On a tablet, the screen is all important and they don’t come much better than the new iPad with its Retina display.The Nexus 7, as the name suggests, comes in with a 7-inch HD 1280x800 screen. It's good but not quite as good as the iPad.
For the price-tag, the sheer power of the Nexus 7 is awesome as it comes with a Tegra 3 chipset, quad-core CPU and a 12-core GPU. Amazing for playing games. In comparison, the new iPad comes with the A5X processor and a quadcore graphics chip.
The new iPad is heavier than the iPad 2 and certainly heavier than the Nexus. The Nexus is half the weight of the new iPad at 340g with the new iPad weighing a comparatively hefty 680g.
Connectivity on the other hand is a win for the iPad. The Nexus will not be available in a 3G version for the moment, leaving the new iPad unchallenged in non-wifi connectivity and its now added LTE and HSDPA+ for us in the UK.
And finally, the price is where the Nexus 7 really romps home – at an amazing £159 for the 8GB version and £199 for the 16GB, this is one of the cheapest tablets on the market, only £30 dearer than the Kindle Fire, that isn't even available in the UK and it has all the Android smarts. Even though Apple have stuck with the same price as the iPad 2, prices start at a pricey £399 for the basic model.
There's no doubt that Google has come out fighting with the Nexus 7, the price alone makes it a tempting offer, add to this the amazing power, over 600 thousand apps and Android Jellybean and it's a great shout for those non-Apple lovers.
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