i spent a hour playing with the xoom.

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  1. AppleGoddess macrumors 6502a

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    i went to BB to play with the xoom i have to say it was a avery nice tablet, i was surprised by the speed that the pages loaded.

    The touchscreen was as nice if not better then the iPad very smooth.
    loved the camera.
    i guess i will see what March 2nd brings.
     
  2. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Thanks.
    Nice to have a plain and honest, non biased opinion of something.
     
  3. whocaresit macrumors 6502a

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    Did you find it too heavy to hold?
    How about holding the device with the left hand and using it with right?
     
  4. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    From just the commercials I thought it would be pretty cool, I love my iPad but I can't wait till march 2nd.
     
  5. AppleGoddess thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it felt well made and it was just like the iPad had a giant security lock on it.
    i could not see using it with one hand.
     
  6. AppleGoddess thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The touchscreen was crazy accurate I have used my iPad from day one and this is one beautiful tablet.
     
  7. Calidude macrumors 68000

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    I thought it was too heavy and needed to keep the power button on the side.
     
  8. bidwalj macrumors 6502a

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    How did you feel about the screen quality? I have to play around with and I can't get past the screen. It feels very dull and washed out when you compare it to the I pad. For the price I expected a better screen.
     
  9. AppleGoddess thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I can live with the screen its not that bad.
     
  10. DukeOfHunslet macrumors member

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    So...

    You spent an HOUR playing with Xoom... and didn't actually buy one.


    I'm guessing then... and it's just a guess... there wasn't exactly a HUGE queue of people behind you wanting to 'play' with it?

    The kind man in the shop wasn't so much rushed off his feet as had to get up off his @ss before he asked you to 'move along now'?

    Mmmm. I'm guessing.. and please, it is just a guess, the queue of people clutching motza/bread/mazoola/green folding/dough/readies was even smaller then the queue behind you just waiting to play with the big mobile phone then?... on a SATURDAY!?
     
  11. DukeOfHunslet macrumors member

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    And before you sharpen your knives... I'm looking online at the 'deals' for a Xoom and a 'popular' offer is a 'FREE' case.
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    ...while is EXACTLY how we were selling GSM phones back in 1995.

    Xoom... ahead of its time............ FREE CASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. AppleGoddess thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    First i would have bought one but want the wifi version only thought about the 799 version but for me its not needed.
    yes there was a nice young lad behind me waiting to play with it. if they would have had the wifi i would have bought it and returned it if the iPad was better for me.

    I have to say i was very impressed with it.
     
  13. vincenz macrumors 601

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    For $800 it should be better than "not that bad"...
     
  14. f1restarter macrumors regular

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    Saw the xoom last night and it was definitely heavier than the iPad. Also the scrolling wasn't as smooth as on the iPad. I really liked the solid build quality and the design. For me the price is the deal breaker as I don't want to be under contract.
     
  15. AppleGoddess thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    to me i didn't notice a difference at all but never have been into worrying about screens that much, not the person to ask about that.
     
  16. AppleGoddess thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Funny i find the scrolling much better and much smoother
     
  17. bidwalj macrumors 6502a

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    My thoughts exactly. The viewing angles and color contrast are not that good. This comes into play for any video playback.
     
  18. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    for 800 bucks ... I am not so sure ... looking forward to March 2
     
  19. whocaresit macrumors 6502a

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    Do you plan on playing with it again tomorrow? (sunday)
     
  20. AppleGoddess thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    nope had my fill.
     
  21. alex2792 macrumors 6502a

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    I checked out the Xoom and while I liked it $800 price is absurd. I also prefer 4:3 format for larger tablets, my Galaxy Tab is just right for widescreen since it's small and light,but holding the Xoom in portrait mode was uncomfortable.
     
  22. LightSpeed1 macrumors 6502a

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    If they really wanted it to be competitive they would have priced the 3G model around $650
     
  23. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

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    That's something Android has always done pretty well. Also the reflow function on their browser is very useful, something I'd definitely want Apple to adopt.
     
  24. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    Saw one too. Would not buy one. Especially at the pricing it has.
     
  25. MagnumOP macrumors regular

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    What makes it unbiased? The fact that the opinion is that the xoom is better? So when people think something is better than the iPad they are automatically unbiased???
     

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