The Motorola XOOM might have been the tablet of your dreams, but its $800 retail price tag is definitely hard to swallow. Scrapping off $200 definitely helps and that's exactly what the Wi-Fi-only version of the 10.1-inch tablet does. Leaks here and there should have prepared you for the launch scheduled for March 27th, but nothing compares to an official confirmation by Motorola.
And honestly, the 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor paired with large screen boasting 1280 x 800 pixel resolution makes Honeycomb run just buttery smooth even without 3G or 4G connectivity on board. Actually, the lack of 3G/4G connectivity seems to be the only difference between the Wi-Fi-only XOOM and the original one. No worries about lines when getting it either – the tablet will be available in a number of retail chains like Amazon.com, Best Buy, Costco, RadioShack, Sam’s Club (select locations), Staples and Walmart. But is it better than the iPad 2, which still manages to undersell it with its $500 price tag for the most basic version? Check out our in-depth review of the Motorola XOOM to find out!