I haven't seen a Xoom in person, but I readily noticed a difference in youtube videos with the Xoom sitting next to the iPad 1. The Xoom's screen looked washed out and dull compared to the vibrant colors of the iPad's display. The higher pixel density and other features attracted me to the Xoom, but the overall screen quality is a deal breaker. 99% of your interactions with the device are with the screen, so there really should be no compromises in that department. Anyone know what type of LCD panel the Xoom uses?