Motorola Xyboard Tablet Review
For those of you looking for a media powerhouse, this tablet has the most features we've seen in a long while.
Apple iPad 2 Comparison
Device & Specs
By the numbers, the Motorola Xyboard is a better tablet, but hold on: the raw statistics aren't the whole story, and the user experience is what really defines a tablet if the performance is close enough. Such is the case with the iPad 2 and Motorola Xyboard. Though the Xyboard has the better hardware in many categories, and virtually identical in others, the difference in performance isn't huge. Consider though, that the iPad 2 does not have an IR blaster, so it can't be used as a universal remote in the traditional sense. Also consider that the iPad isn't water-resistant.
From a performance standpoint, the iPad has the marginally better screen, as it performs right on par with many of the performance points of the Motorola Xyboard, but has a better color gamut. It does not have a great peak brightness for a tablet, however, whereas the Motorola Xyboard does. Still, both are equally bad in the outdoors.
The iPad 2 has the better battery hands-down. Lasting over a full hour better in both reading eBooks and watching video.
Both tablets have access to relatively identical apps, so this comparison comes down to handling, which both are very ergonomic devices. This one's a wash, outside of the iPad 2 having the better battery life.
Both have outstanding internet features, despite both tablets having access to different markets. Really, both have their appeal, and much of the differences here lie in that the user interface and available apps are a bit different. Though the Motorola Xyboard has more productivity software pre-loaded onto the device, the iPad has similar apps for purchase. One thing you should weigh is the fact that the Motorola Xyboard has better streaming support for all your devices without paying a premium for Apple hardware. It's something to think about.
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