Motorola has just released the first tablet based on Android 3.0 HoneyComb. We took a brief look at this tablet utilizing the nVidia Tegra 2 processor and its pricing over here.
Well, the main question in every one’s mind is how does it fare against Apple’s iPad. The people at AnandTech.com have taken a very detailed look at this tablet and also done some extensive benchmarking. As far as web browsing goes, Xoom completely blows away iPad. It’s page loading times are up to 4 times faster than iPad, thanks to the efficient javas script engine. The images below show how the raw processing power of Xoom’s dual processors trumps iPad.
Images above C/O Anandtech.com
Here is a detailed comparison of features between the two tablets:
|CPU||1GHz Apple A4 (Cortex A8)||1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 (2 x Cortex A9)||Xoom|
|RAM||256 MB||1 GB||Xoom|
|OS||Apple iOS 4.2.1||Android HoneyComb 3.0||Draw|
|Screen||9.7 inch diagonal||10.1 inch diagonal||Draw|
|Resolution||1024 x 768||1280 x 800||Xoom|
|Storage||16-64 GB||32 GB + MicroSD||Xoom|
|Camera||None||5 MP Rear and 2 MP Front||Xoom|
|Weight||730 g (3G Model)||730 g||Draw|
As you can clearly see, in terms of features there is no comparison between Motorola Xoom and iPAD, with the Xoom clearly being superior. However, iPAD has the support of Apple at its back with the huge iOS library at its back. Even though Android is picking up, it still cannot match the extensive software and gaming library of iOS.
However, what remains the critical point of this competition is price: Motorola Xoom costs $800 without any contract, and $600 with a 2-year contract where you pay $20 monthly for data plan. This is still much expensive than iPAD and can be a turn off for a lot of people. One can even say that the true comparison for Xoom would be the upcoming iPAD 2. Still, if you can wait a WiFi only version will be available for $600 soon.
You can read the full review of this tablet over here. Source
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