Motorola Xoom (3G Version)
Cost: $499 to $599
Dimensions and weight: 9 ¾ by 6 ⅔ by ½ inches; 1.6 pounds
Battery life: About 8½ hours
Pros: Runs on the Google Android operating system, meaning it’s optimal for using Gmail or Google Calendar; has a larger and sharper screen and more working memory than the iPad.
Cons: Anyone can create an app for Android tablets, so you can be overwhelmed by all the choices.
RS verdict: Not for novice tablet owners, since the interface isn’t very user-friendly.