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Comparison of three tablet computers: Ipad2, Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Report

Executive Summary

Customers across the globe aspire to shop for the most cost-effective Tablet Pc in the market. In fact, several Tablet Pcs are offered at inexpensive prices and have appealing specs to different classes of users.

On an average, a Tablet Pc in the current market costs $200. These tablets embrace the latest android technology. These third generation Pcs are simple products with limited multi tasking features.

The most common tablet Pcs in the market includes Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Xoom, and Ipad2. These computers have advanced specs and are designed to meet demands of the technologically advanced clients.

These clients are in constant search for a portable, reliable, affordable, light, and efficient communication device. Fortunately, the above computers meet these criteria with each having a unique feature.

Thus, this reflective treatise attempts to explicitly analyze features of Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Xoom, and Ipad2 in order to draw comparison in terms of weight, size, cost, and operating system.

Besides, the paper identifies the most efficient and cost effective among the three communication devises.


As technology advances, the specs of portable personal computers increase. At present, the most advanced pcs have more than a million active applications.

Components of these pcs consist of a processor, memory ram, media and graphic accelerator, physical storage, operating system, and different screen resolutions (Jones, 10). They come in different size, shape, weight, and color.

Comparison in terms of the Operating System and Resolution

Motorola Xoom

Motorola Xoom has the following configurations; a processor of 366 MH and uses a HD video processor or media and graphic accelerator, memory RAM of 256 MB LP-DDR2, secondary memory of 2 GB internal flash, physical storage (HDD) that is flexible to 32 GB, “operating system of 2.2 Google Android with seven-inch touch resistive screen 480 × 800 resolutions, a 2 USB port, and 3-5mm Headphone jack” (“Motorola XOOM CDMA specs”, par. 3).

Besides, this Pc utilizes 2100mAh Polymer-Lithium battery with a back up that may operate for three hours. Furthermore, the tablet operates with GPRS and Wi-Fi EEE 802.11a/b/g SIM Cellular Modem for its internet access.

The device has 350 gram Mass and has various formats such as MPEG2, DOC, MP3, XLS, DOCX, JPG AAC, PPT, AVI, XLS, ODP, PPTX, AC3, MPEG2, PPT, WAV, XLSX, FLV BMP, and AVI. In addition, it uses web standard of JavaScript 1.8 compliant and Xhtml. 1.1 compliant.

Besides, it functions as a cell phone when Headphone and SIM card are inserted. These unique features enable Wi-FI and GPRS to work better in Motorola Xoom. Moreover, the device can also function effectively as 3G Tab with a support of Dongle.

Samsung Galaxy

Same as Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy tab uses the android operating system technology. This devise is “meant for those consumers who desires to expect features in their Smartphone but want to keep the price tag in the range of affordability” (“Android advices: Samsung Galaxy Ace plus Specs & Features”, par. 6).

Samsung Galaxy tab has a “3.65 inches touch screen display, 480 x 320 pixels resolution” (“Android advices: Samsung Galaxy Ace plus Specs & Features”, par. 8).

This makes the tablet have a more precise display technology which is of better quality as compared to Motorola tab. Besides, Samsung Galaxy has “1GHz Qualcomm Sanadragon S1 processor, Adreno 220 GPU, 5 mega pixel camera, 2592 x 1944 pixels resolution, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS”(“Android advices: Samsung Galaxy Ace plus Specs & Features”, par. 12).


Interestingly, Ipad2 possess the most advanced technology. This smart phone and computer comes in two models: Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi+ Cellular. The computer has a maximum storage of 64GB, a retina display, and 2048*1536 resolution pixel functioning at “264 pixels per inch” (Ipad2: Technical Specification”, par. 9).

Besides, it comes with a superior “Dual-core Apple A5X custom-designed, high-performance, and low-power system-on-a-chip with quad-core graphics” (Ipad2: Technical Specification”, par. 5). Same as Samsung Galaxy and Motorola Xoom, Ipad2 has 4.0 inbuilt Bluetooth technology.

