Nexus 7 with Full High Definition Display Announced

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Can you believe that Google is pushing forward with a Nexus 7 with Full High Definition Display ? Google has finally announce today that the next Nexus 7 will be receiving a 1920 x 1200 px resolution display upgrade on July 30th which is exciting news since there has not been any 7 to 8 inch tablets with full high definition experience.

On paper, the new Nexus 7 is a very attractive tablet. Users will get the luxury to enjoy a 1920 x 1200 px display which will allow them to view their media streams with great detail, and read their favorite pdf books all at the convenient 7 inch form factor. On top of that, Google is pricing the Nexus 7 with Full High Definition very competitively at $229. What other upgrades did they add to this tablet? and how does this compare to other tablets currently in the market?

Nexus 7 with Full High Definition Display : The break down

Other than that eye candy 1920×1200 pixel display, what else does this device have that makes it so attractive? The Nexus 7 features a quad-core Snapdragon S4 pro fromNexus 7 with Full High definition display QualComm that runs at 1.5 ghz. The original Nexus 7 had a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 clocked at 1.2ghz. These two processors are technically different in nature; thus, we’ll have to see what kind of processor benchmarks comes out to see a comparison. While the original Nexus 7 does not have a rear facing camera, the new Nexus 7 with full high definition display comes with a nice 5 megapixel rear camera if you complained that the original had none. The amount of Random Access Memory (RAM) has also increased from it’s predecessor, from 1 to 2 gigabytes. This will allow users to have more applications open in the background, and make the tablet experience more smoother. Nexus 7 2nd generation is equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 rather than Bluetooth 3.0 to ensure maximum power-efficiency when pairing with a Bluetooth device. Interestingly, the Nexus 7 2nd generation will allow wireless charging, and will come in flash memory size of 16 Gigabytes and 32 Gigabytes. This is larger compared to the initial release of first Nexus 7 which only came in sizes of 8 and 16 Gigabytes.

Nexus 7 with Full High Definition Display Comparison

In terms of display, the Nexus 7 2nd generation will out-shine every 7 inch tablet and make them look out-dated, including the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 series which was recently released earlier this month. Lets pull up that nice comparison Chart to give you all a glimpse where it stands.

Tablet Dimensions Thickness Weight Screen Resolution Starting price
Samsung Galaxy tab 3 7.0 188 x 111.1 mm (7.40 x 4.37 in.) 9.9 mm (0.39 in.) 306g 1024 x 600 px (170 PPI) $199
Asus/Google Nexus 7 with High Definition Display 200 x 114.3 (7.87 x 4.5 in.) 8.65 mm (0.34 in.) 290g 1920 x 1200 px (~323 PPI) $229
Asus/Google Nexus 7 (2012) 198.5 x 120 mm (7.81 x 4.72 in.) 10.5 mm (0.41 in.) 340g 1280 x 800 px (216 PPI) $209
Asus MeMo Pad HD7 196.8 x 120.6 mm (7.75 x 4.75 in.) 10.8 mm (0.43 in.) 302g 1280 x 800 px (216 PPI) $129
Samsung Galaxy tab 3 8.0 209.8 x 123.8 mm (8.26 x 4.87 in.) 7.4 mm (0.29 in.) 314g 1280 x 800 px (189 PPI) $299
Apple iPad Mini 200 x 134.7 mm (7.87 x 5.3 in.) 7.2 mm (0.28 in.) 308g 1024 x 768 px (163 PPI) $329
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 210.8 x 135.9 mm (8.30 x 5.35 in.) 10.5 mm (0.41 in.) 338g 1280 x 800 px (189 PPI) $429
Microsoft Surface RT 275 x 172 mm (10.81 x 6.77 in.) 9 mm (0.37 in.) 680g 1366 x 768 px (148 PPI) $349
Asus MeMo Pad Smart 10.1 inch 263 x 181 mm (10.4 x 7.1 in.) 10 mm (0.4 in.) 580g 1280 x 800 px (149 PPI) $299
Samsung Galaxy tab 3 10.1 243.1 x 176.1 mm (8.26 x 4.87 in.) 8 mm (0.31 in.) 510g 1280 x 800 px (149 PPI) $399
Samsung/Google Nexus 10 263.9 x 177.6 mm (10.39 x 6.99 in.) 8.9 mm (0.35 in.) 603g 2560 x 1600 px (300 PPI) $409
Asus Transformer Pad infinity TF700 263 × 180.8 mm (10.3 x 7 in.) 8.5 mm (0.33 in.) 598g 1920 × 1200 px (224 PPI) $499
Asus Transformer Pad infinity N/A N/A N/A 2560 x 1600 px (299 PPI) N/A
Apple iPad 4th Generation 241.3 x 185.7 mm (9.50 x 7.31 in.) 9.4 mm (0.37 in.) 652g 2048 x 1536 px (264 PPI) $499

Clearly, with this chart, the Nexus 7 2nd generation is a total bargain. It’s thinner, and lighter than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. For 30 dollars more, you obtain immense value with a beautiful 1920 x 1200 pixel display over that 1024 x 600 pixel display. This beauty is just around the corner, is there going to be enough for everyone?

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