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.