Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition – design
Motorola’s 8.2in tablet is up with the best when it comes to design. It’s wafer thin, has a sturdy aluminium back and it’s hard not to like those cut-off corners. The excellent screen benefits from IPS tech for wider viewing angles and the tablet feels snappy and responsive.
Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition – speed and power
The Xoom 2 Media Edition's OMAP 4 processor is one of the fastest around, but many 3D games are optimised for Nvidia's rival Tegra 2 chip instead. So even though most Tegra tablets clock in slower, some games (such as GTA III) won't even install while others (such as Shadowgun) run fine.
Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition – small enough?
For us, the Xoom 2 Media Edition’s 8.2in screen makes it the perfect compromise between the desktop space of a 10in tablet and the convenience of a smaller tab.
Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition – what's missing?
It’s essentially a shrunk-down version of the 10.1in Xoom 2 with almost no loss of power or ports over that version (only the SD card slot has been sacrificed), albeit with shorter battery life. Otherwise, only the absence of 3G counts against it, but that doesn't stop it being one of the best Android tablets around.