Google's $200 Nexus tablet leaks

Google's upcoming Nexus tablet has been spotted and all of its details have been leaked. The tablet you see above is the Nexus 7 and is built by Asus. The tablet will sport a 1.3Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, GeForce 12-core GPU and 1GB of RAM with two different storage variants: 8GB and 16GB according to Gizmodo. 

The screen of the device will come with a resolution of 1280x800 and have an IPS display. Additionally, NFC is expected to be inside and there is also a 1.2 MP camera up front. 

The two models will ring up the cash register at $199 and $249 respectively, notably undercutting the iPad by several hundred dollars. Considering that the Nexus 7 is quite cheap, it will continue to put downward pressure on the tablet market; the device is expected to run Jelly Bean, according to the leaked documentation.

Google is expected to make the announcement about the tablet at its upcoming I/O event and previous rumors have suggested that the tablet will go on sale in July.

Source: Gizmodo 

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Can't wait, instant purchase from me.

7" is the perfect form factor in my opinion. I have bought at least a 10 different tablets over the past year and 7" seems to be my sweet spot (watching porn in bed)

I've always had a soft spot for 7 inch tablets. 9-10 inches is still too small to do anything meaningful (no, Facebook isn't meaningful) and can end up feeling awkward. 7 is great because it's more portable, has a better price point, and it fits better when you're holding it in bed. I do like that Microsoft is inching near 11 inches on their device though. Maybe we'll finally have a tablet big enough for a decent experience.

$200 means only one thing: cheap. Cheap components, cheap built.

Enjoy your new Kyocera of tablets! I'll keep my trusty, durable, fast and sleek iPad with an amazing resolution, thank you very much.

sexypepperoni said,
$200 means only one thing: cheap. Cheap components, cheap built.

Eh you get what you pay for.. the specs sound quite good for that price tag though.. it's not going to be an iPad but it doesn't look like a turkey either, and frankly there's much worse out there. Friend of mine as a larf picked up a $69 Pandigital Tablet, probably the worst Android (well anything) device I've ever seen. Name it, it fails at it.. eventually, it has to think about failing for a bit before it actually does it. For those specs at $200, I'll be picking one up for my daughter for sure. I'll still be going for a Surface myself.

sexypepperoni said,
$200 means only one thing: cheap. Cheap components, cheap built.

Enjoy your new Kyocera of tablets! I'll keep my trusty, durable, fast and sleek iPad with an amazing resolution, thank you very much.


Well seeing as apple's reserves in the US are very VERY substantial you can BET your ipad (it's on a huge production scale) was cheaper to produce than this will be all things considered, so enjoy your (by your own illogical reasoning) 'cheaply build, cheap component tacky tablet'!

Javik said,
Very good for that price if it's a "buy now" price. If it's a contract price it won't be so good.

If there's a contract involved they can keep it.. I personally doubt it though, none of the other similar products in that price range (Fire/Nook) don't have a contract involved (the 3G is "free"), buy it and go on your way. Just as a guess though Google is probably willing to take a loss to take a chunk away from Amazon.

I already have a 7 inch Kindle Fire, I don't see no need to buy another 7 inch device. The Surface formfactor is my next thing

n_K said,
Why is this so cheap? Is that the price when you get it on a 24 month contract or what?

Because its only a 7" tablet. Same price as the Kindle Fire.

Astra.Xtreme said,
Too small to be useful. Not even worth it for $200, imo.

Maybe it is too small for you, but with an IPS panel and that horsepower it's definitely a steal!

GS:mac

As I'm totally in the market for an iPad next year when the new models come out, I'm so thrilled by the push Apple is getting this year with W8 and the Nexus tablet.
Gotta adore competition!

Solid price point right there and setting the Kindle Fire on fire haha
Fire 2 is around the corner though, no?

Oh and sidenote: 8GB of anything needs to die already, geez.
Actually, whilst we're at it, make 16GB go the way of the dodo next year, too, please.
(NAND is not THAT expensive, so please don't tell me how it's putting away your choice of cheaper models. The 100$ increments by Apple for example are hilarious at best!)

GS:mac

Glassed Silver said,
As I'm totally in the market for an iPad next year when the new models come out, I'm so thrilled by the push Apple is getting this year with W8 and the Nexus tablet.
Gotta adore competition!

Solid price point right there and setting the Kindle Fire on fire haha
Fire 2 is around the corner though, no?

Oh and sidenote: 8GB of anything needs to die already, geez.
Actually, whilst we're at it, make 16GB go the way of the dodo next year, too, please.
(NAND is not THAT expensive, so please don't tell me how it's putting away your choice of cheaper models. The 100$ increments by Apple for example are hilarious at best!)

