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Xoom WiFi vs Asus Eee Pad Transformer

This is a discussion on Xoom WiFi vs Asus Eee Pad Transformer within the Motorola Xoom vs. Others forums, part of the Motorola Xoom Forum category; With the Transformer's release in the US being imminent, is anyone else considering returning their Xoom WiFi? Honestly, the $200 savings on the Transformer is ...

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    Xoom WiFi vs Asus Eee Pad Transformer

    With the Transformer's release in the US being imminent, is anyone else considering returning their Xoom WiFi? Honestly, the $200 savings on the Transformer is difficult to pass up. I love my Xoom and it's hackability so... apart from a few other small differences like weight savings, loss of the barometer and magnetometer, PV vs IPS panels, and an increase in overall girth, what's stopping some of you from returning your Xooms (provided of course you had the option to return it, thx Costco!)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hautkarl View Post
    With the Transformer's release in the US being imminent, is anyone else considering returning their Xoom WiFi? Honestly, the $200 savings on the Transformer is difficult to pass up. I love my Xoom and it's hackability so... apart from a few other small differences like weight savings, loss of the barometer and magnetometer, PV vs IPS panels, and an increase in overall girth, what's stopping some of you from returning your Xooms (provided of course you had the option to return it, thx Costco!)?

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    There have been other threads of a similar subject lately. First, I would expect anyone spending $600 (or more in the case of the 3G) would know what they are buying and make a decision based on research beforehand. Two, it is no secret that other models were to follow in addition to some future improved versions of the current ones. That said, why did you purchase the Xoom to begin with? Is it suddenly not satisfying your requirements with the price announcement of the Transformer? It is no surprise that Costco changed their return policy. Keep it and enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hautkarl View Post
    With the Transformer's release in the US being imminent, is anyone else considering returning their Xoom WiFi? Honestly, the $200 savings on the Transformer is difficult to pass up. I love my Xoom and it's hackability so... apart from a few other small differences like weight savings, loss of the barometer and magnetometer, PV vs IPS panels, and an increase in overall girth, what's stopping some of you from returning your Xooms (provided of course you had the option to return it, thx Costco!)?

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    I'm not trying to get you to return your Xoom, I think it's awesome. The Transformer is hackable also and has already been rooted by Paul Obrien, MoDaCo.
    ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Hacked Even Before the US Release
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    Both are very nice tablets... before you return the zoom I suggest you wait until more reviews are done on the Eee Pad.

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    Well you only get 16gb for $200 less so apples to apples (32gb) the difference is only $100. I would consider the Asus it if I haven't bought anything yet but I won't return the Xoom and accessories just to swap. Of course I don't like returning stuff unless there is something wrong with it as a general rule either.

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    Oh, sorry! Costco still has a 90 day return policy so you might have misunderstood what I wrote. For me, the screen quality on the Xoom is good but I hear, and now read in the review below, that the Transformer's screen looks even better. I can see the lower quarter inch of the Xoom's screen while in landscape is dull from left to right and is quite evident when reading and viewing light colored web pages. Anyone else experience this?

    Good to know the Asus is already hacked! For me, having 16GB would not be much of an issue considering both tablets are expandable using the SD slot but a valid point, indeed.

    I'll definitely have to go hands-on with the Asus and hold the two side by side to judge them properly.

    Here's a decent review I read today on the Asus:
    ASUS Eee Pad Transformer (UK edition) review -- Engadget

    Thanks for the input!

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    You know, for those of us that are greedy.....

    Do we HAVE to return our Xoom to get a Transformer?? lol

    I'm thinking about it..... REALLY hard lol
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    I would wait a while.

    A keyboard would be nice, and the extra battery life is nice, But.. those are only Pro's if you find yourself constantly typing and constantly running out of battery life. You can get a Bluetooth keyboard if you really need one.

    You gain a mouse with the Transformer.. but, I think that will be useless, unless you do a lot of remote desktoping.

    I would say let Honeycomb and apps develop a bit more before jumping ship. We still have not seen the extend of what our Xooms are capable of yet.
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    I may get one here to test on; from what I've seen from Honeycomb so far I can't be certain that Honeycomb on one device will be the same experience on another. It's certainly not that way with Android phones, where simple differences like that between 2.1 and 2.2 have major implications for content developers.

    Looks like a really neat device; lighter than the Xoom (minus keyboard), potentially better screen - we'll have to see, but the reviews so far are strong - and I like the apps Asus includes with it. Their myReader app is going to be exclusive to the tablet and it allows for direct importing of non-DRM ebooks. They also have a really nice DNLA client out of the box.

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    The screen looks a whole lot better on the asus.
    Cant beat a pure google honeycomb though.

    Will be a hard choice.


 
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