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    Default Should I get a Nexus 7?

    Hello all,

    I am starting to save money ($60 so far :P ) for a Nexus 7. What I am wondering is that if a Nexus 7 would be good for web browsing, Facebook, Flipboard, watching movies (Youtube, Netflix, etc.), occasional gaming (if it's used for gaming will the Nexus 7 get really warm?). I absolutely would prefer at least a 8> inch screen but the fact of the matter is that I don't have much cash to begin saving so a Nexus 7 and its $199.99 price tag is very appealing to me. And by all honesty I doubt a 7 inch screen would completely deter me from enjoying it! So please feel free to nudge me away or towards purchasing a Nexus 7 for my needs listed above.

    And if you own a Nexus 7, would you kindly suggest some accessories to go with the Nexus 7? That is if I do in fact decide to get a Nexus 7, I have a list ready for it. My main accessories would be a case that is both light and medium+ protection with (or without, but preferably with, a screen wake cover) and a good (cheap to moderate ($1-$17) that is NOT a wet application) screen protector.

    Thank you in advance! I appreciate your time with posting your posts.

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    If anyone is selling their Nexus 7 device in CHICAGO, IL please let me know... lol.
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    Default Re: Should I get a Nexus 7?

    good for web browsing, Facebook, Flipboard, watching movies (Youtube, Netflix, etc.), occasional gaming
    Nexus 7 is the best for your need here
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    Yeah it's great tablet. You'd like it. I can tell you the battery is nowhere near that of an iPad, but the Nexus 7 is much cheaper. I want an iPad Mini when the new display comes out, but for now the Nexus 7 is great device.

    I have no accessories for it yet, so I'm not much help there.
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    Yes, you should have it, i enjoy use on nexus 7, it worth a shot. i didn't have a regret.
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    Have you test-driven a 7" tablet? I really like mine, but while it's infinitely easier to do web browsing than on a phone, it's a far cry from a 10" tablet.

    Before buying something you can't return (and buying used is almost certainly going to be that), make sure you can live with the 7" form factor. I much prefer my 7 (and Android) to the iPad Mini, but I have to admit that that extra inch makes a nice difference. I'm not suggesting the iPad (esp given pricing), I'm just saying that the difference may be more than you imagine.
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    I strongly suggest not getting the 8gb version if you want to play any games on it.
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    It is 50-50
    Some Nexus may have error at the moment, I do not know what will in next some months. Android free app are very boring vs apple. I used both Ipad 2 and Nexus 7.
    You should buy a silicon case + screen protector as soon as possible. It is not easy to be broken but some keys in the same pocket can damage.

    It is very good for social app and google services, not so much in gaming.
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    The Nexus 7 is the right choice for you. I use mine all of the time. It has done everything that I have needed it to do. I don't think you can find a better tablet for the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    Nexus 7 is the best for your need here
    Personally for stuff like that I'd say the Nexus 10 would be better. Much better screen for browsing and especially for watching movies. And the stronger processor for gaming but honestly the Nexus 7 should be able to handle any game no problem as well.
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    I also suggest the Nexus 7. My uses are about the same as yours, Just remove flipboard and add ebook. The nice thing in my opinion is that in my case (poetic) the Nexus will fit in 90% of my back pocket in my jeans (i do not wear them around my ankles) and 75 % in my dress pants. This of allows me to have my hands free when I need them.
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    Default Re: Should I get a Nexus 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diknak View Post
    I strongly suggest not getting the 8gb version if you want to play any games on it.
    They don't sell the 8GB version anymore. It's 16 or 32.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xlDeMoNiClx View Post
    Personally for stuff like that I'd say the Nexus 10 would be better. Much better screen for browsing and especially for watching movies. And the stronger processor for gaming but honestly the Nexus 7 should be able to handle any game no problem as well.
    Yes I would much prefer a 10 inch tablet like the nexus 10 but again, with the pricing, it would take me about 6 months to save up for a nexus 10... I can not wait that long.. lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by npark2012 View Post
    Yes I would much prefer a 10 inch tablet like the nexus 10 but again, with the pricing, it would take me about 6 months to save up for a nexus 10... I can not wait that long.. lol.
    lol Well if pricing is a bigger factor than a bigger, much better screen then the Nexus 7 is definitely the better choice. :P
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    I love my Nexus 7 I use it everyday. Love watching movies and TV on it and playing games.

