Google Nexus 7 FHD Tablet (7-Inch, 16GB, Black) by ASUS

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Google Nexus 7 FHD Tablet (7-Inch, 16GB, Black) by ASUS

Black; Touch Screen; 7″ WUXGA (1920*1200), 400 nits, LED backlight IPS panel with Corning Fit Glass; Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 8064 1.5GHz, L2 2MB, Quad-Core; 2GB DDR3LM-1066; Adreno 320, 400MHz; 16GB Flash; No Optical Drive; Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean); 802.11ABGN; 1.2 Mega Pixel & 5.0 Mega Pixel Webcams; Bluetooth 4.0; 15Wh, 3950mAh, non-removable polymer battery (10 hours); Comes with Adapter & power plug, Manual, Warranty card, Cleaning Cloth; 1 Year North America Warranty

Google NEXUS 7 FHD by ASUS

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The all new 7″ tablet from Google

Now thinner, lighter, and faster – Nexus 7 brings you the perfect mix of power and portability and features the world’s sharpest 7″ tablet screen.

Grab-and-Go Greatness

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Grab-and-Go Greatness

Smart, thin and gorgeous

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.

Lighter than ever, lasts longer

At just 0.64lbs (290g), the all-new 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.

Connect from anywhere

With dual-band Wi-Fi and optional 4G LTE, including support for hundreds of networks worldwide, you’ll stay entertained – and connected – wherever you are (select models only).

Eye-Popping Performance

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Eye-Popping Performance

The sharpest 7″ tablet screen ever

The world’s highest-resolution 7″ tablet puts over 2.3 million pixels in the palm of your hand. With 323 pixels packed into every inch, you can read text that’s sharper than the printed page, see images more vivid than the highest quality photo magazine, and watch videos come to life in vibrant 1080p HD.

Fast and smooth

Nexus 7 is made by ASUS and packs a serious punch. With a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM, everything runs faster. Plus, high-performance rendering ensures 3D graphics are smooth and dynamic.

Sound that surrounds

Nexus 7 features stereo speakers and Surround Sound powered by Fraunhofer3 (the MP3 inventors) so you get rich and immersive audio. Hear it all more clearly with finely tuned volume boost technology that makes dialog and sound crisp and easier on the ears.

All your stuff, your way

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All your stuff, your way

Best of Google

Nexus 7 comes loaded with your favorite Google apps – like Chrome, Gmail, YouTube, Hangouts and Google Now – so you can browse, watch, share and stay connected wherever you go. And because Google apps are designed for the cloud, everything is simple and works seamlessly across your phone, tablet and computer. Now you have all the stuff you need, when you need it.

Powered by Android

Nexus 7 is the first tablet to ship with Android 4.3, the latest version of the world’s most popular mobile operating system so it’s fast, fun and easy to make your own. Share your tablet with friends and family – each person has a separate customizable space, including personal homescreen, wallpaper, apps, storage, and more. You can also manage access to apps and content to create an experience that’s appropriate for each member of the family.

Ready to Play

Nexus 7 is great for gaming and with favorites like Prince of Persia, Asphalt 8, and Riptide GP 2, you can tilt, tap, and touch your way to the top. The brand new Play Games app also lets you track your achievements, play with (or against) friends and gamers around the world, and discover new exciting games. And with an ever-expanding number of tablet-optimized apps like Flipboard, Expedia, or The Fancy, you’ll find all the apps you love, and love the many new apps you’ll find.

Kick back with the world’s largest collection of eBooks, listen to millions of music tracks with All Access, and immerse yourself in thousands of movies and TV shows on Google Play.

Specifications

  • Operating System: Android™ 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
  • Display: 7.02″ 1920×1200 HD IPS display (323 ppi); Scratch resistant Corning® glass
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 1.5GHz
  • Graphics: Adreno 320, 400MHz
  • Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G)
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: Available in 16GB or 32GB
  • Camera: Front 1.2MP fixed focus; Rear 5MP auto focus
  • Sensors: GPS, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Compass, Ambient Light

 

  • Audio: Stereo speakers, Surround Sound – powered by Fraunhofer3
  • Battery: Up to 9 hours1
  • Dimensions: 114 x 200 x 8.65 mm
  • Weight: 0.64 lbs
  • Ports & Connectors:
    • Power and Volume buttons
    • 3.5mm audio
    • Microphone
    • 1 x Micro USB port
    • SlimPort™ enabled

