If you want a good, solid tablet but think the iPad is too expensive, Google's Nexus tablets might be the best fit for you. They are among the top Android-based tablets, with a solid design and a great price compared to the hardware you receive.
Why the Nexus and not the Kindle Fire HD? Side by side, the tablets are very similar, and while the Nexus might sneak past Amazon's line of tablets in raw power, the main reason why the Nexus is the premier Android tablet is that it provides everything the Kindle Fire HD provides and a lot more. The Kindle Fire is tied to Amazon, while Google's tablet is much more untethered, allowing you to run any Android applications instead of just the subset offered by Amazon.
The Google Nexus 7 is perfect for those who want to conserve the drain on their wallet and still get a good deal. This 7-inch tablet is powered by a quad-core processor and has a 1280 x 800 display that beats the resolution of the iPad Mini. Not quite as powerful as the Nexus 10, the Nexus 7 still offers the best value with its $199 entry-level price tag.
For those who like the idea of an Android-based tablet but think a 7-inch tablet is too small, the Google Nexus 10 is everything the Nexus 7 is... only more. With a more powerful processor, support for MIMO WiFi and sporting an extra-high resolution 2560 x 1600 display, the Nexus 10 is definitely top-of-the-line. And while not as cheap as the Nexus 7, it does have a great price, starting at $399.
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