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Motorola Xoom 3G

Specifications

Motorola Xoom 3GNotebook: Motorola Xoom 3G (Xoom Series)
Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 0.8kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 80.45% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 24 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 90%, features: 93%, display: - % mobility: 69%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 94%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Motorola Xoom 3G

Review: Motorola Xoom
Source: ITNews Australia English
For those reasons, even if you’re desperate to buy an Android tablet, we’d advise you to hold onto your cash for the time being and see what the next few months bring. The Motorola Xoom ups the ante, without a doubt, but it isn’t everything that we’d been wishing for.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/03/2011
Motorola XOOM review
Source: Liliputing English
Honeycomb is definitely a huge step toward making Android more tablet-friendly. But the keyboard still isn’t as easy to use as it should be, the web browser still doesn’t display all web content as well as it could (particularly Adobe Flash elements that haven’t been optimized for mobile devices), and most importantly, there just aren’t enough killer apps for Android tablets… at least not yet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/24/2011
80% Motorola Xoom Android 3.0 tablet
Source: Computer Active English
As it's an early adopter of the Honeycomb operating system there aren't many apps available, but for browsing the web, catching up on TV and going through emails the Xoom is one of the best Android tablets we've seen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Motorola Xoom review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Overall, while the Motorola Xoom has some flaws, it is still a solid device. Honeycomb is a pleasure to use and the Xoom offers better overall functionality than the iPad 2.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Motorola Xoom Review
Source: Stuff TV English
Brilliant, beautiful and buggy, this giant leap into the future of tablets is everything the iPad isn’t. And that’s mostly a good thing
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Xoom Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
Overall the Motorola Xoom is one of the best tablets available on the market, featuring great performance, an efficient user interface and a good multimedia experience. However, the software is still a bit unstable, I had a few applications crash with error messages, the Facebook app for instance (which is buggy on Froyo as well) – but this could be the responsibility of the app developer, not Android or the device manufacturer. Hopefully things will get better with the next update. Personally, I prefer the iPad 2 for the design, the better user experience (with the exception of the disappointing camera) and the lower price. But others may prefer the Xoom for its customization capabilities, the ability to access Flash content in the browser, voice input for search and typing, the superior quality of the camera (software and hardware), the higher screen resolution, and the possibility to upgrade to 4G.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2011
6 Reasons To Love and Hate the Xoom
Source: Tom's Guide English
If you absolutely need to buy an Android tablet this week, then you should buy a Xoom. However, there is no real harm in waiting a few months if you can. Waiting until May or June means you can buy a Xoom with 4G and (probably) Adobe Flash 10.1 support, and there’s even a chance of the price dropping down from $800 (or $600 with a two year data contract) in that time frame because of all the impending competition. We hate waiting for new technology as much as the next guy or girl, but in this case it might be worth it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/09/2011
Motorola Xoom: Our Official Review
Source: Maximum PC English
And as for iPad 2, well, we’ll know within a matter of days whether it makes both the Xoom and first-gen iPad obsolete. But for now, the tablet war is stuck in a deadlock. We’re loving the Xoom, and using it as our primary tablet—until we need an app that’s only available for iOS.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/07/2011
Motorola Xoom Android Tablet Review - Honeycomb Debuts
Source: PC Perspective English
However, I personally cannot find a use for the 10” tablet form factor in my life. For most activities that I currently use my smartphone for, it is simply too big to carry about, and the for more intensive tasks that I use my notebook for, I prefer a real keyboard. While you can connect Bluetooth keyboards to the Xoom, the added bulk gives little advantage over a notebook setup, especially considering the battery life of most modern notebooks. The price is another sticking point for me. $800 is a lot to justify for any mobile device, especially one who will probably be iterated on fairly soon. NVIDIA has already talked about the next Quad Core variants of Tegra being available in tablet devices by the end of Summer. While I continue to look forward to devices with Honeycomb, and future iterations of Android, I feel like the Xoom is not the device for me.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/04/2011
80% Motorola Xoom Review
Source: Stuff TV English
Brilliant, beautiful and buggy, this giant leap into the future of tablets is everything the iPad isn’t. And that’s mostly a good thing.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
73% Review: Motorola Xoom WiFi + 3G Tablet
Source: Justech'n English
The Motorola Xoom has a lot of potential, I am really excited about the new interface, and the new apps. The screen is beautiful, albeit glossy, and the performance is fantastic. however, despite all the positives I think the release was a bit premature. This is made very clear by the fact that both Flash and the SD card slot are both not working in this release. The high price, and required 1 month of data are also big negatives in my book. Also if you are really looking forward the the 4G capabilities, it will be a huge negative to have to send it off to Motorola for the upgrade.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 40% performance: 90% features: 90% ergonomy: 90%
Motorola Xoom review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Motorola Xoom is well-conceived and well-constructed, but some rough edges, software crashes, a middling display and a high price may deter even early adopters.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/24/2011
Motorola XOOM Review
Source: Slashgear English
Until Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 and LG’s G-Slate reach shelves, the XOOM has the Honeycomb space all to itself. Still, neither Motorola nor Google can afford to rest on their respective laurels. The iPad 2 is expected to debut a mere week after the XOOM goes on sale, and considering the first-gen version is still the benchmark by which new tablets are measured, the second-gen model is only going to raise the table stakes.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/23/2011
60% Motorola Xoom
Source: Wired Magazine English
For those who want a more fully finished, polished experience, however, we recommend waiting for a future Android tablet — or the iPad. The Xoom is a credible contender, but it’s not quite on par with the market leader yet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

