Motorola DROID XYBOARD tablets treated to a $50 price drop
posted by Nick T. / Dec 30, 2011, 4:57 AM
Are the Motorola DROID XYBOARD tablets not selling too well, or is Verizon simply being generous spellbound by the holiday spirit? Our money would be on the former, but whatever the case may be, the $50 price drop that the DROID XYBOARD tablets have been treated to is more than welcome.
For those who need a reminder, both tablets were made official earlier this month and went on sale three weeks ago. Today, the 8.2-inch model can be had for $379 or $479, depending on whether you want to have 16 or 32 gigs of on-board storage. If the bigger, 10.1-inch is the one you have your mind set on, the 16-gig variant costs $479, while the ones with 32 and 64 gigabytes of storage cost $579 and $679 respectively. However, do not forget that you still need to sign a 2-year contract with Verizon.
But what do you get for your money? In a nutshell, the Motorola DROID XYBOARD are both powered by some pretty capable hardware, namely a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. They run Android 3.2 Honeycomb out of the box and can fly on Verizon's 4G LTE airwaves. For more details, our Motorola DROID XYBOARD 8.2 review might be of help.
So, is anyone taking advantage of the price drop, or would you much rather wait until it gets slashed further down? Or perhaps waiting for the slates bound to appear at CES 2012 is a much better idea? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
- Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
- Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 7000 mAh
Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011
You can buy a Kindle fire for half the price, install ICS on it and it has the same CPU as this thing lol
posted on Dec 30, 2011, 5:09 AM 3
Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009
Total cost with contract, taxes and fees is close to $1300. Its as though Motorola didn't learn anything with their Xoom flop. Fail again Motorola.
posted on Dec 30, 2011, 6:42 AM 2
Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009
The whole total cost is irrelevant if your intention is to have data on the device and have it for 2 years. Though I'd agree that they're not aggressive enough in the pricing of the devices or the discount (if they're gonna attach a 350 ETF no reason the subsidized cost can't be at least 250) Xyboard is gonna fail big time for 3 reasons largely, it's too expensive, with quadcore tablets right around the corner this is too little too late. No wifi option, so anyone who just wants a wifi tablet has to spend way too much, and there's nol real distinguishable features between this and say the Galaxy Tabs. Can't make your market trying to steal tabs from sammy, you need to go after the big boy or go home.
posted on Dec 30, 2011, 10:07 AM 1
Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011
Yeah but... have you held a Kindle Fire? Maybe i'm just picky but I was extremely underwhelmed when I played with it in Best Buy. In my opinion that's like saying: "Buy a Porsche? Why not just get a 2006 Honda Civic and turbo it?"
posted on Dec 30, 2011, 11:17 AM 0
Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 05, 2011
I would prefer to wait for another $50 drop, but I am definitely getting one. It is the best tablet on the market today. The iPad is good but with no instant Internet video viewing capability (no flash), I cannot get it. I dare all of you guys to challenge my statement that the Xyboards are the best tablets on the market today. I have had the opportunity to test 7 different tablets (including iPads) and the Xyboard is the best today. Pugs.
posted on Dec 30, 2011, 8:42 AM 1
Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011
I tried these tablets at the Verizon and I like them way better than the Xoom. However, the prices are insane. I recall telling Sniggly that the Xoom 2 will be DOA because of the cost structure. These are nice tablets, but Motorola has got to get more competitive given the new tablet landscape with the Fire and Nook Tablet anchoring 7" tablets at the $199 to $249 price range.
posted on Dec 30, 2011, 2:00 PM 1
Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 13, 2009
These aren't meant to compete with the Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet. There's no wifi so this is basically competing with the 3G iPad and the 3G/4G Galaxy Tab. Small market to fight over too. They should have launched wifi only models at 350 and 450 and on contract the same price for the 3G/4G models. Now it was launched very late, so it will be outdated quick but it would have been more competitive.
posted on Dec 30, 2011, 9:53 PM 0
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