68

conclusion:Pass on it

68

The DROID Xyboard 10.1 has fast 4G networking, a decent screen, tolerable battery life, a passable camera and, at about 1.3 pounds, is reasonably light for a 10-inch tablet. But at a starting price of $530 with a two-year Verizon Wireless contract (the Xoom 2 — the tablet's non-U.S. version, is available online contract-free starting at about $600), it's more expensive than the latest iPad, not to mention last year's iPad 2 and many competing Android tablets (though the Xyboard includes 4G networking, a feature only available on more expensive iPads, those iPads are available without a contract). The Xyboard also lacks the ability to add storage via a MicroSD card slot, and still ships with Android 3.2 (Honeycomb), while some competing, cheaper, tablets include Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

Critic reviews

6.8
9 reviews
  • Features
    6.7
  • Display
    7.9
  • Battery life
    6.9
  • Ease of use
    6.0
  • Storage capacity
    6.7
  • Design and form factor
    7.1
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Durability
    8.7

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User reviews

8.6
5 reviews
7.0
Engadget Dec 5, 2011

While the Xoom was -- for a time -- the best Honeycomb tablet, it was also the only Honeycomb tablet. But competition's a lot tougher, and while Motorola's upped its game, it's not by enough to come out on top.

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7.0
CNET Dec 16, 2011

The Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 is a premium Android tablet from the company that defined the category, held back by a high price and uninspired design.

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7.0
ZDNet Dec 30, 2011

While both the XYBOARD 8.2 and XYBOARD 10.1 are nice tablets, the pricing is really high for what you get.

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7.0
Gizmodo Jan 3, 2012

If you want a 10.1-inch tablet, there aren't really many compelling reasons to buy this over the Transformer Prime, unless you really want the freedom of having 4G radios or an IR blaster.

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6.0
Laptop Magazine Dec 14, 2011

The Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 is a sleek Android tablet with very fast 4G LTE speeds, great sound, and universal remote capability, but it doesn't offer the best performance and takes too long to charge.

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7.0
SlashGear Dec 14, 2011

If you’ve already got a tablet, I’ll say, this probably isn’t going to seem like much of an improvement over the model you’ve already got. If on the other hand you’ve never used an Android tablet before, this is as good a place to start as any.

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7.0
Android Central Jan 9, 2012

We've said before that somebody had to be first to the tablet race, and that was Motorola with the Xoom. The XYBOARD 10.1 and XYBOARD 8.2 are decent enough tablets, and they're nice improvements on the Xoom. We're also delighted to see an 8.2-inch version launch alongside the more traditional...

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8.0
Digital Trends Feb 6, 2012

It’s constructed well, has standard specs, and it should be getting an Android 4.0 update soon. If you have the money, the Xyboard is a good buy.

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9.0
adfrad adfrad

Massively better than the Xoom (1), the Xoom 2 has attacked all the negative points (primarily size) and released a very good tablet. Yes, it needs to be a little bit cheaper to compete, and yes it needs the MicroSD expansion, and for goodness sake Motorola pull your finger out and get Ice Cream...

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9.0
AdaAntMan AdaAntMan

Had the motorola Xoom since it came out. My only complaint with that was the size and weight of it. I belive with the Xyboard they beat that issue up. I wish they went with a different CPU technology, but it is good enough for what I use it for.

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