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It's easy, the Nexus 7 wins hands down. It has a faster quad-core SoC, full Google Play Store access, pure Android with faster OS updates (due to it being a Google Nexus device), much narrower so it's easier to hold in one hand, it's lighter by 55g (340g vs 395g). The only advantages the Kindle HD might have is possibly the dual-band and dual-antenna MIMO Wi-Fi, stereo speakers (pretty bad on all tablets, so it's just slightly less bad), and it gives easy access to Amazon content.
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Why not look at a different option?

If space is a factor, the Acer Iconia A110 is now out. It sells for $200 USD, has Tegra 3, HDMI out, and a Micro SD card. Even though it only comes with 8GB onboard, a 32GB Micro SD card is less than $20 currently.
Very nice chart, you did some nice work there. I maintain the GPU chart in the Graphics Card Ranking thread, so I know a thing or two about charts. They make comparing products so much easier.

While the specs on the Acer Iconia A110 are pretty good for the price and it has a Micro SD slot, it's biggest downside is the poor quality 1024x600 TN panel. For a tablet the screen is so hugely important. I wouldn't touch a tablet with a 10 foot pole that didn't have an IPS or similar quality display. IPS panels have more vibrant colors and much better viewing angles.
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Why not look at a different option?
If space is a factor, the Acer Iconia A110 is now out. It sells for $200 USD, has Tegra 3, HDMI out, and a Micro SD card. Even though it only comes with 8GB onboard, a 32GB Micro SD card is less than $20 currently.
I just bought and returned a Nexus 7. It's a fast performing device but I was underwhelmed by the screen contrast and color. My Samsung Tab 7.0+ and Toshiba AT270 7.7 both have much better color/contrast ratios.
If you can catch the Samsung Tab 7.0 on a deal it's good as well (although the Acer A110 is better in just about every way except battery life).
Have a look at the charts I created. Bear in mind the pricing is Canadian/USD.

Wow, Just, Wow....

Thanks very much for that, it was really helpful. Probably the most helpful anyone has been actually.

Well, I've just looked at the acer Iconia A110 and I can get £50 cashback on it biggrin.gif

You've made my choice easy, the A110 it is.

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Why not look at a different option?
If space is a factor, the Acer Iconia A110 is now out. It sells for $200 USD, has Tegra 3, HDMI out, and a Micro SD card. Even though it only comes with 8GB onboard, a 32GB Micro SD card is less than $20 currently.
I just bought and returned a Nexus 7. It's a fast performing device but I was underwhelmed by the screen contrast and color. My Samsung Tab 7.0+ and Toshiba AT270 7.7 both have much better color/contrast ratios.
If you can catch the Samsung Tab 7.0 on a deal it's good as well (although the Acer A110 is better in just about every way except battery life).
Have a look at the charts I created. Bear in mind the pricing is Canadian/USD.

Wow, Just, Wow....

Thanks very much for that, it was really helpful. Probably the most helpful anyone has been actually.

Well, I've just looked at the acer Iconia A110 and I can get £50 cashback on it biggrin.gif

You've made my choice easy, the A110 it is.

Comps
Sweet, cashback is always nice. As I said before, just keep in mind the A110 uses a lower quality TN panel (less vibrant colors and narrower viewing angles compared to IPS panels) and has a lower resolution 1024x600 display (vs IPS panel and 1280x800 resolution in both the Nexus 7 and Kindle HD). If the SD card slot is more important than the display quality then fine but I wouldn't recommend getting a tablet with a TN panel. Also note that performance of an SD card may not be as good as the internal storage (depends on the class of SD card used and how fast the NAND is in the tablet, so the Nexus 7 would have the advantage with up to 32GB internal storage vs 8GB of the A110).
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Is it that much worse? I mean she's going to be reading and playing a few droid games on it. Nothing too high end to be honest.

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Is it that much worse? I mean she's going to be reading and playing a few droid games on it. Nothing too high end to be honest.

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In my opinion, it's a night and day difference. I just love the vibrant picture IPS displays give, and the big advantage for tablets is the wide viewing angles (the narrower viewing angle TN panel could get annoying really fast). Unless it's missing a huge deal breaking feature for her, I would just get the Nexus 7 32GB and call it a day. But it's your budget and choice, I'm not sure how the prices compare in your country (they are pretty close in the US at $229 A110 8GB vs $249 N7 32GB). It just seems like you give up a lot and don't have much to show for it (besides the Micro SD card slot and Micro HDMI). The A110 has a lower res and quality display, less onboard storage, smaller battery for less battery life, no GPS or NFC, heavier, and thicker than the Nexus 7.
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Nexus 7 is still the best 7 inch tablet.
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In my opinion, it's a night and day difference. I just love the vibrant picture IPS displays give. Unless it's missing a huge deal breaking feature for her, I would just get the Nexus 7 32GB and call it a day. But it's your budget and choice, I'm not sure how the prices compare in your country (they are pretty close in the US at $229 A110 8GB vs $249 N7 32GB). It just seems like you give up a lot and don't have much to show for it (besides the Micro SD card slot and Micro HDMI). The A110 has a lower res and quality display, less onboard storage, smaller battery for less battery life, no GPS or NFC, heavier, and thicker than the Nexus 7.

It's also £130 after the £50 cashback.... biggrin.gif

However, http://www.ebuyer.com/398430-asus-google-nexus-7-32gb-tablet-pc-90ok0mi1101090u £199

and

http://www.ebuyer.com/394008-acer-iconia-a110-tablet-pc-ht-hapek-001 £179 but £129 after I get the cashback...

It's a hard choice bro, it's a hard choice.
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In my opinion, it's a night and day difference. I just love the vibrant picture IPS displays give. Unless it's missing a huge deal breaking feature for her, I would just get the Nexus 7 32GB and call it a day. But it's your budget and choice, I'm not sure how the prices compare in your country (they are pretty close in the US at $229 A110 8GB vs $249 N7 32GB). It just seems like you give up a lot and don't have much to show for it (besides the Micro SD card slot and Micro HDMI). The A110 has a lower res and quality display, less onboard storage, smaller battery for less battery life, no GPS or NFC, heavier, and thicker than the Nexus 7.

It's also £130 after the £50 cashback.... biggrin.gif

However, http://www.ebuyer.com/398430-asus-google-nexus-7-32gb-tablet-pc-90ok0mi1101090u £199

and

http://www.ebuyer.com/394008-acer-iconia-a110-tablet-pc-ht-hapek-001 £179 but £129 after I get the cashback...

It's a hard choice bro, it's a hard choice.
How much do fast 32GB Micro SD cards cost? Don't forget about that when you compare the prices which will be needed in order to get them at comparable storage. It would be an easy decision for me but I understand with a £70 price different why it would be a tough call for you. Why can you get cashback on the A110 but not the Nexus 7, is it brand related?
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How much do fast 32GB Micro SD cards cost? Don't forget about that when you compare the prices. It would be an easy decision for me but I understand with a £70 price different why it would be a tough call for you. Why can you get cashback on the A110 but not the Nexus 7, is it brand related?

Yeah, it's something that Acer is doing at the moment. If I could get it with the Nexus it wouldn't even be a question.

As for the memory cards, they are pretty cheap to be honest.
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Can you get your hands on the a110? I feel like you will change your mind after you see the display in real life.
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