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Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition

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      08.01.2013 15:12

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      Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

      I've been using the Motorola Zoom 2 media edition for around 4 months now and I've found it to be a fantastic bit of kit. Designed to rival the ipad, it's extremely well made with an aluminium back plate nestled between soft rubber (for your hands to grip the device). The bezel around the screen also provides sufficient room to hold the device without blocking the screen.

      Being between a 7 inch and 10 inch provides two benefits. Firstly you get much more screen space, a 7 inch tablet isn't much of a step up from a large screen smartphone! Secondly it's much smaller and lighter than its 10 inch cousins, a big consideration when you are holding it to surf the web. Even within a case it's not too bulky to slip into my backpack for the daily commute.

      The screen itself is bright, crisp and clear, better than the Samsung note 10.1 in my opinion and the touch interface is responsive. I've not suffered any lag in performance during daily use of browsing checking emails and the occasional app. In fact browsing emails through Gmail is a particular strength of an android tablet, being able to swipe from email to email beats a PC in my opinion.

      The cameras are a handy addition but no substitution for a dedicated digital camera. I've used the rear camera a few times to take photos to attach to emails and it's ideal for that purpose.

      The tablet charges via a micro usb and I've also hooked the tablet up to a large screen via the micro HDMI port. Much better than proprietary connections!

      Drawbacks: no card slot which doesn't bother me but would some people. Not the latest version of Android, again doesn't cause me an issue because it's extremely stable.

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