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    Default Why should I get one?

    Please help! I was all set to request a Nexus 7 for my birthday but something is stopping me! I have an s3 phone and an Asus tf101 which I now hardly use. I know I need/want a n7 but do I REALLY need one? I get the spec etc. but would I actually use it? Anyone else had similar dilemma? Thanks

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    Billions of people in the world don't have a tablet or smart phone so I will say the answer is no. You don't REALLY need one.

    Only you can decide if you want one.
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    If you read books then I say go for it. I use my gnex when out and about but at home is all nexus 7. Its the best device I have bought to date, if I broke it today I would have another one tomorrow.

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    If you're trying to come up with reasons to get one, you probably don't need one. However it is my all-time favorite device.
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    I have a Droid X2, an Asus TF101, and a Nexus 7. I find that I use all of them, just for different purposes. I hope that helps. With the Nexus 7 you can play Beach Buggy Blitz, it's really a cool game.

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    +1 on Beach Buggy Blitz.

    Very addictive.

    And to the OP, after you get it you'll wonder what you did before it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulyb37 View Post
    Please help! I was all set to request a Nexus 7 for my birthday but something is stopping me! I have an s3 phone and an Asus tf101 which I now hardly use. I know I need/want a n7 but do I REALLY need one? I get the spec etc. but would I actually use it?
    lol in all seriousness, how could I possibly know if you would use it, or even how you would use it? Examine your lifestyle and how it could benefit from a small tablet. If the reasons why you don't use your TF101 don't apply to smaller devices, go for it. If you already do pretty much everything on your phone, a larger screen would be nice but not necessary.

    Here, I'll make a list--think about where or not you'd be able to do the following with your current devices:
    1. Do you game? Would you play the same games on a TF101, or your phone?
    2. Do you take notes often, e.g. are you a student?
    3. Do you read magazines? Ebooks?
    4. Do you watch movies?
    5. Do you use your devices as GPS's?
    6. Do you like to organize/schedule with productivity apps?
    7. Do you browse the internet? Watch YT?
    8. Do you listen to music?
    9. Are there any apps you'd like to use, but are a little awkward on a smaller or larger screen?

    7" tab = more portability/more comfortable in your hands than a 10" tab. Larger screen than your smartphone, so web browsing/movie-watching/e-book reading experience would improve. Not to mention, Tegra 3 + 4.1.2 = a lot smoother than your TF101.
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    How the hell would we know if you would actually use It

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    If you don't use the tablet that you have now, then why would you use another?
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    Default Re: Why should I get one?

    Quote Originally Posted by paulyb37 View Post
    Please help! I was all set to request a Nexus 7 for my birthday but something is stopping me! I have an s3 phone and an Asus tf101 which I now hardly use. I know I need/want a n7 but do I REALLY need one? I get the spec etc. but would I actually use it? Anyone else had similar dilemma? Thanks

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    Does anyone really need ANYTHING these days?

    Anyways, I feel that my Nexus 7 is vital to me staying on track for the day. I love using to-do list, calendar, gmail, news, Google Drive, timer, and Evernote widgets and they keep me productive as ever in the fastest way possible. Plus, I'm always entertained wherever I am because I constantly Pocket news articles for later reading...always have music with me, sometimes have movies downloaded to this thing.
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    The 7" size is really the sweet spot for tablets. It's big enough to make viewing things like websites, e-books, and movies pleasurable, but small enough to be easily portable and comfortable to hold in one hand for extended periods. The Tegra 3 processor also makes it significantly zippier than your older Asus tablet. I have an Acer A500, which has about the same specs as your Asus, and I notice a big difference in performance.

    It's true that your phone can do a lot of the things that the Nexus 7 can do, and then some (e.g., make calls), but don't you find it a little hard on the eyes after a while, craning your neck and squinting at your screen?

    Basically, you could look at any tablet as a glorified toy (which, by the way, the Nexus 7 excels at in the gaming arena). But it can also be a very convenient laptop substitute when you travel, and it sure is easy to pick it up during a long commercial break or halftime and check your email, Facebook/Google+, or even do a little work using Google Drive. $200-250 is a pretty reasonable price for this, and I think it's a humongous value compared to the $500-700 other people spend on iPads, or even the $300+ people are spending on iPad Minis.
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    I'm in a quandary too. NeXus 7 or neXus⁴

    I need a device for reading and gaming. Music is still later. Hardly get time to download music and then listen. And not much of a gamer too. But reading? Hell yeah!
    My apologies to OP if you think I'm hijacking your thread. Don't mean to, but at the same time, thought it unwise to make the same thread again.

    So I leave you with a question...

    NeXus 7 or neXus⁴


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    Quote Originally Posted by X 0 N 0 D E View Post
    I'm in a quandary too. NeXus 7 or neXus⁴

    I need a device for reading and gaming. Music is still later. Hardly get time to download music and then listen. And not much of a gamer too. But reading? Hell yeah!
    My apologies to OP if you think I'm hijacking your thread. Don't mean to, but at the same time, thought it unwise to make the same thread again.

    So I leave you with a question...

    NeXus 7 or neXus⁴


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    For reading and gaming? N7 all the way.
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    Different people use their device differently, but I've found the N7 to fit nicely into a niche between a laptop and a phone. It hasn't replaced either, but it has replaced some of the things I used to use both for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulyb37 View Post
    Please help! I was all set to request a Nexus 7 for my birthday but something is stopping me! I have an s3 phone and an Asus tf101 which I now hardly use. I know I need/want a n7 but do I REALLY need one? I get the spec etc. but would I actually use it? Anyone else had similar dilemma? Thanks

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    If you content with a device you have, do not buy it.

    Otherwise I say go for it.

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    I rarely touch my laptop since I got my nexus 7. I only use my laptop for watching movies on my lcd tv but once we get 4.2 and Miracast support I will use my nexus to stream to my TV with the adapter.

    So not sure what I will use my computer for after that

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    Compliments my One X well. Also spares my One X's battery... Browsing and watching videos on here rocks.

    If you do get one, I recommend slapping a screen protector on ASAP. Mine seemed to be indestructible for a whole month before out of the blue it had an ugly scratch don't learn the hard way like I did...

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    Quote Originally Posted by YAYTech View Post
    For reading and gaming? N7 all the way.
    Thanx...but slightly worries about the build quality...

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    I've had 3 with no build issues.

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    Build quality's fine on my end. The only reason you see so many complaints about build quality is that those who have perfect devices are more likely to be less vocal than those who do have issues.

    Plus, I've seen a couple people on here saying they've purchased multiple and it had flawless build. Go out and get one, you'll be fine

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    It seems as if Google is having the same problem with the 32GB tablet that they had when they released the Nexus 7.

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    And what problem is that? I just got my 32 gb last week after exchanging my 16 gb and they were both perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carracerz14 View Post
    And what problem is that? I just got my 32 gb last week after exchanging my 16 gb and they were both perfect.

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    What you used to see here, I guess these problems only occurred to early-adopters.

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    Default Re: Why should I get one?

    Wow! Thanks for all the replies - had forum app issues so haven't checked. Yes I know you can't know if I would use it but I was interested in how much the N7 has become your 'go to' device and what for. I think I might do the mature, sensible thing for once in my life and wait. And then buy one!

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