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#1 rageagainstmachine

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:25

Hi, is it me, or is it suspiciously cheap? £150 seems like a steal.

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#2 lmaobox

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:33

Seems like UK only offer.

#3 +s55

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:44

I suspect the idea is, they sell the device at cost, and get you when you starting buying movies/apps/music from their play store.

These things don't cost what they usually sell for.

Same ploy amazon is using with the kindle fire.

#4 OP rageagainstmachine

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:10

im gonna have to get a couple for the kids xmas me thinks!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:22

Asus engineers knew exactly where to cut corners. This little tablet is amazing.

#6 Fahim S.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:25

That doesn't include delivery to about £10 - also I doubt Google make much if any money off it, it's about practically giving the devices away to get you into their ecosystem.

#7 OP rageagainstmachine

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:55

just bought 2 in case stocks dry up!! 367 for 2, plus two official cases, bargain as far as im concerned.

#8 spikey_richie

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 21:53

The 16gb is so cheap because the 32gb came out at the end of October. We got a 32gb for £199.

#9 Javik

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 21:56

Up till now tablet development for Android wasn't picking up. My guess is that Google are selling these either at or very near to cost in order to get developers and consumers invested in their tablet ecosystem. And why the heck not, they're amazing tablets for the price being charged!

#10 Copernic

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 22:02

Bummer. Seems that the g devices is not available on my country. :rofl:

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#11 Som

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 22:14

its not that its so cheap, it's that all the other tablets are too dear...

#12 HawkMan

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 22:17

Not only does google probably not make any on this, but I can inform you that the stores selling them don't make any on them either, at best. in some cases it's actually sold at a loss for the store.

#13 Growled

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 00:48

Google doesn't care if they break even or lose a little money on these tablets because they more than make it up with the ads displayed on the tablets.

#14 Jeston

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 00:54

Google doesn't care if they break even or lose a little money on these tablets because they more than make it up with the ads displayed on the tablets.


Says someone who obviously doesn't have an Android tablet... What ads are you talking about? :s

#15 +jamesyfx

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:02

I would say the Nexus 7 is reasonably priced for what it is. I wouldn't call it incredibly cheap, but it's just good value for what you get.

And the only tablet I'm aware of that has an overabundance of Ads is the Kindle Fire. Avoid like the plague.