With this being our first review of a mobile tablet, I realized that the usual HiTech Legion introduction that works for our desktop reviews may not work for the mobile end. Most people I associate with that are seriously into mobile seem to like things short and sweet with very little introduction and just the facts. Although this may seem like a formal HiTech Legion introduction it's not. If the grand consensus of our readers demands our signature introductions for mobile products, we will be more than happy to oblige. This review will dive right into product.

Google Nexus 7


The Nexus family by Google includes 3 different varieties, the Nexus 4 built by LG, the Nexus 7 built by ASUS and the Nexus 10 built by Samsung. Our focus will be the Google Nexus 7, which is built by ASUS and contains the NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core (ARM Cortex A9) processor. The Nexus 7 is preinstalled with the latest Android operating system (4.2 Jellybean) and has either 16 or 32GB of onboard storage. The 16GB version rivals the Kindle Fire HD 7" for price, but the Kindle only offers Dual Core performance.


Google Nexus 7 Specifications

  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 Mobile Processor (4-PLUS-1™ Quad core, 12 core GeForce GPU)
  • Android 4.2 (Jellybean) OS
  • 7” HD (1280x800) IPS LCD
  • 1.2MP Front Facing camera
  • 1GB memory, 8GB internal storage
  • 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 High Profile, High Bit Rate video decode and playback
  • Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 3.0 technology
  • 3.5mm audio jack, micro-USB port
  • 10.45 x120 x 198.5 mm, 340g
  • 4325 mAh 3.7V Battery