Originally Posted by IKnowThat2
No need to wait for Samsung 10.1 when you can get Motorola Xoom with much better spec then iPad2.
Xoom has additional HDMI support over Samsung 10.1, otherwise Samsung looks comparable.
Here is the breakdown of Xoom/Samsung(No HDMI for Samsung) vs iPad2
I have Motorola Xoom and loving it and iPad2 is still huge downgrad from Xoom.
(Some will argue that support comes with dock, so not only you spend extra for dock, for hdmi dongle etc but you have to carry that crap all the time with you)
(Some will argue what use usb for!!!,
USB on the Xoom is good for tethering as I don't have 3G/4G on a tablet when my phone will be able to do that, but goot to have 3g/4g capability as backup so no need to spend extra for upgrdage )
(Some will also argue for wireless tether, but then your battery gets killed that way for both devices)
-No Flash, (for tablet, you need this for full desktop browsing experience which is coming in March)
-No SD Slot,so if memory gets full, spend extra money for new iPad LOL
(with all this HD video ability, you are going to run out of space fast on an iPad )
-No 4G support for iPad2 (Need new iPad3 for that,spend more money on i*!!!, LOL)
(Verizon will have 70% 4G coverage by end of year)
-No Widgets which are much more usable for tablets.
-RAM is only 256 or 512MB for iPad2 compared to 1GB for Xoom.(This may limit/control future iOS upgrade for sure)
(I think gaming is going to be a big thing on both the iPad and any Honeycomb tablet and you surely need bigger ram for that)
(The iPad2 has as much ram as the original Droid, which is 2 years old... ancient in the tech world)
-Display resolution inferior to Xoom and same as iPad1
-Extra money for HDMI dongle while is is part of Xoom
(Yes you will spend extra $40 for hdmi dongle and have to carry with you OR some fanboy will ask what is the use of HDMI LOL)
(HDMI out is huge for presentations, movie/tv show watching. A ton of people will use this, and unfortunately cough up the extra $40 to do it. )
-No WiFi hotspot like Xoom
-Heck, Xoom has dual flash LED for night shots.
Everyone talks about apps, but seems to ignore that ipad was out about a year ago and honeycomb came out only few weeks ago.
Within no time most of the android apps will be upgraded by developers to use for tablet OS.
Apple fanboys made similar argument for apps when Droid came out first time.
All features like dual core processor, front/rear camera, Gyro, HDMI, USB, Flash support,
Widget support, 1GB RAM,SD Card slot to expand memory,4G support, better resolution display are already part of Xoom.
Here is the kicker!!!
Wifi only 32GB Xoom is $60 cheaper. Yes it will be only $539 compared to $599 for 32GB WiFi only iPad2, LOL