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Asus Nexus 7 1B32 7-Inch 32 GB Tablet

Asus Nexus 7 1B32 7-Inch 32 GB Tablet

  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 7 inches Display
  • NVIDIA Tegra 3.0 1.2 GHz
  • 32 GB Flash Memory, 1 GB RAM Memory
  • 0.7 pounds

Simple. Beautiful. Beyond Smart. The Nexus brand represents a premium Android-based device that delivers the best Google experience available on tablet. It’s the confluence of the latest software and state-of-the-art hardware and represents a literal nexus of digital life. Nexus 7 is Google’s latest Nexus experience device and the first tablet to feature Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It combines the best of both Google and ASUS design, with the most advanced software from Google paired with cutting ed

List Price: $ 271.99

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  1. sidroy says:
    847 of 874 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent tablet for a reasonable price, November 5, 2012

    This review is from: Asus Nexus 7 1B32 7-Inch 32 GB Tablet (Personal Computers)

    Full Disclosure:
    Let me state upfront that in the last 3 years, my wife and I have purchased 4 iPhones, 4 iPads, 1 Mac Mini, 1 Apple TV and 2 Macbook Airs for ourselves and extended members of the family. I cannot review this product without comparing it to the iPad 2, which I’ve been using for the last year and a half.

    We have an 18 month old son who needs to be entertained with videos and apps while he’s being fed and we have an upcoming trip to India during which we’ll need to keep him busy during the flight and transits. Here are our requirements -
    1) We needed a tablet that is more portable than the 16 GB iPad 2 that we currently have so that it’s easy to stuff into my cargo pants or jacket and pull it out quickly when required.
    2) We needed more than the 16GB storage to store his favorite videos because we may have intermittent access to WiFi, at least 32 GB.
    3) When he’s not using it, I would like a tablet that’s easy to grip for long hours of reading.

    Based on these 3 requirements, I restricted my choice to the iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7 32GB.

    Here are the reasons I decided to go with the Nexus 7.
    The 32 GB iPad Mini was almost $195 ((429 – 249) * 1.0825) more than the other 2 when you include CA sales taxes. It is at least half an inch wider than the Nexus 7 which makes it slightly harder to grip if you have small hands like me. The areas where it’s better – slightly bigger screen, iOS app store, rear camera were not that important to me since we already have an iPad 2 and I don’t shoot photos or videos with tablets.
    I chose Nexus 7 over Kindle Fire because I use a lot of Google services and wanted a tablet with a more open ecosystem. I can read Kindle e-books and listen to music using the Amazon Cloud Player on the Nexus 7. We have a Netflix subscription so the loss of Amazon Instant Video was not that important.

    Here are the things that I liked about the Nexus 7 -
    1) Jelly Bean (4.1) is really good. I had played with Android phones and tablets before and they used to lack the smoothness of iOS. I think it’s pretty close now.
    2) The higher resolution HD screen is great for reading and watching videos.
    3) If you are heavily into the Google ecosystem, it’s a breeze to set it up.
    4) Android in general is more customizable with widgets etc.
    5) I was able to download most of the iOS apps that I use frequently with some exceptions. More on that later.
    6) I liked the auto-update feature on Android. It’s an option that you can tick while downloading an app. It automatically downloads updates to that app.
    7) I liked the notification system and realized why iOS decided to replicate it.
    8) I also liked the shortcut for looking at running apps and a simple flick deletes them.
    9) It is easier for my son to hold compared to the iPad 2. He also has a habit of pressing the home button and exiting the app on the iPad 2 and then complaining about it (he’s only 18 months old) but fortunately he can’t do that on the Nexus 7.

    Here are the things that I thought were missing -
    1) There are fewer tablet optimized apps on Android. The quality of apps on iOS for iPad is definitely better. Flipboard was good on Nexus 7 but Zite lacked the polish of the iPad app. NYTimes was good. The usual games like Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja and Cut the Rope were more unstable and crashed a few times. I installed Talkatone to make calls through Google Voice and it worked fine. The usual ones – Netflix, Skype, etc. worked fine. I noticed some lag while using Zinio to read the National Geographic.
    2) I’m still not used to the Chrome browser on a tablet. It seemed to me that accessing bookmarks on the iOS browser is easier. I found all my bookmarks already synced on my Chrome browser but accessing them requires multiple steps.
    3) It is slightly heavier than the iPad Mini but not by a lot. The iPad Mini is still ahead in terms of external design and looks but the cost mattered more to me this time. I may have paid $100 more for the iPad Mini because of the iOS app ecosystem advantage but $195 was a very high premium for an optional device.

