Apple iPad vs Motorola XOOM Tablet PC- Which is a Better Buy?

Motorola Xoom vs Apple iPad
Motorola Xoom vs Apple iPad

The Competition is Brewing Between Apple And Motorola

There is now serious competition between the much loved Apple iPad and the new Motorola XOOM smart tablets.

The XOOM will come preloaded with Android 3.0 OS, which is written specifically for tablet PCs.

Motorola XOOM

The Motorola Xoom has many advanced features that set it apart from all the predecessors.

Most of the Android tablets feature two cameras, one front facing and the other rear facing on the tablet.  This could be very handy, as you take pictures of others or yourself.

The Android 3.0 OS allows the Xoom to be very secure with built-in data encryption. 

The screen can has a radically new "floating finger" multi-finger interface and pinch to zoom navigation.

Apple iPad

The Apple iPad has many innovative features that still set it apart from all others. One of which is that the iPad can be located via multiple means (digital compass, GPS, cellular), which allow you to track it if lost.

The iPads are also very eco-friendly with Arsenic-free display glass, BFR-free, mercury-free LCD display, PVC-free and uses recyclable aluminum and glass enclosure.

Plus there is the built-in 25-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery.

Comparison Between Apple iPad and Motorola XOOM

 
Apple iPad
Motorola XOOM
Price
$729
$799
Processor
1 GHz single-core A4 CPU
1 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 CPU
Display
9.7 inch
10.1 inch
Resolution
1024x768 (132 dpi)
1280x800 (160 dpi)
RAM
256 Mb
1 Gb
Storage
32 Gb
32 Gb
Front Camera
NONE
2 Mega Pixel
Back Camera
NONE
5 Mega Pixel
Video
NONE
Records 720p
Video Playback
720p
1080p
Operating System
iOS4
Android 3.0
Expandable Memory
NONE
32 Gb microSD
Flash Support
NONE
Yes
Ports
USB 2.0
HDMI, USB 2.0
Sensors
Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyroscope
Network
3G
3G and 4G
Speaker
Yes
Yes

The Poll

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jrsearam 5 years ago from San Juan, PR

The number of features all seem to favor the Xoom but for some reason I prefer the Ipad. I love mine to distraction.

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