Google Nexus 7
Google Nexus 7 | from US$199.00 | play.google.com
we will be honest with you: any hardware by Google under its Nexus branding tickles our gadget-senses and it is no exception for the new ASUS-made Nexus 7 tablet. not only it is the first Android tablet by the Internet search giant, it will be the first tablet to be ship with Android 4.1 aka Jelly Bean. sporting a good-sized 7.0-inch IPS backlit display with 1280 x 800 HD resolution, this Jelly Bean-powered tablet is equipped with a Quad-core Tegra 3 processor and features scratch-resistant Corning glass, 1GB of RAM, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, WiFi (b/g/n) and Bluetooth connectivity, micro USB port, microphone, NFC and a host of modern day sensors such as accelerometer, GPS, magnetometer, as well as gyroscope. it is packed with a large 4325 mAh battery that is good for up to 8 hours of “active use.” all these for just only $199 for the 8GB model and $249 for the 16GB model. oh, there’s another first: it is also the first tablet to be shipped with a finished Chrome for Android and naturally, it comes with all the familiar Google Apps like Gmail, Google+ and YouTube, plus access to Google Play store for your fix of apps, games, ebooks and magazines, music, movies and TV shows. speaking of which, Google is putting the carrot on the table with a $25 Google Play credit, along with a bunch of bundled content to go with your purchase. we are totally sold. a couple of larger views and a product video after the break.