HP TouchPad vs. MotorolaÂ Xoom vs. Apple iPad, In physical size and weight, the touchpad is almost identical to the iPad, the screen size (9.7 inches) and resolution (1024 x 768 pixels) corresponds to specific IPAD, too. Motorola Xoom has a slightly larger screen (10.1 inches) and resolution (1280 by 800 pixels), making it a bit ‘bigger but just as heavy. Together, three bars represent the upper end of modern tablet PCs. See how it compares in a moment by clicking on the map page.
TouchPad running on a speedy dual-core Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm. The Xoom is also dual-core with an Nvidia Tegra 2 chip. iPad only runs on a single-core (Apple-customized) A4 processor. iPad is the smallest amount of RAM (256 MB), while the touchpad and Xoom run on four times more memory (1GB). The faster processor will help the tablets open and run applications faster, while aid in multitasking more RAM (it is better to take a toll on battery life, anyway).
Although TouchPad is in 16GB and 32GB versions, Xoom will arrive in just a 32GB version. The iPad is also a 64GB version. Only Xoom offers expanded storage through an SD card slot.
Initially, the touchpad only supports Wi-Fi, with a 3G version to come later. Motorola takes the opposite approach with Xoom, which initially only launch a 3G version, a version with Wi-Fi to follow. iPad available in both Wi-Fi and 3G models. Xoom Motorola says it works with Verizon’s network, iPad while working at AT & T network outside of the box.
Touchpad has only a frontal camera for video calls. The Xoom will have two cameras (one on the back and front) and iPad has none. The iPad also lacks stereo speakers and a gyroscope.
other incentives by competitors iPad: The touchpad can download wirelessly to a separate accessory, and the degree of Xoom HD video output.
But the biggest differentiator between the tablets will be their operating systems.
HP TouchPad TouchPadThe will be the first tablet running WebOS, the operating system that HP has acquired in its purchase last year Palm. TouchPad will use the same card-stack metaphor to organize the applications in smartphones Palm. The interface seems more comfortable on a screen bigger than a tablet. At this time we have heard some details about the changes in the operating system for the tablet, and the critics have had their hands in time with him.
Android 3.0 (“Honeycomb“) on Motorola Xoom is new. OS, specially designed for tablets, brings some new interface elements unreleased Android smartphones (for more, see an in-depth tour of the honeycomb).
Because of its enormous advantage that iPad most applications available for it (over 60,000 in this paper). Probably only a small selection of programs available to Xoom and TouchPad at their respective launch. Of course, both will probably be able to run applications designed for smartphones WebOS or Android, but experience has shown that with iPad applications running on a tablet of smartphones is generally unsatisfactory.
Motorola Xoom Perhaps the most important question unanswered is how much these new tablets costs. You can purchase an iPad of just $ 499. first items that are Xoom can start at $ 799 (ouch!), and HP did not provide any information on the price of your event Wednesday.
Last, do not forget that iPad is a year old and an update is due any minute. This means that at the time of the touchpad and Xoom enter the market, they must fight not only against the iPad old (which may remain on sale at a price even lower), but also a renewed iPad 2.