iPad 1 vs iPad 2 vs Xoom

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  1. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    I'm unable to do the statistical compairison right now, but those of you who are far more knowledgable and have the time, would you list a side-by-side spec compairison of the the 3 tablets?

    Just from what I've been hearing, it sounds like the iPad 2 really didn't go up much from the iPad 1 and falls WAY short of the Honeycomb tablets out there now.

    cpu?
    ram?
    hard drive?
    gfx?
    stereo sound?
    camera MP?
    screen res?
    ports?
    anything else of importance spec wise?
     
  2. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    Specs are interesting but an inferior UI can't be overcome by raw numbers.
     
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    Everything you stated has been updated on the iPad 2 to my little hearts content. the only thing I am slightly disappointed by is the 16gb entry level iPad, I was really hoping that would go up to 32gb... but oh well :)
     
  4. Davichi macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, but I will compare xoom to my macbook air...

    xoom cost 799 dollars and I got my refurbished air for 800 dollars.

    I don't care about 4G because it is not going to available in most of cities until 2013.

    Specs are important, but in mobile environment, it is not all about specs.

    If there are no softwares for it, then quad core or 1GB ram become pointless.
     
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  6. aduteau macrumors 6502a

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    AMEN to that,
    I wonder how much time it will take for Devs to really start using multi cores for must have apps ... and I am not talking about games here ... Other then games and the iMovies, Garage band apps ... I dont knot wich ones will really need multi core. :confused:
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Wouldn't you need to take the AppStore / Android store into consideration. From what steve said there's only @ 100 apps running on Honeycomb.
     
  8. Davichi macrumors 6502

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    If I was a developer, I would focus on making games on work on every iPads out there to sell more apps....


    iPad 2 will sell well, yes. But, I want those original ipad users to buy my apps as well.
     
  9. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

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    http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/02/ipad-2-first-hands-on/

    Watching the video, I have to agree. This thing seems really fast.
     
  10. arctic macrumors 6502a

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    This!!!!!
     
  11. neko girl macrumors 6502a

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    Xoom WiFi is $600 for 32 GB (release forthcoming), or $600 on contract for 3G/4G version.

    Just sayin..
     
  12. bwrairen macrumors 6502

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    Wow...where did you see updates to the STEREO sound (may have went mono), screen res, hard drive and memory?

    And why would it bother you that they offer a 16gb? If you think it is too small, don't buy it! Why would you want other people that can live with 16gb to spend more money?
     
  13. WhySoSerious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    well, honeycomb actually seems to trump iOS. feel free to list the compairisons, software wise, side-by-side. such as....

    notification system?
    multi tasking system?
    web experience/setup?
    storage system?
    desktop setups?
    docks and status bar setups?
    photo mangement setup?
     
  14. aduteau macrumors 6502a

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    Funnily enough I watched the video and noticed how the web browser will STILL SLOW. :(

    Still scrolled into checkerboard and he said the WiFi there was really fast.

    Bit disappointed in that. I want to see how fast the Xoom browser is in comparison on a heavy web site such as engadget.

    If you can scroll into checkerboard. It's slow. End of.
     
  16. aduteau macrumors 6502a

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    All these questions will be answered when Apple does its annual iOS unveiling, Last year iOS 4.0 was unveiled at the start of April, my money would be on a similar date as last year to see iOS 5 in action.
     
  17. arctic macrumors 6502a

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    Cool. Enjoy your 100 apps. :)

    Let's all get along and be happy. :)
     
  18. WhySoSerious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    but we're not compairing what will be out....we are compairing what IS out NOW.

    hardware: ipad 1 vs ipad 2 vs xoom
    software: ios 4.3 vs honeycomb

    as of now...not future...
     
  19. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

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    No that's FAST for that page. That page is a lag-feast on my Android phone.
     
  20. Tmacfan4321 macrumors regular

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    There's a reason for that: Honeycomb is an actual tablet OS, while iOS (right now) is not.

    The UI paradigms for iOS don't change between iPad and iPhone, while Honeycomb is completely different from 2.3 or any earlier Android release.
     
  21. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I've always believed with the Galaxy Tab that if you're going to be paying for data anyway, subsidized is the way to go; however, not everyone wants a contract with a tablet.
     
  22. neko girl macrumors 6502a

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    May I ask, what were you hoping to do in multi-tasking that the iPad does not let you do currently?
     
  23. Tmacfan4321 macrumors regular

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    I would not want to be locked into a contract with a tablet. I'll probably only use LTE on the Xoom during the summer. Other times, I'll just use WiFi because I'll probably be near a hotspot.
     

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