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Motorola Xoom 2

Specifications

Motorola Xoom 2Notebook: Motorola Xoom 2 (Xoom Series)
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.6kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 71.2% - average
Average of 15 scores (from 20 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 83%, features: 82%, display: 70% mobility: 76%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Motorola Xoom 2

Google Nexus 7 vs Apple, Samsung and other tablet rivals
Source: V3.co.uk English
Overall it looks as if the Nexus tablet has got its main competition licked, although like every new player in this market it will struggle to take on Apple's iPad. Perhaps it's just down to Microsoft and its Surface tablets to challenge the Cupertino giant.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2012
80% Motorola XOOM 2 Tablet Review
Source: T Break English
After everything, the Xoom 2 is against all odds, a fairly decent Android tablet. Yes, it does have some flaws, but compared to the original this is a welcome upgrade. If Motorola can finally get around to pushing ICS to the Xoom 2, then it might actually turn a few heads. As it stands, the Xoom 2 is a capable tablet that is held back by the limited storage and sluggish OS.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: Motorola Xoom 2
Source: ITNews Australia English
That leaves us in a quandary. This is undeniably the most physically desirable Android tablet we’ve used, but is it a better all-round choice than the excellent Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1?
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/12/2012
83% Reviewed: Motorola Xoom 2
Source: PC Authority English
That leaves us in a quandary. This is undeniably the most physically desirable Android tablet we’ve used, but is it a better all-round choice than the excellent Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1? It’s a very close call, but with similar prices, we’d argue the faster internals, superb ergonomics and IR emitter just about make the Xoom 2 the better buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
83% Reviewed: Motorola Xoom 2
Source: PC Authority English
That leaves us in a quandary. This is undeniably the most physically desirable Android tablet we’ve used, but is it a better all-round choice than the excellent Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1? It’s a very close call, but with similar prices, we’d argue the faster internals, superb ergonomics and IR emitter just about make the Xoom 2 the better buy.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
75% Panasonic CF-53 Toughbook 14in rugged laptop
Source: Reg Hardware English
Built like Hadrian’s Wall and likely to last just as long, the Panasonic CF-53 Toughbook is perfect for anyone who wants a laptop for use beyond the office and domestic bliss. The bright non-reflective screen is ideal for outdoor use and the chunky battery means you won’t be forever searching for a power socket. For the price though, I’d really like to have seen a standard-fit webcam, a backlit keyboard and maybe even a 3G modem.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 75%
70% Motorola Xoom 2 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Xoom 2 has an extremely tough fight on its hands to remain relevant in an increasingly crowded market. Motorola has made it thinner, lighter and faster than the original Xoom, but it is running outdated Android software and has sluggish performance. Sadly, the Xoom 2 does little to justify its expensive price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
67% Motorola Xoom 2 review
Source: It Pro English
The Motorola Xoom 2 is one of the best Android tablets currently available — it’s stylish, well made and packs a performance punch. It’s not without its foibles and the specification changes from the previous model don’t make much sense, but it’s still one of the more viable alternatives to the Apple iPad.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/25/2012
Rating: Total score: 67%
50% Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition review
Source: V3.co.uk English
With the Xoom 2 Media Edition retailing at £329, it is £50 cheaper than the larger 10in Xoom 2 and £70 less than the entry-level iPad 2. Considering that the 8.2in device has almost identical specifications to the Xoom 2 and is more portable we prefer this one of the two, despite it having a shorter battery life. However, the iPad 2 is still the better device when it comes to performance and the quality of applications while users who want a 3G tablet and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out-of-the-box might want to wait for the Asus Padfone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 50%
40% Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition review
Source: T3 English
Excelling where its 10.1-inch sibling faltered, the Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition is a premium product that combines a strong specs offering with a well styled, comfortable and reassuring form factor and a strong user experience. This is easily one of, if not the best, sub 10-inch Android tablet on the market and had Motorola been able to bring this level of quality to its 10.1-inch Xoom 2 we can’t help but think the iPad might finally have had some decent competition.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 40%
85% Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition Android tablet
Source: Reg Hardware English
The combination of a small, tough and light body and a 8.2in 800 x 1280 screen results in a fine little tablet. The display is pin sharp for gaming, viewing video or images, while the shape and weight make it an excellent e-book reader. It may not be the most powerful Android device on the market but at this precise moment in time, it’s the tablet I’d buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/17/2012
Rating: Total score: 85% ergonomy: 83%
50% Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition review
Source: PC Pro English
In all, the Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition is a competent tablet. It’s attractive and quick, the screen quality is good and there are some useful added extras. Its slenderness and light weight means it’s more portable than any 10in tablet, and for our money, the slightly larger screen means its more usable than the 7in ViewSonic ViewPad 7x or the Acer Iconia Tab A100.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 50% performance: 67% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
83% Motorola Xoom 2 review
Source: PC Pro English
A powerful, light and beautifully designed tablet with long battery life, although it lacks the usual expansion potential.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 100% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
70% Motorola Xoom 2 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The second Motorola Xoom 2 is much thinner and lighter than the original. The screen is better and the processor more powerful. However, there's an element of treading water to the design as it doesn't improve upon more recent rivals much. An IR transmitter, inbuilt printing function, MotoCast and a few secure business options make for some interesting potential uses but for the average consumer these aren't overly compelling. A relatively staid approach, when combined with the non-expandable memory and fairly high £380 price, ensures it can't topple the greats, and won't sway many iPad 2 owners-to-be.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 70%
75% Motorola Xoom 2 10in Android tablet
Source: Reg Hardware English
The Xoom 2 is a decent enough machine that looks great and feels good in the hand, but it’s no major leap forward from the original Xoom. The extra 200MHz of chip speed has little measurable impact on performance. And with Tegra 3-based offerings out early next year, Motorola is going to have to price the Xoom 2 very competitively.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Motorola Xoom 2 Review
Source: Stuff TV English
A solid Android experience, impressive build and and the promise of Android 4.0, but clunky browsing lets the Xoom 2 down.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Motorola Xoom 2 first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
We're moderately impressed by the Motorola Xoom 2. Certainly we like that Motorola has pretty much thrown the kitchen sink at the thing in terms of features. Yes, there's the lack of 3G and expandable storage but the IR transmitter, stylus, range of connectivity and software extras add up to a very capable machine. So long as the software instability issues are ironed out, and particularly if the screens improve a little more, this could be a real contender. Especially as it's reasonably competitively priced at £379.99. We'll be back for a full review later this month when the tablets hit the market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2011
Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition first look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
As with the its larger sibling the Xoom 2, we mostly like what we see with the Xoom 2 Media Edition. It's well built and easy on the eye while packing in all the essentials in terms of connectivity and other physical features. The lack of 3G and microSD expansion on this model is a bit of a shame but for its £329.99 price these seem like reasonable compromises. That said, you get a lot more tablet with the normal Xoom 2 for only £5 more.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2011
Hands on with the Motorola Xoom 2 10.1in Android tablet
Source: Reg Hardware English
Motorola may be unsure about who will want the new Xooms, how much storage they should offer, or whether they should incorporate 3G, but of the migration to ICS it is certain.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2011

Foreign Reviews

77% Android in Bestform
Source: Connect - 5/12 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 77% features: 76% mobility: 71% ergonomy: 77%

Comment

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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


unknown: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.6 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Motorola: The 1928 founded company was split in 2011. Motorola Mobility Inc. focusses on mobile phones and started with a first Motorola tablet computer.


71.2%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)