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Motorola Xoom to go for $800

One of the more anticipated tablets that came out at CES 2011 was the Motorola Xoom — it was a crowd favorite and will be out on February 24.

The pre-order page on Best Buy indicates the suggested retail price will not be cheap — $799 for the 3G version (and a rumored $599 for the WiFi-only model).

That translates to Php34,600. That doesn’t factor in some import fees and VAT so expect it to be much more expensive when it hits the Philippines (I’d say Php40k).

See more about the Motorola Xoom here.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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39 Responses

  1. wilde says:

    once tablets go past 25k, for me, it’s overpriced already.

    that’s why i own an Archos (250gb).

  2. camhiliciouz says:


    i think tablets should be light/portable and cheap…

    or if they are priced that way, i’d rather buy a net book. with that price, that’s one heck of a netbook.

    on a personal note, the battle is still between Apple Ipad and Samsung Galaxy Tab(s)..

  3. 21 says:

    I can have a laptop running intel core i3. oh common,

    Is apple ipad, the same with what you can do on a mac? excluding, editing sftware and flsh.

    ANDROID is for mobiles.

  4. 3xcalibur says:

    diba dapat Android should be more cheaper because its opensource?

  5. john says:

    i believe na yung ipad 2, perehas lang ng price ng current ipad.. meaning less than 25k ang pinakamababang model..

    ipad 2 > android tablets.. bakit ka pa pupunta sa android 40k php tablet, kung mas mura ang original, at siguradong mas functional since masmaraming apps? takenote, wala pa atang apps na pang tablet sa android.

  6. If I have the money to buy. I go with Apple iPad. :D

  7. riki says:

    Will wait for IPAD 2, Samsung Galaxy 10.1 and LG Tablet before deciding.

  8. jun says:

    nah.. thats why they cant beat apple ipad.. mas mura paren.. they should lower it… much better pa na bumili ka ng i5 or i3 laptop.. mas marami ka pang magagawa… kesa dito na napaka mahal

  9. jun says:

    Im still waiting for tablet with gps functionality.. kesa bumili ako ng gps at tablet.. :) alam ko archos meron na pero 1.6 android pa ata sya.. well patience is a virtue.. kaya intay intay na lang..

  10. Angelo Torres says:

    I think it is too expensive… better buy a good netbook

  11. padoods says:

    3G iPads have GPS. So will do the Xoom when it comes out

  12. Nightcrawler says:

    Guys, opensource does not necessarily mean the software is free although free software these days usually are, especially Linux-based operating systems like Android or utility software. But yeah, the Xoom is outrageously expensive, even more so when it gets here. What contributes to the high cost are probably the expensive components that went into the device.

  13. Benchmark33 says:

    I agree with 3xcalibur….Android should be cheap…bakit ganun? Tsk tsk tsk Talagang mananalo ang Apple Ipad sa mga tablet kasi consistent yung price nila. No good knowing it’s an Android…baka may lumabas pa nga na china tablet na Android 3.0. very bad. :(

  14. Jam. says:

    too expensive. Still hoping that Playbook and Galaxy tab 2 are cheaper. They should make those tablets cheaper to compete with the iPad

  15. daniel says:

    grabe parang kasing mahal na ng laptop! parang hirap tuloy pumili kasi kung gusto mo worth it…. mag laptop ka kasi ang specs ng laptop walang sinabi sa tablet na kasing presyo lng… pero parang gusto ko rin ng tablet para sosyal at maiba naman hahaha…. pero wala ako pera lol!

  16. riccillego says:

    PASS also. My next tablet would be a windows tablet. Android is best for cellphones up to 5 inches big. Thats why i’ll be getting the Galaxy S2, then ditched my Tab for the Viewsonic Viewpad 10Pro. No more wasting of money for some oversized cellphones!

  17. Jaycee lee says:

    Too pricey. Baka sa pinas abutin ng 45k yan. Will wait for the BB playbook instead ;)

  18. csseyah says:

    wow!!! ang mahal para sa akin …

  19. poche says:

    at 40k magandang laptop specs na yan or add ka 10k para sa brandnew na mga macbook na.

    at 21k starting price and a 1 year headstart ipad is still the tablet to beat. and sigurado pag lumabas yun ipad2 same price range lang din yan ng ipad1 since official na ang ipads sa pinas.

  20. Messie says:

    Can the Xoom make calls?

  21. mr. bogus says:

    dami talaga di alam ang difference ng tablet sa laptop….. kaya nga tablet eh…. haizttt

  22. Boo says:

    Software lang ba ang basis ng price ng isang gadget?

    Lets wait for the rest of the herd before we decide that android is not really for tablets..

  23. ice says:

    Android is open source, but building a computing device doesn’t mean it’s only running on the standard OS. There are other components installed and being used by the system which are licensed by other companies. That is the reason for the high price despite of Android being open source

  24. Eingild says:

    Android tablets are more expensive kase mas maraming features ang offer nito kaysa sa ipad. Ipad does not support flash. Wala ding camera na nagrerecord ng Full HD at hindi customizable ang OS dahil masyadong closed ang ecosystem ng Apple. Having said that, I’d still choose a the cheaper iPad kase rich sa apps and swak sa budget. But feature-wise, lamang na laman ang android tablets. OA lang sa mahal.

  25. turds says:

    hinakot na ng apple yung karamihan sa mga materyales na kailangan sa paggawa ng tablets.

  26. agrimensor says:

    Di ko malunok ang presyo ng tabletang ito.

  27. fr0stbyte says:

    @21: Merong i5 na ‘tig 35-40K so mas maganda pa. lol

    Back to topic. Niche pa rin ang tablet market.. Or for those who can actually dish out that much money without too much fuss.

    The input’s not that good too. I don’t see myself typing on a touch-screen for more than 15 minutes. Netbook/notebook pa rin ang maiging bilhin for productvity.

    I’m having difficulty choosing a brand for my first tablet.. Xoom’s as heavy as the iPad. Tapos, the Galaxy Tab (and most of their other products) are not assured of future updates for android pero it weighs less compared to the iPad and Xoom.

    Decisions, decisions.

  28. As i see on hands on video on youtube during CES event. The price quite justifies it’s initial price. App developers is apt for this!

  29. sylv3rblade says:

    unlocked bootloader confirmed. I bet that alone increased the likability of the Xoom if not for Honeycomb and the specs.

  30. BCMKitchens says:

    what a waste of peso

  31. Rod ronz says:

    I have all the tablets but I like I pad

  32. Rod ronz says:

    I like iPad the best in all the tablet waiting for ipad2

  33. Alvin says:

    Just an fyi, all applications in the Android Market are compatible with the Honeycomb OS. It’s a very big advantage over the rotting iOS which makes apps different for the iPad and smaller devices: iPhoney and iPod Touch. Feature-wise, Xoom will easily own the iPad and its predecessor anytime.

    The other guys are right in saying that this is another niche of the market. Buy one if you want one. If you can and want an iDevice, why won’t you want a way better Android device? :D

  34. Michael says:

    Masyado mahal kumpara sa mga iba

  35. denwy8 says:

    I am selling this Motorola Xoom for only Php 26,000. No joke. Original, mura siya because we are a wholesaler. Contact me if interested. [email protected]

  36. jP says:

    sir where’s your store located?
    does this tablet have a sim slot and does it work here in the Phils.? because i believed its partnered with Verizons

  37. Edwin C says:

    Mahal naman nito,o. Gusto ko lang mag-internet, eh.

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