So... yeah. This isn't going to be your typical Multi-testing Mommy review. Sorry about that.
- 7" IPS Capacitive LED (1280 x 800)
- 32 GB Flash Memory (storage)
- 1 GB RAM
- 1.2 MP front facing camera with autofocus
- NVIDIA Tegra 3 Processor running at 1.3GHz
- 802.11b/g/n integrated WiFi
- Integrated Bluetooth (2.1)
- Built-in Speaker, Integrated Microphone, Headphone Jack
- GPS Navigation
- Up To 9.5 Hours Battery Life
- Height: 1 cm
- Depth: 12 cm
- Width: 19.8 cm
- Weight: 340 g
Me: So since you have it, can you add the office WiFi in Settings?
Colleague: OK. (pause) I don't need to. It's already there.
Me: Really? I didn't do that.
Colleague: Huh. Must have come across with the Google stuff last night.
Both of us: Cool. (Also, a little scary. Be careful with sensitive information out there, folks. The cloud is always listening - and taking copious notes.)
The Nexus 7 fits comfortably in the palm of my hand, unlike other 7" tablets which are just slightly too wide for me to palm easily. The back is plastic, but has a rubbery feel to it as well. The amount of extra grip this provides is neglible, however. There are just two buttons: a volume rocker, and a multifunction button that handles sleep, power-off, airplane mode, and mute. It's a bit heavier than other 7" tablets, but not overly so, and unless you're doing a comparison one after the other, you wouldn't notice the difference.
The touchscreen is quick and responsive, and swiping between screens and applications is seamless. The Jellybean OS really shines on the Nexus 7, and I can say that I appreciate the buttonless, three icon (back, home, list) system of Android. The Google Play store may not be able to boast the same number of available applications as other vendors, but what's there is plentiful and, with the exception of the most particular and/or unique needs, will be more than sufficient for the majority of users.
You can get the Google Nexus 7 Tablet by ASUS, Android 4.2, 32GB at Staples.ca.
This review was written by my hubby!
He says he is "A husband, a father, and an engineer. In that order."