Nexus 7 Scores Well in Reviews

With Google releasing its first tablet and all, the media wanted to be quick in giving a response to all the hype that this Mountain View California-based corporation caused in a few days. Most well-known publications around the Internet are giving this device a great score, saying that it’s the best device available for the price and one of the best tablets out today. The only problem so far has been the Android ecosystem, which we all know isn’t all that great and has a way to go.

I’ve rounded up various reviews from top blogs across the Internet for a quick read of different journalists’ opinions. You can find all these thoughts below and after the break. Also, tell us what you think of this new possible iPad competitor so far.

Joshua Topolsky of The Verge:

Google’s Nexus 7 isn’t just an excellent tablet for $200. It’s an excellent tablet, period. In fact, it’s the first Android tablet that I can confidently recommend to buyers — and not just because it’s got a low price tag (though that certainly helps). It’s a well-designed, powerful, and useful product, with lots of bells and whistles that makes it feel like a device that should be more expensive than it is.

Chris Burns of SlashGear:

What you’ve got here is a fun machine. … Even those who want a tablet just to fiddle with should and probably will be considering this device first in the near future – unless they want an iPad.

Brian King of AnandTech:

Honestly I think ASUS and Google have really done an excellent job here with the Nexus 7. The combination of a quad core SoC, IPS panel, solid construction, and the latest version of Android all for such a killer price point pretty much make it hard to really find any faults. Sure, it’d be useful to have a full size USB host port, microSD slot (though no Nexus has shipped with one since Nexus S), 5 GHz WiFi (Nexus 7 is 2.4 GHz only), or cellular, but the tablet wouldn’t be $199 anymore. I also really feel like the 7 inch diagonal form factor is an ideal one, and the Nexus 7 is quickly growing on me.

Tim Stevens of Engadget:

If you’ve been toying with the idea of getting a real Android slate but didn’t want to spend big bucks for a big device, this is what you’ve been waiting for. This is the best Android tablet for less than $200 and the best budget 7-inch tablet on the market. For the moment.

Eric Franklin of CNET:

With a beautiful screen, fast performance, a comfortable design, and overall great media options, the Nexus 7 is easily the best 7-inch tablet available and one of the top tablets on the market.

After reading those, would you consider buying a Nexus 7, if you haven’t already?

I’ll be writing a bit about the Nexus 7 when my unit arrives in two to three weeks, so keep checking back.

Image via AnandTech

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