Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi vs Acer Aspire ICONIA Tab A500
If you thought that the emerging tablet market was a single player (read Apple) dominated market, think again. Not to be left behind, Motorola and Acer have come up with slates that not only have stunning features; they aim to dislodge iPad 2 that is perched atop at the moment in the tablet segment. Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi and Acer Aspire ICONIA Tab A5000 are both Android Honeycomb run devices that have many features in common. At the same time, there are few differences too. The notable differences are the software and the internal memory. Motorola Xoom uses stock Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) while Acer Aspire Iconia Tab uses skinned Android 3.0 with its own Clear-fi UI. Also Motorola Xoom has 32GB internal memory whereas it is 16GB in Acer Aspire Iconia Tab A500. However, Aspire Iconia Tab A500 has the price advantage, it is available for pre-order at Best But for $450, while Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi is available for $599.
Acer Aspire ICONIA Tab A500
Acer has come up with an ace in the form of this powerful and entertaining tablet that is being projected as your companion for browsing, gaming, watching videos, listening to music, accessing social networking sites and reading eBooks. It has a bigger (10.1” at 1280 x 800pixels) display than iPad2 and runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb with a super fast 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 250 SoC processor that provides ultimate user experience. It plays videos in HD at 1080p and gaming on its large display takes users to a fantasy world. Acer is giving this tablet preinstalled with Need for Speed and Let’s Golf which is an added attraction. It has a solid 1 GB of RAM and internal memory of 16 GB that can be expanded using micro SD cards. It is a dual camera device with a 5 MP camera at the rear and a 2 MP camera at the front to allow for video chatting.
The tab is Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with Bluetooth, is HDMI capable has USB port and is GPS enabled. It is a little bulky device weighing 1.69 pounds and has measurements of 10.24 x 6.97 x 0.52 inches.
Nvidia GeForce GPU ensure web browsing is super fast and gaming is a very smooth and pleasing experience. The slate fully supports Adobe Flash which means that multimedia experience is amazingly fast and HDMI capability allows one to playback instantly videos captured in HD on his TV. It is preloaded with Acer’s Clear-fi UI that takes user experience to another level of interactivity. One can enjoy all the content on the tablet with any other android based device in his home. This UI allows for seamless browsing and media playback apart from reading all the content from the net with great ease. One can download thousands of apps from Android app store and have unlimited fun. The user can take high quality snaps and share them with his friends at the same instant. A unique SocialJogger allows one to connect to his friends on FaceBook and Twitter with a jog dial.
Acer is making tablets in 2 sizes that are 7 and 10.1 inches to suit the requirements of different people. In short, A500 is a stunning tab with a brushed Aluminum body that is bound to be a leader of the pack in the near future.
Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi
All eyes are on Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi at the moment as it is one hall of a tablet loaded with features that are set to take it apart from a growing slate market and closer to iPad 2 which is the cynosure of all eyes. It is the first tablet to run on Android Honeycomb 3.0, which is an OS specially designed for tablets by Google. It runs on a powerful I GHz Nvidia dual core Tegra 2 processor with a solid 1 GHz of RAM that makes processing, browsing, and video gaming a smooth and pleasing experience. It has a lot of internal memory; 32 GB to be precise, and even this can be expanded by another 32 GB using micro SD cards.
Xoom Wi-Fi has a large 10.1 inch display at a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels that makes reading e-books a pleasing experience. It definitely enhances entertainment experience as it is ideal to watch HD videos and movies. It allows for a speedy web browsing, supporting Adobe Flash 10.2 with the user getting the same experience of browsing with a chrome browser on his PC. It is only Wi-Fi at the moment. Xoom has everything to make for a perfect slate experience, and it has taken slates one step closer to a PC experience. It has apps button on the top to access thousands of applications from Android app store. It is equipped with two cameras, a rear 5 MP camera that captures videos in HD and a 2 MP front camera that allows video chatting.