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olddaw
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XYBOARD 8.2: Thinking of purchasing a Xyboard

I am thinking of purchasing a Xyboard after usinf one in a Verizon store for a period of time. Can anyone please tell me the pros and cons of the xyboard. I own a Razr and I love it, Also what kinds of productivity apps from the Market are aavilable, an what accessories would you suggest.

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Re: XYBOARD 8.2: Thinking of purchasing a Xyboard

Welcome! 


This is a great topic. I bought the iPad (first gen) the day it came out - but don't worry - I didn't wait in line for hours, just strolled into a Best Buy.


I then got a Xoom close to when it launched. With all the competition (HTC and Samsung, and ASUS, Lenovo, and Toshiba coming soon) I was hesitant about the Xoom but I love it.


The fundamental problem with the Xoom, and even the iPad, Galaxy tab, and others, is the size. A 10" screen sounds great, but it's a large device to carry around. I had a Kindle Fire for a bit, and the form factor of that (6" screen) is really nice, but almost a bit too small for anything but web browsing and reading. The Xyboard 8.2 is a perfect middle ground. It's light, easy to hold, and slim, but big enough for a decent amount of real work, and movie/Netflix watching.


As for Apps, there are tons. Here is a list I use as a reference for tablet-specific apps:
http://www.xoomforums.com/forum/motorola-xoom-apps/570-optimized-honeycomb-apps-list.html


Pros are:


- Charges from micro-USB connector (same as RAZR) so you only need to bring one charger when you travel


- Native HDMI out with mirroring


- Verizon LTE service is fantastic


- Good form factor


- Great screen brightness/contrast


 


Cons:


- No Expandable memory (not a super big deal)


- Smaller form factor means smaller battery. I can get through a day on a single charge though, and a few days with light/moderate use


- Placement of camera - when holding the device in landscape, it's easy to cover the rear camera. Also not a big deal, just something to keep in mind.


 


Not sure if this is what you're looking for. Feel free to reply and ask more specific questions! 

bheath3
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Re: XYBOARD 8.2: Thinking of purchasing a Xyboard

 MK1151- Do you see a difference in performance from the original xoom? I too am toying with the idea of the 8.2in screen as the 10in is a little big to carry around all the time. I will wait for the next gen processor if there isnt a noticable gain in performance though. Thanks for the pro's and con's list!

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Re: XYBOARD 8.2: Thinking of purchasing a Xyboard

@infin8ti:


The first thing I noticed was how FAST it starts up - I mean (for me), it's ready to go in about 1/4 the time. I also think the browser/keyboard is more responsive.


I have not done extensive side-by-side testing, but I do see a noticeable difference in overall speed and performance.

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Re: XYBOARD 8.2: Thinking of purchasing a Xyboard

I also tested the xyboard in one of the VZN stores and decided to get one but not too happy about a data plan I don't need