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Tablet War

by on May.16, 2011, under Personal, Tech

It’s been sometimes since Japan slammed by gigantic wave so people moved on and hope they found their loves one by any means.

Here come the next major decision of my life. The tablet that flood into the market like free device. Even uncle and auntie are look at it. What makes it so special to them ? I don’t know but probability their son, niece or whatever you name it needs it.

After going thru all the Tablet spanning in the market, I narrow down to major device that worth considering(Only refering to 10″. No point getting 7″ if you already have touch screen phone ). I am listing it down as least preference first.

1. Galaxy Tab 10.1″
This gets out the list first because lack of hardware support,  there no HDMI support and no USB support not mention any docking station and overpriced piece of hardware. I don’t in any direction this gonna standout of others.

2. Acer Iconia
Acer has everything I need about tablet, USB port, Docking station, standard micro USB port, 730g weight.
However there is one things bothers me anyway, It’s Acer anyway. My last Acer device barely able to pass 1 year without over heating issue. I am losing my trust of this brand for anything it come out with it.

3. Motorola Xoom
I finally ended up choose this as it have most out my requirement. Major item like Micro USB, HDMI, Tegra 2 GPU. One of the main consideration put in hope this device to get direct support from Google as it is AOSP Honeycomb.

Update 1 Dec 2011
Pretty regret about Xoom as the price from over S$888 down to 400 in just over 6 months. In addition to this, also learn that it might not the first to get ICS after Galaxy Nexus released. Furthermore, 12V charger also big problem as i need to bring addition charger to travel. Xoom not having IPS screen is a deal breaker considering I gonna look at the screen closely.

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