TabletConnect - Nexus 7 Review


Senior Member
Aug 4, 2010

Overall, the Nexus 7 is the best value Android tablet currently on the market. For its price, you are getting excellent hardware. So what are the strengths: 1) quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor that should handle majority of current 3D based games and video rendering; 2) $199 price tag; 3) full Google apps; 4) latest Google updates without manufacturer interference; 5) $25 credit to the Play Store; and 6) excellent 1280x800 7” screen. As for the negatives: 1) no expansion slot; 2) no HDMI output; 4) stuttering on 1080p video and 5) unable to play HD AVI and MOV videos natively. These negatives are minor and the first two are due to keeping cost low. There is no denying that the Nexus 7 is the best $200 tablet on the market for now. It will be facing competition as more manufacturers will introduce tablets in this price range. (The Not-Yet-On-The-Market Acer Iconia A110 should offer more features for the same price.) Also Apple's rumored mini-iPad may make its debut this fall (although the starting price should be at least $300). If you are looking at purchasing one of the cheap Android tablets that are on the market for under $200, save your money and buy the Nexus 7. It is well worth it. You get what you pay for except here you are getting more than what you pay for.

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