Andy Ihnatko’s Xoom Review

Andy Ihnatko:

The XOOM is a powerful, functional alternative to the iPad. It’s nicely-built, it’s fast, and it can fill the same sort of role in your life as the iPad.

But the state of the tablet world is still a simple one from a consumer perspective. Any tablet without an Apple logo on it has to provide a fast and clear answer to the question “But why would I buy this instead of an iPad?” A tablet that costs a bit more than an iPad and has little by the way of extra functions is going to struggle.

Great review overall. Can’t believe Ihnatko went along with Motorola’s all-caps spelling of “Xoom”, though.

Thursday, 24 February 2011