Motorola Xoom vs Apple ipad 2 - Wars of The Tablet by bestt571


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									Motorola Xoom vs Apple iPad 2 - Wars of The Tablet
The world awaits with eager anticipation the release of the next generation of Apple's beloved tablet PC, the iPad 2.

Unveiled on March 2, the iPad 2 features shows a lot of over its previous version. However, it remains to be seen if these improvements will be
enough to keep Apple's share of the tablet PC market intact. Back in 2010, the first iPad was a major success with a global sales around 14.8 million
items. The original iPad was so successful that it cornered 75 percent of the tablet PC market.

The iPad's commercial success, has attracted a lot of competitors on the tablet PC market. With many companies joining the tablet bandwagon and
offering their version of the iPad killer, many are eager to see how the iPad 2 are going to compete against an improved competitor.

In this review we make a head-to-head comparison between iPad 2 and what many consider its strongest competitor to date, the Motorola Xoom.

1. Processor

The iPad 2 is fitted with Apple's dual-core 1GHz A5 chip, a major improvement over the previous iPad. The A5 chip claimed to be 10 times better
graphical performance than the old iPad. As of this writing, there is no report yet on RAM size but 512MB is quite a possibility.

Motorola Xoom are build with a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 CPU. At 1GB of RAM, this chip along with the Android 3.0 OS and make the tablet to multi
task effortlessly.

Advantage - Xoom

2. Display

The iPad 2 has the same 9.7-inch backlit-LED IPS display that are similar to iPad 1, it's fantastic because it's the best in it's class.

The Xoom has a standard 10.1-inch TFT display. Great for surfing the web and watching movies but does not offer the types of viewing angles we are
accustomed to in the iPad.

Advantage -Apple iPad 2

3. Camera

Having a camera are one the biggest set back that the old iPad have. Apple has responded by incorporating not one but 2 cameras in the iPad 2. The
iPad 2's dual cameras are a 0.7-megapixel main camera with 720P movie capture capability, and a secondary VGA camera that serves well for other
video-calling purposes.

Motorola has upped the ante in this category. With an impressive 5-megapixel main camera and are equipped with dual-LED flash and autofocus and
a secondary 2-megapixel camera for video conferencing, no doubt that Motorola are the winner.

Advantage - Motorola Xoom

4. Design and Build

On the design category, Apple will not disappoint you. The look and feel of the iPad 2 is simply fantastic. The iPad 2 may be 33 percent thinner and 15
percent lighter than the original iPad, however the tablet are still build with top of the line materials.

Because of it's slimmer design, iPad 2 now are more comfortable to handle with the same solid feel.

The Motorola Xoom is just as well constructed. The chassis is solid. It does however feel bulkier and heavier than the slim-built iPad 2.

It is safe to say Apple tablet win this round.
Advantage - Apple iPad 2

5. Operating System

The iPad 2 is equipped with the new iOs 4.3 which features better browser and web application performance.

The Motorola Xoom comes with the Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" OS which boosts multi-tasking capabilities and has made it more user-friendly.

We feel Xoom have the advantage because of the Honeycomb OS. The iOs 4.3 feels like its just a minor tune-up for Apple.

Advantage - Motorola Xoom

6. Connectivity

The Apple iPad 2 comes with Wi-Fi a,b,g & n, and Bluetooth 2.1 capabilities with A2DP and EDR. It als has HDMI-output. However, it lacks a MicroSD
slot, card reader and has no USB port.

The Motorola Xoom has the same capabilities as the iPad 2's but none of its shortcomings. The Xoom has MicroSD support, Micro USB port,
HDMI-out, Wi-Fi a,b,g & n (dual-band) and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR.

Advantage - Motorola Xoom

7. Price

Well the price of each tablet are interesting. The Apple iPad 2 has an introductory price of $499 for its base Wi-Fi unit.

The Motorola Xoom's introductory price is $599 for its Wi-Fi only base unit.
The iPad 2 price is one that many did not expect especially its competitors.

Advantage: Apple iPad 2

Verdict: Out of 7 categories, the Motorola Xoom bested the Apple iPad 2 in 4. Function and feature wise the Xoom is the better tablet. However,
because of Apple's excellent pricing strategy, we would not be surprised that the iPad 2 will remain a best-seller just like its predecessor.

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