Asus Google Nexus 7 2013 Reviews

Asus Google Nexus 7 2013 Review at WIRED

Google Nexus 7 2013 Review Wired

The 2013 Nexus 7 sets itself apart from the hordes of tablets crowding store shelves by offering the most premium Android tablet experience available at a decidedly economical price tag. Asus and Google give us exactly what we want out of a tablet — a dazzling display, complaint-free performance, and solid battery life — and wraps it in a super svelte, lightweight package. Now, can we get some more tablet-optimized apps, Google?

WIRED Beautiful 1920×1200 HD resolution display. Updated hardware design makes it the perfect machine for watching videos. Exceptional processor performance. Price tag is right.

TIRED Chunky bezels add unnecessary girth to an otherwise slim slate. Wish there were more tablet-optimized apps in the Google Play store to take advantage of the large, high-res screen. Battery shrivels up rather quickly in standby mode.. Read more...

Asus Google Nexus 7 2013 Review at TechHive

Google Nexus 7 2013 Review Techhive

I can’t help but feel a little trepidation. The previous-generation Nexus 7 had quite a few issues to contend with after its update to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. If I let the battery die, the tablet wouldn’t turn on without a hard reset, and the tablet became buggier and slower to use over time. I hope this new Nexus 7 won’t suffer from those foibles—because if history repeats itself, Google will have to do much more next time around to rid us of our bad memories.

The second-generation Nexus 7 offers strong features at an affordable price. If you’re a seasoned tablet user, whether you should buy this tablet will depend primarily on whether you are tied to Google’s ecosystem. Still, this particular device can hold its own against any other 7-inch tablet currently available. At the moment, it has some of the best specs, a bright screen, and a few other little goodies—and it’s hardly a splurge. If you’re in the market for a 7-inch Android device, this is the one to get.. Read more...

Asus Google Nexus 7 2013 Review at PCMAG

Google Nexus 7 2013 Review PcmagGoogle Nexus 7 2013 Review Techhive

Google's Nexus 7 continues to set the bar for small-screen tablets with a perfect balance between price and performance. Fast, Well-built, Excellent battery life. Well worth the money. Some third-party apps must be updated for Android 4.3. Read more...

Asus Google Nexus 7 2013 Review at Gizmodo

Google Nexus 7 2013 Review Gizmodo

Probably, but it's a tougher call than it should be. Google missed an opportunity to really pull ahead in the small tablet battle. Instead, it chose a still-good-but-definitely-outdated processor. This all but guarantees that the Nexus 7 will be surpassed in power and speed sooner rather than later. It's definitely an upgrade, but it's a little more incremental than we'd hoped it would be.

At the very least, though, it's probably worth waiting. While we'd definitely recommend this Nexus 7 over the current competition, keep in mind that the 2013 versions of the iPad mini and the Kindle Fire will probably be coming in the next few months. We'd bet the Nexus 7 will probably still be the best buy, but it doesn't hurt to sit tight. Read more...

Asus Google Nexus 7 2013 Review at SlashGear

Google Nexus 7 2013 Review Slashgear

The original Nexus 7 saw Google take the reins in Android tablets, showing a confused market exactly where it wanted it to go. With the new Nexus 7 2013, the rough edges of the first-generation hardware have been buffed away for the most part: the wireless charging and rear camera address two common complaints, and though it’s not quite as premium in the hand as Apple’s iPad mini, it remains considerably cheaper.

Google’s first Nexus 7 was cheap and cheerful. The second-generation version is just as keenly priced but doesn’t leave you feeling like you’ve made obvious compromises in return. That makes it our pick of the Android tablets, and sets an early – and impressive – challenge to the new iPad mini. Read more...

Asus Google Nexus 7 2013 Review at Mashable

Google Nexus 7 2013 Review Mashable

One problem the Nexus 7 doesn't directly address is how woefully bad tablet app discovery is on Android. Device fragmentation — where the variety of screen sizes and capabilities makes for an inconsistent experience — is even worse for Android tablets than phones, which often results in tablet apps looking like they're just stretched-out phone apps.

At 7 inches, though, the Nexus 7 is right in that sweet spot for Android tablets — where apps that were designed for phones still look pretty good, plus you still get the benefit of a larger screen. It's also possible (though not a pleasure) to hold and operate the tablet in one hand, as I did a few times while standing up on the New York City subway. Read more...

Asus Google Nexus 7 2013 Review at LaptopMag

Google Nexus 7 2013 Review Laptopmag

The market for 7-inch Android tablets is flooded with dozens of inexpensive devices that cost less than $200. Some of these slates are very good, too, such as the $149 ASUS MeMo Pad 7. But the new Google Nexus 7 tablet is well worth the slight splurge. Not only is it the thinnest and lightest slate with this screen size, it's the most powerful, too, and boasts a high-definition screen and stereo speakers. We just wish Google included a microSD Card slot. Read more...

Asus Google Nexus 7 2013 Review at Pocket-lint

Google Nexus 7 2013 Review Pocket Lint

There's no denying the new Nexus 7 is an amazing tablet. But it's also just an upgrade. A year from now, Google will likely unveil a new, new Nexus 7. And it might be just another yearly upgrade - or it could be completely revamped tablet loaded with Key Lime Pie OS. This is all speculation, of course, but that's the tech world for you.

At the end of the day, if you have the money to spare and want a stellar Android tablet for occasional gaming, Netflix-ing and reading, than the new Nexus 7 is the ideal machine for you. It fits comfortably in one hand, and it offers a crisp display, snappy performance and the newest version of Android. What's not to love? Read more...

Asus Google Nexus 7 2013 Review at TechRadar

Google Nexus 7 2013 Review Techradar

Is the Nexus 7 the best 7-inch tablet on the market today? We think so. Is the best tablet full stop? That's debatable.

The plastic build isn't terribly attractive, but once you have it your hands you understand its charms. It's light, thin and durable, the perfect thing to toss in your bag as you run out the door. It could be a commuter's best friend.

You won't be at a loss for things to do on it either. Google Play has grown considerably in the tablet department, with lots of great apps optimized with for this high density display. And thanks to substantial battery life, you won't have to worry about it dying on you out of nowhere either. Read more...

Asus Google Nexus 7 2013 Review at CNET

Google Nexus 7 2013 Review Cnet

The Nexus 7 (2013) easily supplants the original model as the small tablet of choice. It may not be quite as comfortable to hold, but its heavily increased performance, razor-sharp screen, additional features, and all that Android 4.3 brings in tow more than make up for a harder, less grippy back.

At $230, it's more expensive than the top 7-inch tablets from 2012, but it's also much better-performing. In addition, it's cheaper than both the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and the iPad Mini and yes, performs better than either, despite the former's better handling of onscreen colors. Read more...

Asus Google Nexus 7 2013 Review at Engadget

Google Nexus 7 2013 Review Engadget

When the first Nexus 7 came out, we applauded Google's willingness to sell it for less than $199. Even though the new version is an extra $30, we can confidently say it offers the best bang for your buck -- yes, that includes the iPad mini, though Apple's entry in the small tablet category has a much more diverse catalog of tablet-specific apps. Granted, Android is slowly but surely improving its selection, but it still has a long way to go before it catches up. That frustration aside, the new Nexus has a lot to offer, including an incredible display and strong overall performance. As long as you don't mind the selection of tablet-optimized apps in the Play Store, you'd have to be an extreme power user to not enjoy the latest Nexus 7, and you'd most definitely be paying through the nose to land anything better. Read more...