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At a mere 0.64-pounds, this new model is the world’s highest-resolution 7″ tablet and puts over 2.3 million pixels in the palm of your hand. With a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM, everything runs faster. Google’s Nexus 7 may be priced under $230, but it’s definitely no slouch. The Nexus 7 2 is the first tablet to ship with Android 4.3, the latest version of the world’s most popular mobile operating system so it’s fast, fun and easy to make your own. Product page.

Here’s the bottom line: “There are plenty of people for whom the iPad mini is definitely the right tablet. But before you pick, look through the Play Store and see if you can find everything you need. Because outside of that discrepancy, the Nexus 7 is a better tablet than the iPad mini. It’s so comfortable in one hand, the screen is incredible, and its performance is virtually flawless. Android itself has even developed into a great tablet operating system, in many ways better than iOS.” More information.



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