Originally Posted by AustinChief
The ONLY claims an iPad user can make about being better are aesthetics, battery life(although just barely better than Xoom) and number of apps. I guess you could claim to like iOS better than Android... but I have yet to meet anyone who has ACTUALLY used both on a tablet and not thought Honeycomb was superior.
The apps will catch up, so will battery life.. in the end it will be aesthetics and marketing that keep the iPad afloat. The other factors are not matters of opinion.. they are quantifiable entities.
You can claim to like a 3MP more than a 5MP.. but it's kinda silly. Same with a 1024x768 screen vs a 1280x754... 256 Megs of Ram vs 1024...
You say that like Apple wouldn't improve their own device by the time other developers have a product that works as well as the iPad does at the current moment.
I'll agree with you that some of the things, like screen resolution, not including Retina display, and the piss-poor excuses for cameras on the iPad 2 shouldn't be issues; Apple should have dealt with them better.
But seriously, 256MB of ram? That used to power fairly advanced computers back in the day... How much memory can a tablet application possibly use? At a certain point it's overkill, isn't it? At least, right now?