Motorola Xoom 2 Tablet Computer Price in Singapore, Tech Specs and Other Features: We take a look at the recently announced Motorola Xoom 2 and give you our first impressions of the tablet computer. Read on for the full details.
Design and construction
The Motorola Xoom 2 is the successor of the original Honeycomb-packing Motorola Xoom but doesn’t have the bulk and heft of its older sibling. Motorola went to great lengths to make certain that the Xoom 2 is improved and the company is successful in doing so.
In terms of its design and construction, the Xoom 2 is a slimmer and lighter tablet and it has dimensions of 253.9 x 173.6 x 8.8 mm and weighs in at just 599 grams. At these measurements, the Xoom 2 is at par with most newly-released 10-inchers in the market today in terms of sexiness. Build quality is a given in the Xoom 2 especially that Motorola is a company that we have come to know that gives its devices superior build quality.
In addition to that, the lighter Xoom 2 will definitely be a joy to hold in the hand. With the device going through a crash diet, your hands wouldn’t be that strained even if you play with the tablet for long periods of time. Not only that, the tablet has been given a dose of splash guard technology, the same one we saw on the Motorola Droid RAZR, which is basically a special coating applied to the tablet itself that prevents accidental splashes from destroying or incapacitating your Xoom 2.
Under the hood of the Xoom 2
The components under the hood of the Motorola Xoom 2 also got bumped up to give the tablet more power to make it more competitive in the tablet market. The Xoom 2 is based on the Tegra platform and the tablet makes use of an NVIDIA Tegra 2 T20 chipset to ensure that all the components lining the internals of the Xoom 2 are all working together properly and in sync with one another.
For its processor, the Xoom 2 relies on an ARM Cortex-A9 CPU with dual cores and a clock speed of 1.2GHz to come up with the computing brunt that will power up its operations. As for graphical matters, the Xoom 2 relies on its Ultra Low Power GeForce graphics core to handle those and the GPU of the device sits right next to the a9 processor atop the T20 system-on-a-chip chipset.
The A9 processor of the tablet also works in conjunction with a full gigabyte of RAM and this combination proves more than powerful enough to run Android 3.2 Honeycomb, the operating system of the Xoom 2. On a side note though, it has already been confirmed that the Xoom 2 will also get upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich so hooray for that.
The Xoom 2 though is found lacking in the storage department with the tablet only packing 16GB of internal memory. This much storage space is not much to go on especially for power users and multimedia fiends when you come to think of it. it is a good thing though that the Xoom 2 has a memory expansion slot that lets you use a high-capacity microSD card to augment the onboard memory of the device.
The display and shooters of the Xoom 2
As for its display, the Xoom 2 still packs a 10.1-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen. The display of the tablet packs a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels and a 149 pixels per inch pixel density. In addition to that, the display of the Xoom 2 is protected by a sheet of Corning’s famed Gorilla Glass and with this in play, unsightly scratches will already be a thing of the past. The display of the Xoom 2 supports multi-touch input and we see the usual sensors that add to the functionality of the device such as gyroscope and accelerometer integrated onto the Xoom 2.
The camera department of the Xoom 2 brings to the table two shooters that are somewhat lacking for our taste. The rear shooter of the tablet has a resolution of 5 megapixels with autofocus and comes with an LED flash. The shooter is capable of capturing images of up to 1944 x 2592 pixels and has a video mode that lets it do 720p recording at 30 frames per second. The secondary shooter of the tablet on the other hand is mounted on its front panel and has a 1.3-megapixel resolution.
The bottom line
All in all, the Motorola Xoom 2 is a very capable tablet. It has the good looks that we expect from a tablet and has gone through a crash diet that made it slimmer and lighter. It packs the usual impressive components under its hood that breathe power to the tablet and the integration of the tablet’s externals with its internals gives way to a future-proof tablet that could give the iPad juggernaut a serious run for its money.
Motorola Xoom 2 Tablet Computer Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): Approximately S$ 780.00