"I barely use my laptop anymore!"5.0 starson by dwb2016
Pros: Outstanding performance and build quality, extreme portability, can do almost anything you can imagine, way cheaper than an iPad
Cons: Not so great battery life, no New Yorker app
Summary: I had a first generation iPad that was barely being used mostly because the performance was so slow. I knew that I wanted a smaller device but balked at the high price of the iPad mini. Since I switched years ago to an Android phone I checked out the tablet space pretty in-depth and settled on the Nexus 7; I've been impressed with it since day one.
It's been about three months and I'm just continually amazed by how powerful it is. Processor speed is as fast as anything else on the market, multitasking is a breeze and the smaller size means it's much easier to type on. I recently got a bookcase-style cover (from Portenzo) as well which makes the Nexus 7 durable enough to take around in my work bag all day.
It's great to know that it has 32 gigs of memory but I barely even need it! Especially now considering that all my photos, files and music are stored in the cloud with Google, Dropbox, Amazon/Kindle, Evernote, Spotify... and just a few days ago I realized I could use a file explorer app to access our home media network and stream all of my favorite shows onto the device in nearly any format. I guess if you're using a mobile network it might be an issue to stream that much data but I think most users are on Wifi with their tablet the vast majority of the time anyway.
The only issue I have currently is that the battery life is not great, the device can probably go a full two days with medium-to-heavy use but that is definitely not as good as the iPad. This might be a software issue which will be resolved in the future but something to be aware of. I also used to have a New Yorker app for the iPad which was pretty nice and I can't seem to find a comparable product for Android.
I would absolutely recommend this device to anyone who is looking to get away from the Apple noose and save some money. Android is finally reaching a stage where all of the content and capability of Apple is now available in an open, flexible and stable environment. I couldn't be happier with the Nexus 7!