Tablets tablets everywhere!  Aaron throws the Apple iPad 2 and the Motorola XOOM - the respective champions in their arenas - into the ring for a tablet dogfight.  The Apple iPad 2 offers Apple's A5 dual-core processor, 9.7-inch display, a front and rear-facing camera, and is packed in a body that's 1.33 pounds.  On the other hand, you have the Motorola XOOM, the first tablet to premiere with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb).  It offers a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 10.1-inch display, 5-megapixel camera, front-facing camera, and LTE support (though it's not available just yet).

Apple's iPad is an excellent option for those new to the smartphone/tablet field, but Honeycomb is to a point where it can compete.  Which one is the best?  We'll find out.  Part 1 of 2.

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Melissa Baxter So it's been more than 24 hours since the first video where is the second???? So annoying....
Zack Schmidt still rockin ipad 1!
Maciej Gapinski galaxy 8.9
Justin Zollar i own a xoom. so.. xoom.
Carlos Cliett I can't believe that people are still riding that Apple bandwagon. Iphones, Ipods, and IPads are all the same. They are just different sizes. APPLE sucks!
Zhang Yang There are also many defects on the both table, pay more patience for refine one
Marti Ruiz No one maybe galaxy tab 8.9
Nirav Insomniac None,coz the concept of tablets is a fail itself,they r useless.y wud u need something thts bigger thn the biggest cellphone and smaller than the smallest laptop? instead I vil go 4 LG optimus 3d ;-)
Angel Miguel Peguero Laptop :)and phone lol
Brandon Worley Had my xoom since launch. Gets better every day...and its about to be a 4G beast
Wheres Walter G/SLATE #www.soundcloud.com/cealrfortakeoff facebook :JUff YUhh NT®.™ This Message sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tab Powered By T-Mobile
Joel Gomez IPad 2 for now then android in the future
Aldo GaGaism iPad 2,, where is the part 2 ?
Thomas Li Xoom... agree apple has more apps than android, but I'll say most of the apps that you use in apple can be found in android markets (or similar apps)... >65,000 apps doesn't mean there is no duplication... I am guessing a lot of them have similar features... so.. imo, # of apps isn't a major reason... I remember I see a quote, "What the iPad2 does can be done by my iPhone4, why do I need an iPad2??" <-- of course, except the screen size...
Darryl Mouzone Neither. Never wanted a tablet, never will. I'll stick to a decent laptop.
French Twist Who said Android sucks?!!!! X( I'd get one of each if possible.
Jason Villegas I love android but unfortunately apple has more school related apps that at the moment set it one step ahead..if Android had the same or at least on par with some of the stuff apple has in regards.to their school related pieces id be android 1000%..until then ill have to live with basic interface..
TaTo Nsh Bory ipad is garbage xoom anything android
Javier Segura Androids sucks, iPad 2 destroys Xoom all day any day
Sachin Garg apple ipad 2
Steven Crisostomo Xoom all day
Huey Liggins Hmmm.. Well I can buy one of those...or I can buy a laptop that does even more. For a few bucks more. Hmm what a dilemma. I hate when people use the phrase apple fan boys. Becuase then they are called idiots. If you buy one of these gigantic iPod\phones your just as dumb as any fan boy
Frank D. Rosario android is still having market wars
Frank D. Rosario ipad hands down
Wood Franklin the cheaper one
Victor Vargas Why buy an over priced oversized ipod? XOOM baby!
Jeff Daunis Xoom of course!!
Kim Sergei iPad is the way to go!!!
Enrique Martinez Xoom is Far more superior in terms of customization, web browsing, and soon better hardware with addition of 4G LTE chip and MicroSD memory expqnsion support!!!
Dan Jones the Xoom looks totally bad azz!! Viva La Android
Duldulao Ryel Samsung Galaxy Tab! :)
Pascal Viola None of them, tablets are useless....
Hari Govind obvious XOOM !
Ahmed Suliman XooM !!!
Mick Bgm Melody Is a beast
Jon Jerico Calanio Even in terms of web experience, Xoom owns the iPad 2. Come on, this is basically a carbon copy of the famous Chrome web browser here!!
Mick Bgm Melody I love Apple but the xoom
Mark Gittens XOOM BABY!
Miguel J. Paz The yet-2-b released, 10.1 Galaxy Tab
Jonathan Garcia Xoom. All the iPad2 is is a big ipod touch. What a waste. Apple really needs to step their game up and make something unique already. I guess the only smart thing about them is that they kno how to get all these Apple fanboy idiots to buy anything that has a Apple logo on it, even if it was a big steaming pile of shit, people would still buy it lol
Tarek Halaby galaxy tab from sprint slim enough and small enough to travel with
Jon Jerico Calanio Xoom is superior.
Joseph Alan Richardson Anything but apple. Apples a big waste of money.
Breathless Tao Xoom fo' sho'.
Josh Ward ipad 2
James Adelan Cowie Yuck nothing apple or Motorola ever
Mohd Zakhri Xoom!!
Ryan Etzel Ipad 2 <3
Joeana Marie Bush Depends on what the wait time is for one!! Apple has thiers at 4-6 weeks delivery time what about the zoom?
Hetal Patel i pad is a cool option....
Jamille Browne Neither because they both suck in comparison to the G Slate
Alexander Nikolaj Øster iPad 2 because the Xoom works like an computer, but its not, its an tablet!
Jordan Block Anything that gets the job done =P

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