Saturday, February 19, 2011

Motorola Xoom Tablet Over Priced or Not?

Lately I have been seeing many posts on the web, saying that the Motorola Xoom is priced to high. That at "$600 for WiFi only and $800 WiFi and 3G" is priced to high compare to current iPad tablet. If you compared the specs of the Motorola Xoom to the current iPad, the Xoom is actually priced at a better price. A 32GB iPad WiFi only is $599 and a 32GB iPad WiFi & 3G is $729. Yes you can get a 64GB iPad for basically $29 more compare to the $800 Xoom, but you do get more with the Xoom. I still use my 64GB iPad, but after getting a Galaxy Tab, I don't really use the iPad except at work in the office. I still say, the best screen size for portability is a 7" screen size. This is just my opinion. Many would say its to small. I got to see the Motorola Xoom at the CES 2011 this past month in action. I really how fast the Xoom was in performing all actions and is smooth.

Motorola Xoom 32GB

1280 x 800 pixels
Physical Size:10.10 inches
Touch Screen:
Yes (Capacitive)
Proximity Sensor:Yes
Light sensor:
Dimensions - Phone's dimensions
9.80 x 6.61 x 0.51 (249 x 167.8 x 12.9 mm)
Weight - Phone's weight
25.75 oz (730 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
Android (3.0)
Dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2
Processor speed:1000 MHz
Memory:1024 MB RAM
3D Graphics hardware accelerator:
Camera - Camera specs

Resolution - Shows the particular phone's camera resolution. The major mobile phone camera resolutions available are QCIF; CIF; VGA (640x480); 1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.0 and 3.0 megapixels.
5 megapixels
Flash:Yes (Dual LED)
Features:Auto focus, Digital zoom
Video capture: Yes

Apple iPad 32GB

9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch (ppi)
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Size and weight
Height:9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
Width:7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
Depth:0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
Weight:1.5 pounds (0.68 kg) Wi-Fi model;
1.6 pounds (0.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model
1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip

Motorola XOOM, is the company's first tablet computer. And with a 10.1-inch capacitive screen, and with a resolution of 1280x800, a 5MP HD camcorder (front-facing cam included) and a dual-core ARM-based Tegra 2 chipset, to help pump out the 1080p playback. The Xoom will ship running Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system. In addition, the tablet will feature a accelerometer, gyroscope and of course, Adobe Flash 10.1 Player support for those times that you really want to view a flash site and just don't want to wait till you get to a computer.

If your in the market for a 10" tablet, and want something that is powerful, then the Xoom can be in your list of items to purchase. Also you can wait for the iPad 2 and hope that the price starts at the same as the first iPad. So which one will you pick?

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