I'm afraid the Xoom is just leaps and bounds above the A500 and worth the extra $. - GPS locks on to 12 sats INSTANTLY and sees 3 more. Inside my condo, no windows in sight. A500 = lucky to get 3 after 6 attempts outside in open sky. - Corporate Sync works out of the box. Perfectly. - No extra dock port at the bottom. All of the ports are at the bottom designed to fit in to a dock by themselves. - Longer charger cord AND the tongs on the charger itself fold in. - Battery charge light changes states to show charge level. - Synced all of my marketplace apps previously donwloaded without even asking me. All of them, and did not make a shortcut on my main desktop, just put them in apps. Now the indifferent issues. - Magnetic compass still 90 degrees off. I'm sure now that this is a Honeycomb issue and not hardware now. - Still heavy, but at least for me, seems to stick in my hands better. Your mileage may vary. Now the low points - No full size USB port, but I think I can live with this. - SD card slot still does not work, but I'm cool cause I know this can be patched in software and the thing has twice the onboard memory anyway. So, in conclusion, it's worth the extra 150 in alot of ways, at least to me. I wanted SO BAD to like the A500, but I just can't.