Conclusion: I'll be honest here: I don't understand the hate some reviewers have heaped on Moto's second gen Android tablet. It does a very good job of addressing complaints with their first gen Xoom: it's as thin and light as the most anorexic and popular tablets on the market and it has a clean OS that's not cluttered with overlays that might stand in the way of performance or timely OS upgrades. It has a very good IPS display that shames the Xoom's.
Pros: Slim, light, quality build. IPS display, 4G LTE, AV remote, dual digitizer with pen included.
Conclusion: The front of the Xoom 2 is fairly ordinary, with a thick black bezel going around the Gorilla Glass display. There’s a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera as well as a tiny LED indicator for notifications. Overall, the Xoom 2 is a marked improvement from its original in terms of size and weight, and even sports cut-off corners to give it a stylized look from its competitors.
Conclusion: The Motorola Droid XYBoard's unique size and quality combo set it apart from the me-too tablet fray. It's portable but the screen is roomy enough for enjoyable web browsing and gaming. And that display is extremely sharp and bright thanks to the IPS 1280 x 800 panel. Beyond that, LTE 4G gives you fast data most anywhere in the US, and the AV remote is a coffee table pleasure.
Pros: Great IPS display, good size compromise, rugged, 4G LTE.
Excerpt: Motorola has chosen an odd time to release it's latest Android tablet — the Motorola Xoom 2 — given a certain "fruit" company is about to unveil a third generation of its market leading device. Perhaps its logic is to get in before the inevitable publicity storm but either way, the Xoom 2 has an extremely tough fight on its hands to remain relevant in an increasingly crowded market.
Excerpt: Splitting the tablet scene with a screen size unique to itself is the confusingly named Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition tablet is considerably smaller than its 10.1-inch Motorola Xoom 2 sibling but in terms of potential and user friendliness far exceeds its more illustrious counterpart.
Pros: Zippy 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, Well constructed form factor, Stunning 8.2-inch display
Cons: Large bezel, Slow screen rotating, Temperamental headphone jack