Now that Best Buy has leaked the specs of the new 16GB and 32GB Nexus 7 hours ahead of Google’s unveiling, we can compare and contrast both the specs and the price of Google’s refreshed budget tablet with its main competitor: the Apple iPad mini.
New Nexus 7 iPad mini
Display Size: 7-inch 7.9-inch
Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080 1,024 x 768
Processor: Qualcomm S4 Snapdragon 1.5GHz A5 Dual Core 1GHz
Storage: 16GB/32GB 16GB/32GB/64GB
Memory: 2GB 512MB
Webcam: 5MP/1.2MP 5MP/1.2MP
Battery: Lithium-Polymer Lithium-Polymer
Dimensions: 7.9x4.5x0.3-inches/11.2-oz 7.87x5.3x0.28-inches/10.88-oz/11.04-oz (Data Version)
OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean iOS 6
Price: $230 (16GB) $270 (32GB) $329 (16GB) $429 (32GB) $529 (64GB)
The new Nexus 7 beats the iPad mini on processor speed, screen resolution, memory and price. The Nexus 7 is offered in two storage variants: 16GB and 32GB, while the iPad mini is offered in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models. The iPad mini's 1,024 x 768 screen resolution can't measure up to the new Nexus 7 and its 1,920 x 1,080 display. The new Nexus 7 also has four times the amount of memory that the iPad mini has. The cheapest iPad mini ($329 16GB version) is $50 more than the most expensive Nexus 7 ($270 32GB version).
Unless you're a diehard Apple/iPad/iOS aficionado, the refreshed Nexus 7 makes a pretty compelling case as to why it should be your next tablet should you be in the market for one.
What do you think of the new Nexus 7 specs? Will you be getting a new Nexus 7? Why or why not? Are you disappointed that there is no 64GB Nexus 7? Why or why not? Do you find the refreshed Nexus 7 more appealing than the iPad mini? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments below.