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A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
72

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Motorola Xoom review

As we put rubber to road on our Motorola Xoom review, it's important to note that it was only a matter of time before the Android army delivered a proper iPad competitor. Moto's partnership with Google (and use of the 3.0 version of its mobile operating system, Honeycomb), has made that assumed inevitability a very serious reality. There can be little question that the Xoom is certainly a contender for the hearts and minds of potential tablet buyers in the market. Besides boasting that fancy new software (a completely redesigned experience masterminded by the man behind webOS, Matias Duarte), the Xoom is equipped with formidable hardware. The 1GHz, NVIDIA Tegra 2-based slate boasts a sizable 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 capacitive display, 3G connectivity (Verizon on our review unit), along with front and rear facing cameras, HD video capability, and loads of wireless options. Not only is the Xoom clearly competitive (and frankly, more stacked) than most of its competition, Motorola has attempted to futureproof the device by offering a free hardware upgrade down the road which will give the tablet access to Big Red's 4G LTE network. Of course, all this power comes with a cost... literally. With a list price off contract of $799, the Xoom is quite a pricey piece of technology to own. Still, with all that's packed inside -- and more importantly with what Google has done on the software side -- the Xoom could represent the next stage of tablet evolution. Is it time to take the plunge? Read on for our definitive answer in the full Engadget review!

Pros
  • Android 3.0 onboardSuper fast, super capableFront and rear-facing cameras
Cons
  • OS is still buggySome issues with hardware buttonsVery little native software available
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7.5
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Features

7.1
 

Storage capacity

6.8
 

Ease of use

7.1
 

Durability

7.5
 

Battery life

8.3
 

Portability (size / weight)

6.7
 

Display

8.3
 

Design and form factor

7.3
 

How It Stacks Up

82

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82
 

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87
 

User

80
 

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74

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74
 

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73
 

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80
 
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How It Stacks Up

82

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82
 

Critic

87
 

User

80
 

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