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July 6, 2012

Nexus 7: Why I Want One



This Google's latest offering of it's own branded tablet; the Nexus 7. For some time now, most Android tablets were either a bit "meh", or super expensive. Most notably, the last time anyone got really excited over an Android tablet would have been the original Samsung Galaxy Tab. So what makes the Nexus 7 so interesting?

Well for one, the price is just so good for an awesome tablet. For a mere $200 you can get an Android tablet with a quad-core processor and 1GB RAM. Well, the tablet is manufactured by ASUS, so you can expect good build quality that will last awhile. The tablet also feature a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800. The only downside is that the tablet does not have a rear camera nor does it come with an SD card slot.

Does it really matter? Unless you are super specific in your tablet choices. Well, for a 7-inch tablet, it's nice and small to easily fit in your rather large pockets. Would I get one? Yes, if I had any use for it.

Nexus 7: Specifications

  • Price: $200 (8GB) / $250 (16GB)
  • Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 3 at 1.3GHz
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce ULP
  • Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Display: 7" IPS LCD 1280x800 (216DPI)
  • Memory: 1Gb RAM / 8GB (6GB usable) or 16GB (14GB usable)
  • Cameras: 1.2MP front
  • Battery: 4235mAh
  • NFC: Yes
  • Ports/Expandable Storage: mUSB / none
  • Thickness: 10.5mm (.41")
  • Weight: 340g (12oz)
Head over here to check out the Nexus 7 review and breakdown.