    The Nexus 7 is an excellent device irrespective of the price but the price makes it easier to appreciate it even more. If your requirements and expectations are similar to mine, I would strongly recommend it. I bought this product from Office Depot but I felt that the review might help others make a decision.

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  2. D.L.C says:
    426 of 439 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Nexus 7 Updated, November 19, 2012
    D.L.C (United States) –

    This review is from: Asus Nexus 7 1B32 7-Inch 32 GB Tablet (Personal Computers)

    I’ve had the Nexus 7 8gb since Late August. I’ll share some of my experience as well as pitfalls. The 8/16/32 Gb are functionally identical abet with a few minor difference between them, largely being the size capacities. There is also a 3G cellular version for $300 on Google Play. Remember that currently Amazon is NOT selling the Nexus 7 itself, but merely providing 3rd Party sellers a place to sell it. Occasionally Amazon takes care of the shipping, but this is not an Amazon company product. It will be cheaper elsewhere.

    The 32 GB version was released on October 29th, 2012. The 8 GB version was discontinued and the 16 GB version dropped $50 in price. The 3G cellular version went on sale on November 13, 2012 only on T-Mobile and AT&T networks for $300 big ones.

    A few things key to know about the 32 GB version:
    Flash memory works faster the more there is up to a plateau of around 480 GBs. Benchmarks on the 32 GB Nexus 7 show a slight improvement in speed in most activities. Meaning, despite having the same parts of its smaller sized brethren, the 32 GB will see a few seconds shaved off in terms of performance. The Nexus 7 8/16 versions were plenty fast already.

    Asus should have fixed many of the defects that plagued the early releases from screen separation, light bleed, bad audio plugs, etc. Sometimes it pays to wait for technology.

    Not all 32 GB are free for the user. Based on the previous models, you should have around 28 to 29 GB of empty space available.

    Let’s address some of the perceived flaws and some of the real flaws of the Nexus 7.

    1) Storage. 8/16/32gb (the three flavors the Nexus 7 comes in) can go real fast real quick in today’s age of HD movies. I took my 16gb iPad on a trip and I maxed out with movies incredibly fast, even after I shrunk them down to least tolerable quality. The Nexus 7 does deserve some criticism for no Micro-SD slot and I was not going to buy it for that sole reason. However, like all good Android Tablets, there’s a solution.

    It’s called USB On The Go. You take a USB OTG cable (like $1 here or on eBay), plug it into your Nexus 7, download the Nexus Media Importer app (Currently $3 on Google Play) and then connect whatever side hard drive or flash drive you want. The largest size external media I could connect to (and have access too) is a 3TB Western Digital. So much for 8/16/32 gig limits! The only problem I encountered with large drives is that the Media Importer app (which streams media as well as allowing one way coping to the Nexus 7) is that it crashes when you try to stream media out of folders that contain huge amounts of files, like 3,000 mp3s. Oh yeah. And this requires absolutely ZERO rooting. Take your Nexus out of the box. Download the Nexus Media Importer App. Buy the cable. Plug in your thumb drive. You’re good to go.

    If you’re cheap, you can do much of the same via Stickmount and a file manager (Stickmount requires rooting). But the Nexus Media Importer just makes it ridiculously easy. Also be aware that apps that move other apps to SD cards in other tablets will not work with this. Apps such as App 2 SD don’t do anything. I tried.

    As of today (11/19/12), I was able to connect a canon point and shoot, iPad 3, iPod Touch, 4 small flash drives (less than 2 GB), a 32 gb flash drive, a 1 TB and 3 TB external hard drives (Western Digital), a SD card reader (with regular and microSD via adapter) and was able to pull/stream files off all of them (FAT and NFTS formatting, no EXFAT at the moment sorry!). For some reason my old Motorola ZN5 (ancient eh?) no longer registers anymore, but as long as you plug in relatively new devices you’ll be okay. An exception is I plugged in my 9 year old iRiver player and it streamed music perfectly.