What’s in the Box

  • NEXUS 7 FHD by ASUS Tablet
  • AC Adapter & Power Plug
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • Cleaning Cloth

Protect your NEXUS 7 FHD with official ASUS Accessories (sold separately)

ASUS Official Nexus 7 FHD Travel Cover

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ASUS Official Nexus 7 FHD Travel Cover
  • Made from light yet durable polymer
  • Provides improved damage resistance everywhere you go
  • Special inserts for connectors allows you to charge without removing the cover, keeping your Nexus 7 FHD protected at all times.
  • Available in 5 vibrant colors: Orange, Blue, Pink, Green, and Dark Grey

ASUS Nexus 7 FHD Official Premium Cover

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ASUS Nexus 7 FHD Official Premium Cover
  • Soft microfiber and durable polyurethane construction.
  • Features a folding-cover that can prop up the tablet like a stand.
  • Two positions – One to watch movies, one to type on the tablet.
  • Cut-outs and inserts tailored for all of Nexus 7 FHD’s camera, ports, and buttons.
  • Slim and sturdy design fully protects the Nexus 7 FHD front and back from everyday bumps and scratches.
  • Available in black and white.

ASUS The Official Nexus 7 FHD Screen Protector

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ASUS The Official Nexus 7 FHD Screen Protector
  • Two screen protectors in one packages: 1x Matte Screen Protector, 1x Glossy Screen Protector.
  • Includes 1x Squeegees and 1x Cleaning Cloth to help you apply the screen protector smoothly without bubbles
  • Proprietary technology to resist bubbles, glare, fingerprints and guards against scratches

ASUS- Top 3 Global Consumer Notebook Brand

As the world’s top three consumer notebook brand and maker of the world’s best-selling motherboards, ASUS prides itself by making products that always “START with PEOPLE.” With a persistent approach to innovation, ASUS goes beyond satisfying current consumer needs to surpass expectations and spark the imaginations of people everywhere. ASUS designs and manufactures a diverse range of products as part of our relentless search for incredible, including motherboards, graphics cards, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, networking devices, servers, smartphones and tablets. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and recently received the recognition for the 2013 PC Magazine Reader’s Choice Award.

1. Actual battery life varies with usage. Operation lifetime subjects to product model, normal usage conditions, and configurations

2. Actual formatted capacity will be less

3. Fraunhofer Cingo™ mobile audio technology. Learn more: www.fraunhofer-cingo.com

©2013 ASUS Computer International. All Rights Reserved. ASUS is a registered trademark of ASUSTeK Computer. All specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers on selected models. Products may not be available in all markets. Product may not be exactly as shown in photos. Actual colors may differ from their appearance due to variation of monitor restrictions and color processing. All trademarks are registered to their respective companies. ASUS shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

Product Features

  • World’s sharpest 7″ tablet screen (323 ppi)
  • Powerful battery, up to 9 hrs of active use
  • Quad-core speed and performance, 2GB RAM
  • Powered by Android 4.3, the latest version of world?s most popular mobile OS


Comments

Dangs "Dan" says:

