Black Friday is almost upon us, and Christmas is just around the corner! With that in mind, it’s worth looking into gadgets just released, or due to be released in the upcoming days and weeks.
This week, we’re discussing the Nexus 10, Google’s latest tablet device. Tablet computers are becoming extremely popular, whether it is for working while traveling, playing games or reading stories with children or personal use.
The official launch date of the Nexus 10 is November 13, 2012 but XDA Developers have spotted some on Walmart shelves already!
Nexus 10: Affordable Technology for Consumers
With a recession looming and the country still facing financial difficulties from the 2008 recession, consumers remain worried about their money, and want something worth the dollars they are spending.
Google’s Nexus 10 is just $399 for a 16GB version, which is $100 less than the latest Apple iPad available. On top of that, the screen on the Nexus 10 is slightly larger and the resolution is slightly better.
Love to game? The Nexus 10’s bigger screen also makes it possible to play more games than on other products, including the iPad, while being lighter than other tablets and including a rubber grip which make it easier to hold while playing over long periods of time.
If you use Android smartphones, you’re probably used to the apps, which offer various benefits, from up to date news to social media. Whatever the reason you use these applications, the Nexus 10 offers access to thousands of Android Apps, many of which are available for the Android phones too.
Weak Point: Photography
There are downsides to every product and one downside to the Nexus 10 is the camera. It is just a 5 megapixel camera, 3 megapixels less than Google’s newest smartphone, the Nexus 4. The quality of photos will not be as good as the Nexus 4, but viewing the photos and adapting them will be much easier on the 10.1 inch display.
Black Friday Wish-List: Is the Nexus 10 a Good Buy?
For those who love gadgets, the Nexus 10 may be one worth putting on the list. It offers all the benefits of other tablets, including the ability to read books, watch movies, and work while on the move, while being lighter than many other products on the market, including Apple’s iPad 3. All in all, the Nexus 10 offers a bigger screen to see and do more, at a lower price than other premium tablets; which may offset the lesser photo quality compared to the Nexus 4.
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Editor’s Note: Edited to remove an error in the reported processing speed 11-9-12