Originally Posted by Koehler
That's strange. Why would you buy an old device over a newer one?
The Nexus 10 has the best display ever on a tablet (1600p Super PLS).
I have no idea why people would not get the best of the best.
10" tablets are too close in price and size to a full-on laptop. I'd rather have an ultra-portable laptop when we start talking $400+. My 3.5lb, 13.3" laptop with 8-14 hour battery life is nearly as portable as a 10" tablet but features much more straightforward productivity options (EG full windows x86/x64 app support). Tablets can't replace the function of a laptop at this time, so I won't hassle with trying to make a Nexus 10 fit the bill as I'd have to saddle it with a keyboard, mouse, etc. (Touch/convertible laptops are the best of both worlds, atm)
I don't want a tablet just for media consumption and the 10.1" models with stylus's can't keep up with my writing, so there's no point in one for me. The Nexus 7 (Although I'd prefer a Nexus 8.9) is an ideal balance for me because I'll be able to read Kindle books, watch videos, and browse webpages better than on my 4.5" 800x480 smartphone while only spending $200 + accessories. It is also much more usable with one hand than a 10.1" model since it's nearly half the weight of one. I'm debating how deep I want to get into Android development, too, and the Nexus 7 seems like a perfect place to start.
I can more easily justify spending $200 for supplementing my mobile technology suite than shelling out $400+ to try to shoehorn an emerging technology into a role that it cannot fulfill yet. I plan on jumping on-board with a Dell XPS12, Surface Pro, or something similar once Intel's Haswell CPUs start to roll out. Windows 8 is a blast (with all devices, but particularly touch-enabled ones).