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iPad 2 vs Motorola Xoom

Updated on April 7, 2011

iPad 2

PROCESSOR: 1GHz dual-core A5 CPU

RAM: 512MB


CAMERA: Front (VGA), rear (720p)


RESOLUTION: 1024×768 at 132ppi

BATTERY LIFE: 10 hours

WEIGHT: 1.3 lbs

PRICE: $499

Is it worth it?

One of the best things about iPad 2 is portability. It is thinner compared to its previous version and thus weighs lighter as well. They also made the structure of its frame even better. You can now hold it comfortably than ever. This is an important factor because knowing that you paid such a high price for it will only mean being cautious not to let it loose from your grip. The combined rear and front camera made it the perfect device for video calling. The superb screen quality and its size can let you experience every moment like you were right there. The processing speed is also upgraded by several notches, and they claim it to have a GPU that is nine times faster. That is why it can support newer applications that can bring up tons of fun for you and your family. Moreover, there are some business and medical tools included inside it, which makes this device a thing for the professionals as well. Its battery life is decent as well. Lastly, the cover that comes with it is uniquely designed and functions in many ways. It can be a stand if you want to watch a movie which is very convenient. Truly, iPad 2 has revolutionized the meaning of technology. And now, I can’t stop wondering what features, they can add up to iPad 3 because the second version has it all.

Motorola Xoom

PROCESSOR: Dual Core 1 Ghz CPU NVIDIA Tegra 2


STORAGE CAPACITY: 32 GB inbuilt memory with microSD Card slot

CAMERA: 5 MP Rear camera with Flash and 720p HD video capture

DISPLAY: 10.1 inch display

RESOLUTION: 1280 x 800 (160dpi)

BATTERY LIFE: 10 hours

WEIGHT: 1.6 lbs

PRICE: $600

Is it worth it?

This tablet PC manufactured by Motorola has surprised everybody. Motorola was not known to be this competitive when it comes to tablet PCs. Nonetheless, millions of individuals are still excited about owning one. It is perfect for video playback and the sounds that it emits are crisp and clear. This ensures a wonderful movie experience if you intend to use it as such. It is also quite handy and the sleek design makes it very stylish. Who would not want to grab this wonderful tablet PC when going to school and reading some e-books while waiting for the professor to arrive. It is also useful for professionals because of some relevant tools that comes with it like a file manager, scheduler an presentation creator. It is second to none when it comes to computing power.  The industry was shocked when this product was released by Motorola and the features that comes with it even made them say “WOW”.

A close one

This is a very close call for the two products because they are equal to almost all aspects. First, they have the same computing power, storage capacity, battery life and even in the design. However, Motorola Xoom beat the hell out of iPad 2 when it comes to screen resolution, RAM, and display size. Nonetheless, iPad 2 managed to got up and obtain some points when it comes to weight and protective features because of its unique cover. The battle was fierce that no one can predict who will win. But then again, the finishing blow decided the match and left the losing product in the dust. How did it happen? What devastating punch finished the battle all of a sudden?

Price uppercut!

Motorola Xoom is sold for $600. Yes, you read it right. That’s too far from the $499 which is the IPad 2 current retail price. This factor decided it all. Although Motorola Xoom got the upper hand of the fight, still price is such a tremendous blow that even the mightiest products can be knocked down hard. One would certainly think twice with regards to purchasing a tablet PC for $600 because you can build a powerful PC or purchase a reliable laptop with that price. If not for that devastating punch, iPad 2 may have been in a very serious situation.


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