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I know a lot of people hate apple here, but I have to say I considered the xoom, but ultimately went with the 2 and I'm very impressed with it and browsing overclock.net is very very fast, I really like it and I say to people who are interested to go get it, only cons are the cameras are terrible but honestly they are fine for video chat and that's all I really care about, takingbpictures with a tablet isn't fun.
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Yeah, if you like iOS, the iPad 2 is insanely good. I'm still not sure about it vs anything honeycomb. Depends on iOS 5 mainly.
    
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iPad 2 is iPad with a Dual-Core.. and possibly a better GPU.

The only reason they came out with it is so that everyone won't keep saying for the next 20 years "Well, the iPad looks nice, but the Xoom sure has the speed."

Nip it in the bud, I always say.
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Yeah, if you like iOS, the iPad 2 is insanely good. I'm still not sure about it vs anything honeycomb. Depends on iOS 5 mainly.
I really like HoneyComb, however it's just not ready yet to me at least, I spend a good hour in Bestbuy playing with it and I really wanted to like it, but it just has stability issues and of course the app stores not there, but it will get better. I plan on selling my iPad 2 in January and by then Honeycomb I hope will be better, just like how 2.2 froyo and now now 2.3 Gingerbread is now IMO a very good alternative to iPhone.

Also: I'd like to mention I did a few side by side browser tests today in Bestbuy, and the iPad edged the xoom every single test, and I made sure both were clean reboots with no apps running besides the browsers, so Apple did some good work in 4.3 with the browser, also one other funny note is when i had CNN.com loaded on both, there was a video of the earthquake today, and the iPad's played, and the Xoom needed flash, oh the irony.
Edited by Tom1121 - 3/12/11 at 12:12am
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they could have made this the first time around.....just want to ring you dry of all that money there in your wallet.
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I really like HoneyComb, however it's just not ready yet to me at least, I spend a good hour in Bestbuy playing with it and I really wanted to like it, but it just has stability issues and of course the app stores not there, but it will get better. I plan on selling my iPad 2 in January and by then Honeycomb I hope will be better, just like how 2.2 froyo and now now 2.3 Gingerbread is now IMO a very good alternative to iPhone.
It depends. If honeycomb devices sell well, developers will migrate their existing apps to its app store.

But if they don't, you'll probably have to wait until NEXT July.

I also half agree with you about the stability. Although, I think GB is still not as stable as iOS 4.2, and now 4.3 is out.
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they could have made this the first time around.....just want to ring you dry of all that money there in your wallet.
How could they have made it with a CPU that didn't exist at that time?

8 months to completely re-engineer a Dual-Core CPU from a Single-Core is not bad.

But even though it's not their fault, it's still not worth it.
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The I pad 2 looks like a solid device. It really is. I know some were saying it was actually too thin.

I love my xoom. I feel in no way that the honeycomb os is unstable. I've had 1 app crash in the week live had it and it was some ghetto app from the market. Almost everything scales properly. Only 2 haven't for me so far. Gaming and flash is amazing on this thing. Watchig espn 3.com march madness men's basketball games on xoom in full Screen was amazing. That was my favorite. The Tegra 2 specific games play amazingly well.

I'm die die hard android, write for an android site also, and even I considered the I pad 2. But now I've used the xoom I can honestly say I feel that ios is now the phone os on a tablet, and honeycomb feels, like its meant to be. Before android 2.2 on tzblets was no good. Now this is solid. I love it
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I like this post...I have been reading on it. I am tempted to buy an iPad. Glad to see its gets a solid review here!
 
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