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#1 Eddie7

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 00:51

So I have the iPad 2 right now. I'm thinking of selling it for a Nexus 7 16GB. But is it worth it? What will make me want to buy the Nexus 7 even more? Thanks guys,


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Posted 29 July 2012 - 00:56

portability, better screen resolution than ipad 2 and quad core cpu...
you still can stick with ipad 2 if you dont need this

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 00:58

portability, better screen resolution than ipad 2 and quad core cpu...
you still can stick with ipad 2 if you dont need this


I obviously need this.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:07

I don't have a Nexus 7, but I do have a PlayBook, and the form factor is perfect. I've played with the Nexus 7 and it improves on a couple areas. It's lighter so even more comfortable to hold, and in portrait mode the keyboard is a lot better (in landscape mode it's just as wide so no significant improvement). The iPad doesn't even compare, it's so big as to be unwieldy. The Nexus 7 fits very well into most jacket pockets, so you can just always have it with you.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:08

What's wrong with your iPad 2 that is making you want to upgrade?

Edit: You could sell your iPad 2 for almost enough for a Nexus 7 I guess.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:11

I obviously need this.


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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:19

I obviously need this.

then go for it.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 02:22

Do you prefer a 7 over a 10? That may be the biggest difference. A tablet is a tablet.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 02:25

Do you prefer a 7 over a 10? That may be the biggest difference. A tablet is a tablet.


I strongly disagree. A tablet is not just a tablet.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 02:28

Personally I would stick with the iPad but that's just me

I strongly disagree. A tablet is not just a tablet.

I agree, for me it's all about the apps

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:20

I strongly disagree. A tablet is not just a tablet.


I think they are. An iOS and Android have very similar apps. Not always exact but close. There are also other differences but just talking about the N7 and Ipad2. I think the screen on the N7 is nice just as nice as the Ipad2. But its lighter and easier to hold and store. I can put it in my cargo pocket. With the cost I feel more likely to use it than the ipad2. it is almost half the price.

You will need to handle the N7 to see if you like it better. either choice is good. I love my tablets and use them everyday. Each has a use and I do not even have internet access all the time. but they are great for studying and reading my manuals or comics or magizines. Sometimes even for movie watching.

So enjoy the choice you make. Let us all know what u decide.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:27

Apps make the tablet what it is. The iPad has better apps. Simple as that really.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:34

What I find curious is that you asked us for our opinion yet it seems you already made your mind the moment you started this thread.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:34

Agreed..
I have a Nexus 7.. It's nice.. but Android selection is very limited in terms of Quality Apps.. iOS simply has more, Better apps.. I have several apps on both the Nexus, my HP TouchPad, and iOS.. the Android ones seem to be the lesser quality.. it's a shame really.


That said, you can't argue with the price..

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:37

Apps make the tablet what it is. The iPad has better apps. Simple as that really.

With the Nexus 7 selling really well more apps are going to be developed for or ported to Android tablets. Then there are built-in features like Google Now which give Android an edge over iOS.

All in all I'd say at the moment the Nexus 7 is the better option than the iPad 2. What happens in the mid- to long-term remains to be seen - how are Apple going to react to the Nexus 7, which impact are Windows 8 tablets going to have etc.