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Hey I agree it's a good tablet for the price but why they left out a couple of critical features is beyond me.

My Samsung Tab 7.0+ that I gave my daughter has 16GB onboard, micro SD slot, HDMI out via dongle and it sells (before it was discontinued) for $250. Slower dual core chip and slightly lower resolution screen but a lot more functionality.

My Toshiba 7.7" is even better. Super AMOLED+ screen same resolution and cpu as the Nexus and it has micro-SD and HDMI out.

Carry this in my wallet when I travel with tablets. Extra 64GB of video whenever I need it wink.gif

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Let's see the Nexus 7 do this smile.gif

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2 broke girls, really ?

For myself I don't see the point in a 7" tablet when I have my 5.3" Samsung Galaxy Note with Super Amoled 1280x800 and dual core snapdragon processor. Its currently officially on ICS but with Cryogenmod it has Jellybean.

So instead of a phone + 7" tablet I just carry my 5.3" phone
post #53 of 73
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The Nexus 7 would be a great tablet if Google/Asus had provided micro HDMI out or MHL support and more importantly a Micro SD slot. Here in Canada the 16GB version is $260. That is pretty expensive given the limited storage space (especially since you only get about 12GB after OS and apps). I wouldn't even consider a device with only 8GB of storage (6 usable). Sure you can root it and use an OTG adapter and external drive but do I really want a dongle hanging off of my tablet everywhere I go?
16GB is being replaced with the 32GB version. Google doesn't want microSD expansion slots on Nexus devices, Nexus devices are known for not having microSD expansion slots.
I don't see why people continue on complaining about this. Nexus devices are known for two significant reasons: 1) Updates from Google without having to worry about your manufacturer to update it (insert about custom ROM etc etc... nexus devices get binary files, kernel source day one... meaning we get less buggy ROMs, notice new roms for other phones coming out with broken wifi, bt, etc?) and secondly it is known for 2) huge developer support from the community [xda].

$199-$249 for a Quad-Core tablet is a game changer, especially in the field of Amazon Kindles and Nook. What Google accomplished was successful.
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2 broke girls, really ?
For myself I don't see the point in a 7" tablet when I have my 5.3" Samsung Galaxy Note with Super Amoled 1280x800 and dual core snapdragon processor. Its currently officially on ICS but with Cryogenmod it has Jellybean.
So instead of a phone + 7" tablet I just carry my 5.3" phone

Better eyes than mine obviously... I use my tablet primarily for reading. Anything smaller than I have now would drive me nuts. My wife somehow manages to read on her iphone rolleyes.gif
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post #55 of 73
Its actually quite good for reading ebooks, that 1.7" diagonally isn't really a huge difference. I can read as easily on my Galaxy Note as on my GF's iPad 3 and i'm 38 yo
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Hey I agree it's a good tablet for the price but why they left out a couple of critical features is beyond me.
My Samsung Tab 7.0+ that I gave my daughter has 16GB onboard, micro SD slot, HDMI out via dongle and it sells (before it was discontinued) for $250. Slower dual core chip and slightly lower resolution screen but a lot more functionality.
My Toshiba 7.7" is even better. Super AMOLED+ screen same resolution and cpu as the Nexus and it has micro-SD and HDMI out.
Carry this in my wallet when I travel with tablets. Extra 64GB of video whenever I need it wink.gif
Let's see the Nexus 7 do this smile.gif

Now if they were to have $200 to build the thing, it would do all that and more.

How often are we going to hook up our tablets to TV's? Don't think I ever will, I have my laptop for that kind of stuff. Presentations for work might be beneficial...but I won't need it.

I also think Tegra 3 is that new standard for tablets.


I'm just waiting to scope out a good deal on craigslist.
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I actually find the tablet really handy when I travel for work (which I do a lot). Nothing better than plugging your tablet into the tv in a hotel and watching movies brought along. I carry a laptop for work so bringing a second laptop is not realistic. Plus all my books are on the device so it serves a dual function.
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That SD card holder is sweet. Wish I had a reason to carry one =).

I just have this little case type thing, only really use it because I hate throwing away sd cards, haha.

EDIT: I do like that Toshiba excite 7.7, but the price puts it out of my comfort zone for a 7 inch. At that price I would probably go for an Asus 10incher. I still think that excite is pretty hot though thumb.gif



Edited by skazx - 10/13/12 at 9:14am
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I can read fine on small screens its really more about the resolution than the actual screen size, which is what some people don't seem to get as for me atleast a higher rez is better than a bigger screen but companies know its cheaper and more appealing to the mass to just make bigger screens with a worser rez. 2 words Pinch zoom.
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I can read fine on small screens its really more about the resolution than the actual screen size, which is what some people don't seem to get as for me atleast a higher rez is better than a bigger screen but companies know its cheaper and more appealing to the mass to just make bigger screens with a worser rez. 2 words Pinch zoom.

I get that. My wife seems comfortable reading off of her phone. Maybe I'm too old school redface.gif If it isn't the size of a pocketbook, I can't get into the reading experience. I had enough trouble transitioning away from actual books as it was.
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