Google Inc. has refreshed its line of Nexus 7 tablet computers, doubling the storage capacity and offering a cellular version. It comes less than a week after Apple announced its iPad Mini. Here’s a look at how the Nexus 7 compares with other tablets with comparable screens.
Google Inc.’s Nexus 7
_ Price: $199 with 16 gigabytes of storage, $249 with 32 GB. Add $50 for 32 GB model with cellular capability (available Nov. 13).
_ Screen size: 7 inches diagonally
_ Screen resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels
_ Weight: 0.75 pounds
_ Cameras: Front-facing, 1.2 megapixel camera
_ Battery life: 8 hours
_ Operating system: Google’s Android
Pros: Access to a variety of games, utilities and other software for Android devices, though not as extensive as apps available for iPad. Option for cellular wireless broadband.
Apple Inc.’s iPad Mini (available Friday)
_ Price: $329 for base model with Wi-Fi only and 16 gigabytes of storage, $429 with 32 GB, $529 with 64 GB. Add $130 for versions with cellular capability.
_ Screen size: 7.9 inches diagonally
_ Screen resolution: 1024 by 768 pixels