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£120 Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition tablet: A good alternative to the Google Nexus 7

An old favourite of ours, Morgan computers, is selling the Motorola XOOM 2 media edition tablet for a mere £120 including delivery, that’s less than half what it costs at launch (you need to enter the code MORG10 at checkout). This is a refurbished model that comes with only six months warranty but still offers an excellent value for money and is a compelling alternative to the Nexus 7, Google’s other more popular tablet.

The XOOM 2 Media Edition comes with a 8.2in 1,280 x 800 pixel display that has a Corning Gorilla Glass layer, dual-core SoC clocked at 1.2GHz (TI OMAP4460), 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a front facing 1.3-megapixel camera and a rear 5-megapixel one, Android 3.1 Honeycomb, a splash proof coating, an infrared display control and adaptive virtual surround sound plus MotoCast file transfer functionality.

Compared to the Nexus 7, it has a bigger display, is more sturdy and solid, has a rear camera but still no microSD card slot. You can upgrade it to Android 4.0 ICS, You can read our preview of the Motorola XOOM 2 media edition here.

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