The Motorola XOOM Android tablet has a lot to boast about. It has a camera with megapixels, high speed, and HD display. This tablet is perfect for people that want to watch movies in HD while away from home. It is also perfect for people who like to video chat with loved ones that are far away.
I am an apple girl. Yes, I’m a Mac. I don’t have an iPhone (yet) but will soon. Currently my droid rocks and I have no complaints, I just love Mac products. My desktop is an iMac and I dream of owning a MacBook. So I was thrilled when I was given the chance to physically compare the XOOM to an iPad.
If you didn’t already know, I never claim to be tech savvy. I’m as beginner as they get. This review will reflect my entry-level understanding of computers and tablets. If you are as beginner as I am, I bet you enjoy my simplistic terms!
My video compares side by side, an original iPad and a XOOM. Then, I went online and wrote down the specs of the XOOM vs the iPad2. I’d love to own an iPad2! There are rumors that a XOOM2 is in the works and an iPad3 might or might not follow this fall. There is a lot of room for improvement on both tablets.
Breaking it down: If you use your tablet for movies, XOOM kicks butt. If you want a slim, lightweight tablet for email/games/chatting – the iPad2 will be your fav.
Both tablets work on the Verizon network and when I compared them side by side, both seemed just as fast to me.
Oh, and I totally suggest getting a 3G/4G plan. There are times when my electricity went out and I was very relieved to still have internet via the XOOM (like say during a sever storm). Plus, when we are traveling and I need to google something, it is just nice to not have to find a place with Wi-Fi. A 3G plan is a luxury that I fell in love with during this review.
What do you think? Based on the video and stats above, what do you think you would like best? Or have you had experience with either one? Please share!
*I received the XOOM to review, but I gotta give it back. All these opinions are obviously my own – who else would be this tech-ignorant in a gadget review?