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Google Nexus 7

Discussion in 'GadgetZ, GismoZ and Bling' started by Aceman, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Aceman

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    Has anyone had a play with one of these or even got one, what do you think ?

    I have just had a play with one in Currys tonight and reading the reviews and spec I am really tempted. I have wanted a tablet for a while and never really found one with all the gizmo's I want but this one is very close and I must say is extremely smooth in operation with the display stunningly clear. I have always thought the Ipad rather expensive and can't justify £400+ for one but a Nexus 7 at £200 albeit small in comparison seems a bit of a bargain.

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    Here you go....... :))

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    The Register are well known in the industry for their honest and accurate reviews, so this is worth a read. They call tablets 'fondleslabs', which kind of fits in with whatever HT is on about ;)

    http://www.reghardware.com/2012/07/10/review_nexus7_android_tablet/

    Verdict

    Admittedly, the Nexus 7 needs a 3G version for true data portability, an absence which might deter some. Likewise, it can't match the media choices of Apple or Amazon and it won’t give the massive battery life of an e-ink reader either. Even so, the Nexus is good enough to make it a logical choice for anyone thinking about a smaller tablet for reading or watching video while out and about, and it's a steal at the price.
     
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    Haha walked into that one. :))

    The lack of 3G can be got around using one of those wifi 3G devices albeit you need to pop it in your coat pocket etc. but an option if the necessity comes about.
     

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