In addition, this devise has a custom designed facial detection device which is inbuilt in its operating system. This technology allows for video and photo ‘geo-tagging’.

This operating system supports “HE-AAC (V1 and V2), AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV” (Ipad2: Technical Specification”, par. 11) formats.

Moreover, it has an installed third generation apple TV application. Unlike the other tablets, which only have android technology, Ipad2 can operate with “Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3” (Ipad2: Technical Specification”, par. 13).

Thus, the operating system and camera resolution of Ipad2 is more advanced than that of Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy. Reflectively, Motorola has a weak resolution among the three devises. Generally, these pcs have adopted Web compliance standards and offers You Tube services/ videos.

Comparison in terms of Cost and Size


Ipad2 is the slimmest of the three devises. This large font, full screen magnification xoom gadget has a height of 241.2 mm, width of 185.7mm, depth of 9.4mm, and weight of 652 g (Ipad2: Technical Specification”, par. 7).

Reflectively, Ipad2 has a sleek cover made of fiber material. In comparison, Ipad2, Motorola Xoom, and Samsung Galaxy share a splendid aluminum body. The Ipad2 costs $350 dollars in the market.

Samsung Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy measures 62.5 x 114.7 x 11.2 mm, and weighs 114 grams. Reflectively, as compared to Ipad2, the Samsung Galaxy smart phone looks trendier, though made of plastic and aluminum body.

Samsung Galaxy cost $300 on average in the market (“Android advices: Samsung Galaxy Ace plus Specs & Features”, par. 1).

Motorola Xoom

Motorola Xoom is trendier, sleeker, but relatively heavier as compared to the other gadgets. This third generation computer weights 700 grams and share aluminum body.

However, it is bulkier than the other two gadgets. On average, Motorola Xoom costs $250 in the market (“Motorola XOOM CDMA specs”, par. 3).

From these data, it apparent that Ipad2 has the highest price tag. However, the variance in price tag can be linked to performance, and longer battery life. Since Ipad2 has the highest number of applications, and relatively longer battery life, the high price is justified.

Comparison in Terms Performance and Application


Ipad2 smart phone and personal computer boast of autofocus face detection, video and photo geo-tagging, high performance sound, and connectivity system.

Besides, it has a “built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery” (Ipad2: Technical Specification”, par. 9) which can support up to ten hours of web surfing, watching video, and playing music.

Besides, it can be charged via a USB port or a power adapter. Its accelerometer, gyroscope, and ambient sensor make this gadget the best performer among the three.

Samsung Galaxy

Reflectively, “Galaxy Ace Plus comes with both 2G and 3G internet access along with Wi Fi wireless internet access as well” (“Android advices: Samsung Galaxy Ace plus Specs & Features”, par. 3).

This environmentally friendly gadget has an internal memory of 4 GB and a micro SD which can support up to 32 GB of data. These features make Samsung Galaxy a reliable gadget.

Motorola Xoom

Motorola Xoom has a 1300 mAh battery “which provides sufficient battery life to your phone and as it has Android 4.0 which consumes lesser battery than Android’s earlier versions” (“Motorola XOOM CDMA specs”, par. 7).

With this modification, it provides up to 7 hours of talk time with a battery life of 420 hours.


After examining features and specification of these smart phones cum computers, it is apparent that Ipad2 boast of the most advanced technological applications. Besides, it is the slimmest, sleekest, lightest, and most attractive.

Generally, these smart phone computers are designed as alternative computer devices with affordable price tag and efficient performance compared to existing models.

Definitely, they are perfect digital devices for ‘any place and any time’ because of their Android application and sports, web accessibility, multimedia content, high camera resolution, and thousands of active applications.

These products have gone a long way to promote digital and flexible applications that have direct impacts on lives customers due to their affordability and very effective computing devices of the third generation androids.

Works Cited

Android advices: Samsung Galaxy Ace plus Specs & Features. Web.<>

Ipad2: Technical Specification. Web. <>

Jones, Robert. “E-Books and the Tablet PC.” Language, Learning & Technology, 7.1 (2003): 9-10. Print.

Motorola XOOM CDMA specs. Web.

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