Pros Discreet device with an eccentric hardware setup. Seamless interface with good hardware to allow for smoother interaction with device. I am able to run multiple hardware intensive applications without worrying about lagging on the O/S interface.
Cons No 4G connection is a bummer but not a deal breaker. Besides that, an Excellent buy for the money.
Summary For $199.00/$250.00 price tag, this was the deal of the year. You get so much for what you pay for it almost makes you feel like you are stealing from Google and Asus. I have used both Android and IOS devices in the past and have always conceded to IOS for there smoothness, however, this little Nexus 7 monster tears down those biases by giving me a user experience I will never forget.
I have run setups for businesses using Google Apps on all varieties of tablets. This was one of the smoothest setups I have ever done. E-mail, calendar, contacts and docs all synchronized with little effort on multiple accounts. Watched two 1.5 hour videos, played Angry Birds space, Sonic Lite, and used Pocket Cloud to remote to a server and I still had plenty of battery left.
You cannot go wrong. I am buying the second one for my wife who refuses to use anything other than Apple products. She played with the Nexus for a while and was highly impressed. In essence, she felt comfortable using the device. They really nailed it on the head with the small form factor. I bought this product and was initially disappointed that there would not be a larger 10 inch model, however, I quickly found out that I would rather use a smaller device that is comfortable and works seamlessly. The Nexus 7 is that device.
Pros Excellent technical specs, bright screen, no lag, light weight, very good price.
Cons Without SD expansion, this tablet feels like an also-ran.
Summary Having played with a Nexus 7 a friend took home from Google I/O I really liked it. Mostly.
While I realize that the point of this tablet is to get people to rely on the Google Play Store, the inability to put my own music/videos/pictures on an SD card and pop it in and go makes me question purchasing this device.
I know that Google wants everyone to use the "Cloud", but that always isn't a viable option for some of us. Some of us live in places where internet service is spotty at best and the Cloud is unusable. And if you live in Hurricane Alley where the power tends to go out due to mother nature on a regular basis, keeping all of your entertainment in the cloud instead of on your device where you can actually use it is a laughable suggestion.
It comes down to this: Android devices with SD option provide maximum flexibility without the need to be tethered to a Cloud or music program like iTunes. That's why I have an android phone and not an iPhone. The lack of expansion possibility, though meant to drive consumers to Google's ecosystem, is a poorly thought out reminder that while Google claims to be different from Apple, when it comes to making money, they have no problem copying Apple's closed system strategy. This very strategy is one of the reasons some people eschew Apple's products for Android. The ability to choose for yourself what media you'll have on your device, and how you will put it on there. When coming out into the dog-eat-dog world of the tablet market, Google REALLY needed to hit a home run with this device. Time will tell if only getting a triple will do.
Pros Perfect tool for people who have "gonegoogle" creating a mobile device to surf the pantheon of Google offerings creating a seamless online experience in the world of Google Apps and cloud based entertainment, media, and date storage.
Cons Apple will not like this.
Summary Our company "Clayton Computer" has "gonegoogle" and we're going all the way and this product just added fuel to our cause.
Pros -You always have the latest Android updates!
-It's thin and light.
-Screen's color and brightness is great, despite photos I saw in reviews before purchase.
-$249 for 32GB is a no-brainer purchase
Cons -Can't find an Adobe Flash plugin for the latest Jelly Bean 4.2 yet, but hey, it just came out two days ago.
-It doesn't bake cookies
Summary My wife and daughter have Kindle Fire tablets. Those are fine for just reading books, but you are locked into a hacked up Android OS. The Nexus 7 is great for reading books, too, and is lighter to hold in one hand. You will get longer life out of the Nexus due to Google designing Android updates to be compatible with them. My daughter wants my Nexus now.
I wasn't sure if a 7" tablet is what I wanted, but this is a fantastic tablet. You can throw it in a bag and go. It automatically connects to any previous wireless connection when it gets in range. I pull up in the driveway and hear a little chime ping from my bag indicating connectivity.
TIP: Buy a "Blurex Ultra-Slim Case for Google Nexus 7 inch Tablet -- with built in Multi-Angle Stand". This case is extremely thin and protects the corners. Paired together, this is an excellent combination. You will love this, trust me.
I use this for a variety of things. I'm an IT guy, so I use it as my on-the-go computer, diagnostic device, entertainment playing Star Wars Angry Birds, surfing the web, reading, watching movies while traveling, sending/receiving email using multiple accounts. I have OfficeSuite Pro on it so I can open and save .DOCX, .XLSX, and other MS Office formats. My next purchase will be a portable Bluetooth keyboard to expand its functionality even more.
BTW, not having a camera on the back is really no big deal. How many pictures have you taken with any "tablet"? I use my phone and send them over using Bluetooth. You can also download the Amazon AppStore app if you are wondering.
Compared to other tablet prices, especially the iPad mini, this is a steal for what you get. I love mine!
Pros will always have timely updates to new Android upgrades, awesome spec's (1300 MHzNVIDIA Tegra 3), very affordable.
Cons No SD slot
Summary Best believe this bad boy can keep up with anything your gonna throw at it... movies, music, games, or even some sick multitasking games/music/surfing the net. sureeee it dosent have an SD slot but thats Google way of making bit of money off this. Its a 200 tablet with spec's that put others to shame. Its not like its an ipad worth 600 and still no SD. 16 GB for this price is great for what ima be using it for... and that's everything. Maybe later they can offer an 32 GB one though even at 300 and i wont mind buying.