Nexus 7 is Google’s first tablet device and also the world’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.
1. Media tablet
Nexus 7’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 iPad’s display (264 ppi) but much higher than Amazon’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 Google’s latest features and operating system updates. No more waiting for system updates from manufacturers (Samsung, HTC, Motorola, etc)!
6. It is CHEAP!
In today’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 7’s price, I might be asking too much here. But the Google Play content availability is very important.
Video: Introducing Nexus 7
➤ Nexus 7
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? That’s a steal!