Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition 16GB Wi-Fi - £199.99 (using code) @ Expansys
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Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition 16GB Wi-Fi - £199.99 (using code) @ Expansys

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Found 17th Jul 2012
Use code MXME50

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The tablet from Motorola with a go anywhere, do everything attitude, the Xoom 2 Media Edition is a versatile and powerful media hub that's awesome on the move or on your sofa.

The Xoom 2 Media Edition tablet has a 8.2 inch high definition screen that's the perfect ratio for watching movies and with it's new design it's lighter and thinner than a paperback book, and just as comfy to hold for long periods. With an 8 hour battery life plus a super-fast processor, the Xoom 2 Media Edition works all day, either at home or wherever you want to take it.

Feature's you'll love:

The tablet with a big screen that's still easy to hold in one hand at 8.9mm thin and just 388g - smaller than a paperback bestseller, the Xoom 2 Media Edition can travel anywhere with you

8.2-inch HD widescreen - ideal for movie viewing and web browsing

Handles all your jobs with ease and no-lag thanks to a blazing fast 1.2 GHz dual-core processor

Hydrophobic splash guard protects against spills and Corning Gorill
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Hawt! Prefer the Nexus 7 personally, but there is no denying this is a bargain.
Got to agree Bargain
I've had the Xoom and now I have the Xoom 2, both 10.1 inch screens - and they're AWESOME!
Currently waiting for my HMV Xoom at the moment. I think the ipad size 9.7" (or 10" xoom) is an ideal size.

Anyone had hands on both the media edition and original xoom to compare?
Good price, shame in a lot of respects that the Xoom2 was a step backwards from the original Xoom, which made the HMV deal perfect, although I appreciate only a chosen few got that.
robertr

Good price, shame in a lot of respects that the Xoom2 was a step … Good price, shame in a lot of respects that the Xoom2 was a step backwards from the original Xoom, which made the HMV deal perfect, although I appreciate only a chosen few got that.



Just got my HMV email. Oh well....that's me £200 better off X)
The attraction of the Xoom 1 was you could easily change it into a pure Google device, ensuring the latest updates etc. I don't think you can do that with this, so I assume you're relying on Motorola to provide updates.

Same price at Carphone Warehouse btw. carphonewarehouse.com/ipa…SET

In fact it's a quid cheaper, so voted cold.
Edited by: "Whitedot" 17th Jul 2012
unless this gets shipped with 3G, then its cold from me. get the nexus or better still the new ipad if your flush with cash!
mickgoodie

unless this gets shipped with 3G, then its cold from me. get the nexus … unless this gets shipped with 3G, then its cold from me. get the nexus or better still the new ipad if your flush with cash!



I don't get your point as the Nexus doesn't have 3G.
2003bluecat

I don't get your point as the Nexus doesn't have 3G.

But niether does this? Surely this is older tech than the Nexus at the same price, and it's heavier with a poorer battery life?
Edited by: "aeonf242" 17th Jul 2012
mickgoodie

unless this gets shipped with 3G, then its cold from me. get the nexus … unless this gets shipped with 3G, then its cold from me. get the nexus or better still the new ipad if your flush with cash!



Mindless contradiction
heat added but the lack of microSD slot spoils it for me
Been this price for some time from CPW.
graham1708

Mindless contradiction

I think he means if this had 3G it would be worth buying, but as a wifi only tablet with 16gb of storage then you're better off getting the Nexus 7 wifi 16gb for £199 (or less with various deals) as the Nexus is newer tech, lighter and comes with £15 of credit with Google Play and a Free Film...
So cold for me.
Voted hot because I like the shape and I've got one coming tomorrow
Am I missing something here? Same price as Nexus 7, no expansion, no guaranteed updates and almost certainly no update to Key Lime Pie, no Bluetooth 4.0 and a much lower specced processor and GPU from Texas Instruments. Is there any reason to get this over the N7 for THE SAME MONEY other than for a rear camera? Can't see where the heat is here.
....and before anyone picks me up on it, yes it know the N7 has no expansion either; but expansion (along with 3G) seems to be one of the primary advantages to getting alternative devices such as the original Xoom.
misterleoni

Am I missing something here? Same price as Nexus 7, no expansion, no … Am I missing something here? Same price as Nexus 7, no expansion, no guaranteed updates and almost certainly no update to Key Lime Pie, no Bluetooth 4.0 and a much lower specced processor and GPU from Texas Instruments. Is there any reason to get this over the N7 for THE SAME MONEY other than for a rear camera? Can't see where the heat is here.

