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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Galaxy Tab 7.7 a better option?
by -pekr- on Mon 13th Aug 2012 09:22 UTC
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2006-03-28

Well, generally I like the Nexus, but I can't somehow agree with all conclusions Tom made, but that's it, everyone of us thinks of different usage pattern for his/her device, so that's perfectly OK.

Visiting the Metallica gig, I saw one guy holding iPAD over his head, filming one song. Well, it looked funny. But still - the lack of rear camera, is just a stupid ommission. I have 2x Canon DSLR, yet I don't carry them with me, so I welcome my HTC Sensation phone has a camera too. Now why to miss it on a tablet? That, in my eyes, is completly stupid ommission. Look at Galaxy Tab 7.7 - does the rear camera ruin design or usability for you? I think not.

One other thing - why does it miss on GSM/3G? Once again - e.g. my mom has her eyes impact by diabetes. I was thinking to get her some tablet. Now how much more would it cost Google to add GSM/3G module? Once again - for few bucks they limit the usage. Galaxy Tab 7.7 has that module.

So, apart from price, for the usage pattern I need, Galaxy Tab wins, and only because Google decided to miss on some usable features. Well, I like Nexus 7 anyway, so I might get one anyway, as the 199 USD is a good price, but ...

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

"...199 USD is a good price..."

The reason because it is so "cheap" is because it doesn't have all these features.

It just has all the features 95% of the people need, so they can get enough volume to justify the price.

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