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[INFO] Here are pictures comparing Transformer's LCD to Xoom's LCD (viewing angles)

29th April 2011, 08:49 AM   |  #1  
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I wanted to bring some pictures I took last night to the forum. As a Xoom owner (now former, just took it back) and in anticipation of the Transformer's release, I scoured the internet over the past few weeks in search of some good comparison pictures between the Xoom's LCD and the Transformer's IPS LCD. At the time, there were not a ton of photos comparing these two specific devices.

I decided to setup my tripod and try to capture the viewing angle differences of these two displays while I still had both devices in my possession. Both devices were at 100% brightness, and I let the camera choose the shutter speed (aperture priority - Nikon D200). Some of the shutter speeds selected made the overall image darker, but it still gives a good idea of the color and contrast differences between the two displays (in addition to viewing angle differences). My goal wasn't to compare brightness - both devices are more or less on par in that area.

If anyone was on the fence regarding the two devices, maybe these images will offer better insight into one of the most important aspects of a tablet - the display. The price gap is big enough, and the screen technology is different enough (all in favor of the Transformer), that someone being on the fence regarding these two devices is hard for me to imagine. You never know though.

You can view the flickr stream here. (25 total images)

The flickr stream description mentions this - but I'll mention it here too: The Xoom is on the LEFT or the TOP, and the Transformer is on the RIGHT or the BOTTOM in the pictures.

I hope someone finds these pictures interesting.

I have attached one of them here.
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29th April 2011, 01:13 PM   |  #2  
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Wow....look at that difference. Are you able to do the Asus vs the Acer? Or anyone able to?
29th April 2011, 01:29 PM   |  #3  
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couple of the pics xoom is better (or you can say brighter), but the most is to Transformer.
I don't like the strong brightness on the xoom specially in the reading part. I like feel it will hurt my eyes after while of reading. On the other hand, smooth colors in the Transformer, and easy on the eye.

Thanks for showing us the differences.
29th April 2011, 02:56 PM   |  #4  
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Thank you for taking the time and posting this.
29th April 2011, 03:33 PM   |  #5  
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Not as dramatic a difference as I expected (colors wash out, but things are still legible, unlike the gTab), but the Transformer still wins, especially with the price difference.
29th April 2011, 03:37 PM   |  #6  
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Thank you for taking your time and posting the pictures.

The xoom looks a little overexposed, but kind of I thought there would be more different. Seeing them side by side I think the xoom, not having a IPS screen, has a very nice one (compared to others I have seen in other tablets).

29th April 2011, 03:46 PM   |  #7  
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Yeah, good job!

The transformer is a clear winner here.
29th April 2011, 03:48 PM   |  #8  
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Thanks for posting it. This should make it little easier to convince a couple of friends who are on the fence (iPADers!).
29th April 2011, 04:20 PM   |  #9  
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x2 on the Xoom versus Transformer - that picture is very accurate.

The Xoom also has a bluish tint that bugs me (common TFT issue, I believe). The Transformer IPS screen color balance is better, imo.
29th April 2011, 05:41 PM   |  #10  
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Originally Posted by kxs783kms

Wow....look at that difference. Are you able to do the Asus vs the Acer? Or anyone able to?

Unfortunately, I do not have access to the Acer. Sorry!

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