$199 Google Nexus 7 Tablet Leaked Early, Built by ASUS
June 27, 2012 12:39 PM
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Google's Nexus 7 will be available in 8GB and 16GB versions
It looks as though Google was a little sloppy when it comes to protecting the assets for its upcoming Google I/O conference. An image of the company's Nexus 7 tablet was leaked ahead of schedule along with the full specs for the device.
The Nexus 7 (which measures 198.5 x 120 x 10.45 mm) is made by ASUS, comes with a 7" IPS display with a resolution of 1280x800 (216 PPI), and is powered by a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. The Nexus 7 weighs just 12 ounces and is available in 8GB and 16GB versions. All the features that you would expect from a modern tablet are included like a 1.2MP front-facing camera, NFC, an accelerometer, GPS, Bluetooth, and 802.11n wireless.
The Nexus 7 can operate for up to 9 hours (300 hours stanby) thanks to its 4325 mAh battery.
The Nexus 7 also packs
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
, but since that hasn't been officially announced yet, we'll provide an update to this piece when those details are revealed. In addition, pricing hasn’t been released, although we’ve been hearing $199 for the 8GB version and $249 for the 16GB version.
One bonus that is being included with each Nexus 7 purchase – for a limited time – is the inclusion of $25 in credit to use at the Google Play Store.
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RE: Interesting lack of
7/2/2012 6:51:21 AM
No, Apple doesn't "get away" way with anything because those of us whom consider a lack of storage expansion and replaceable battery deal-breakers. Thus we don't buy Apple products... As amazing as this thing is at $200/$250, the lack of an sd slot and user removable battery make it a no go.
I have yet to buy a tablet of any kind for these very reasons. And when makers pull their collective heads out and include these features for a reasonable price, I'll get one. Until then, my notebook does just fine.
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