If you are looking for a great looking, reliable, do-all tablet, the Motorola XOOM is one that you need to test drive. Winner of the Best of Show Award at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show with its sleek black design and 10 inch screen, 32 GB hard drive and Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, the Motorola XOOM provides its users with a superb tablet experience that will take you from work to home.
Specs – The Motorola XOOM’s 1280 x 800 pixel resolution is rich and crisp. Best of all, at 1.6 pounds and 9.80 x 0.50 x 6.60 inch (L x W x H) dimensions, this tablet can be taken anywhere. The Motorola XOOM and it features an ULP GeForce graphics coprocessor that delivers 1280 x 800 pixels of vibrant content on its 10 inch screen. With a 2.0 USB port, and 5 MP Rear Webcam Resolution, the Motorola XOOM has an ARM processor with DDR DRAM 1GB memory.
Other features include a 32 GB internal memory, memory expansion via optional microSD cards, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, HD 1080p video playback, HDMI output for connecting to a compatible HDTV or monitor, and a 3250 mAh battery for up to 10 hours of Wi-Fi internet browsing.
Strengths – The Motorola XOOM has many strengths and design is one of them. The tablet is thin, light, and elegant. Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system offers a multi-touch, holographic user interface that improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, and browsing.
Xoom’s front-facing camera is great for video chats, and its’ rear 5-megapixel camera can capture HD 720p video. It also offers the latest Google Mobile innovations, including Google Maps with 3D interaction, Google eBooks, and Google Talk with video and voice chat. The 10.1-inch display delivers console-like gaming performance on its 1280 x 800-pixel display, and it features a built-in gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer, and adaptive lighting. The Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS is optimized for tablets and features virtual and “holographic” UI design. With five customizable home screens, you access applications, contacts, media files, and more.
Weaknesses – The Motorola XOOM does not have many downsides; however, one issue that is raised repeatedly by users is the sub-standard power adapter. After a few weeks, some users report that the power adapter does not charge or work. Apparently Motorola is aware of the problem, and lucky users who call Motorola Customer Service will have a replacement sent free of charge.
Outstanding Features – The Motorola XOOM has a few outstanding features, particularly its ability to use various apps for file management (not just apps downloaded from iTunes.) Also, its appearance is clean, and it has a wider screen making it great for movie-watching. By far, however, most users rave about the camera and video which has incredibly clear viewing and shots, and a higher resolution than iPad.
Motorola XOOM Summary
The Motorola XOOM is a worthy android tablet. It’s screen is perfect for multimedia and gaming. If you’re willing to give up on storage space, this is a pretty decent tablet for you. You an also take a look at similar Android tablets to compare qualities on the Android Page Review.
- - Resolution
- - Size
- - Camera
- - HDMI Output
- - Battery
- - Internal Memory
- - Power adapter