

    So theres the other side of this story that is... will they make a Xoom/iPad like device cost just as much as a full-retail HTC EVO?
  4. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

    One thing to remember is these types of tablets are VERY new to the market. Netbooks were more expensive when first launched and then the market decided what the value actually was. You are right...they are valued less than laptops by the end users so they cost less.

    Apple tried to set the "high end" tablet price and in my opinion, Motorola is trying to see if there is room for even grater profits. I won't buy a XOOM most likely, but many people will. We don't yet truly know what the market will allow but if Motorola's market research is will be at least $800. Will people value tablets as much as they value their Laptops. $800 gets you a very respectable laptop.

    What I want to know is how great of a device can you (now or in the short future) get for $400-$500? That's the most I would be willing to spend on a Tablet. I don't value them as highly as my phone (not that I would pay retail prices for a phone but you have to factor the data charges into the price of a phone) or laptop at the moment because they can't replace my phone and they can't replace my laptop. Right now, I feel that they are really cool devices but I could live without my tablet...I can't say the same for my phone or laptop.
  5. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    You have to realize that the Xoom isn't just $800. It's $800 plus a data plan. Motorola is really, really pushing the envelope on how much people will spend on a tablet. I can't imagine they will sell a lot of Xooms at $800. I certainly don't seem them seriously competing with the iPad at that price point. You're basically asking people to pay a $200 I-love-Android tax.
  6. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

    We'll see how it plays out. Motorola doesn't get any money from the data plans (that I'm aware of) so I'm still not believing that the data plans will be mandatory. There is ALWAYS a MRSP you can pay for a device. I just wonder if that MRSP will be more than $800???

    I'm with you though...they are really pushing the threshold before you even talk about data plans!
  7. bluewhite79

    bluewhite79 Well-Known Member

    Spot on... especially the last paragraph. Couldn't agree more
  8. calsnook

    calsnook Active Member

    Has anyone posted the order early price for the XOOM it's $1200.
    Motorola just shot itself in the foot again. I just returned a rooted GTab/VEGAn. Word processing not ready for primetime, SWYPE is! Whether an Android tablet ever will... hard to say. A tablet running W7 might.
  9. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member

    Be careful with that gun you might shoot your foot in your mouth. :)

    The price is just a placeholder, they do it all the time.

    GTAB screen really sucks huh!
  10. xmr405o

    xmr405o Well-Known Member

    I swear best buy should follow the age old saying...if you ain't got nothing good to say don't say anything at all. Why post that price when its not gonna do anything to help u sell the xoom? People aren't gonna think that they are saving any more money by them listing that priceand listing their "sale" price.

    As for the gtab screen, its really not that bad. Haha. Viewing angles suck but the actual screen isn't that bad. :)
  11. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Personally, I think anyone who plans on doing word processing with any tablet is crazy. That's just me though. Windows 7 on a tablet will suck balls. In fact there are Windows 7 tablets out there and they suck. It's just not an OS that's suitable for a tablet. It's a good desktop OS, but not a good tablet OS at all.
  12. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

    That's why Honeycomb is such a revolution. A tablet OS that isn't completely foreign as it shares elements with other devices (like the Android Market), yet it operates differently and designed for one form factor...the tablet.

    Bottom line is that desktop OS's don't work well on tablets and phone OS's don't have enough functionality in them. We've been waiting for an "in-between" since these devices have first been introduced and soon, it will be widely available on a large number of devices in various prices.
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  13. calsnook

    calsnook Active Member

    You're probably right about being crazy to word process on a tablet, but if we weren't all a little crazy we wouldn't be on these forums talking about the latest and greatest, and what it does for me:). where the hell are the emoticans?
    Gtab screen not the greatest as amr405o says, it's the angles.
    Just left Best Buy, looking at the ipad, it's still the best piece of hardware, won't ever buy one, but...
  14. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member

    Windows 7 tablet version is really only good for pen tablets. It is not really finger friendly (sounds weird). :rolleyes:
  15. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member

    There is no doubt that the iPad is an excellent experience and we have to thank Apple for proving the tablet is a viable product. I just believe that Honeycomb will go beyond the bling and provide some really usable functionality.

    The G-Tab screen will grate on your nerves after a while.
  16. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member

    The biggest problem I had with the screen is that it does not produce fine type very well, therefore, I do not think it will ever make a good Honeycomb tablet.
  17. Taylored

    Taylored Well-Known Member

    HTCs new tablet is supposed to be great for word processing.
  18. xmr405o

    xmr405o Well-Known Member

    Not sure what fine type is haha. Also why would that make it not a good Honeycomb tablet if it can't produce fine type well. Portait mode viewing is the issue I have with the gtablet and most of the other tablets on the market (except the Nook). Landscape mode is fine to me.

    I think buying a keyboard with a case coupled with good word processing software would make most Android tablets an option for word processing.

    Yup, I totally agree by making a tablet specific OS there seems to be a focus in improving the tablet category. Hooray for google!
  19. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

    That just doesn't sound like sounds like work and I'm not on board with that!!!

    To hell with word processing! :p
  20. xmr405o

    xmr405o Well-Known Member

    Lol. Tablets are for fun haha. I with ya. Just a thought for students so they can justify to their parents to get thm a xoom or a tablet. They'll never know. Haha. Unless they are AF parents.:p
  21. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

    Okay I see now. I'm an old guy so I don't have to justify anything to my parents...I have to justify my purchases to my wife instead :D

    I can see tablets revolutionizing college dorm rooms as we speak. "Hey, can you hand me a beer, a slice of pizza, and my word processing tablet? I need to see if the girl in my psych class posted her nearly topless spring break pics to Facebook yet...then I need to actually write my psych paper that's due tomorrow." :cool:

    But seriously, I think the tablets COULD be used as word processors...but realistically, I'd have to grab my laptop.
  22. Tre Lawrence

    Tre Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Get out of my mind!
  23. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    I can't imagine using any tablet for any sort of content creation on a regular basis. It's just not what a tablet is designed for IMO. IMO, a tablet is for content consumption, not creation.
  24. bluewhite79

    bluewhite79 Well-Known Member

    lol. think about it. Would you pay $500+ for a netbook? How about $800? most people wouldn't. those with gobs of cash most likely would, however. Is the touchscreen justification enough for the extra few hundred? not to most.

    Now, if you could buy a touchscreen netbook for $250, would you? Yeah, most people would because it compares to the prices of non-touchscreen netbooks.

    I got a kick out of steve jobs "we don't like netbooks", but then releases a touchscreen version of one for $500+.

    With all of that said, in the future, i can see touchscreen netbooks rivaling Laptop capabilities. At that point, laptop-like prices can be justified. Some might say we're there already, or will be, especially with Nvidia's quadcore just revealed at MWC.
  25. Yankees368

    Yankees368 Well-Known Member

    Xoom official at $800 on vzw, with a $600 wifi only version coming eventually. You can buy 3 nooks for the price of one Xoom.

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