Ipad 2 just killed the Xoom

Discussion in 'Motorola Xoom' started by patfactorx, Mar 2, 2011.

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  1. jkhonea

    jkhonea Super Moderator

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    Is it possible to make a remark about the devices themselves and not derogatory remarks about the users? This is getting very annoying with all of the posts.
     
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    Wow, really? It's $499 for a wi-fi only 16 GB iPad2 the Xoom is $599 on contract. If you get the 16GB 3G model + HDMI dongle which the Xoom has built in the cost of the iPad2 is $629 + $39 for the HDMI dongle which comes out to $668. So um... no.
     
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    And others saying fandroid is fine? Alrighty then...

    Here is a lil hint: an iFan is not the same as an iPhone, iPad user.

    There is a difference.

    Same for Android user and fandroid....

    And in my book, an iFan and fandroid is the LEAST derogatory thing one can use to describe ppl that are fanatics for each side... really its the most correct terms. A fan of each product.
     
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    After owning an iPad and playing with a Xoom at the Verizon Store, I can honestly say the first-gen iPad is better. Adding the improvements on the iPad 2 makes it the clear winner in my book.
     
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    Do you have any idea how much that "on contract" is going to cost you? I'd much rather buy a $500 iPad2 without the contract and have the option of buying accessories.
     
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    Are you serious? It's not even close between the iPad1 and Xoom:

    Motorola Xoom Review: The First Honeycomb Tablet Arrives - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

    Considering that the iPad2 only addressed the Javascript deficiency of those comparisons, I'd say a lot of that review is still relevant. And if you think the original iPad is better than the Xoom after reading that, then I don't know what to tell you.

    Brandon
     
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    Seriously? Another person who claims to have played with the Xoom and still says it doesn't do anything better than iPad, while a thorough review (WITH benchmarks) clearly shows that it does do them a LOT better? Are people really trying these devices or just saying they are?

    Brandon
     
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    Which is why there is a WI-Fi only Xoom coming out. Not to mention that by default the Xoom is 32 Gig vs. 16 and expandable to 64 Gig using MicroSD. The 64 Gig iPad2 is $829.
     
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    Some reason this reminds me of the early 360 vs PS3 arguments in regard to the price vs built in features.
    But in the end there, Microsoft still came out on top due to fooling consumers with the lower price tag, even if it lacked the built in features


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    not true. Macs have the most advanced processors
     
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    That's why he said "some of ya'll are truly amazing". He was referring to the person who said Macs use outdated products. Classic case of people bashing Apple and iDevices without having any idea whatsoever, and never even using them.
     
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    :popcorn: this has been a interesting thread. I blew a few boring hours at work, reading these 17 pages. What makes threads like this important, is that it gives new comers a idea of which to buy between the two

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