HUGE improvement over the original model For anyone on the fence, and especially for those frustrated by the performance slowdown issues with the original Nexus 7 tablet, don’t let that scare you off from buying the second generation model.Google made all of the right improvements to the product, and the result is a significantly improved product for a marginally higher cost. Only time will tell if this unit suffers the same performance fate as the original model (for those not familiar, over time, the first generation tablets tended to quickly slow down and struggle to perform even basic tasks like browsing the internet). However, Android 4.3 feels ultra-smooth so far, and I am hoping that Google and Asus learned from their original mistakes.SCREEN: The new screen is absolutely stunning. Some people argue that the resolution of 323 pixels per inch is unnecessary, but you can really see the difference when you use it in person. Text is significantly sharper and a little easier on the eye to read. Using the tablet to watch videos and see pictures produces a stunning result.PROCESSOR: This is the #1 reason I’d recommend this new, upgraded Nexus 7 over the older version. The speed upgrade is unquestionably immense, and to those who have used the older and newest model Nexus 7, you will notice and appreciate this immediately. Apps load instantly; the internet browsing experience is smooth and a very welcome upgrade over past performance. It’s strange; a few days ago I was satisfied with the decent albeit declining performance of my 1st Gen Nexus 7. Now that I have this new one, I use them both side by side and the older model feels like a dinosaur. This alone is reason enough to upgrade.SIZE/WEIGHT: The reduced thickness and weight of the tablet is very noticeable. I often times used my old Nexus 7 tablet while sitting in bed, to check email and browse the web prior to going to sleep. Holding the old Nexus in one hand, and the new one in the other, the differences in size and weight are VERY noticeable. No doubt will provide a more comfortable long term usage experience, especially for extended sessions while on flights or the subway.BATTERY LIFE: I haven’t used it long enough to give a full review of the battery life versus the previous model (I’ll update this review when I do), but so far, it’s showing very little battery drain while performing simple tasks like browsing the web and downloading apps from the Google Play store. More to come on this later once I’ve had enough time with the unit.CAMERAS: Google added a rear-facing Camera on this new second gen Nexus. While I typically wouldn’t use my tablet as a camera, I have tried it out and it takes excellent pictures. Focuses quickly, the images are sharp and the low light performance, while not great, is better than I would have expected. The front-facing camera gets more use for me (I use my tablets to Skype with family). The new front facing camera is noticeably sharper and better in lower light situations than the original Nexus 7 camera was. In low light, the old model was almost unusable. The 2nd gen Nexus 7 low light performance is very acceptable.SPEAKERS: Will update this further once I’ve had more time to test them out. From a first pass, they sound loud and clear, and it’s very nice having stereo sound on a tablet to provide a decent sound stage. I will test this more intensely and update as appropriate.COMPARISONS: I will update this section shortly with my comparison review between this 2nd Gen Nexus 7, the iPad Mini, and the Kindle Fire HD, as soon as I’ve had more time to test them all side by side.GRIPES AND COMPLAINTS: Here, I’ll list any gripes that I have about the tablet. As of right now, my only major gripe is that I am confused why Google didn’t give the updated Nexus 7 tablet a new name (Nexus 7-2, something along those lines). Makes it very hard to figure out if people are talking about the new version or the old version.All in all, I am VERY impressed with how much faster this tablet is than my original Nexus 7 tablet. As long as this model doesn’t suffer the performance slowdown issue of the original Nexus 7, I don’t anticipate moving this away from a 5 star product anytime soon, but only time will tell I guess. I will keep this review updated as I go, and add thoughts on more features once I test them out further (the speakers, longer term battery life tests, performance slowdown, etc). If you have anything else you want me to address, please let me know in the comments section and I will be glad to address it.

M.D. says:

