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UK Retailer Cuts Price of New Nexus 7

By - Source: Crave | B 9 comments

The new Nexus 7 is enjoying a £20 price reduction in the UK.

Google's new Nexus 7 has only been available for a couple of months, but already the tablet is available on discount at one British retailer. According to Crave, Play.com, which is owned by Ratuken, is selling the new generation of Nexus 7 for £179. This is a £20 discount compared to the Nexus 7's usual £199 price tag.

The Nexus 7 was announced in late July and arrived in the United Kingdom a month later. The new Nexus 7 features a 7.02-inch 1920 x 1200 1080p HD display (323 ppi) with scratch-resistant Corning glass, a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro with Adreno 320 400 MHz graphics, 2 GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 16 GB of storage, dual-band WiFi (2.4 GHz/5 GHz) 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC, a 3,950 mAh battery, and Micro USB with SlimPort-enabled (meaning it can output HDMI video and audio through the Micro USB port thanks to DisplayPort technology and a special Micro USB-to-HDMI adapter). The whole show is running on the newest release of Android, Android 4.3.

Though it's awfully soon for a price cut, the UK's budget tablet market is hotter than ever. Between Tesco, Argos, and Carphone Warehouse, folks can easily get their hands on a tablet for £100 or less, which means options like the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD are no longer the most economical offerings. Tesco's Hudle retails for £120, while Argos' MySlate Tablet is priced at £100. Carphone Warehouse made headlines recently with its decision to cut the price of the Avoca 7 to just £49

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    ruban71 , October 29, 2013 1:23 AM
    Adsa are now selling the Tab 2 7" for just £99. Would be nice to see the old Nexus 7 hit a similar price
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    joneb , October 29, 2013 7:03 AM
    I hope the 10" Nexus 2 will be not too expensive then. Im hoping about £280
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    InvalidError , October 29, 2013 7:30 AM
    Considering all the issues I have had with the three 7-2013s and the number of people on Google's N7 forum experiencing almost all the same issues (mainly GPS, touch screen and random freeze/reboot) across 3-6 replacements, I am almost surprised there hasn't been a recall, class-action or something. I have a hard time imagining people getting that unlucky with getting a 'good' device without this being a design or manufacturing problem.

    https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/nexus/nexus-7/mG4JXaT-SHs%5B1026-1050-false%5D

    https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/nexus/nexus-7/zEqstgT2ZT8%5B101-125-false%5D

    https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/nexus/nexus-7/CKTSBXNxxmA
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    TwoBridges , October 29, 2013 1:58 PM
    InvalidError , October 29, 2013 7:30 AM
    Considering all the issues I have had with the three 7-2013s and the number of people on Google's N7 forum experiencing almost all the same issues (mainly GPS, touch screen and random freeze/reboot) across 3-6 replacements, I am almost surprised there hasn't been a recall, class-action or something. I have a hard time imagining people getting that unlucky with getting a 'good' device without this being a design or manufacturing problem.

    https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/nexus/nexus-7/mG4JXaT-SHs%5B1026-1050-false%5D

    https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/nexus/nexus-7/zEqstgT2ZT8%5B101-125-false%5D

    https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/nexus/nexus-7/CKTSBXNxxmA

    Hey look everyone...its an APPLE TROLL!

    Give it up buddy, this tablet is the best 7 inch tablet in the world! It crushes the apple mini and NO ONE BELIEVES you ever had one let alone 306 replacements!

    I bought 6 ipad minis and had in total 12 replacements in the end I had to return them all and get my money back. Then I bought 10 nexus 7 for about the same price and they all work.

    now run along little boy!
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    TwoBridges , October 29, 2013 2:01 PM
    InvalidError , October 29, 2013 7:30 AM
    Considering all the issues I have had with the three 7-2013s and the number of people on Google's N7 forum experiencing almost all the same issues (mainly GPS, touch screen and random freeze/reboot) across 3-6 replacements, I am almost surprised there hasn't been a recall, class-action or something. I have a hard time imagining people getting that unlucky with getting a 'good' device without this being a design or manufacturing problem.

    https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/nexus/nexus-7/mG4JXaT-SHs%5B1026-1050-false%5D

    https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/nexus/nexus-7/zEqstgT2ZT8%5B101-125-false%5D

    https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/nexus/nexus-7/CKTSBXNxxmA

    Hey look everyone...its an APPLE TROLL!

    Give it up buddy, this tablet is the best 7 inch tablet in the world! It crushes the apple mini and NO ONE BELIEVES you ever had one let alone 306 replacements!

    I bought 6 ipad minis and had in total 12 replacements in the end I had to return them all and get my money back. Then I bought 10 nexus 7 for about the same price and they all work.

    now run along little boy!
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    pacomac , October 29, 2013 4:28 PM
    I've had nothing but problems with the Nexus 7. Unresponsive touchscreen and crappy wifi, and I'm not the only one. The first generation was better in both cases, but dreadfully slow.
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    InvalidError , October 29, 2013 4:44 PM
    Quote:
    I've had nothing but problems with the Nexus 7. Unresponsive touchscreen and crappy wifi, and I'm not the only one. The first generation was better in both cases, but dreadfully slow.

    On all three 7-2013s I owned, I had a combination of touch-screen, GPS not working, freeze/reboot, random WiFi disconnects and other issues. The first one had chronic touch issues (nearly unusable at times) while the third one had the worst freeze/reboot issues. The second one had nearly every issue known in the N7's forum but to a lesser extent than most reports.

    Going back to my 7-2012 is a little painful in the patience department but at least it works properly.
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    TwoBridges , October 29, 2013 5:00 PM
    DO NOT LISTEN OR BELIEVE ANYTHING PACOMAC AND INVALIDERROR SAY ABOUT ANY ANDROID PRODUCT!

    THEY ARE APPLE SHILLS AND LIE ON EVERY POST.
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    TwoBridges , October 29, 2013 5:01 PM
    I have owned 6 ipad minis and all of them had to be returned because they were filled with gremlins!

    I bought a nexus 7 and never looked back and never will!