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Good: Tegra 3 chipset for gaming
Bad: Build quality
Comment: I have seen three of these all with issues opened from sealed box. Firstly, dents on the grey plastic bezel seem common. By dents I mean like it has come into contact with a knife that has left a deep groove on plastic. Secondly, the rear cover can have a pronounced gap in one area, it is NOT to aid removal of back cover...! Thirdly, pressing on the screen (usually top left-hand corners causes a sound like doble-sided tape is adhering then lifting from back of display.
Good: Love the apps and being able to log on to my email and facebook accounts
Bad: I have had three of these tablets, problems with colour, turning on and off have proved extremely irritating. I have been in touch with Google Play to return the devices but am still waiting for the envelopes in order to return them.
Comment: As explained before, the first Nexus lost its colour after a month of use. The colour gradually came back once it had been on for around 20 minutes but was told this was faulty and that I would need to return it for a replacement. This has been since September and I'm still waiting for an envelope to return it. I ordered another Nexus (paying again!) and this time the Nexus doesn't switch on and then when it does switch on, it switches off again intermittently. I am also still waiting for an envelope to return it and am over £300 out of pocket. Customer Services seem very pleasant and want to help but so far, nothing has been resolved. The third Nexus was sent and, apparently, signed for, but not by me and I have no idea who it was delivered to (TNT take note!!!!). All in all, my experience has been that I am very disappointed with the after-sales service and the unreliability of two brand new Nexus 7s, and no refund in sight. If you want to buy this, please get it from a shop not from Google Play.
Bad: lack or storage
Comment: brilliant device- or has been. It's now running incredibly slowly at times (despite factory resets). Apparently, a problem with the current version of jellybean and having less than 3gb of storage remaining(!). Come on Google get it sorted!
(And while you're at it Google- not offering the same refund for people who bought the Nexus 7 direct from the playstore as those who bought from other places isn't encouraging me to buy on the playstore!)
Good: Screen, Apps, Battery life, Standard Proprietary Micro USB Port, Best in class OS, Blazing fast CPU, Buttery Smooth
Bad: Nothing at all.
Comment: I actually sold my 10.1" Tablet to purchase this little beauty. I have to say, its actually one of the greatest purchases I have ever made. Personally, I simply can't justify how other well know manufacturers charge the premium prices that they do when this tablet is by far better than any other device I have used. What really struck me was how gorgeous that 7" screen looks. HD movies just look stunning, and more importantly, the size means that it doesn't wake my wife up when we are in bed and she is sleeping (a problem I had with the big, clumsy iPad!) The quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 makes quick work of rendering websites and combine this with "project butter" in the new Android 4.1.1. Jelly Bean then you have a superb user exerience that is unrivaled by anyone else. If you are on the fence and thinking about getting this tablet.. don't be, it will be the best investment you ever made
Good: excellent battery life, good screen, jellybean, shall I go on?
Bad: file transfer with Mac sometimes times out
Comment: I still have my Apple Powerbook 100 but won't ever have to use it again... this tablet is brilliant, jellybean works a treat- bought this tablet on Saturday and in half an hour had my various email accounts and calendars synced... generic office suite and Autosketch installed, VLC for various movie formats and I'm away.
Though if you have large hands I'd recommend getting a stylus, Bamboo works well.
Screen is excellent and the tablet can handle the large (20Mb+) image files from my Nikon which is great for sitting in a cafe and reviewing a whole lot of work shots.
The screen is also big enough to use comfortably as an eBook or to read notes and minutes of meetings without that hassle of having a laptop like a little wall in front of you.
I've read criticisms of the lack of a decent camera but hey, buy a camera- let's face it this tablet doesn't make tea either but I can cope.
All in all for someone who had never got on with touchscreens in the past, had always been an apple disciple but had got fed up with lugging a laptop about this tablet is well worth it- what you get for £200 is truly awesome..... and with headphones you've got a replacement iPod.
Good: Price and performance
Bad: Limited range of Apps
Comment: Brilliant product, I'm really happy with it. It's really light and just the right size for a second screen to look at while watching TV. It also fits nicely in a bag for a long train journey/commute.
The only downside is that Google Play is a bit limited on the apps front. So if you want to use this as a gaming device and want more than free clones of other iOS games/mega hits (i.e. Bad Piggies) you might be disappointed.
Comment: To anyone who owns a 16gb version, can I ask is that enough memory for general/gaming use?
Good: Jelly Bean, processor
Bad: Very poor build quality with loose screen (which seems to be a standard fault as all display models looked at have this problem too), lack of storage space
Comment: I got one of these with great excitement but this soon turned to dismay, as the build quality was appalling with loose screen. In the end I had to return it to Google and get a refund which took ages. I really can't see what all the fuss is about. I'd recommend spending a bit more a getting something like a Samsung Galaxy 7.7, which is very well made, has a fantastic screen and an SD card slot. OK no Jelly Bean yet but that will come. Or a Galaxy Note 2 (which does have Jelly Bean)
Good: Every thing for the price
Bad: Nothing for the price
Comment: No 3G: Try tethering it to your smart phone
No HDMI: Who needs it when you have DNLA
No SD card: use cloud storage
Its 200 bucks. This cant be beat.
Good: Everything for the price
Bad: Nothing, if you dont like it spend a little more on the Samsung or Asus.
No rear camera (If you want to take pictures use your , fabulous)
No 3G (Well tether it)
No SD card slot to expand memory (ever heard of sky drive, drop box etc?)
No HDMI output (Doubt if you heard of DNLA either)
For a tech magazine you guys are poor at your jobs!
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