Ipad2 is more optimized and the only part better on it is the gpu. I think it will be faster even if we reduced the resolution on the Xoom. I love the xoom why because I just dont appreciate the user interface on the ipad just like I wouldn't appreciate froyo on an android tablet they just dont look like tablet OS, while Honeycomb looks like something you wanna play around with. I love the notification system, love the ablility to switch between apps, love the ablility to quickly adjust brightness. I love the speakers and soon I will love flash. Things can only get better for Honeycomb. I dont know what the big deal is about battery life, I used the xoom for a whole day for like 11 hours yesterday and I still had a little battery left. I have heard somewhere that the next honeycomb update is suppose to have newer tegra 2 drivers. By the way the xoom and ipad2 use the same cpu, cortex a9 dual core and only differ in the type of gpu they use. The new PowerVR might be faster but xoom was also tested at 30% more resolution and who knows Nvidia might have optimized the new drivers in the next update to honeycomb. If you have read computer graphics card reviews you will find out that at lower resolutions the cpu really helps out the graphic card but when you bump up the resolution the cpu demand is reduced and the gpu demand is greatly increased, may be that will help the xoom a bit on the lower resolution as well since they are using the same cpu. Or may be if you bumped up the resolution on the ipad2 it would not be as fast as it seems at lower resolution.