I'd love it if your fantasies were true, but sadly they are not. If you want to bag on a Hyundai, don't use the benefits of a Porsche as your argument.
Bonus : it can also be stepped on
For how much it offerers , Xoom could be way cheaper , I bet the production cost of this isn't more than $250 , the only advantage is it's capacitive touchscreen .
no doubt the m11x is by far a superior machine, but that's like comparing apples and oranges to me.
the way you would use the Xoom compared to the m11x, or any netbook/laptop in general, is different to me. the xoom was made to be a media device, while laptops/netbooks are portable computers. I used to think that tablets were nothing but netbooks without a physical keyboard, but the way they're used and the crowd they're aimed at are completely different.
a netbook is great for school, or with the m11x, even gaming. you're offered a desktop experience in a small portable package. a tablet on the other hand is a straight media device (at least to me) and is strictly used for videos and some light browsing with the occasional facebook and all that. a tablet has some fun little games like angry birds and in the xoom's case, can even be a navi system.
I own say "the big three" (netbook, laptop, and desktop). around the house I find myself using my desktop or laptop and for school i use my netbook. 10.1" may be the same on my netbook and soon-to-be xoom, but I've never used my netbook as a media device or anything since it cant really hook up to my tv or any other media device for that matter. Not to mention the battery is still pretty low even though i have a 9cell in there already. Plus if I'm laying down and want to browse or watch a movie the Xoom fills that void perfectly and more.
Yes the Xoom can be much cheaper, as it probably costs maybe 1/4 of what the parts are combined to assemble a xoom, but you could also argue the same for the m11x. These things are put together for us and then marked up....just the way the world works. No one is going to put together a device that has the total cost of parts of maybe $160 and then sell it for $175.
All depends on the user. You gave yourself enough reasons to not own one or consider one, which is great, i respect that, as i was once in your camp. However, I did think this through thoroughly and can justify spending $600 for something I know I will get alot of use out of. I see myself bringing the xoom on say roadtrips or flights vs my netbook due to it's pretty sad battery life, weight, and bulk (due to battery). I'd use it alot more around the house compared to my laptop and it can hook up to my tv unlike my netbook and laptop.
Last edited by dezymond; 03-27-2011 at 01:39 AM.
Some may think the Xoom is priced just fine but look at the Asus EEPAD Transformer. The placeholders at sites are around 565. To me it's a much better deal.
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