Gadget Review: Nexus 7

4.5 out of 5 stars


When it comes to purchasing a tablet, the biggest question always posed is, “Which one should I get?”

So, in order to help you make your decision, this gadget review is on the Nexus 7 by Google. Available at the campus bookstore and every major electronic retailer, this tablet is the best bang for your buck. Priced at a reasonable $199 for a 16 gigabyte version or $249 for the 32 gigabyte one, there is little to complain about at this price.

Made by Asus, the Nexus 7 is a seven inch tablet that provides a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi capability, Bluetooth connectivity, and near field capabilities. It packs one gigabyte of ram as well as a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core processor. The Nexus 7 also runs on the newest version of Android’s 4.2 (Jelly Bean) which allows the tablet to operate smoothly and up-to-date.

After all these technical specifications  a reliable and solidly built tablet that is ready to use straight out of the box for everyday web surfing, managing emails, listening to music, reading books and magazines, and watching videos, movies, or television is available. Being a Google product, access to the Google Play store is granted, where downloading and purchasing applications, music, books, magazines, and movies is a simple process. In addition, access to widgets will liven up the tablet’s interface and ensure a user friendly experience. Lastly, the daydream feature displays a live stream of whatever you choose to be displayed whenever the Nexus is on standby.

The downsides of the Nexus 7 include missing a rear facing camera and expandable storage slot. However, these missing features are compensated by its very competitive price.

In the end, the Nexus 7 provides the full tablet experience and freedom to customize its interface to desired personal preferences.

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