    Don’t forget that OTG also lets you plug in and use keyboards (wired and wireless via dongle) and mice without rooting. Mice generate a cursor when plugged in. Also be aware that OTG may charge devices from your Nexus 7. For you true gamers, PS/3 controllers work as well. Not on all games, but games like Dead Trigger they’ll work just like they do on a PS/3. Like to see that on a Kindle Fire or an iPad.

    Speaking of that issue: Game controllers and utilities such as Sixaxis and Stickmount (among other apps) require rooting as well as installing a ROM (not sure why though you’d do that over pure Android). To those who are unsure of what rooting is, rooting grants the user access to the most bottom command line access of a device. Be aware this voids your warranty, risks turning your device into a very expensive paperweight and prevents auto updating of updates over the air. I learned this the hard way. Search on the XDA developer’s website how to root, but research how to do it before attempting. There are benefits and disadvantages of rooting. Make sure that you know exactly why you are rooting.


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  3. Shanti "Shanti" says:
    176 of 192 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Cream of the crop., November 9, 2012
    Shanti “Shanti” (Brodhead, WI, United States) –

    This review is from: Asus Nexus 7 1B32 7-Inch 32 GB Tablet (Personal Computers)

    Fist off this is not an Amazon purchase. Sorry Amazon, but it was cheaper at my local department store. Second, I will not compare this android tab to a ipad!!! Thats just stupid, IMO. Oranges and apples. One thing is all apple stuff cost more for comparable products. I dont buy over priced apple products.

    Ok as for the Android tabs, this one is a winner. The new processor is lightening fast!!! I multitasked, played Netflix, and loaded the thing and its speed held great. Its touch is very responsive. Its res is great too. For the buck, 249, at most department stores and electronic stores, it beats the competitors. The only way to get better is to pay more.

    There is no expansion slot but with 32 gigs its not really needed. You can Mini-USB it to pc for file transfer with no prob.

    It rotates to landscape with no need for an app.

    Jelly bean is a winner and all new Androids have it so that doesn’t need a review. The tablet is made well. It feels sturdy in the hand. The off button and volume are located nicely on the side but toward the edge so they dont get in the way.

    Its a small tablet with a small voice so sound isnt great. The speakers are tiny and dont carry much.
    But…plug in quality earbuds and the sound is great!!! MP3’s sound the same as on my Sony MP3 player. Streaming movies are clear and sound fine.

    The tablet streams youtube and netflix with no problem at all.
    There is no rear camera. I dont know how the front facing camera is because I never use it. I didnt buy it to take pics nor to use it as a webcam.

    Being a google approved product apps are not an issue. Once you change your permissions in settings for other apps, it excepts Amazons apps too.

    The battery is good. About 3-4 hours video streaming, heavy web surfing and downloading, a good 6 with web off, playing games and reading. (Turning off the auto brightness helps save battery. Indoors I keep it adjusted to extremely low and only manually crank it for outside.)In sleep mode, I don’t know how long the battery last as it barely moves after hours of sitting. I haven’t had it sleeping long enough to compute it. It moves a little sitting over night but not enough to matter.

    Wifi is great!! Gets a full signal from my router better than my xoom. My xoom will have a partial full signal icon while my nexus has a fully filled signal icon, at the same distance from the router. It finds the signal quick too when I turn it on after having it off. No lag.

    I like that its uses mini to reg USB for charging as any phone AC charger works too. No need for special cords. It also charges connected to a netbook, laptop, or pc.

    The feeling in your hand is nice. The back isnt slippery, it has just a little bit of grip(texture), enough to help hold yet be smooth, but not slick. I never feel like it will slide out of my hands. Its weight is fine to me. Not so light it feels like hollow cheap plastic junk and not to heavy it feels like a brick. To me its just right.

    So for 249 and the processor it has and the gigs….its a big bang for the buck.

    I cant find anything neg with this tablet.

    If you want tv hook up and a ton of extra frill then plan to spend a lot more money for a tablet pc like the larger xoom, thrive, or galaxy. For the basic 7in tablet, this one beats the rest in the line. And no, Android doesn’t support flash. Thats an Adobe issue not a product issue. As for apps, between Amazon and Google Play you can find anything. You just have to know how to look for them in the store app.

    And unlike kindles, and cheap end tablets, and all pc’s, no bloat ware and no in your face ads on the out of box system.

    So I recommend the google nexus7, 32 gig. Its just a really nice, well layed out, well made, fast running tab.

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