"For the price, there is no better."4.0 starson by eriktherandom
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