In the recent times, mobile electronics manufacturers have resorted to introducing high spec tablets that are appealing to the market. As Google strives to put their hands in almost every pot, they teamed up with Asus to make the Asus Google Nexus 7 Tablet in order to rival the iPad Mini in various ways. Obviously, this tablet is not designed to compete with devices such as the iPad 3 and even Asus’ Transformer Prime tablet. It competes directly with Kindle Fire and the likes of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.7.0.
Key Features and Specs
Asus Google Nexus 7 Tablet comes with a 1.3 GHZ Cortex A9 quadcore processor, an Android Jelly Bean OS and NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset, all of which make the performance of the tablet quite amazing. With such specs, processes running on the tablet go smoothly without problems of slow responsiveness.
Clearly, the tablet was designed to be a gaming device because it comes with a multi-touch screen that responds to up to 10 fingers. The graphics look so sharp to produce a clear display, thanks to the ULP GeForce GPU that is used in the graphics tablet of the device. In a nutshell, the specs of the Asus Google Nexus 7 Tablet are as follows:
- A 1280×800 IPS 7 inch touchscreen display
- 1.2 MP front camera
- 8GB/16GB/32GB storage versions
- Both 2G and 3G network standards
- Up to 9 hours battery life on 3G network
- 1GB memory
- WiFi connectivity and Bluetooth
Pros of the Asus Google Nexus 7 Tablet
Excellent speed: The tablet is among the fastest tabs in the market so far. This is experienced in all the aspects of its performance such as a short start-up time, quick app loading and fast navigation without hanging or waiting.
Front camera: The Asus Google Nexus 7 tablet has a front-facing camera that is ideal for video calls. The image quality of the camera is also good.
No restrictions: Compared to Kindle Fire, the Nexus 7 does not come with many restrictions to do with online streaming service and app compatibility. All native Android apps are supported on the device.
Price: The Asus Google Nexus 7 Tablet (16GB) goes for around $200, the same price as that of the Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet and Amazon Kindle Fire, all with the same storage capacity. With such a price, the Nexus 7 is definitely a steal when it is compared to what else is available at the same cost.
Cons of the Asus Google Nexus 7 Tablet
No rear camera: It is a letdown that the Asus Google Nexus 7 Tablet does not come with a rear-facing camera even though this does not make it come short against its immediate competition such as Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.7.0 and the Kindle Fire.
Lack of memory expansion slots: The tablet does not have memory expansion slots such as USB ports and microSD slot.
No Mini HDMI Out: For people looking to connect the tablet to their HD TV for movies and high-resolution photos, the device is not the best because it doesn’t have such a port.