When the Motorola Xoom was launched, it was termed as an iPad killer. And, it was especially priced expensively compared to the iPad. The fact is that there is very little that makers of tablets can do in order to differentiate their creations from others in the market. However, Motorola seems to have done enough to stand out from the rest with some tweaks in design. Featuring an all-black tablet, the Xoom has round edges with a rubberized and textured rear that breaks a quarter way from the top. You will find the top part more velvety and smoother than the bottom part. Similar to other tablets in the market, the ports can be found at the edges. It features mini-HDMI and mini-USB ports at the bottom along with the charger port and docking input, and it has a 3.5mm headphone jack along with a SIM card and microSD slot.
Compared to other Android tablets, the Xoom doesn’t feature any buttons on the front. You will just find a front camera along with the 10.1 inch screen. You may feel that the lack of buttons may reduce its ranking but surprisingly, the Xoom achieves the opposite. It helps give a modern and more sophisticated look to the Xoom compared to other tablets. Compared to its newer rival: the Galaxy Tab 10.1 , the Xoom is more a double handed device. It’s larger and heavier and can’t really be used too long being held by a single hand. However, you would notice that the Xoom feel sturdier than the thinner tablets in its class.
Its features include Android 3.4 OS, a 10.1 inch diagonal capacitive touch screen, 1GB LP DDR2 RAM, Dual Core NVIDIA T20 processor, and expandable microSD memory slot with maximum capacity of 32 G. For those who are more eager to know the camera configurations, the rear camera is a 5.0 megapixel feature with flash and the front camera is a 2.0 megapixel feature. The connectivity features on Xoom include wifi b/g/n, 3G, upgradeable 4G and Bluetooth 2.1. The tablet has an overall weight of 1.61 pounds. Compared to the 0.75 inch bezel found in the iPad, the Xoom is slimmer with a 0.5 inch bezel round the screen. It may be a tiny difference, but it is still a major variation in many ways. When you are holding the tablet in portrait, it is easier to get the thumbs across the screen. This makes easier to thumb type on the screen as compared to the iPad.
The Xoom really makes a lot of score when it comes to the keyboard. It offers you sufficient space between the virtual keys, making typing easier in both portrait and landscape orientations. The Xoom keyboard also offers multi-touch support for fast typing along with emoticon keys, dedicated tab and a dedicated button that helps you instantly jump to the keyboard settings. You will find the Xoom keys a little more rectangular and smaller compared to the iPad keys. However, you will find the performance to be faster and more precise.
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