On July 13th Google shocked the world by releasing the company’s first 7 inch tablet to rival the popular Samsung 7 inch Tab 2, Amazon Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nook and lastly taking a bite at Ipad monopoly of the market share. Lets review each feature and compare it with the current available market tablet.
It was developed in-conjuction and in partnership with Asus Taiwan. There are 2 version of the tablet released, 8GB and the 16GB model.
- Price. Google Nexus 7 is priced at only $199 for a 8GB model, the same price you would pay for a Amazon Kindle Fire. A Samsung Galaxy Tab 8GB is currently priced at $249.99. Barnes & Noble Nook is priced slightly lower at $149 and the expensive IPad at $499 for a 16GB model. If you are looking for a budget tablet, this product should fall into your potential buy list.
- Processor’s Core. Nexus 7 is the only tablet out in the market that sports a quad-core processor while the rest of the tablet only contains a dual-core processor. With a quad core processor, application can run concurrently with each other.
- Processor’s Speed. Nexus 7 is the fastest processor among all tablet running at a speed of 1.3GHz while the rest of the tablets runs between 1.0GHz and 1.2Ghz. Some online over-clockers were able to clock the Nexus 7 up to 2.0 Ghz.
- Display Size. All tablets has a 7 inch display monitor.
- Display Type. Apple IPad has the best display 2048×1536 resolution followed by Nexus 7 with a 1280×800 resolution. The higher the resolution means higher details are packed into the display per inch. Kindle Fire,Nook and Samsung Tab all has the same display type which is 1024×600.
- OS. Both the Samsung and Nexus 7 runs on Androids which at the moment has a great variety of software applications that can rival Apple OS Apps Store. Apples runs on Apple OS. Kindle and Nook on their own OS.
- Camera. The best camera category goes to Apple Ipad that features a 5MP forward facing camera that is able to shoot Full HD video. Compared that to Nexus 7, it has only a 1.2MP front facing and no forward facing camera.
- Battery Size. Nexus 7 has a built in battery of 4,325 mAh and it is rated to last 9 hours of DVD playback and 10 hours of web browsing. Other tablet’s lifespan can last between 8 to 10 hours and comparable with Nexus 7.
- Glass. Only Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire uses the Corning Incorporated Gorrila scratch resistant glass. The rest of the tablet would require a screen protector to protect it from accidental scratches.
- Memory. All tablets except Kindle Fire comes with 1GB of memory.