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    Default Looking to buy a Xoom. Is it smart?

    I have been looking to purchase a tablet, just to see if I would really use it or not. I don't want to spend a lot on one yet and I want something bigger than the nexus 7. I found a good deal on a TF101 transformer and xoom. Any advice which would be a better one to try out?

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    Default Re: Looking to buy a Xoom. Is it smart?

    I still use my Xoom daily, my Nexus 7 doesn't get used very much at all. I am thinking about giving the N7 to one of my kids.
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    Default Re: Looking to buy a Xoom. Is it smart?

    If you get a Xoom get the Wifi version. Still like mine
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    Default Re: Looking to buy a Xoom. Is it smart?

    My Xoom is 4G, but used on a WiFi network most of the time. The Xoom is a solid performer, have had mine 18 months and use my laptop 90% less than I used to. Go for it!
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    Default Re: Looking to buy a Xoom. Is it smart?

    I have a 4G Xoom, so I can not give comparison of which one to get, but I would fully support getting a discounted Xoom and would not hesitate to buy one today if I needed one. Even though it is 18 months old, it still operates great. It does everything I wanted, and I still am finding ways to use it.

    The issue between WiFi and 4G. It all depends on what you want out of it.

    I originally chose the 4G because I wanted the ability to use it anywhere. In reality, I only use it for about 200 MB each month, as the rest of the time, I am on wifi networks.

    4G is still on ICS (which I really like on the Xoom, but absolutely hate on the Razr MAXX), and it works really well.

    WiFi has already received JB, and it seems receives it very quickly after release, since it is a Google Experience tablet.

    Either way, I think you can not go wrong with the Xoom, if you want a cheaper intro unit (due to being a little older)
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    Default Re: Looking to buy a Xoom. Is it smart?

    The Xoom is totally relevant still in today's tablet market. Over a year old and it still holds it own or is better than those released today.
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    Default Re: Looking to buy a Xoom. Is it smart?

    Why not wait for the nexus 10 ?

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    Default Re: Looking to buy a Xoom. Is it smart?

    Yeah, the Nexus 10 does look sweet. It has some extremely nice specs as well.
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    Default Re: Looking to buy a Xoom. Is it smart?

    I love my Xoom. Bought a new 4g version for $250 shipped a couple months ago. Only regret I have now is that it is the 4g version (only thing offered at that time for sale) because I don't have JB like the wifi version has. It could be forever before Verizon approves and pushes it out. Heck, They may never. Great dual core tablet. Graphics/screen look good. You can pick one up prob for $200 off ebay. Not sure I would waste my money on a Nexus 10. Its a dual core 1.7 with 2gb of Ram......good specs but not great considering the smaller Nexus 7 is a quad-core. I feel Google/Samsung dropped the ball on this. If I buy another 10" tablet, its so I can play the tegra 3 games out there. Nexus 10 wont play those.
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    Default Re: Looking to buy a Xoom. Is it smart?

    My over-one-year-old wifi-only xoom is still my daily driver and almost constant companion. Does everything I need it to do without issues. Given that you can probably get one pretty inexpensively right now I'd say go for it. Just my 2 cents.
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    Default Re: Looking to buy a Xoom. Is it smart?

    Well bought the transformer over the Xoom. I got a better deal on the TF101 than i would have with Xoom. I like how the Xoom is stock, but the Tf101 is pretty close and I have gnexus for the pure experience. I really enjoying using a tablet more than I thought. The 10 inch over the 7 inch nexus just makes more sense for me too. Thanks for all the advice. Maybe Motorola make the next nexus 10 and I'll get that one.

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    Default Re: Looking to buy a Xoom. Is it smart?

    I'm just gonna leave this here for ya.

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