By tpm | October 20, 2011
The Motorola Xoom Family Edition is only available at Best Buy. Click here to buy the Motorola Xoom at Bestbuy.com.
The tablet wars continue and are especially heating up in the student segment. To be a student friendly tablet, the device needs to be both easy to use and affordable, and having a few extra kid “perks” doesn’t hurt either. With that in mind, Motorola has released the Motorola Xoom Family Edition.
The WIFI only Xoom has been out for several months now, but the new Family Edition is probably released at least in part due to price pressure from the Kindle Fire announcement. At $379, the Xoom Family Edition will cost more than the Fire’s $199, but it’s still cheaper than almost any other quality tablet on the market today.
So what does that $379 get you? The Family Edition of the Xoom has Android 3.1, a 10.1 inch screen, WIFI (no 3G), and 16 GB of memory. It also comes pre-loaded with Kid Zone, an application launcher that allows you to set up the tablet so that your child can only use the apps you deem acceptable. Other than that, this is pretty much the Motorola Xoom, which makes it a very solid buy. By the way, you can’t head on over to Amazon on this one. Best Buy has an exclusive deal with Motorola on the Family Edition, so if you are interested in picking one up for the holidays, you can follow this link to see it on Bestbuy.com.