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Thread: Are you happy?

  1. Master Droid
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    Are you happy?

    It seems that the response to the Xoom is a bit hit or miss. I'm considering getting one this summer (WiFi version) and was wondering what the general consensus was. I want this to replace my laptop as far as internet browsing goes (which is all I use my laptop for) and plan on getting the multimedia doc and keyboard.

    Is this worth getting?
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    Your dead on about the hit or miss. Its really funny how many iphad gurus are lurking around the xoom forums just to try to knock it. I wanted exactly what you want something very small but larger than my X to replace my laptop. The xoom has done the job nicely. I have a small alienware M11 laptop with a 12 inch screen. While thats small and not hard to carry. I can say that for the last 4 weeks it has been sitting on my desk at my office and I haven't missed it once. I have remoted into it a couple of times from the xoom to get a file or two but it hasn't moved since I got the xoom and this is the fix for me. I went back and fourth between the xoom and the fruity device. The xoom won the battle for me because of the 4G, Widgets and No ties to Itunes. Bottom line is My laptop is setting on the desk behind me as I type this on my Xoom.
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    ^Lawlz your m11 got replaced by a xoom???
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    love my xoom for web browsing and with the recent flash support it's a great web experience (dolphin hd with dolphin desktop toggles to see full sites rather than mobile). it recently replaced my aspire one netbook and i'm never going back... anyone wanna buy a netbook? :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by poontab View Post
    ^Lawlz your m11 got replaced by a xoom???
    I know how it sounds..... but yeah. I run my m11 to a 23inch monitor for flight sim but other than that was using it on the go for web surfing and my business Quickbooks, Excel, Word etc. etc. Don't need to carry that around anymore with the xoom it serves the same purpose on a smaller platform. I believe the M11 will end up being sold for a solid desktop to run flight sim and be a file server to remote into from the xoom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sloppy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by poontab View Post
    ^Lawlz your m11 got replaced by a xoom???
    I know how it sounds..... but yeah. I run my m11 to a 23inch monitor for flight sim but other than that was using it on the go for web surfing and my business Quickbooks, Excel, Word etc. etc. Don't need to carry that around anymore with the xoom it serves the same purpose on a smaller platform. I believe the M11 will end up being sold for a solid desktop to run flight sim and be a file server to remote into from the xoom.
    I played Mass Effect 2 on one & it ran perfectly. I like those little things.
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    I pulled the trigger and pre-ordered a wifi only Xoom.

    I haven't had much interaction with tablets in general, just played a few games and browsed a little on the iPad and the Galaxy tab.

    At first I didn't get it, the appeal of tablets that is, but then I started figuring out what I can do with one and figured it's worth it. $600 is a bit pricey, but I think I can justify it.

    On the road I can watch movies/shows, play games, and browse via tethering.

    At home I could plug it into my tv to enjoy my shows/movies on my bigger tv as I do not have an HTPC or anything, just a ps3 where turning on and setting up can be a chore. I have to convert the file, copy over, and then turn on the ps3, tv, and change the setting on my tv. With the Xoom I could just plug it in via HDMI and I'm good to go.

    The battery is much better than the netbook I use in terms of mobility and the fan gets quite noisy so enjoying a show is somewhat hard to do. I can also use the Xoom as an ebook reader and that'll be something new for me.

    A big part of buying it was cause of Android though. I love the freedom it allows over say the iPad and I really wanted 3.0, it just looks like a solid and very fluid OS.

    $600 is a bit pricey, but you gotta pay to play. I'm sure there will be better devices in the near future, but for now I'm just wanting some basics and the Xoom covers that and more. I can't wait til it gets to my front door
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    Quote Originally Posted by spillner View Post
    It seems that the response to the Xoom is a bit hit or miss. I'm considering getting one this summer (WiFi version) and was wondering what the general consensus was. I want this to replace my laptop as far as internet browsing goes (which is all I use my laptop for) and plan on getting the multimedia doc and keyboard.

    Is this worth getting?

    Absolutely. Browsing, Email, and book reading are perfect on it (provided you don't do a lot of it in direct sunlight -- but a laptop is the same in that respect).
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    I am very happy with my Xoom. It is definitely worth the purchase and it runs very smoothly. Even with it missing two features (one of which you won't have to worry about with the wifi version) it still has more features than the ipad...

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