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Xoom WiFi, Nook Color, or Galaxy Tab WiFi?
Yes, I'm being serious. Which would you choose?
Lots of stories of Xoom's going back - possibly rushed out the door?
Several have the opinion of the Galaxy Tab that it acts like a large phone.Sean Rector, MCSE
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- 03-10-2011, 01:55 PM #2
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IF Galaxy tab gets HC then maybe. I'm not even sure we have confirmation when the WiFi will come.
But it depends how long you are willing to wait and when each launch. My personal opinion would be a Galaxy tab. Even though I like the Xoom I do think that Samsung makes quality stuff also.- Kevin Bacon is my bananas.
- 03-10-2011, 01:56 PM #3
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I can say I have played with all 3 at some time or another.
I choose the Xoom and have no regrets getting it. I love the interface of the Xoom. It is more functional than my X.
As for the Galaxy tab goes it is an OK piece but with it running 2.2 (the same is as my X) it did feel just like my phone. And it has a mix of problems some with the fact that programs are not optimized for the screen size (aka same problem Xoom has) then with it still being on 2.2 it has the usual problems of locking up any of our phones have.
As for the nook color it makes a decent tablet. It is a little small but if the size does not bother you it works. The few problems I have seen with it all have to do with the hard ware. With one minor and I am sure they are fixing it software issue. It is still running a pre released os. Now once the sdk was released I would think the guys over at xda are working on getting it to work with nook. This could solve at least some of the issues of the nook being slow.
So out of the three I think the Xoom gives the best performance and experiance of the three. With the nook falling in at a close second, and as nothing more than a big phone the Galay tab comes in last. Now if they port 3.0 to the Galaxy tab then that might make it a better option than the nook.
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I'd say the decision between the three is what you're going to do with it. If you want to carry it with you places, then the Xoom is out of the running. If you're going to play any games on it, then the Nook Color is out. If you don't have more than $300 to spend, then the Xoom and the Tab are out. I'm of the opinion that the Galaxy Tab is right in the sweet spot of being able to do everything you need while not being so big as to avoid taking it with you.
I know a lot of ipad owners where I work, but I rarely ever see any ipads in the office, I really think that says something.
- 03-10-2011, 06:52 PM #9
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If you're going to play any games on it, then the Nook Color is out.
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PS: I recommend running CM7.0. Seems to me the only issue right now is the lack of h.264 codec.
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I have a nooted Nook (on it now) that is great. I picked up another one for 200$. I prefer this form factor over the 10" tablets. They are too big for me. And, you can't beat the Nook 's price. Thinking about switching to CM7. Good to hear that you guys are liking it.
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XOOM, hands down, if you have the coin. tried all of them and the Samsung is the worst value.
With phonemyPC (or logmein) I have all the power of a full notebook with great resolution. NOOK should be rooted by B and N and they would RULE the cheapo market. But they do not seem to be listening.
The XOOM is the only one I can use in 2014.
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