Nexus 7 is Googleâ€™s first tablet device and also the worldâ€™s first 7-inch Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) tablet. In this article I will explain 6 reasons you want to buy Nexus 7, as well as 5 turn-offs about the tablet.
Table of Contents
1. Media tablet
Nexus 7â€™s dimension is 198.5 x 120 x 10.45 mm, weight only 340 grams. Easily fit in your big pocket and in all bags. It is only 1mm thicker than the new iPad.
7-inch tablet could be a good size for short & fast book reading and video watching and some games. You can get movies & TV, music, apps, books and magazines on Google Play.
2. HD Display
The scratch-resistant 7-inch display has a resolution of 1280×800 (216 ppi). Slightly less pixels per inch (ppi) than new iPadâ€™s display (264 ppi) but much higher than Amazonâ€™s 7-inch Kindle Fire Android tablet (169 ppi). Higher pixel density gives you a sharper text and better image.
3. Powerful Processor
3D gaming is not a problem for Nexus 7. Running multiple apps would be smooth too. The tablet is powered by 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Tegra 3 processor with a 12-core graphics chip, 1GB RAM and 8 or 16 GB flash storage.
4. Long battery life
Nexus 7 build-in a 4325 mAh rechargeable battery which is enough power for your 1 full day usage (10 hours web browsing) with single charge.
5. Get system updates first
Like other Nexus products, Nexus 7 will be the first Android tablet that get Googleâ€™s latest features and operating system updates. No more waiting for system updates from manufacturers (Samsung, HTC, Motorola, etc)!
6. It is CHEAP!
In todayâ€™s market, a tablet with similar hardware would sell at least US$300 but Google decided to sell at cost. It is only $199 (8GB) and $245 (16GB)! Plus, you get US$25 Google Play credit.
- No memory card slot for additional storage.
- No rear-facing camera. Only 1.2 MP front-facing camera for video conference.
- No HDMI output.
- WiFi only.
- Google Play content (music, videos and books) are limited to certain countries only.
I admit, for Nexus 7â€™s price, I might be asking too much here. But the Google Play content availability is very important.
Video: Introducing Nexus 7
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My two cents
As an iPad owners, I never own an Android tablet before but Nexus 7 would probably become the first. It is not a groundbreaking product. But a tablet with fast processor, beautiful display, long battery life, up-to-date Android version at US$199 only? Thatâ€™s a steal!
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