I'm brand new to android devices. I ordered the XOOM off Amazon/BuyBuy Online/GoPowerup LLC for $399 and also picked up the micro-HDMI to HDMI cable for hooking up to HDTV, screen protectors, car charger and Motorola Protective portfolio. I was ready to finally order a laptop when I started reading about the XOOM and changed my mind. I mainly wanted something for internet (email, news, google, research) and for watching TV programs on my flat screen instead of huddling around the 19" desktop monitor. When I found out the XOOM had HDMI out, I was immediately drawn to the 10 battery life, light weight and great portability advantages over the laptop. Mine is at the post office today and should be delivered to my hands tomorrow. So you know what my weekend will be spent doing!