Does the Nexus 7 match up to the iPad?

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Aug
03
2012
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Price, Portability and user friendliness are the 3 things that come into your mind when you see the new Nexus 7 Tablet PC from Google. The reason why the tablet is becoming massively popular is that the Nexus 7 was the best choice for people who dreamed of an iPad but could not afford it. Let us take a closer look at how the Nexus 7 fares against its rival, Apple’s iPad.

The Price:

Whether it is the 8 GB or the 16 GB version, the Nexus 7 is highly affordable as compared to its Apple counterpart. The base price stands at $209 for the 8 GB version and $259 for the 16 GB version whereas the iPad retails for a base price of $499 for the 16 GB version.

Looks and Portability:

Even though it has a smaller screen which stands at 7 inches as compared to the 10 inches of the iPad, the Nexus does offer a trendy and comfortable stance. Also many people consider its smaller size as an advantage because the tablet can be tucked away easily in their pockets as compared to the humongous size of the iPad.

Hard and Soft Specs:

The Nexus comes with a Quad Core Tegra 4 Processor and 1 GB of RAM which is as powerful as the iPad’s Dual Core A5X chip. On the OS front, the Nexus is preloaded with the latest Jelly Bean version of Android and though not as large as Apple’s app store, Google’s Play Store does have a large number of good apps as well. Both the Tablets offer multi-format playback of multimedia content and have tons of apps meant for personal as well as business applications.

The Nexus 7 is a worthy competitor to the iPad, well atleast until Apple decides to launch a mini version of its Tablet. People who buy an iPad want an iPad and not a Tablet PC. This uniqueness of Apple’s products is what Google needs to replicate and they seem to have done a pretty decent job with the Nexus 7.

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