Should a Motorola Xoom Tablet Be On Your Christmas List This Year?
Are you hoping that Santa will bring you a new tablet computer for Christmas this year? Maybe you’re wondering if the Motorola Xoom should be at the top of your wish list? If you are, you’re in luck because today we’ll be taking a look at Motorola’s contribution to the tablet computer world. By the time you’re finished reading this article, you’ll have a better idea of whether this device is something that you would really want to find under your Christmas tree.
Let’s get the formalities out of the way and introduce you to this classy little tablet.
Price – $499.99
Processor – 1GHz Dual Core
OS – Google Android version 3.1 (Honeycomb)
Storage – 32GB on board
Ports – SD, Micro USB, 3.5 headphone, HDMI out
Connectivity – Wi-Fi 802.11 a,b,g,n
Sensors – Accelerometer, ambient light, GPS, barometer, gyroscope
Battery – 24 WHr with reported runtime of up to 10 hours
Display – 10.1″ touchscreen (measured diagonally)
Dimensions – 9.8″ x 6.06″ x 0.5″
Weight – 1.56 pounds for Wi-Fi version and 1.61 lbs for 4g LTE version
Input – Touch screen and virtual keyboard
Camera’s – 2MP front facing webcam and a 5MP rear facing webcam equipped with auto-focus, flash, and digital zoom
Video Capture – 720p
My Thoughts On The Motorola Zoom
I’m a big fan of the Honeycomb version of Android that this tablet is running so it get’s a thumbs up for me in the OS category. I also like that it has a USB port and an SD slot. These are two features that my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 doesn’t have that I’m wish it did have. The overall feel of this tablet is quite similar to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 other than the Tab is almost twice as thin.
It’s nice that it has a GPS sensor so you can install GPS tracking software on it if you want. This could be a great feature if you ever have your device stolen or you forget where you left it.
The bottom line is that the Xoom is another solid Android powered tablet computer that is priced quite competitively. I don’t think you would be disappointed with this tablet unless you are put off by how thick it is. If that is the case, I would suggest that you go with an iPad 2 or a Galaxy Tab 10.1.
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