Motorola DROID Xyboard 10.1

68
Global
Score
68

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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Motorola Xoom 2 review

Summary

The Motorola Xoom 2 improves on the original in almost every way. However, it's no longer the only Honeycomb tablet out there, and pricing seems far too optimistic.

Pros
  • Lighter and slimmer than its predecessorSplashproof coating(Almost) undiluted Android experienceBuilt-in IR emitter
Cons
  • Only 16GB of storage: lacks expansion optionFingerprint-magnet
Motorola Xoom 2 review

Motorola's Xoom 2 arrives at a point where Apple's iPad (first- or second-generation...) still dominates the tablet market. The original Xoom was the first tablet to arrive with Android Honeycomb, an OS dedicated to the tablet form. In the months since we gave it a middling review, plenty more tablets arrived, faster, thinner, and more longevous (like the Galaxy Tab 10.1).

So what now? Well, Motorola has recast its Xoom: it's made it faster, slimmer and lighter.

They've beefed up the disappointing screen found on the original, it's now a Gorilla Glass-coated IPS screen that promises 178-degree viewing angles. But Motorola has also cut more corners than the four you see before you -- ones that it hopes customers won't miss.

However, with a certain quad-cored, ICS-imminent transforming tablet already stealing the hearts of many an Engadget reader (and editor), does this slimline sequel do enough to make up for its past mistakes? Is there now enough in the Android market to make Google-powered tablets a viable alternative to the iPad? Is £396 ($620) now too much to pay for a 16GB Android tablet that's merely dual-core? We'll be sure to try and answer all these right after the break.

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Portability (size / weight)
8.0
Battery life
7.0
Design and form factor
7.3
Display
7.7
Storage capacity
6.7
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Specs

DROID

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
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Specs

DROID

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
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