A must buy! Let me preface this by saying that I am by no means a casual tablet user; I’m a tech geek. I got the original Nexus 7 on the release date and I have been lucky to get the new Nexus 7 before its official release. I will be reviewing this tablet as it suits me, and my needs from a tablet are most likely going to be different from those of the typical user. However, I’ll do my best to shed some light on this tablet even if I’ve only had it for a couple of days. I’m going to be dividing my review into several sections.Design: The new Nexus 7 definitely is lighter than its predecessor; that’s apparent right away. While it isn’t quite as thin as the iPad Mini, I am not one to get into the hype on thinness. It is thin enough, and that is all that I care about. One of the things highlighted by Google was the thinner bezels on the side. This may just be me, but I don’t really like the new bezel. I like resting my thumbs on the side of the device and it seems like I won’t be able to do that anymore. Also, the top and bottom bezels look a lot longer. (I don’t know whether they actually are or that is just how they look in relation to the thinner side bezels.) I use my tablet almost exclusively in portrait mode, so this new bezel layout doesn’t suit me too well. However, if you like using your tablet in landscape, I can definitely see how the new bezel layout would be an improvement. Maybe I’ll get used to the new bezel after a couple weeks of use.Screen: I was more than happy with the 720p screen of the original Nexus 7. It looks even better with the new 1080p screen. However, the thing which was even more apparent to me than the higher resolution was the increased color saturation. Everything on my original Nexus 7 seemed washed out and dull, but that is not the case with the new Nexus. And there is no flickering or any of the other issues the original nexus’s had. Also, a thing that is worth mentioning: with my original nexus, I noticed that sometimes when I tried to flip between home screens with a very light stroke it would not register. It would flick back to the screen I had started at. This seems to have been fixed with the new Nexus 7.Speed: The 2GB of ram on this device are absolutely crucial. That was (in my opinion) the main thing holding the original nexus 7 back. While the new processor isn’t the snapdragon 600 we were all hoping for, it is far better than the Tegra 3 processor in the original nexus 7. Note for people considering upgrading: the architecture of the Tegra 3 doesn’t allow for Open GL 3.0, so original Nexus 7 users will not be getting it. Overall, the speed of the tablet doesn’t appear to be much faster; the original nexus 7 is by no means slow. But I feel that with time the speed difference will become much more apparent.OS: Android 4.3 is nothing new: far from the long awaited Key Lime Pie. It is a great operating system that functions well, but if you are looking for a new interface, look elsewhere.Speakers: They are a definite improvement over the original nexus 7. I wish they would have been front facing, but you can’t get everything you want.Cameras: The cameras are nothing special. Your phone most likely has a better rear and front facing camera. But for video chatting, they work well enough. I personally have no need for the additional rear camera (and I refuse to look like a fool taking pictures and videos with my tablet), but I do know others will appreciate the rear camera.Overall, this device improves on the original Nexus 7 in nearly every way. I haven’t gotten too much time to test everything on the device (cut me some slack; I’ve only had it for two days) but from what I have seen, it looks to be a good tablet for a great price. At the moment, it is the best 7″ tablet on the market – no doubt. If you don’t have a 7″ tablet and are interested, you should definitely buy this. If you are considering upgrading from the original Nexus 7, then it matters what your individual preferences are. If you are frustrated with the old Nexus 7’s dull screen, lack of a rear camera, or like living on the cutting edge of technology, then you should definitely jump on the new Nexus 7. For $229 and $269, the Nexus 7 is a no-brainer.One gripe I have with the new Nexus 7 is the lack of a new name. It makes writing a review much harder because I always have to refer to it as the “old” Nexus 7 or the “new” Nexus 7. But that has nothing to do with the device. :)

J. Anderson says:

Worth The Upgrade From Original Nexus 7 I had the original Nexus 7 prior to this updated model. I love the 7″ size for many reasons but bottom line is it’s perfect for portable consumption. The downsides to the original were standby battery life, washed out colors (although very crisp resolution), and slow charging.I received my tablet today and have been playing with it all day. First impressions:- Amazing Screen!! It’s literally like eye candy from the high resolution wall papers, to icons, to video. Watch something beautifully shot like Planet Earth, and be prepared to be in awe. Colors are rich and vibrant, blacks are black like they should be.- Faster so far. Even with multiple updates running in the background, it ran 1080p video flawlessly and easily rotated from portrait to landscape and back. Boot time seems faster too.- WiFi and Downloads at blistering speeds; Updates to apps over same N Router I had before are literally 5X faster between the faster download time and faster processor during installation.- Stereo, loud speakers. The original Nexus 7 had decent audio but it didn’t have enough power and was mono. Now the amp has been upped and it’s pumping two very good sounding speakers out of such a thin package.- Thinner and lighter. Reading the specs, I kind of laughed when early reviewers gave the stats. But upon holding it, I can really tell the difference and it feels perfectly balanced. Build quality is on par with prior model, which in my opinion was very good.- Battery Life – It’s early, but so far after two system updates, something like 40 apps downloaded and installed, one hour of HD video watched, and four hours of playing around with the screen on, it still has 68% battery left. Overnight in standby, the charge only went down by 1%, so it’s pretty clear battery life has improved substantially. I think the more efficient processor coupled with faster processing times (less CPU cycles) has helped a lot.- Android 4.3. The biggest feature for me is the restricted account mode. For my young children, I can give them a sub-account to mine, with only limited app access. It’s perfect since I’ve already paid for apps on my Android phone for their use and don’t want to repurchase for a 2nd account. Also, since they are young, I feel more comfortable with them only having access to approved apps. You can even turn off the browser and Google search so they don’t get into trouble.I’ll do a second update on charge time as well other findings over the coming days. Also, while I would not trash my old one and drop $229 on this one, considering you can sell your original on Ebay or elsewhere for probably 70% of what you paid, in my opinion it is definitely worth the upgrade. You will not be disappointed.


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