80% Qual der Wahl
Source: PC Magazin - 8/11 German
Review Type Unknown, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
76% Tablets im Aufstieg
Source: Connect - 7/11 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 76% features: 74% mobility: 69% ergonomy: 79%
76% Motorola Xoom
Source: PC Go - 7/11 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 06/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 76%
100% Auf zu neuen Höhen
Source: Connect - 6/11 German
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 100% features: 100% ergonomy: 100%
Frisch aufs Tablet
Source: Connect - 4/11 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: features: 100% ergonomy: 100%
100% Die Tablet-Invasion
Source: Connect - 5/11 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 100% features: 100% ergonomy: 100%
Alle gegen Apple
Source: c't - 17/11 German
display good, equipment good, camera good, battery runtime very good, performance good, apps deficient
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/01/2011
Motorola Xoom: Des iPads schärfster Konkurrent
Source: ORF German DE→EN
The Xoom is better for web surfing than the iPad
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/18/2011
Bereitmachen zum Anfassen
Source: c't - 6/11 German
display satisfying
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011
Xoom contra iPad2
Source: c't - 8/11 German
display resolution, webcam quality and user interface are good but generally iPad 2 better
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2): In Tegra 3 SoC integrated ultra low power GPU. Depending on the model clocked at 300 to 400 MHz.

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.


2 (250): SoC (System on a Chip) with a integrated Corex A9 Dual-Core, GeForce ULP and other dedicated subprocessors (Audio, Video).» 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.


0.8 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.


80.45%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Tegra 2 (250), 0.71 kg
» Medion Lifetab P9514
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101G
Tegra 2 (250), 0.7 kg
» Archos 101 G9
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab A501
Tegra 2 (250), 0.7 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 18382DG
Tegra 2 (250), 0.75 kg
» Toshiba AT100-100
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad K1
Tegra 2 (250), 0.75 kg
» Packard Bell Liberty Tab G100
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v
Tegra 2 (250), 0.574 kg
» Motorola Xoom WiFi/UMTS
Tegra 2 (250), 0.73 kg
» Hannspree Hannspad
Tegra 2 (250), 0.8 kg
» Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101
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» Asus Eee Pad Slider
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» Viewsonic ViewPad 10s
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» Viewsonic gTablet
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» Acer Iconia Tab A500
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» Toshiba Tablet
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» Samsung Galaxy Tab 10"
Tegra 2 (250), 0.6 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10W
Tegra 2 (250), 0.87 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10V
Tegra 2 (250), 0.87 kg
» Toshiba AC100-10U
Tegra 2 (250), 0.87 kg
» Advent Vega
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» Toshiba AC100-10K
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» Toshiba AC100-10Z
Tegra 2 (250), 0.87 kg
» Toshiba Folio 100
Tegra 2 (250), 0.76 kg
» Toshiba AC100
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Devices with the same GPU

» Lenovo IdeaTab S2109
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Tegra 2 (250), 10", 0.767 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)