Motorola Xoom: Our Official Review

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NeilWechsler

This is a nice tablet, but exceeds my price range. As far as I have read in this Xoom review, this tablet is way better than the IPad in many aspects. Though I don't understand the need for two cameras, the photo/video resolution seems high enough to satisfy many people.

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TechLarry

The fear-based Apple-Hate thing is really getting old folks...

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JonPhillips

Larry, I hope you're talking about some of the commenters, and not the Maximum staff! Most of us are ambivalent or neutral to Apple, and consider it just another player in the tech space on equal footing with all the others (i.e., like all tech companies from MS to Intel to Google to Nvidia and others, they offer a mixture of great products, crappy products, fair policies, frustrating policies, and decision-making that runs the gamut from wise to maddening). There are a number of things about Apple the corporation I take issue with, but I have no problem separating those issues from the actual technology they sell. I have an iPad and iPhone, and there are other Apple users -- smartphone and tablet users -- throughout the staff. Oh, and Gordon doesn't like Apple, but he certainly doesn't fear Apple.

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neo_mouse

not sure what i think just yet. i was playing around with one at best buy, and i have to agree i do think that it dose feel heavy, and a little awkward to hold, i am not drinking the kool-aid but i hate to say it i think the ipad feels better in the hand. and as far as the idea of the ipad just being a larger version of the ipod touch, this is my take on it. new name ipad nano. any takers?

 

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jackal49

I really wish you guys would run a review of the eLocity A7.  It's a killer tablet.  You ran a first look, but that's it.  XDA has made this a phenominal device.  It was originally one of two Tegra 2 devices, the other was the Viewsonic Gtab.

Also, are you going to review the Asus EEEpad?

Aside from no true multitouch, so no Gingerbread support, and barely any Dev support at all from the OEM, it's awesome.  I have since dumped my netbook, and do all my menial stuff on my A7

And yes, I'm a hater.  I don't drink the iKool-aid.  I love my ZuneHD and my custom gaming PC.  There are viable options, such as the $300 A7, that will give you a great tablet experience.  Let's be real though, the iPad is a larger iTouch.  However, it seems like the tablet competition is really gearing up.

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JonPhillips

Still waiting for our elocity A7 review unit. I have asked, and asked, and asked when they'll be sending it to me, but not even the PR team has samples -- which they note with a certain inflection of frustration.

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Rudder2

I will never purchess an apple product.  They are basically a trendy hyped up product that everyone purchessed before they were even practical.  I'm waiting for the Andriod Tablets to be where I want them.  I'm a linux user and want a Linux Kernal based product seeing that I will just compile my own applications from the source codes of the apps I want that I have on Linux.  Had my eye on the Adam Tablet but it is still not widely available.  The problem with people are they aren't willing to wait for anything, they are unloyal to their products, and they would rather jump on a band wagon rather then be indivisuals.  The Xoom is proof that Android Tablets are definantly out there and they will prove their selves; apple will hopefully take the fall back to where they belong at the bottom of the unwanted list. 

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Modred189

I tried out out today at best buy.

It's nice, fast etc, but really

THE THING IS HEAVY.

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Emgtek

Seems to be a decent tablet but I'll stick with my iPad.

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Dantv

I love my iPad. I HATE copycats! And I've had Moto phones in the past and they are built like S**t!

You know Max PC, it's ok to love an Apple product. I'm a PC Guy but I do love my iPhone and iPad and my totally modded PC!

As for Google, I CAN'T stand them. All they really are is an ad agency. Everything else is a cover and all they can do is copycat!

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CaptainFabulous

But you don't have a problem with a company that develops overpriced mediocre hardware that exists solely as a gateway to their shopping portals? At least Google is completely up front about what it does. You can't say the same of Apple.

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JonPhillips

I love my iPad too, but the Xoom really IS a competitive product.

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iPad Reader

Please tell me you don't read magazines on it though?  Surely you don't have the Zinio app?  Because no one would read a magazine on a tablet right?  You were pretty confident in the July MPC issue that the iPad wouldn't "dominate the tablet universe."  Still thinking that?

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Dantv

Waiting to see Microsoft's attempt!

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