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5 Top Tablets: Which One is Right For You?

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Motorola Xoom tablet
Motorola Xoom

  • Price: The 3G version is $800 and the Wi-Fi is $600
  • Dimensions: 10.1 diagonal screen with a 1280×800 display; 1.6 lbs and .5” thick
  • Carrier: Verizon
  • Operating System: Androidâ„¢ 3.0 Honeycomb
  • Popular Features and Apps: The Xoom has a 5 mega-pixel camera with 720p, possibly the highest offering for video playback and capture on a tablet. The ExpenseManager app will come in handy for road warriors. It allows you to keep track of travel expenses and receipts. You can save reports as HTML for .CSV files that you e-mail from your smartphones. CSV files are compatible with Excel, so the reports may be manipulated on a desktop later.
  • Storage: 32 GB plus a Micro SD slot that expands the memory to 64 GB. Unfortunately, the slot has yet to be enabled despite the product being on the market for three months.
  • Turn Offs: At the beginning of the year the Xoom was expected to be a real heavyweight in the tablet world–and it is. It’s one of the largest and thickest tablets on the market. In addition, although it is impressive in terms of speed and screen resolution, it doesn’t add enough value to justify the high price of $800.