Google Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi, 16GB) (2nd Gen) Tablet

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$185.99 - $248.95
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Summary: A smaller tablet from Google with a 7-inch screen and Wi-Fi Internet only, running on the Android 4.4 operating system. Uses the Google app store for downloading apps. Tested with 16GB of storage.
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Type: 8-inch-screen and smaller tablets, Wi-Fi-only
About - Google Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi, 16GB) (2nd Gen)

The Google Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi, 16GB) (2nd gen) is a smaller tablet computer with a 7-inch screen. It has very fine screen resolution, 323 pixels per inch. The rectangular screen is a better shape for videos than for photos, and it utilizes toughened glass for durability.

The tablet has a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z3460 processor with 4 cores. It runs on the Android 4.4 operating system. It has 1GB memory and is available with 16 or 32GB storage.

There is a headphone jack with a volume control, a built-in microphone, and stereo speakers. Internet connectivity is via Wi-Fi. It has a 1.2-megapixel webcam, and a 5-megapixel camera.

The tablet measures 7.9 inches long by 4.5 inches wide by 0.35 inches thick, and weighs 0.65 pounds.

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The Ratings applied to untested model Google Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi, 32GB) (2nd Gen) come from our tests of model Google Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi, 16GB) (2nd Gen), which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
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Features & Specs - Google Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi, 16GB) (2nd Gen)
info Internal storage (GB) 16
info Operating system Android 4.4
info Length (in.) 7.9
info Width (in.) 4.5
info Depth (in.) 0.35
info Memory-card reader No
info Webcam Yes
info Camera Yes
info GPS Yes
info Optional folding keyboard No
info Fingerprint-resistant screen Yes
info Approved app market Yes
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User Reviews - Google Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi, 16GB) (2nd Gen)
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Incredible Performance, Incredible Value
169 Ratio Fits Movies
Best Voice Response Used
Easy to use
fast responsive
Free Apps For All Needs
Free Apps For Every Need
Great for video
Great Sound For A Tablet
Never-ending Free Apps
Perfect Ratio For Movies
Quality build
Responsive Touch Display
stunning display
Syncs Tofrom Computer
Voice Response A
Voice Response Beat Phpc
Voice Response Beats Comp
Voice Response Beats Ph
Maps Wd 'rock' Wdataplan
Maps Wd Be Standout Wdat
Maps Wd Top List If Data
No memory card slot
Pity No Cellplan Maps A
Pity No Dataplan-maps A
Best Uses
Audio books
bedside alarm clock
Logging On Any Type Acct
Magazine Subscriptions
Online banking
Trips Save Plan Wwifi
Watching Anything Visual
Whenever You're Not At Pc
I bought the 32GB model for under $250 and was astounded with the pixel density that put most room-sized HDTV's to shame; it almost seemed Google was out to prove something, & selling it at a loss to do so--given what you'd pay elsewhere for this quality, responsiveness, build, speed, glitch-free, & esp. picture. I bought this before a 2-month trip away from my home base, and although I also brought a notebook, with all the speed and apps this tablet provides, I really didn't need the notebook at all, unless I had needed lots of typing. IN SUM: I can't speak to gaming, but if you are the type who wants to check online the moment you think of something, be it social post, shopping, email, your calendar, research, texting, reading, projects, etc., and you have wifi, you'll find this 2nd gen Nexus ideal. In fact you'll likely spend less time seated stiffly in front of your PC and more time with this device wherever you like. (first review I've ever contributed to CR).
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Best Uses
bought the 2012 version which worked fine until the latest google OS update which has pretty much turned it into a brick... constant crashes and wifi is ultra-slow. google support had offered no support. don't buy this
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
Regret Selling Mine
Fits in back pocket
Sound volume
External Storage
Best Uses
Listening to podcasts
Reading Pdf With Diagrams
Watching videos
I really enjoyed this tablet. I used it to study for my Cisco certifications. Much of my studying including viewing small network diagrams with a lot of fine lines and numbers. This worked very well and allowed me to put it in my back pocket as I went to lunch. I just sold it thinking a new version will be released soon. I do like this more than the iPad Mini 2 my girlfriend's job gave her.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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