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Google Nexus 7
Google Nexus 7
The Nexus 7 feels good in the hand, and works well as an ebook reader - it's obviously designed to take on the Amazon Kindle rather than the iPad. The display is no match for the iPad's Retina display, but is far higher resolution than many machines out there, and it shows. Note, though, that the backlit colour screen is not as easily readable as the Kindle Touch's E Ink screen. If you want to read an ebook in sunshine and through sunglasses, the Nexus 7 really isn't much good. And neither is the iPad.
The Nexus 7 is one of the best Android tablets around, and is certainly the best small-screen model. The software is outstanding, though this is slowly arriving on other tablets, too. The reason to buy this is that it combines a very effective design with superb light weight, a speedy processor with decent battery life and, best of all, a hugely affordable price tag.
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Don't agree. I have an iPad and am pretty disappointed with it. It's a very expensive web browser and media player. Nothing more. iTunes is annoying and slow. I'm also sick of browsing the web with "is this site going to work on safari?" constantly in the back of my mind. On each browsing session I'll hit at least 1 website that doesn't work on safari. It integrates poorly with my business applications. If you just want a media play then go with the Kindle HD or Surface RT I reckon. The iPad is just a media player and costs loads more... all the apps are just a consumer quagmire of distraction since barely any of them offer any real life changing convenience. They're just another way for you to buy crap you don't need and pass your money onto corporate giants. Until they start to offer some real improvements on productivity of daily tasks then it's simply an expensive distraction. Why get an expensive one when you can get a much cheaper one that does the same thing?