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Old March 5th, 2011, 07:31 AM   #75 (permalink)
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Okay, so I've had my Xoom since Tuesday 3/1. Here's my initial impressions.

It's heavy/well built. I wasn't sure what to expect as have never even held an iPad etc. I do have an Acer Netbook ... it's heaver but not as solid.

One thing that struck me was the glare/reflection from the screen. It's not evident on most of the video reviews and ad images of course. It's a bit annoying, but not a major problem.

I'm totally impressed with the browser and the web browsing experience!

Battery life seems great, but I really haven't pushed it very hard.

I love the ebook capabilities. Nice GoogleBook Browser. Aldiko works wonderfully (full screen) and the QuickOffice and Aldiko display PDFs wonderfully. This is the first portable Reader/Tablet that I'd even bother reading PDFs on (other than full computer or netbook)

Sound is great if a bit low volume-wise. I'm sure headphones/earpods are great (have not tried them yet)

I don't like that it has a special charger and will not charge from the USB...but can live with it.

I love that it has wi-fi hotspot built in!! Yea! Not sure if it will connect to the corporate VPN, but will try that at some point.

I do wish it had flash already, but I'm confident it will be available in the next month or so.

I'd definitely give it a 9/10 (and no rotten apples about it).
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