Product Review: ASUS Google Nexus 7


 

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Overview

The ASUS Google 7 tablet, surprised us once we were given a chance to review the gadget. Its sleek body, portability and small size. It is also affordale as it goes for Kshs. 20, 000 in major outlets in major outlets. It’s not quite as good as the new iPad mini, but if you don’t fancy iOS this is the tablet you want.

Specifications

Dimensions:    198.5*120*10.5mm by 7.81*4.72*0.41

Weight:           340g

Type:               LED Backlit, LCD Capacitive touchscreen

Size:                800*1280 pixels, 7.0 inches screen

Protection:       Corning Gorilla Glass

Loudspeaker:  Yes with stereo speakers

Memory:          32GB storage

Bluetooth:       yes, v3.0

LAN:               WiFi

NFC Enabled

USB:               YES, micro USB

OS:                  Android v4.1 Jelly Bean upgradable to v4.4.2 kitkat

CPU:               Quadcore 1.2 GHz

Browser:          HTML

Color:              Black

Body

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Nexus 7 which is a 7inch gadget is thinner, lighter, and faster – it brings users a perfect mix of power and portability

With a vibrant 1280 x 800 high-definition display, Nexus 7 brings apps, games, books and movies to life. New ASUS TruVivid technology improves color clarity and brightness, while the IPS panel delivers crisp and detailed visuals with ultra-wide 178? viewing angles. Scratch-resistant Corning Fit Glass and a textured chassis design that prevents hand slippage ensure Nexus 7 is incredibly robust and meets the demands of consumers on the go.

With an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, everything is faster – pages load quickly, gameplay is smooth and responsive, and running multiple apps is a breeze. A 12-core GeForce GPU delivers advanced graphics while the exclusive 4-PLUS-1CPU design gives you maximum performance when you need it and power efficiency when battery conservation is the priority. Together with heart-pounding quad-core performance, the responsive 10-finger multi-touch screen, gyroscope and accelerometer sensing enable you to barrel roll, tilt, touch, and tap your way to the top of the leaderboards while exploring over 600,000 apps and games available on Google Play.

The clean, simple design features a slim body, a thin bezel and a soft-touch, matte back. So it sits comfortably in the palm of your hand while the bright, beautiful 7″ display brings your entertainment to life.

At just 0.64lbs (290g), Nexus 7 is light enough to take anywhere and fits easily in bags, backpacks, and even back-pockets. With up to 9 hours of HD video playback and 10 hours of web browsing or e-reading, there’s plenty of juice to get you through the day, and built-in wireless charging means you can charge, grab, and go.

Nexus 7 is great for gaming as you can tilt, tap, and touch your way to the top. The brand new Play Games app lets you track your achievements, play with (or against) gamers around the world, and discover new exciting games. And with an ever-expanding number of tablet-optimized apps, you’ll find all the apps you love and love the many new apps you’ll find.

Not into gaming? Kick back with the world’s largest collection of eBooks, listen to streaming radio and millions of songs, and immerse yourself in thousands of movies and TV shows on Google Play. And with surround sound powered by Fraunhofer* (the MP3 inventors), your movies and games will sound as good as they look.

It comes with all your favorite Google Apps, like Gmail, Chrome, Google+, and YouTube, putting the best of Google in the palm of your hand. Easy to use, everything automatically syncs across your tablet, smartphone, and computer. With tons of free cloud storage and features you’ll find nowhere else, Nexus 7 brings the best of Google together in one streamlined and beautiful device.

Another wow fact about the gadget is the fact that the there is no space between screen and the body its all way glassy. Simply awesome

Nexus 7 is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest version of the world’s most popular mobile platform. With smarter notifications that let you respond quickly, beautiful new widgets that put your favorite content front and center, and home screen customization that’s drag-and-drop easy, Android is now faster and more intuitive than ever.

However, the Nexus 7 is only WiFi enabled and lacks GSM. It also lacks a memory card slot thus one can’t expand the internal memory though the memory is large enough to accommodate much data. It also comes with a nice screen that is colorful. The name Nexus is also encrypted at the back making it look pretty and also ASUS at the far end. There is a USB port at the bottom and earphones port at the top on the left hand side.

To unlock the screen, there is a button on the right hand side edge of the gadget followed by another button that enables one increase music volume. Something more interesting is the fact that the gadget has a limit to volume and in case you would want to increase past the limit, the gadget has to send a request.

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Conclusion

Vedict: the gadget is simply amazing the technology behind it and the portability makes it a die for gadget. Great screen and long battery life makes it easy to walk and work with.

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