Review: Motorola Xoom – Hardware

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  1. cheat says:

    I heard xoom had problem with battery, is it true?!
    they say that it can just stand only 5 or 6 hour not 10 hours as advertising….!!!

  2. TMY510 says:

    1. Xoom is 1.6 lbs, not 2.8 lbs.
    2. Xoom uses a Micro HDMI port, not Mini HDMI port
    3. Although it doesn’t charge using USB, I give it points for charging from zero to full in less than 4 hours. I wouldn’t want to charge using a USB. The Ipad2 takes over 5 hours to charge on USB. I don’t have that kind of patience.

    • Jon says:

      #1 – You are correct, the editor will be flogged for putting that in
      #2 – Correct again. I’m not sure where I got mini.
      #3 – Very true, it does charge quickly, but I’m sure they could manage to pump the same amount of power through a MicroUSB port. It’s all a matter of having an adapter that will detect and power the Xoom properly and _not_ fry a random phone plugged into it (much like the iPad has).

      If nothing else, with charge over USB, I could provide juice to the device from any number of external battery/power sources – even if it wasn’t enough to charge it.

      • John says:

        #1 – My apologies, I must have used the Shipping Weight showed on Amazon’s product page, rather than the one listed under Product Dimensions.

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