The two hottest devices in the busy tablet space are undoubtedly the iPad 2 from Apple and the Motorola XOOM. The two tablets are similar in size but that's the extent of the similarities due to the different operating systems. The best way to compare these two tablets is visually, so this photo gallery is presented to show the XOOM and the iPad head-to-head.
Check out the iPad 2 vs. Motorola XOOM in photos
The iPad 2 is a 9.7-inch tablet displaying at a 1024x768 resolution while the Motorola XOOM is 10.1-inch displaying at 1280x800 resolution. In spite of the higher resolution screen, the iPad display is brighter and presents a more vivid image than the XOOM. Text is easier to read on the iPad as a result of the lower resolution (text is bigger).
The photo gallery compares the size and the thickness of the two tablets, along with how they fit in the hand. Tasks commonly performed on tablets are demonstrated in a side-by-side manner, including web browsing, Google Maps and YouTube. Both the iPad 2 and the XOOM have cameras, so the camera apps for each are shown demonstrating viewfinder clarity and ease of use.
These tablets appeal to different audiences, and those favoring ease of use will be drawn to the iPad. The Motorola XOOM with Android should appeal to those who enjoy tweaking gadgets. They are both capable tablets, although the Honeycomb version of Android used on the XOOM is still a work in progress.
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