Motorola Xoom Vs Asus Tranformer

The two most advanced and powerful beasts go at war against each other. The Asus Transformer comes up with unique features. Is it going to stand a chance against the powerful Motorola Xoom tablet? Let’s take a quick look at the specs and designs and find it out.

Motorola Xoom Vs Asus Tranformer

Motorola Xoom Vs Asus Tranformer

Looking first at their design

We see two tablets with similar form-factors, the same 10.1-inch screen size,  yet there is a big difference between the two devices – the Asus tablet comes with a detachable keyboard dock, which will also add some significant extra battery life to the device. Its exact dimensions are 271 x 171 x 12.98 mm and it weighs 680 grams, while the Motorola Xoom weighs a bit more, at 730 grams, and has the following dimensions: 249 x 167.8 x 12.9 mm. Turns out that the Eee Pad  Transformer is a bit more portable than the Motorola Xoom.

Heading on to their display, we find two 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreens, with the same 1280 x 800-pixel resolution, so it’s clearly a neck-to-neck round in this category.

Camera’s Equipped

Time to see how the two slates compare in terms of cameras equipped. The Eee Pad Transformer comes equipped with a 5MP rear camera and a 1.2MP front shooter for video calls. Meanwhile, the Xoom features a 5MP camera in the back, capable of recording HD video at 720p, and another 2-megapixel camera for video calling, in the front, so the difference is almost unnoticeable.

About the processor and storage

Since this is a very important decision factor when choosing a tablet, here’s how these two tablets differ in this section. It’s a tie again because both slates come installed with a powerful 1GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 chip and 1GB of RAM. As for storage space, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer comes in two versions: a 16GB and a 32GB model, while the Xoom comes in a 32GB flavor, but you can expand the memory in both tablets using a microSD card.

Regarding software

What can we say, except that it’s yet another tie? Both tablets feature the very best of Android, the Honeycomb OS developed especially for tablet use, so you’ll have access to lots of interesting and fun apps in the Android Market.

In terms of connectivity

Both devices have access to Bluetooth and WiFi, both feature an HDMI port, while the Motorola Xoom features both 3G and 4G connectivity. As far as pricing and availability are concerned, the Xoom is already available on the Verizon network for $600 on contract, while a WiFi version is also available for the same price. As for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, it’s coming this April in stores, prices ranging from $400 to $700.


Evaluating the pros and cons of the two tablets in this Asus Transformer vs Xoom comparison proves just one thing, namely that the two devices are very similar with some features being better on the one, while others on the other tablet computer. What this comes down to is, as it certainly always is, personal preference.

There is no actual winner in this Asus Transformer vs Xoom bout, however, the Motorola Xoom has a great advantage at the current time, it is available everywhere. Unless Asus can meet the demand for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer in near future, the Motorola Xoom just might take away several of the impatient customers. This consideration alone puts the Motorola Xoom a step ahead of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer.

If the Eee Pad Transformer does show up in stores at the rumored price tag, then it’s going to compete directly with the Motorola Xoom, and who knows, it might actually gain more popularity. The specs are great for both devices, the price tag will certainly make the difference in the end.

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