Excerpt: Motorola’s Droid Xyboard a slick, well-performing tablet that’s easy on the eyes. Too bad it has such a stupid name. The Android device, which runs on Verizon’s 4G network and is available now in Verizon stores, is actually Motorola’s second shot at the tablet game. The Xyboard is the company’s follow-up to its pricey, not terribly popular Xoom tablet, which was released in February of 2011.
Summary: Like its larger sibling, the Xyboard 8.2 is a sleek-looking tablet with a bright screen and fast LTE speeds on Verizon's network. But, it's plagued by poor design decisions, especially the placement of the volume controls and power button. Plus, $529--plus a two-year contract--is absurdly expensive for a device that lasts less than 4 hours on a charge (in LTE mode).
Summary: The Droid Xyboard 10.1 is a vast improvement over the Motorola Xoom . It's dramatically thinner and lighter, offers a much better display, and boasts best-in-class sound. We also appreciate the super-fast 4G LTE speeds and this slate's ability to double as a remote control for your TV. However, the Xyboard's sometimes-laggy performance and glacial charge time give us pause, especially when a minimum commitment of $1,249 over two years is involved.
Pros: Fast 4G LTE Speeds with mobile hotspot capability, Lightweight design, Bright display, Great sound, Remote control capability
Cons: Expensive, Laggy performance at times, Takes too long to charge the battery, Stylus not very useful