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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by Bobthearch on Sun 12th Aug 2012 15:11 UTC
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In the mood for another gadget and finding the $200 price well within my toy budget, I was ready to push the button on the 8GB model. Already added to the store's "shopping cart" in fact. Then I realized there was no card slot. Deal breaker.

I'd happily trade the silly camera, bluetooth, and some of the other features for an SD card slot or other user-upgradeable memory option. Of course I could buy the 16GB model, but $50 extra for 8GB of additional storage, and still no way to upgrade? Somewhere between $199 and $250 is a price point that caused me to start thinking twice about buying something I didn't really need.

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