GS:mac

Rumors I've read is that this is an Asus tablet that they themselves were planning on selling recently. The specs are quite similar expect that the backside camera is missing. If this is in fact based on that old Asus Memo 370t tablet, then they were also planning on including a SD expansion slot which would expand the memory.

Looks cool, might get one for couch surfing for the wife if it's the same price as the Kindle Fire. I'm personally getting a Surface/x86 for myslef. Everything else looks like a toy at this point...

The price is very interesting but I just don't want a 7" tablet; to me that's just a big phone.

For the moment, I'll keep waiting for Surface and a good Dell tablet

Was thinking about getting a Fire for my daughter (or maybe a Nook, something in the "cheap but not too shabby" category).. for a budget tablet the specs look a good deal better than those two, may just have to wait and see if it's really coming in July at that price, assuming its for real.

BajiRav said,
No camera on back = fake?

Many people don't need cameras on the back of their tablets, but I agree, it's a cheap article in bulk so wtf...

GS:mac

BajiRav said,
No camera on back = fake?

only front camera, no need some 5MP or 8MP camera on tablet to cut cost...remember google gonna sell it for $199

tsupersonic said,
I'll probably get this for my fun toy, and I'll get the Surface pro for productivity.

If the surface is not quad-core, then my laptop will be more productive to work on.

NightCrawlerInfinity said,

If the surface is not quad-core, then my laptop will be more productive to work on.

Surface pro is quad core, ARM one is probably quad core too ( I am not sure about ARM ).

simrat said,

Surface pro is quad core, ARM one is probably quad core too ( I am not sure about ARM ).

I can't find any mention of the Pro being quad-core. As for the Windows RT model, it may be a Tegra 3 device, but it's garbage for professional use.

I'm not mentioning the RT model because then it becomes nothing more than a competitor to Android Tablets and the iPad.

What I'm talking about is the pro model because of its hybrid functionality a legacy supported laptop with tablet functionality. All it states is Intel Core i5 but not which model specifically. http://ark.intel.com/products/family/65504

guru said,
meh. surface seems to be infinitely more interesting that this tablet

The surface's will be at least 2x the price for Arm model and up to 4x higher for x86 model though, that's why xD

thealexweb said,

The surface's will be at least 2x the price for Arm model and up to 4x higher for x86 model though, that's why xD


So? The Surface is completely different not to mention much bigger. Did you actually think the price would be the same?

thealexweb said,

The surface's will be at least 2x the price for Arm model and up to 4x higher for x86 model though, that's why xD


Surface ARM comes with Offiice which is huge plus.. Surface pro = MBA 11" class hybrid. I'd rather have one device instead of having to carry a laptop and an tablet

Meh. Although the specs and design don't impress me much, I'm liking the pricing as it has the potential to affect the competition's prices.

Edited by Manish, Jun 25 2012, 1:24pm :

FoxieFoxie said,

One is crap, other is luxurious

You have to go from point A to point B......... both a ford and Porsche will take you there.... How you will get there depends by your budget and, most important, you needs.
My Tablet replaced my laptop; I have no problem spending $1,500/2,000 for a Lenovo Convertible but if I just needed a device to surf the net and watch pictures, sorry I do not use FB, on the couch I would not need such a high end device.

Lexcyn said,
Instant buy from me.

while I'll be buying myself and the wife a surface/x86 this price is low enough I'll buy one as a toy.

MrHumpty said,

while I'll be buying myself and the wife a surface/x86 this price is low enough I'll buy one as a toy.

Funny I'm buying a Nexus Tablet for sure on Wednesday. I would love to buy a surface as a toy (given the OS looks childish) however since no price has been released and given that it might be close to a $1000 (for the Pro model), I'll pass on that toy.

RatherLargeBear said,

Except that Surface has been announced and shown and tested by the press, but this device has not? Explain vapourware?

The Nexus tablet has not been announced. We are all expecting it because of all the leaks on it. The Nexus Tablet itself is not vapourware. It's the leaks that are vapourware.

The best part of that, when Google announces it on Wednesday, we will know everything about it unlike the Surface Tablet.

Lexcyn said,
Instant buy from me.

Same here, for what tablets are used for (surfing web, facebook, twitter, angry birds) this is perfect and at a proper price point. To this day, I still can't justify spending $500 for a tablet/netbook.

RatherLargeBear said,

Except that Surface has been announced and shown and tested by the press, but this device has not? Explain vapourware?

Click the link. It explains all you need to know.

RatherLargeBear said,

Except that Surface has been announced and shown and tested by the press, but this device has not? Explain vapourware?

I think he's talking about the VaporMg material the Surface is made of. I'm very excited about it like he is.

Condere said,

Same here, for what tablets are used for (surfing web, facebook, twitter, angry birds) this is perfect and at a proper price point. To this day, I still can't justify spending $500 for a tablet/netbook.

Exactly, that is what a table is for. This will be a nice addition to my Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab.