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Old 10-02-2013, 02:04 PM
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I was wondering if getting a Nexus 7 as a first time tablet user is a good investment. What do you think?
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:29 PM
 
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I have a Nexus 7 (2012).

It doesn't work. I liked it while it worked. It had 2 malfunctions in 14 months but now it is out of warranty.

I am waiting for the Tegra 4 Note. It has the screen resolution of my old Nexus but includes a microSD slot. The new Nexus 7 (2013) has higher resolution but still no microSD slot. The Tegra 4 has about triple the processing power of the Nexus 7-12 and double that of the Nexus 7-13. I now regard not having a microSD as unacceptable.

Been looking for a broken Nexus 7 on eBay to combine parts to make a working one. People have been bidding them too high. I do not want to spend more than $50. My screen is not broken so if I buy one with a broken screen that works otherwise I may get it fixed but I lose the data from my old one. Not very much since it was mostly just copied from my desktop.

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Old 10-02-2013, 05:26 PM
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I have a Nexus 7 (2012 - 8 GB) and like it just fine.

I don't store music and movies on mine, so I don't miss the slot. It runs everything I want it to run.

What do you want to do with your tablet, OP? That's kind of an important consideration for whether the Nexus will suit you or not.
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Independence, MO
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I like my Nexus 7, it is a great first time tablet!
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:06 PM
 
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I mostly used my Nexus 7 for listening to audiobooks. I would walk down the street with the tablet in my pocket, that is why I won't buy one bigger than 7 inches, with an earphone in my ear listening to a book. Books can take from 100 to 500 meg. I have an 8 gig device that only left 6 gig of space. So I was constantly deleting an loading books from my desktop.

A 32 gig microSD would hold lots more books and videos. I could buy more cards and swap them if I want. The Tegra Note has a rear camera so movies would be possible and they say it does slow motion with that increased processing power.

And still only $200! That is why I won't spend more than $50 to fix my old Nexus. I would rather add $150 for a better device.

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Old 10-06-2013, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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I'm on my Nexus 7 32gb right now. It is my first tablet. I got it in January and I have been happy with it. I mostly use it for internet use at home and email while travelling.

I'm on vacation away from home right now. The tablet with a cheap ($10 amazon) keyboard case works great. I'm travelling light with just carry-on luggage and the tablet is just the right size.
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:43 PM
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I have a Nexus 7 (2012 - 8 GB) and like it just fine.

I don't store music and movies on mine, so I don't miss the slot. It runs everything I want it to run.

What do you want to do with your tablet, OP? That's kind of an important consideration for whether the Nexus will suit you or not.
Probably I would use it mainly for surfing the internet, Skype, Google+ Hangouts, etc. Also I would like to use it to read books as I don't have a Kindle. I like its portablility and that is is much smaller than a laptop and its price is cheaper than ipad.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:43 PM
 
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My daughter has a Nexus 7 (2013 - 32 GB) and she likes it. She also has a Logitech K810 keyboard which she uses with it to take notes at school. We have had no problems with it at all.

She also plays music on it, runs apps, uses her Kindle software for e-books, etc.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:59 PM
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Probably I would use it mainly for surfing the internet, Skype, Google+ Hangouts, etc. Also I would like to use it to read books as I don't have a Kindle. I like its portablility and that is is much smaller than a laptop and its price is cheaper than ipad.
IMO, you'd find the Nexus 7 to be just fine for all of these.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:51 AM
 
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Not sure the word "Investment" is appropriate. lol
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