Motorola Xoom: First Android 3.0 Tablet Impresses, but Drawbacks Remain

At a Glance

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  • Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi Tablet Computer

    The first Honeycomb tablet remains a solid choice in large part due to its strong overall performance and complement of ports. But newer models are lighter.

At a Glance

The first Honeycomb tablet remains a solid choice in large part due to its strong overall performance and complement of ports. But newer models are lighter.

Pros

  • HDMI-mini output
  • Runs Android 3.0 for smoother tablet OS experience
  • Good performance
  • MicroSD Card slot allows additional storage
  • Solid design

Cons

  • New OS has a few stability issues
  • Images don't render properly in Gallery viewer
  • Expensive
  • Heavy, at 1.6 pounds
  • Middling display
  • Video looked blocky
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