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Google Nexus 7
The Google Nexus 7 was the first Nexus-branded tablet to be released by Google. The hardware, manufactured by Asus, consists of a 7-inch display with a 1280x800 resolution screen, an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a choice of 16GB or 32GB of storage, and a – somewhat limited – 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera.
The main downside of the Nexus is that it does not feature a card slot to allow you to expand the storage.
The hardware runs the very latest – and highly capable – Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean" operating system, and features an improved, very efficient software keyboard. Being a Google tablet, you're also guaranteed software updates, rather than having to rely on the goodwill of the hardware maker.
The tablet also features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and optional cellular, and all this is powered by a battery that can give 10 hours of usage under normal conditions.
A powerful tablet in a small, easy-to-carry form factor.
The more I use this tablet, the more I like it. It's big enough to do real work, and yet small enough to carry around in a jacket pocket.
At a glance:
- 7-inch, 1280x800 display
- Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor
- Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean"
- 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera
- Choice of 16GB or 32GB
- Battery life of 10 hours
Price: from $199.
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