ASUS Nexus 7

90
Engadget
Score
90

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Nexus 7 review (2013)

Summary

The Nexus 7 is definitely the best bang for your buck, and is still affordable enough for most budget-savvy shoppers.

from $299.99+
Pros
  • Beautiful 1080p display
  • Improved performance
  • Incredibly loud sound
  • Wireless charging
Cons
  • Weirdly proportioned bezels
  • Battery life not as long as the original Nexus 7's
Nexus 7 review (2013)
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Nexus 7 hands-on (2013)

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Nexus 7 with LTE headed to AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile

Who knew affordable tablets could be so good? That was our reaction after reviewing the original Nexus 7 when it went on sale last year for $200; at the time, comparably specced products were going for at least $100 more. So, when this year's follow-up came out at a slightly higher price ($229 and up), we were a little concerned the higher cost would dissuade penny-pinching shoppers from taking the plunge.

After we got a good look at the spec sheet, though, we quickly forgave Google and ASUS for their decision. For the money, you get a gorgeous 1,920 x 1,200 IPS display, 2GB of RAM, a rear camera, a quad-core processor, wireless charging and the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean 4.3. Now that we've had the opportunity to take the new and improved Nexus 7 for a spin, we're ready to tackle all the obvious questions: is this still the best budget tablet on the market? How does it compare to the iPad mini? And does the spec sheet actually reflect real-world performance? Let's find out.

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Scores

Engadget

90
 

Breakdown

Features
8.6
Durability
8.0
Storage capacity
7.7
Ease of use
9.0
Battery life
8.0
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Specs

Nexus

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage
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Specs

Nexus

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage
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