1. quietlybrilliant's Avatar
    I bought this as an upgrade for my wife, but was a bit turned off by the final price including tax of nearly $380. That's a lot of money compared to the basic Nexus 7, given that she doesn't even need half the storage. It kind of defeats the purpose of the device as an affordable solution for most people.

    My questions for you guys are:

    Why does it cost so much more with the LTE chip (i.e. $80 more than the wifi 32 GB version)?

    Will there ever be a 16 GB version?

    Thanks in advance. It just seems like both the LTE chip and 16 GB extra are way overpriced to me.
    09-17-2013 03:26 PM
  2. Unicorn Rancher's Avatar
    For what you get, I don't think it's too expensive. It's basically the same as the pre-clearance price for the 16GB Nexus 4.

    However, if the incremental cost for the extra storage and LTE is not worth it for somebody, they can get the base model 2013 Nexus 7 for $229. That's what I did.
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    09-17-2013 04:35 PM
  3. o4liberty's Avatar
    Compared to other similar tablets the Nexus 7 is priced low in my opinion. Look at the Apple IPad Mini its priced over a hundred dollars higher than the nexus. The only difference between the two is the build quality and reliability which Apple wins hands down!

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    09-17-2013 07:28 PM
  4. sflxn's Avatar
    Have you ever looked at the prices of unsubsidized smartphones? Do so and come back and tell me the Nexus 7 LTE price is too high. Google is probably selling this tablet at cost to them. Asus is probably making a tiny profit on it.
    09-17-2013 08:19 PM
  5. Tbayrgs's Avatar
    Compared to other similar tablets the Nexus 7 is priced low in my opinion. Look at the Apple IPad Mini its priced over a hundred dollars higher than the nexus. The only difference between the two is the build quality and reliability which Apple wins hands down!

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    It's even more than that. A Nexus 7 with LTE has 32GB of storage and costs $349. An iPad Mini with LTE and 32GB storage costs $559, all with the same spec'd hardware as the over 2 year old iPad 2.

    You won't find another similarly spec'd tablet with LTE support for anywhere near the same price.
    09-17-2013 08:24 PM
  6. hokiesteve's Avatar
    I bought this as an upgrade for my wife, but was a bit turned off by the final price including tax of nearly $380. That's a lot of money compared to the basic Nexus 7, given that she doesn't even need half the storage. It kind of defeats the purpose of the device as an affordable solution for most people.

    My questions for you guys are:

    Why does it cost so much more with the LTE chip (i.e. $80 more than the wifi 32 GB version)?

    Will there ever be a 16 GB version?

    Thanks in advance. It just seems like both the LTE chip and 16 GB extra are way overpriced to me.
    I don't think that price differential is that absurd, especially given that the LTE tablet is probably made in much shorter manufacturing runs. It's about the same price as the Nexus phone before it went on fire sale.
    09-17-2013 09:17 PM
  7. BrandonEnr7's Avatar
    Compared to the prices of the tablets available from carriers, this is a good deal to be off contract. I would have bought one but Sprint won't work with it, and I don't really need it when I can just tether my phone using 3G or 4G. For a little I considered the fact of getting the LTE with just another carrier on top of my phone service, but for me it just didn't feel necessary for the extra cost.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-18-2013 01:46 AM
  8. festinator's Avatar
    I bought this as an upgrade for my wife, but was a bit turned off by the final price including tax of nearly $380. That's a lot of money compared to the basic Nexus 7, given that she doesn't even need half the storage. It kind of defeats the purpose of the device as an affordable solution for most people.

    My questions for you guys are:

    Why does it cost so much more with the LTE chip (i.e. $80 more than the wifi 32 GB version)?

    Will there ever be a 16 GB version?

    Thanks in advance. It just seems like both the LTE chip and 16 GB extra are way overpriced to me.
    I think Google is spoiling us with these low prices haha.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-18-2013 02:18 AM

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