iPad2 thumping the Xoom?

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  1. Stormy Knight

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    Does it have to do with the price and the fact you have to pay for a data plan for 2 years?

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    That article is dealing specifically with the graphics capabilities. Very interesting article, thanks for the find.
     
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    Wow, the Xoom got stomped. It costs more than the iPad 2 and can't even outperform it.

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    Wow smh

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    Everybody keep in mind the iPad2 also has a lower resolution than the Xoom and the software doing the benchmarking could be better optimized for iOS. Its hard to benchmark across platforms and truly tell the real results. I think these are more Apple fanboys just trying to bash Android and make the Xoom look bad. I'd take these results with a grain of salt.
     
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    Anand is no Apple fanboi. I've been visiting his site for over a decade for hardware reviews. I have never seen him lean one way or another. As I said in my first post this was a preliminary review. A more in-depth review that covers everything will be available soon. I'm sure it will cover all the hardware aspects including cpu power.
     
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    Let me let you in on a little secret, just because someone likes or gives a favorable review to something you don't like, that doesn't make them a fanboy. Please act mature.
     
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    Is this much of a surprise really?
     
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    It's a little bit surprising... I would have thought that nVidia's Tegra 2 would have a better showing, considering nVidia has been in the high performance graphics game for so long.

    PowerVR makes a hell of a chip though, I've got to hand it to them.

    The iPad2 is a seriously impressive piece of hardware.
     
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    Its all good with me, just means the xoom2 will drop sooner.. lol. I already promised myself I wound until second generation android tablets before grabbing one.

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    Yea but as people, myself included, have been saying for quite some time you can throw quintuple core processors and 40gb of memory on something but if the software doesn't utilize it correctly you're not going to see results. Apple has software/hardware interaction on lock. I am not in the least bit surprised that the ipad outperforms the zoom. And we're not talking barely, we're talking leaps and bounds.

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