Not so much heat, but as ever if you like this form factor and this model then it's probably a warm price..
aeonf242

I think he means if this had 3G it would be worth buying, but as a wifi … I think he means if this had 3G it would be worth buying, but as a wifi only tablet with 16gb of storage then you're better off getting the Nexus 7 wifi 16gb for £199 (or less with various deals) as the Nexus is newer tech, lighter and comes with £15 of credit with Google Play and a Free Film...So cold for me.



Thanks, I understand now. It's a valid point, the larger screen might be good for some though.

At least it's nice to see some more realistic prices for tablets compared to a year ago.
Bigger screen, water/splash proof built in cloud server linked to your home pc, a processor and.gpu that will do 99.99% of what the n7 will do....

Also if you want the 3g version its available from carphone warehouse at £249

Also don't forget that google bought Motorola... It's bound to be upgraded to jelly bean soon enough
Would you recommend? I'm looking at various tablet options and each seems to have their drawbacks...
Nettle_Warrior

Would you recommend? I'm looking at various tablet options and each seems … Would you recommend? I'm looking at various tablet options and each seems to have their drawbacks...



What do you want to use it for?
Nad_84

Bigger screen, water/splash proof built in cloud server linked to your … Bigger screen, water/splash proof built in cloud server linked to your home pc, a processor and.gpu that will do 99.99% of what the n7 will do....Also if you want the 3g version its available from carphone warehouse at £249Also don't forget that google bought Motorola... It's bound to be upgraded to jelly bean soon enough



I doubt that. It's still up to Motorola to update the device. Google is still separate from Motorola. Only the Xoom and Nexus 7 will be supported by Google.
People ... these tablets, the also-ran tablets are going to be soooooooo cheap in 4 weeks time after the Nexus has decimated their sales - wise up, the games up, there is only ONE Tablet in town ...........

The NEXUS!!

Alright, the iPad is good ..... but, the Nexus at £199 is going to destroy everything else apart from Apple.
Nad_84

What do you want to use it for?



Mainly browsing/facebook etc whilst sat on the settee, not bothered about being able to access the net on the hoof. Interested in not being locked into applications as Apple seem to favour.
Nad_84

Bigger screen, water/splash proof built in cloud server linked to your … Bigger screen, water/splash proof built in cloud server linked to your home pc, a processor and.gpu that will do 99.99% of what the n7 will do....Also if you want the 3g version its available from carphone warehouse at £249Also don't forget that google bought Motorola... It's bound to be upgraded to jelly bean soon enough



Nitpicking I know, but Google bought Motorola Mobility, not the whole of Motorola
Nettle_Warrior

Mainly browsing/facebook etc whilst sat on the settee, not bothered about … Mainly browsing/facebook etc whilst sat on the settee, not bothered about being able to access the net on the hoof. Interested in not being locked into applications as Apple seem to favour.



To be honest, both will be absolutely fine for that use and both will allow you to do much more... if it more browsing and facebook i'd probably suggest the Moto just because you get more screen for your money.
I do believe that because Google own Moto they will upgrade all moto products to jelly bean (it's just a question of when)

I have used many many tablets (i work in the industry) and both the nexus and Xoom 2 ME are very good.
The tablet i use the Samsung 7.7 as it's premium and is the perfect balance between portable and productive.
Hope that helps
HipposRule

Ah yes you're right, should still hopefully mean it gets … Ah yes you're right, should still hopefully mean it gets updatedNitpicking I know, but Google bought Motorola Mobility, not the whole of Motorola

Thanks Nad_84 think I'll have a play with both when they are side by side in the shops soon. Friend is bringing her Xoom 1 into work to compare.
Nettle_Warrior

Thanks Nad_84 think I'll have a play with both when they are side by side … Thanks Nad_84 think I'll have a play with both when they are side by side in the shops soon. Friend is bringing her Xoom 1 into work to compare.



