Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Aug 2012 17:22 UTC
Google Nobody needs a tablet, but many people still want a tablet. This is still the core differentiator between a 'real' computer and a tablet. At least in The Netherlands, you can't function in society without a desktop or laptop connected to the internet, so people need a computer. A tablet, though? Hence, the most common thing people have told me when they played with my iPad 2 is this: I'd love to have a tablet, but not for hundreds of euros. Enter Google's Nexus 7, the first 'cheap' tablet that doesn't just validate Android as a tablet platform, but also gives the iPad a run for its money.
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tekairangi
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2007-11-18

I agree. I got it as an impulse buy just to check it out. I like the size. But the browser is no better than Safari (something I never thought I'd say)
It's always easy to whine - but Apple have set the bar pretty high in terms of an homogenous user experience and ease of use. I thought the one thing that would be easy, namely playing back various video formats without conversion is not esay either. I still have to use handbrake (or similar) to convert AVIs and whatnot to mp4 to playback. I still got VLC on my iPad and it plays back anything. VLC don't work so good on the NEXUS. Google also doesn't let me edit Google docs - which I find a bit odd

But on the whole - I like it for what it is. Cheap and cheerful. It surfs the web, checks my emails and runs FIFA 2012 and IMDB OK.

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