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Price Of Motorola XOOM Falls Even More... To £314

The price of the Motorola XOOM has reached new lows with the device, which was the first dual core tablet, now fetching a mere £314, a far cry from the £499 that it used to command.

To get down to this price, you will need to use the voucher code TABLET5 at check out at any DSGi outlet (PCWorld, Dixons or Currys); what makes the deal even more noteworthy is the fact that it packs 32GB onboard storage, rather than the usual 16GB found on the Asus or Acer rivals.

Even as it turns nine months old, the XOOM still has top notch specifications; a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC clocked at 1GHz, Android 3.1 Honeycomb, 1GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage (with a microSD slot), a 10.1-inch 1280x800 pixel display, HDMI, USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, two speakers, a five megapixel rear camera and a two megapixel front-facing one, GPS and an estimated battery life of around 10 hours.

The only complaint about the XOOM from a buyer's perspective is that it weighs significantly more than its competitors and is way thicker as well.

The XOOM is still significantly more expensive than the Hannspree Hannspad tablet which comes with half the memory, a lower resolution and half the storage, but is also half the price.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.