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.
- 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
- 4325 mAh, 16 Wh Li-polymer battery
- Weighs 340 grams
- 198.5 x 120 x 10.45 mm
- Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean