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ASUS Nexus 7

ASUS Nexus 7

from  $349.99+
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90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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

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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
90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

90
 

User Reviews

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bluehawaiiASTR
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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Pascal5333
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
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Average Critic Score
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Engadget
The Nexus 7 was a rather swell device when it was officially launched last year, and now we've had the opportunity to play with the next-gen version, which bumps the swellness factor a notch or two.
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CNET
You are getting what will likely be the best-performing 7-inch tablet -- at least for awhile -- with all the new features Android 4.3 provides, including wireless charging.
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Gizmodo
The new 7's screen is brighter and slightly larger than last year's model, packed with deeper colors and full HD resolution (which when combined with Netflix's new 1080p streaming service looks incredible). The UI navigation is quick, crisp, and snappy.
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Android Community
At first glance you can obviously tell this is a better device. Not only are the bezels smaller (at least on the sides) but the screen is extremely crisp and vibrant, and the design just feels extremely durable and solid.
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SlashGear
This device looks and feels exceedingly similar to the original, working with the same physical size display, a bit thinner yet taller tablet body, and a back-facing camera. Inside it’s got a whole different set of processor bits and pieces, on the other hand.
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Ars Technica
Overall, the new Nexus 7 moves performance ahead by a sizable margin, especially given that it costs only $30 more than last year's model and it has come out only a year later.
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phoneArena
The quad-core Qualcomm snapdragon processor has absolutely no problem handling Android 4.3 and while it does not bring a super laundry list of changes, some features are no doubt going to be welcome, like solid battery performance courtesy of Project Roadrunner.
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Laptop Magazine
Probably the most noticeable feature of the new Nexus 7 is its 1920 x 1200 display, which simply blows everything else at this size out of the water. Compared to both the old Nexus 7 and the MemoPad HD 7, which is also made by ASUS, images were much crisper, brighter, and more colorful.
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TechHive
Overall, it looks like Google has got itself a winner. The new hardware might not be enough to make owners of the previous Nexus 7 want to update, but the low price will definitely sway a number of first-time tablet buyers into picking one up.
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Android Central
A worthy successor to the original 7-inch tablet that really kicked off Android for the larger form factor, this ASUS-made unit has been improved in nearly every aspect.

The Latest

08.28.13
PSA: New Nexus 7 launches today in UK and Europe, O2 to sell LTE model starting September 13th
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PSA: New Nexus 7 launches today in UK and Europe, O2 to sell LTE model starting September 13th

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08.25.13
New Nexus 7 arrives in Japan this week, SIM-unlocked 32GB LTE model coming this September
08.25.13

New Nexus 7 arrives in Japan this week, SIM-unlocked 32GB LTE model coming this September

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