Yes, i should have mentioned you should play, pick up, touch and feel etc...

see which one you would be comfortable holding for hours and carrying around

Good luck with it
Nettle_Warrior

Would you recommend? I'm looking at various tablet options and each seems … Would you recommend? I'm looking at various tablet options and each seems to have their drawbacks...

I couldn't recommend this Tablet even at the current price.

Despite what people may or may not think the Asus Google Nexus 7 will be another game changer in the Market.
Here are the full specs for this Tablet.

On the plus side, it's got a bigger screen for about the same weight and similar size to the Nexus 7, it's got an extra camera and poorer battery life. The Operating system is also the older version 3.2 vs 4.1 with no guarantee of an upgrade (or perhaps an update in months as it's not even go the last version (4.0) yet.

The Nexus 7 has a Quad core processor which is supposed to increase battery life (and it seems to have worked that way on my Samsung Galaxy S3) and of course it should provide a better runnign system though mere mortals won't tell the difference.

If you buy the Google Nexus 7 you can get it for £159 (£169?) for the 8gb version or £199 for the 16gb version and if you order now you'll get £15 credit towards apps from Google Play, a movie and other things.

So in my humble opinion I'd recommend the Google Nexus 7 here or here
Edited by: "aeonf242" 17th Jul 2012
Nad_84

Yes, i should have mentioned you should play, pick up, touch and feel … Yes, i should have mentioned you should play, pick up, touch and feel etc...see which one you would be comfortable holding for hours and carrying aroundGood luck with it



The Xoom 1 is really heavy compared to the Xoom 2 ME and the Nexus. Worth considering if you have a play with the Xoom 1.
Nettle_Warrior

Would you recommend? I'm looking at various tablet options and each seems … Would you recommend? I'm looking at various tablet options and each seems to have their drawbacks...



Well if you get this then you'll be stuck on the lackluster performance of Android Honeycomb.
Hi all, Only posted a couple of times but spend my life on here searching out good deals. Ive gathered that the Google nexus is highly rated on here as a mid priced tablet but can anyone reccomend a mid priced google tablet with an sd slot with full phone, gps, bluetooth and 3g capability so i can just put my phone straight in. Im on the road alot and want to use as a sat nav watch netflix via 3g ect as i do on my galaxy ace only on a bigger screen. Thanks
why does every one keep going on about the nexus? yes its a nice little device and i would have bought one but its only got a 7" screen and thats too small for me. so unless they bring out a bigger screen i will have to look at different pads.
you guys are talking like its the be all and end all
misterleoni

Am I missing something here? Same price as Nexus 7, no expansion, no … Am I missing something here? Same price as Nexus 7, no expansion, no guaranteed updates and almost certainly no update to Key Lime Pie, no Bluetooth 4.0 and a much lower specced processor and GPU from Texas Instruments. Is there any reason to get this over the N7 for THE SAME MONEY other than for a rear camera? Can't see where the heat is here.


Slightly bigger screen, but otherwise I totally agree. I thought the N7 was available cheaper than this too?
Edited by: "Deal-icious" 17th Jul 2012
Banned
I have a sneaking suspicion these will drop in price again very very soon.
Not good deal and voted cold from me since its offerd already at this price at CPW also with 3g for 49 more.
sul

why does every one keep going on about the nexus? yes its a nice little … why does every one keep going on about the nexus? yes its a nice little device and i would have bought one but its only got a 7" screen and thats too small for me. so unless they bring out a bigger screen i will have to look at different pads.you guys are talking like its the be all and end all


Agree 100% with you on this. The number of Nexus disciples on here is amazing. Especially as they haven't even tried it. The bezel size on the nexus looks ridiculous, and add to that the various shortcomings mentioned millions of times on this site and I can't see how it's going to kill off every other tablet on the market besides the iPad. There will be plenty of others that will survive, and they won't be selling xooms and galaxies etc for £50 just because the nexus has been released. The nexus's biggest battle will be with the kindle.
There is a link on the old thread about how to update the Xoom (which I successfully did). There may be something in there about updating the Xoom2 as well. I would post the link but I've lost it now mine is done.
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