Weighing in with a 7 inch LCD screen, the Google Nexus 7 lacks the pinsharp resolution or glorious size of the Apple iPad, but more than makes up for it in other areas. Big enough to browse and watch films without squinting but small enough to hold with one hand, the Nexus 7 hits a sweet spot in size.
Despite its small frame, Google and Asus have also managed to pack in Android Jellybean 4.1, a speedy quad-core Tegra 3 processor and 1GB of Ram as well as a healthy 8 or 16 GB of memory.
However, the most impressive thing about Google’s mini tablet is the price - £199 for the 16GB version. Coming in at around half the price of Apple’s aluminium and glass beauty, the Nexus with its smart styling and pleasing rubberised back, is more than a bargain.
Although it lacks a rear facing camera, or 3G Connectivity, the Nexus 7 ticks all the essential boxes, including around eight hours of juice, wi-fi and a range of apps courtesy of Google Play.
An irresistible bit of kit for gadget lovers everywhere, the Nexus 7 allows you to watch films, easily browse the web and read e-books all in a cheap, nicely sized package.
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