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Asus Google Nexus 7 32GB Tablet

Updated on February 22, 2013
Asus Google Nexus 7 32GB Tablet
Asus Google Nexus 7 32GB Tablet

The Good

There are really a lot of good things to be said about this tablet!

Google keeps the Android OS updated automatically, so you never have to wonder if it is out of date. It runs apps with ease - even apps I see other tablet users saying their systems have trouble running.

The powerful quad core processor doesn't lag out under intense usage, such as streaming video.

The 7 inch display is HD, so everything you see is crisp and beautifully colored. The screen size makes it big enough to be comfortable to view, and keeps the tablet light enough to hold for long periods of time.

If you make use of Google services, this tablet is perfect for you! Gmail, Chrome, YouTube, and Google+ are already loaded on the tablet when you get it. Google Play is also preloaded and takes only a touch to get to - making it easy to find all the coolest apps!

It is also very easy to switch between apps, and the scrollable on-screen app history makes it easy to find the web page you were looking at earlier. Great for peeking at game hints/tips while playing!

The Google voice entry feature is easy to use, and the on-screen keyboard is great! The word suggestions are highly intuitive and help reduce typing dramatically.

The Bad

There isn't much that's "bad" about this tablet.

So far, the only problems I've encountered were brand specific. For example, the Google Nexus 7 doesn't run some of the Kindle Fire HD apps - but these apps were written specifically for the Kindle OS.

There's no HDMI out, and there's no way to add additional memory. The first item is a nicety. It doesn't affect the performance. No SD card slot means you have to sync and store items on a computer, or have cloud storage space for them - when you finally fill up the generous 32GB capacity.

The Ugly

There is nothing ugly about this sleek, light tablet computer with a 7" HD screen.

In fact, it really looks pretty cool, even when it's off!

What I Really Like About My Nexus

This tablet has a great battery!!! The battery lasts all day (more than 8 hours) even with very heavy use. This is a great all day use item!

I have noticed that graphics intensive games such as jewels and mahjong will eat the battery rapidly, but I've been able to stream video for hours with it.

TIP: Turn your Nexus 7 off while it is charging to help it recharge much more quickly!

The keyboard is pretty intuitive, making typing much faster than on any other type of this device I have used.

It's been extremely easy to use! The keyboard is large enough to avoid typing errors. Tap buttons are at the top and bottom of the screen, but are large enough to easily use (not hidden in corners).

The pinch and expand for the screen zoom works very well. Zoom in is big enough for even the smallest links on web sites - making navigation super easy!

It's done everything I wanted to use it for - and is easy to use for more than I thought it would be!

It comes with a small paper quick-start guide, but there is a lovely Nexus 7 guide loaded onto the tablet. The guide is actually quite useful - I've only read to page 23, and have learned tons of tips and tricks for how to use the tablet more easily and efficiently. Super smart move, Google!

Here's what I really love: For years, I've been forgetting all kinds of things. The Nexus, all the Google features, and a little app called GTasks have turned this completely around!

My tablet, my phone, and my computer now all communicate with each other, and I don't have to do anything but put an appointment or note in one device to make that happen :)

It's so easy to know when I have a sale I need to attend to, or remember to take the garbage out, pick up my son from his activities, and all those other little things. I can also share certain info with other people, so my husband and I can coordinate activities no matter where we are.

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    • iguidenetwork profile image

      iguidenetwork 4 years ago from Austin, TX

      Thanks for your spot-on review, I'm considering on buying one since I'm much of an Android guy and I use much of Google's services for work and fun. Voted up, useful and awesome.

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      Roxanne Courtmanch 4 years ago from Marysville

      Thanks for the great comment!

      I added more information. Hopefully it will help folks who haven't used tablets yet learn more about what they can do.

      I absolutely love the Nexus, and the longer I have it, the more useful it becomes!

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      Susan Holland 4 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Welcome to HubPages!!

      I love tablets and am always looking at the different types. This is a great review. I like that Google constantly updates it without prompting, and it has a very sleek design.

      Again, Welcome!! :-)

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      Roxanne Courtmanch 4 years ago from Marysville

      Thanks for the warm welcome!

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