Last Updated: Jul 04,2011
increased speeds? higher productivity? faster response time?
faster device = higher productivity imo
you should probably rethink buying a tablet since you're comparing a tablet to netbooks and desktops.
most assuredly if you're thinking in this way, a tablet is not for you. you should go buy that gtab that you've been raving about
Attack issues not each other, lower the snark level and please be polite.
The speeds are very comparable and the only area where the Zoom wins hands down is in the web browsing experience.
My issue with the zoom (just picked one up at lunch) is the video playback. I understand the specs are better but for some reason side by side the Ipad might have a slight edge. How is that possible?
I do love Honeycomb on the surface though and see the potential overall. Just not sure that I can justify this for $800.
Xooom! here ya go...Now thats fast...
Site-loading speed battle: Motorola Xoom vs. Apple iPad | Crave - CNET
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As a new owner the main thing that I am concerned about it we are pitting it against year old tech with not nearly the same specs. and it still looks a little washed out.
Put this up against the IPAD two which will have a better processor and increased screen resolution along with a lower price point and the zoom may be in trouble.
I am not looking for a tablet to replace my laptop.
I guess we should ask this question then:
If the iPad 2 comes out at the same price as the Xoom or a lil higher and they make a 16GB model again but this time its $100-$200 more...
Would you still get the iPad 1?
If the iPad 2 shows lil improvement over the iPad 1 as far as speed and performance...
Would you still get the iPad 1?
Looks like iPad might have some very interesting improvements.
1. lighter 1.3 lbs vs 1.6lbs
3. Very cool case
still its iOS which means lots of apps, but also strange multitasking.
I look forward to a comparison video and your comments!
I already own the Ipad 1 so no.
If the Ipad 2 shows a little improvement and it is a cheaper I would definitely think about it.
We have this now, BTW.
Yes, but biggest limitation of iPad 1 video connector was that only some apps worked.
I think the two most compelling are weight and apps.
When I got a hold of the XOOM dummy model at our store, I went down the hall to actually test it out. It actually is quite fancy. Android does a great job of setting it apart from any "APAD" or iPad for that matter. I personally am always a skeptic of the 1st or in this case 2nd string devices just because you know they're just perfecting things. (I won the iPad right when it first came out, and I got an 8gb which I ended up selling) I probably now would have more use out of it, but not much more than stock applications and such. The thing I love about Android is the ability to customize to your own specific needs, and also with the XOOM it just makes it that much better since it will soon be 4G. I think the XOOM should hold out to be a standard for any up and coming Tablets, it has a lot of hype here in the Bay Area, as well as within our company.. Can't wait to buy one for myself to be honest. The Galaxy Tablet 4G will probably be the closest in terms of UI (looks) to the iPad, which I'm sure a lot of people will like, and also who's not going to like the Galaxy S screen clarity. Tops the charts.
Ipad2 hands down. I was excited about the xoom but 800??? And the features they say will set it apart aren't even ready yet (Flash?? Tablet Apps??).
Just watched the live blog.....my first impressions...eeh they caught up spec wise (almost): In the past apple has always hurdled over competition, this time they didn't. By the time the ipad3 is ready to launch they will be worlds behind if they contine to release one device a year
they have dual core now,
front and rear cameras (1.3 mpx and 2 megapixel, kinda weak there IMO)
hdmi out is a joke, a $40 adapter, are they serious?
I could really care less about .3 lbs and 4 mm width, I dont put alot of stock into device dimensions.
End of the day, still a boring grid of icons IMO. I'll stick to my Xoom.
Dont forget the sweet new dongle to use it!
Yes, boring icons I agree.
On the other hand. cover looks really cool. Its been said that Facetime is better for video chatting. However, you are limited to chatting with macs.
Also, as far as specs, apple seems to be able to do more with less. iPad 1 is not so far behind speedwise compared to android.
I'm torn, I will play with both and choose which to keep.
buy whatever you want...you can't convince me ios/ipad2 is a superior product to xoom.
quit trolling... u might as well hop on a plane, fly to iraq and convince those people to convert to christianity.
Oh I'm not trolling. I am a HUGE Android fan. I have upgraded Droid phones every 9-12 months. I am just stating my opinion. It IS possible to like Apple products AND Android products.
Well....the hot topic with the Xoom is price.
The iPad 2 will be the exact same price as the iPad 1, all models. Very smart move on Apple's part.
As long as the 16GB model doesnt leave anything out, the iPad 2 seems to be a big winner price wise.
Motorola...I think it may be time to lower the price just a bit....dont ya think? Or have some other models out like the iPad.
See, Android one upped Apple with coming to dual core first with the phones. Apple one upped Android with having the iPad 2 with dual core not costing more than is predecessor.
I saw a WSJ analysis this morning claiming that the median price for the 15 million iPads sold last year was $650, so that's the price point people seem to be accepting.
800 smackers is a whole lot of inflated price from my point of view, not caring who makes it - it's a tablet.
If Xoom's Wifi only is 599 then we are in business
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