Google Nexus 7 Indepth Review

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ASUS is very familiar with the Android tablet game, in our opinion they produce the best Android tablets out there by combining hardware grunt, design and software functionality and frequent updates. Now, the Taiwanese manufacturer has teamed up with Google to bring all of this to an almost impulse purchase price level at just £159 in a package known as the Nexus 7.

The Nexus 7 originates from the ME370T tablet that was first seen at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier in the year. The trail for this tablet went very dead until strong Nexus 7 rumours started to arise and its eventual unveiling at Google I/O.

The 7 inch tablet starts at $199 (159 GBP) for the 8 GB model and is manufactured by ASUS. Its Nexus tag also denotes that it is directly supported by Google and has primary access to new versions of Android.

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Key Specifications

  • 7 inch 1280 x 800 LED IPS display
  • Corning scratch resistant glass
  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
  • ULP Geforce GPU
  • 1 GB of DDR3L RAM
  • 8 GB or 16 GB of internal storage
  • 1.2 MP front facing camera
  • WLAN 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • GPS
  • NFC
  • 4325 mAh, 16 Wh Li-polymer battery
  • Weighs 340 grams
  • 198.5 x 120 x 10.45 mm
  • Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
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Google Nexus 7 Indepth Review, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating
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  • Manucuna

    thats a hell of a good deal for the price. Not quite ipad standard but only a fraction of the cost.

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  • Joseph

    if its made by ASUS should be a decent bit of hardware.

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  • Stevie

    Only downside is that Apple are so far ahead in screen technology that these tablets become less appealing. Obviously the price is great, but until one of them manages to beat apple on both price and specs its going to be a one horse race.

    people say the money isn’t t here for these devices, but Apple are outselling them all! and its mega expensive.

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  • Brian

    Im looking at a tablet for a secondary purpose. the blackberry playbook is £150 now in the UK. which is better for much the same price? this or Nexus 7?

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  • Jeff

    I have had one for a while now, got it the 2nd week it was out.
    I love using it, its so nice and compact, the battery life is great. The screen colours are a bit unsaturated like he says, but I really didn’t notice until having it right next to something more saturated displaying the same image/colours.
    Yeah its not up to the screen res of the new iPad but thats not too important to me especially considering the price difference. This is the perfect device for web browsing and having fun while laying on the couch etc. Anything more intense is better for the gaming computer anyway. To me the iPad is too expensive to fit the hole that it fills, this falls in that hole quite nicely.

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  • rabbits

    Don’t forget that nexus 7 has 32gb version, too :D

    another sweet-spot for tegra device here, a bit disappointed when it has screen lift problem with some devices, but overall it’s A-ok :)

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