Pros -Great display with a great resolution.
-Insanely fast Tegra processor.
-Plenty of RAM.
-Powerful speaker for a portable device.
Cons -Does NOT charge when plugged into a computer.
-Does not feature an SD card slot. HOWEVER you can use a USB host cable and connect up to 32gb flash drives.
-Display can be unresponsive at times.
Summary The Nexus 7 is something that you don't really come by often. A great little 7" tablet that actually functions like a higher-end $400 one.I've experimented and it DOES charge via USB on your computer, but you MUST turn down the clockrate if you overclocked it and you MUST turn down the brightness.
One of the key things I've always wanted in deciding on a tablet is price. I haven't been impressed by tablets enough in the past to spend over $200, that is until I heard about the Nexus 7.
Another thing I look for is a good modding community. The Nexus 7 has quite a few custom kernels for it that allow you to overclock it. Some people report getting it as high as 2 GHz, but I settled on 1.8 GHz. (Overclocking voids warranty and it puts your hardware at risk if you don't know what you're doing.)
The Nexus 7 does have downfalls, however. The one that bothers me most is how it doesn't charge when connected to a computer. This is vital to me because when I'm at my desk I use my USB ports to charge my devices. The standard 5v that a computer USB port puts out simply doesn't stand up to this device. Various sources say you must disable anything running and turn down the brightness, but I'd like to use this when at work at my desk as well.
The other big problem is that it doesn't feature any kind of expandable memory slot. You CAN use USB OTG, but that requires buying a host cable.
The last big issue is the touch screen responsiveness. While it is extremely sensetive, sometimes you'll have to tap twice to get something to register. It may be a software issue, I'm not 100% sure.
If you're looking to get into the tablet market but aren't too sure, give this a go. I picked mine up for $250.
Updated on Sep 25, 2012
"Died after a week"on by Tree10
Pros Seemed nice and well-built
Cons Only lasted a week before completely dying.
No expansion slot. A lot of Google junk
Summary Beware the faulty product. I'm hearing a lot of complaints
Pros portable, small enough to fit in your back pocket, just barely.
Long enough battery life. Great screen resolution. quick and smooth.
Cons Heavy, I just really don't like holding it. It is light compared to full 10" tablets but 12oz is annoying. But that is really a me thing, I just hate holding things.
Summary Worth it!it is a 5 STAR
Updated on Jun 14, 2013
Pros Great unit for the four days that it worked. O/S is/was wonderful, very responsive unit, nice size. Seemed to be a good value.
Cons Poor build quality, extremely poor service. Bad headphone connection. Unit only worked for four days. Repaired/replaced unit arrived with cracked screen.
Summary Purchased 32gb unit and was very happy, then it simply stopped working after 4 days. Received an RMA for warranty repair and spend $12.95 to ship back since I was denied shipping reimbursement. "Free" shipping label then arrived from ASUS the day after I shipped back. Nine days later the repaired/replaced unit arrives packed with no protection and a cracked screen. After an hour on the phone begging to get something for my $250 I have to take photos of the crack and packing and send in to get an RMA. Still have no unit, I greatly prefer this operating system but if I could just get my money back I'd go buy and Apple mini so I could have something that works. I've spent far more time on warranty run around then I have using the unit. FYI my wife's lowly rated Lenovo 9 inch tablet with the same processor works like a dream.
Pros This thing is blazing fast because of its Quad-core, with a 12 core video unit, and a 5th shadow processor core that is extremely battery efficient. It also has
a gorgeous screen to mate the beautiful graphics the Nvidia Tegra unit will put out.
Cons No SD slot, but with dropbox and all the other 'cloud' type data syncing and sharing do we really need expandable space anymore?
Summary This quad-core powered tablet is quite simply a game-changer that eats ipads for breakfast.