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Discussion in 'iPad' started by louis0nfire, Mar 7, 2011.
Sorry, but he does make valid points. Still, I'm going with iPad until something better comes along.
He doesn't make any valid points.
I respectfully disagree.
Then you should probably do some research.
If the spec differences affect which device best satisfies your current needs, then they make a difference to you. If they don't, then they don't really matter.
Is there something else I'm missing? Why would a mature adult care which device best meets others needs apart from sufficient platform adoption to foster a thriving app developer market to provide you with useful apps? I suspect both Honeycomb and iOS will see plenty of apps in the foreseeable future, so that doesn't seem to be a risk for either platform, and thus I'm not seeing the point.
I mean are we 12 years old and get offended by someone saying how much superior their toy is.
The Xoom does some things better then the iPad no question.
Agreed, about 50% of this "facts" about the iPad are wrong. Not to mention his poor vocabulary makes his argument even more of a fail.
I thought it was funny how he reacted, making things up out of thin air and assuming unknown specs about the iPad 2, that's why I posted it here, for a laugh.
And I agree, it does some things better.
Easy to see on this engadget comparison what's better and what's not but honestly, there isn't much between them really.
I did laugh where he says "90%+ free apps". That's probably about half a dozen then.
I respectfully disagree.. with you. He's just like a robot who only count number. Maybe his son name is THX1138 or something.
Here is what is valid in his post.
- iPad doesn't have an SD card reader built in so you can't expand storage.
- iPad doesn't have HDMI built in. The iPad's front camera is only VGA.
- He claims the memory is only 512MB (I don't know if this has been confirmed or not, but it sounds like it's either 256MB or 512MB, and NOT 1GB.)
- Apple claimed Honeycomb only had 60 or so apps while iOS has hundreds of thousands. Honeycomb JUST came out, so this was an unwarranted comparison IMO.
Now, what are things that the Xoom do or will be able to do that iPad can't?
- Wireless syncing
Whether or not the points are valid depend on what you use the tablet for... I would love an integrated SD slot and integrated HDMI as a photographer. I completely understand not caring about those things, too.
That said, when I'm ready to upgrade my iPad in a year or so, I'll probably be looking mostly for screen resolution. Whichever company makes the device with the best screen (with all else being somewhat equal) will get my money.
Now if you want to say the guy's a complete ass, that I'll agree with.
better or worse...for doing what?
I have an original iPad and it's still overpowered for my needs...
No. Most of his points are completely wrong, factually. The iPad's back camera isn't 0.7 MP. The Xoom's stereo speakers aren't better quality than the iPad's, let alone iPad 2's. Look at numerous comparison videos, or compare for yourself, and you'll see that Xoom's are louder but iPad's single speaker flat out sounds better. I can go on and on picking that apart...
It's a matter of personal opinion. Let him buy it. Let him use it. Let him convince himself that it was better than the iPad. If it is - great, if not - well I'm prettttty sure the xoom won't have the same resell value next year that the iPad will.
in MY personal opinion - it's not about specs - it's about the UI. Pretty sure that no matter what motorola does - apple will most likely churn out a sleeker, faster OS - if due to nothing else than experience.
Apple comes out with the iPhone, every phone manufacturer tries to 'outdo' them
Apple comes out with the iPad, now all of the sudden there is a market for tablets.
Instead of having 30 laptops on your line, try having 3 good ones instead. Just because they are shiny/gloss doesn't mean they are sleek. It's pretty apparent when you go to best buy that everything is down right ugly compared to a unibody MBP. Price aside - can't they make something that at least looks good?
I take this same comparison to pretty much every other phone/tablet out there on the market.
The Xoom does beat the iPad 2 on specs in a lot of ways, but I don't care, and not because I'm a fanboy. Specs just don't matter much to me, performance does. People shouldn't shop by specs; they don't matter much to 99% of products. What matters is what people like using, and most people like the iPad when they pick it up. Hence, 15 million sold. Again, there were better mp3 players, but the iPod had the best user experience.
So basically Xoom has
better speakers (arguable)
better screen resolution
and iPad 2 has:
better battery life
better QUALITY screen
It's all a matter of preference. iPad 2 is best for me because it wins in all my top priorities.
Add that to make your very good points more complete.
Wouldnt the fanboy be the person who clips the post in order to slam it on a forum where the original commenter can't defend his argument?
Yes. Because when I think an OS being 'stable' I definitely don't think of it being 'not laggy, jerky or crash-prone'
I am dehydrated, and thirsty and parched
Or would he be the one who links this thread back to facebook and says SEE TOLD YA!!!! LOSER!
Experience > Specs
I highly doubt this guy has ever used one. The way I see Fandroids attacking people on tech websites just keeps driving me further and further away from Android. It's really not appealing at all. I actually LOVE the ecosystem Apple has created. It's all connected and simple.
I just want to go to details. Leave nothing to doubt.
There definitely is a little "pot calling the kettle black" going on.
The Xoom is a great tablet, and if your willing to buy it, then thats great. I have nothing against that.
Same goes with my opinion of the iPad, its a great tablet as well, and if your willing to buy it, then thats great as well.
Theres no need to fight and compare specs guys.. Its just a tablet.