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Motorola Xyboard Tablet Review

For those of you looking for a media powerhouse, this tablet has the most features we've seen in a long while.

February 15, 2012
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Motorola Xoom Comparison

Device & Specs

Despite the fact that both have somewhat comparable hardware, the Xoom is not only clunkier, but it's definitely not as durable as the Xyboard with its nano-tube protective layer. The Xoom is also heavier, but because they run on a similar platform (both run Android 3), the user experience is also very similar.

Screen

Both have TFT LCD screens, but Motorola really ramped up the peak brightness for the Xyboard, laving the Xoom in the dust. Both have their issues with color gamut, however.

Battery

We're not sure how or why, but the Motorola Xyboard lags behind its bigger brother by a huge margin in terms of battery life. While the Xoom is one of the best ever on TabletReaderInfo.com, the Motorola Xyboard is thoroughly mediocre by this measure. If battery life is your thing, definitely go for the Xoom.

eReader

As an eReader, the Motorola Xyboard has the advantage of being lighter, easier to hold, and has the exact same support for eReader software that the Xoom does. Unfortunately it does not have the same battery life, but holding onto a huge slate like the Xoom definitely gets tiring after a while. It's your call here.

Internet

Because both tablets run teh same operating system with access to the same software, this comparison is really a push.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Apple iPad 2 Wi-fi & 3G / AT&T / 16 GB Comparison
  11. Motorola Xoom Comparison
  12. Amazon Kindle Fire Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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