$539 will buy you a Wi-Fi only Motorola XOOM at Sam's Club
posted by Alan F. / Mar 04, 2011, 12:35 PM
No U.S. launch date for the variant of Motorola's tablet has been announced, but let's hope that when the sign on the display reads "The tablet you've been waiting for", that doesn't refer to a long wait for the device. And if you're counting, $539 would be $60 less Washington's than the 32GB Apple iPad 2. If it comes down to money, will Sam's price be enough to swing you over to Android?
- Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
- Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
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Tablets need to compete with netbooks and laptops, until I can pop in a blu-ray and store 200GB of lossless music, I'm not ready to commit. Okay the blu-ray thing is outrageous, but I should be able to transfer a blu-ray file quickly and enjoy the movie on the flight. HD storage and playback are essential.
posted on Mar 04, 2011, 1:24 PM 1
Those solid state hard drives aren't going to drop in price that much that quickly. Luckily with most Android tablets you will have a USB port--just use a portable hard drive. Tablets Vs netbooks--if you really look at all the hardware and whatnot you will see that tablets like the Xoom for ~$500 are rather reasonable. Try and find a netbook with a capacitive touch HD screen, solid state hard drive, CPU/GPU combo that can play 1080p easily & 3D HD games. . . there really aren't any, and a decent netbook is around $400. As for the Xoom at $539. . . $539 for the Xoom = $599 for the same level iPad 2 Xoom has a lot more RAM - iPad 2 is gimped with a very low amount of RAM (256 or 512--still unknown). Add Apple's proprietary dongles for the iPad 2 $40-$80 - Xoom looks even less expensive. Much better cameras in the Xoom, HD display, etc. . . Looking better all the time! And the Xoom has an SD expansion = unlimited memory = priceless Of course . . . Honeycomb = priceless!! ;) At that price the Xoom is a bargain compared to the iPad 2!
posted on Mar 04, 2011, 2:02 PM 5
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Too pricey. If they want to be competitive with the ipad2, they need to lower the xoom's wifi only price to $350 or $375. Now that would give Apple a run for their money.
posted on Mar 04, 2011, 3:59 PM 3
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FYI costco has the wifi 3g upgradable to 4g for 555 after activation rebate.. just sayin
posted on Mar 04, 2011, 8:43 PM 0
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