    This is the case I ordered it's great nice and slim and is great for watching movies and stuff because of the stand.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008D2...idcentral00-20

    But it was a great purchase Internet browsing isn't the fastest but it isn't slow by any needs. But I would say go for it you won't regret it!

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    I am seriously considering getting one, played with one today at Staples. Love it but I am always reading about screen lift and other sorts of errors. I know duds come out of every company but is this regular with the 7?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlDeMoNiClx View Post
    lol Well if pricing is a bigger factor than a bigger, much better screen then the Nexus 7 is definitely the better choice. :P
    I'm also considering getting the Archos 97 Titanium HD or the Archos 101 titanium ($199, 10.1 inch screen) These tablet are awesome on paper, but I will have to wait in March for it to come out and see everyone's review of it.
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    I would recommend a microUSB to USB adapter. It's nice to be able to plug in accessories such as keyboards, flash drives, usb game controllers etc.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
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    I had an Acer 10 inch and hated it. The tablet worked fine it just wasn't great to read or play games. Really heavy. I tried the cheap android tablet route and just save your money with that route. Got the nexus 7 32gb and love it. Use it for gaming,reading, and even grad school work. I just wish I could get front row sports to work on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by chestont View Post
    I would recommend a microUSB to USB adapter. It's nice to be able to plug in accessories such as keyboards, flash drives, usb game controllers etc.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    Do the cheap one I see on Amazon work alright and how does that work with games such as fp shooters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chestont View Post
    I would recommend a microUSB to USB adapter. It's nice to be able to plug in accessories such as keyboards, flash drives, usb game controllers etc.

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    Best part is you can get them on Amazon for 2 bucks.
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    Does anyone know where I can play with the Nexus 7 device at? If only they would hurry up with the Google stores...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave1nyc View Post
    Have you test-driven a 7" tablet? I really like mine, but while it's infinitely easier to do web browsing than on a phone, it's a far cry from a 10" tablet.

    Before buying something you can't return (and buying used is almost certainly going to be that), make sure you can live with the 7" form factor. I much prefer my 7 (and Android) to the iPad Mini, but I have to admit that that extra inch makes a nice difference. I'm not suggesting the iPad (esp given pricing), I'm just saying that the difference may be more than you imagine.
    I have played around with my neighbor's samsung 7" tablet and it's DECENT, but he also has an ipad and I like the 10 inch better than 7 inch. HOWEVER, the 7 inch doesn't bug me at all, its just much easier (less zooming and such) to web browse on a 10 inch screen. And if I buy it from a store I'd be able to return it yes? I have heard a lot of issues with the Nexus 7 devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kamikaze247 View Post
    It is 50-50
    Some Nexus may have error at the moment, I do not know what will in next some months. Android free app are very boring vs apple. I used both Ipad 2 and Nexus 7.
    You should buy a silicon case + screen protector as soon as possible. It is not easy to be broken but some keys in the same pocket can damage.

    It is very good for social app and google services, not so much in gaming.
    Just out of curiosity, why a silicon case?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronisize15 View Post
    Do the cheap one I see on Amazon work alright and how does that work with games such as fp shooters?

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    I bought two off Amazon. The first died almost a week after I got it, the second one has been holding steady so far. It works great with emulators to play games like Chrono Trigger and Mega Man. I've been playing Dead Trigger with a USB XBOX controller I have and it's much easier for me than the on-screen controls.

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    Default Re: Should I get a Nexus 7?

    I've done some research and the only good one (at least for me) was this one: SlimBook So when I get a Nexus 7 this will be the case I will get. Just throwing it out there in case others are looking for a case.
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