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.
Cons: Integrates with Google Play store, which is still new and isn’t as robust as Apple or Amazon’s stores. Data storage cannot be expanded with memory cards.
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 pixelsView Entire Story
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