Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2"
SpecificationsNotebook: Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2" (Droid Xyboard Series)
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 8.2 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 500 euro
Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2"
Source: PC Mag
If you're interested in a small tablet with integrated wireless, we'd also suggest looking at the T-Mobile Springboard 4G. If you're in a location with T-Mobile service, it'll give you similar powers to the Xyboard, but at a considerably lower price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
This tablet is nice, and if you rule out the facts that it’ll cost you an arm and a leg to first purchase it then pay each month for 4G LTE connectivity, you’ve got a nice tablet on your hands. I find myself very skeptical that there’s a real need for data-connected tablets on today’s market outside those people who’ve got specific use-cases in mind, so if you’re just an average lady or man out there thinking of picking up a tablet for fun, I still suggest you look into a wifi-only tablet instead. That said, if you do have a need for mobile data on a tablet, this is certainly one of your better choices.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/17/2011
People that read my reviews frequently might have noticed about my preference for smaller tablets over larger ones. I simply find a 10.1-inch tablet unwieldy, even if it is relatively light. As such, I greatly prefer the cheaper 8.2-inch Droid Xyboard over the 10.1-inch model. Both are very nice, or at least as much so as Android Honeycomb allows, and they offer blazing LTE data speeds. Price and required monthly data contracts will be their undoing though. In a world where Apple's iPad 2 is available for the same price as the Xyboard 10.1 and Amazon is offering a solid 7-inch Android tablet for less than half the cost of the 8.2, Motorola will be fighting uphill battles. Even if they are pretty nice machines.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2011
The Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 finally lands in the US, after being released in Europe last month as the Motorola Zoom 2 Media Edition. We don’t know why the name is different, but the hardware is almost identical. I say almost because this version is powered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network, which has no equivalent in Europe. Beyond its mobile broadband capabilities, Motorola pitches this device as being “tough”, praising its materials as “a force field of protection”. But this is not an armored tablet: it weighs 0.85lbs (13.75oz) and is equipped with an IPS LCD display and virtual surround sound, says Motorola. This sounds good, but I’m going to tell you how it feels to use one in the real world… ready?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2011
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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This display diagonal is quite small for tablets.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.
Motorola: The 1928 founded company was split in 2011. Motorola Mobility Inc. focusses on mobile phones and started with a first Motorola tablet computer.
60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
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