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#1 Dane

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 21:08

So I am looking around for opinions. I want a tablet, just to have for web surfing, email, maybe some other stuff, and netflix.

I have an Iphone, so I like IOS, but I am not paying $300 for an Ipad Mini, when I can get The nexus 7 for $199


Anyone here have it? and have had it for awhile that they van give reviews for it?

Any bad things about it?


#2 torrentthief

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 21:12

There's tons of unbiased reviews out there, just don't get your reviews off engadget for products that compete with apple :p If you can hold out then wait until next year, tegra 4 is out in Q1 2013 which uses cortex a15 cores and great graphics, i'm sure google will release a new tablet with that processor.

#3 Fahim S.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 21:49

Using it to write this reply. Love the device as it is fantastic for the money. The app catalogue is decent and the stock Android experience is actually a real pleasure to use. I would recommend it.

Also an iPhone user and this device has me seriously considering a Nexus phone. Shame it won't happen because I really want a 64GB device.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 22:43

There's tons of unbiased reviews out there, just don't get your reviews off engadget for products that compete with apple :p If you can hold out then wait until next year, tegra 4 is out in Q1 2013 which uses cortex a15 cores and great graphics, i'm sure google will release a new tablet with that processor.


I wouldnt get it until next year anyways, do you know when the new ones will come out?




Using it to write this reply. Love the device as it is fantastic for the money. The app catalogue is decent and the stock Android experience is actually a real pleasure to use. I would recommend it.

Also an iPhone user and this device has me seriously considering a Nexus phone. Shame it won't happen because I really want a 64GB device.


Thanks for the recommendation!

#5 Javik

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 22:47

I don't think you'll get a better tablet for the same price. Whilst I will admit that Android still hasn't got *as* many quality tablet apps as iOS yet, Google are starting to push developers towards it so it should start taking off soon enough. If I had the money it's the tablet I'd buy right now, however I would wait as I hear they're replacing the 16GB tablet with a 32GB one which will sell at the same cost.

As for bad? no rear facing camera so no good if you want to make snaps

#6 TheExperiment

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 22:58

I'd recommend it. I sold mine off due to monetary issues, but I may get a new one soon.

Great for the basic computing stuff...pretty damn uninteresting beyond that.

#7 Javik

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 22:59

The Tegra 3 also has a great GPU, one of the best in fact so it will be great for gaming!

#8 a.mcdear

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 23:01

I have a Nexus 7. I use it every day. Its now become my primary device, used more often than my phone, my laptop. or my 10" tablet.

#9 tsupersonic

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 23:10

I wouldnt get it until next year anyways, do you know when the new ones will come out?

Not any time soon. Google and other manufacturers just announced Nexus 4 (smartphone), Nexus 7 with 32 GB, HSPA, and Nexus 10. My guess is mid summer for next wave of devices. I own a Nexus 7, and would definitely recommend it. I've had many people who are iOS fans try it and love the device. Jelly Bean is an awesome OS, the hardware is great, the price is right. You really can't go wrong with this device. I can't say one bad thing about the device - but I do have one regret, and it's me getting the 8GB version. You'll at least get the 16GB version for $199, or you can opt for 32GB for $249 or the 32GB with HSPA+ for $299.

If you want to know anything about the device, let me know.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 15:31

I bought one at launch and have been using it a lot.

IMO unless you can find any specific need that it doesn't fit (dunno, maybe apps that are only available on other platforms, or lots of storage space... see below) I don't think there's really any contender with that form factor. It runs great, feels nice on your hands and it's frigging cheap for the hardware it packs.

Things to not like about it? The most storage you can get is 32GB, and you can't plug mem cards. I have the 16GB one and had I known that they would be releasing a 32GB version later I might have waited, but then again I'm not really struggling with space anyway.

If you plan on carrying lots of movies and music then that's the only thing I can think of that might let you down.

#11 .Neo

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 15:39

Personally I think it's a great device, especially for the money it costs. The only downside I see is the fact you have re-buy all your apps again if you're an iOS owner and the Google Play can be a real mess compared to iTunes / App Store. If you don't plan on downloading many additional apps that's no issue of course.

#12 Matt

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 15:39

I have the Nexus 7 as well. It's a fantastic device and the build quality is superb. I like the 7 inch form factor for the portability and ability to place in my back pocket which can be good if you travel a lot and don't want to constantly store away your 10 inch tablet before traveling.

With that being said, size isn't a factor and you're willing to spend $200 more, it might be worth your while to consider the Nexus 10. That 2560x1600 res is mighty tempting.

#13 +goretsky

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:48

Hello,

I purchased a Nexus 7 as my first "stock" Android device and have been very pleased with it. I use it largely as a replacement for my Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet since it consolidates both the Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook apps onto it, but there's obviously a very large amount of software available for it through the Google Play store. The device has a great screen and seems well-built, although I wish there was more separation between the power and volume switches. A MicroSDXC slot would be nice as well (which the Nook devices do have), but I haven't come anywhere to reaching the storage limit on mine, and one can add external storage (USB flash drive, card reader, etc.) via a USB OTG cable.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

#14 ajua

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:59

Go with it. The price is great for the features and now you can get the 32GB for $249 or get the 16GB for $199.

The stock Android experience is really great. The Nexus 7 is a replacement for my original Kindle Fire (I had it running a Jelly Bean ROM) and I couldn't be happier with it. I use it mainly for reading and sometimes for web surfing and twitter and the occacional game.

The hardware is great, the design is very good and the price can't be beaten.

#15 Axel

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:42

As a predominant iOS user (iPhone and iPad), I've used the nexus 7 and cannot fault it for the money. Only thing I iOS has over Android is the quality of the apps, but that gaps closing.

For the purposes you've described, I suggest the Nexus 7 will serve you well!



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