UK Retailer Cuts Price of New Nexus 7

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,, 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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