The Motorola Xoom Giveaway, Round 2by Anand Lal Shimpi on April 19, 2011 1:30 PM EST
When we reviewed Motorola's Xoom, all that was available was the $799 3G version. Since then Motorola has released a more affordable $599 WiFi only edition with 32GB of NAND on board. Inside the Xoom, as you're all familiar with is NVIDIA's Tegra 2 SoC. Tegra 2 was Google's reference SoC for the Honeycomb release of Android, and thus it's been the heart and soul of all recently announced Honeycomb tablets.
NVIDIA, eager to parade its success with Tegra 2, shipped me a box containing four WiFi Motorola Xooms to give away to our most loyal readers. We're still trying to contact the winner of the first Xoom. Remember you have seven days to claim your prize otherwise you forefit it. Also remember that the contest is only available to legal residents of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico). Be sure to read the eligibility section to make sure you aren't disqualified if you win!
Here's a shot of the remaining three:
We'll be giving one away every two days until we're out of WiFi Xooms. Sound like a plan?
To enter the contest simply respond to this post with comment explaining something you'd like to see in the next-generation of tablets or SoCs (please only respond once). Good luck!
Now the basic rules. The contest is only available to US residents and you're only allowed to enter once - for full details read below.
Entries will be accepted from 1:30 PM ET on April 19, 2011 through 1:30 PM ET on April 21, 2011. Winner will be selected by April 22, 2011.
Good luck everyone :)
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biguns - Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - linkI would be happy w/ just the longer batter life
jkuo13 - Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - linkA dock to make a tablet into a laptop replacement would be cool
TheGame240 - Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - link"A dock to make a tablet into a laptop replacement would be cool"
That's not a bad idea at all.
fearsjohn - Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - linki agree that would be great esp for my wife
Maethorr - Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - linkyeah, a keyboard and mouse extension would be nice although I would be happy with a decent bluetooth solution since the screen is so small such as a keyboard with a built in trackball(have one for the tv works great).
I would like to see better security such as passphrase and token support.
Another nice addition would be multiple os support/homebrew support.
I want to see larger capacity drives 256g+ or dual drives where you have a standard hdd and a os ssd drive as well as 8-10 hours heavy use battery life.
pen input is also a must with a decent level of sensitivity- about entry level wacom.
One other thing that would be nice is a better screen, such as a 10 inch screen in 16:10 with actual 1080P resolution or at least 720p resolution with an ip panel no tn panels pls.
gbronzer - Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - linkLike I said before, eInk and LCD combined.
EyelessBlond - Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - linkThis kind of already exists:
It would be nice to see it be in sort of a kick-slider configuration, like the AT&T Tilt. Pop it open into a sort-of netbook configuration, or pop it closed and you have a tablet.
seamonkey79 - Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - linkThat would be fantastic... I would love to see something like the Asus Transformer, in a 7-8" format for portability, with some sort of connection for a trackball... production software is so infinitely easier with a mouse/keyboard combination than the touchscreen alone... yet I don't want to cart the keyboard/mouse around with me when I'm on the road for the day. The little bits I need to type during that time hardly need the full-blown setup.
Wacom-type input as standard would be really great, would get some additional app development for it, I know some artists that would love to have a portable easel like that.
octoberblu3 - Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - linkThat would be fantastic. Also, they need to be cheaper.
owensj - Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - linkAgree. Keyboard and Mouse dock would be convenient, though sort of defeat the portability purpose of the thing.