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Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition Android tablet

Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition Android tablet

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In fact, it’s perfectly clear from the design that e-reading is one of the Xoom ME’s primary intended roles – both the web cam and Motorola badge have been sited with portrait rather than landscape orientation in mind.

Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition Android tablet

The rubberised back allows for a firm grip

Some of the weight saving is also due to the reduced sized battery. At 3900mAh it’s only just over half the capacity of the 7000mAh battery in the Xoom 2 but that’s not the wholesale disaster you might expect. Looping a 720p MP4 video, it managed 4 hours 20 minutes from a full charge but in more general use you can easily get over seven hours depending on screen brightness, Wi-Fi use and so forth.

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Web browser show everything in its place and the AnTutu results are in line with expectations

Diminution aside, the Xoom ME is physically and technically identical to the Xoom 2 proper. That means it’s very well built, splash resistant and rather attractive, thanks to its gently bevelled edges. Inside you get the same 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4430 dual-core chip, 1GB of RAM and 1.3 and 5MP cameras pointing forward and backwards respectively. Usefully the web cam now works with Skype video calls.

Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition Android tablet Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition Android tablet

Pretty good e-book reader and info shows 12GB storage is all you really get
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In all ways performance is identical to the Xoom 2 proper, and that means you also have to make do with the same 16GB of storage and no expansion slot. Physical connectivity extends no further than the 3.5mm audio out, micro-HDMI and micro-USB ports.

Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition Android tablet

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