Apple iPad 2 vs. Verizon Wireless Motorola Xoom
Apple is set to release the iPad 2 today (March 11, 2011) at 5:00pm. Verizon Wireless launched the Motorola Xoom on February 24, 2011. These are the top two competitors in the tablet market...so how do they compare?
- iPad 2 - $629 16GB ($499 WiFi-only 16GB)
- Xoom - $799 ($600 WiFi-only)
- iPad 2 - iOS 4.3
- Xoom - Android 3.0
- iPad 2 - 1GHz dual-core A5 chip
- Xoom - 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip
- iPad 2 - 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD 1024 x 768
- Xoom - 10.1-inch WXGA 1280 x 800
- iPad 2 - 9.5 x 7.31 x .34 inches
- Xoom - 9.8 x 6.61 x .51 inches
- iPad 2 - 1.32 lbs. WiFi
- Xoom - 1.61 lbs.
- iPad 2 - 10 hours, 1 month standby
- Xoom - 8 hours, 14 days standby
Personally, since I already have an iPhone and a netbook, I will be waiting until Apple releases an iPad that offers Flash. FYI, for those that don't mind a server-side solution, Skyfire and iSwifter both offer Flash on the iPad.
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