But you kind of have to hold the iPad 2 to really get the
redesign. It’s thinner by a third, plus its edges taper to a
thin line of metal. It’s almost inconceivable that this thing
you’re holding is a multicore tablet computer. The Xoom tablet
is trim, light, and very pretty … but when you place it next to
the iPad 2, it looks as though it was designed and built by angry
Soviet prison labor instead of by Motorola.