Xoom 2

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Xoom 2

The Xoom 2 is bold, considering Motorola only sold 100,000 units of the original Xoom in its most recent quarter. The tablet has 1GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage, along with 3D virtual surround sound.

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Xoom 2 Horizontal

The horizontal view gives users a better appreciation for the wide high-definition screen. The slate also sports 1.3MP front-facing and 5MP rear-facing HD cameras with digital zoom, auto focus and LED flash.

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Motorola Stylus Option

There is also support for the optional Motorola Stylus that is great for note taking, hand writing emails and sketching. Xoom 2 includes Motoprint in some applications to let users print wirelessly.

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Gmail on the Xoom 2

Gmail as rendered on the Xoom 2, which also offers Active Sync for work email, contacts and calendar, Citrix Receiver and Citrix GoToMeeting and MotoCast to let users access and stream files from a PC or Mac to a tablet.

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Media Edition

The Media Edition of the Xoom 2 is clearly more tailored to multimedia consumption and sharing, including games like this.

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Vertical Aspect

The Media Edition weighs only 0.85 pounds. Note the customizable widgets from Honeycomb 3.2. Moreover, the slate has a 20 percent improvement in graphics performance over the original Xoom.

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Wide-Angle Viewing

Motorola designed the Media Edition for wide, 178-degree viewing angles for video viewing by more than one person in different places in a room.

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Media Edition Side View

Motorola provides adaptive virtual surround sound with multiple speakers and "booming bass" for the Media Edition.

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Xoom 2 Specifications

The full specs for the Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition. The big disparity is in the Web use time, with the Xoom 2 getting 10 hours to only six for the Media Edition.

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The Original Xoom

Heres the original Xoom, which eWEEK profiled last winter.

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