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MachoBear 12-01-2012 12:52 PM

Google Nexus 7 32GB tablet $229.99 + FS @ Bugdig via eBay
 
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Just found this

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asus-Goog...4abf18144a

It'll show the $229.99 when you checkout.

Think this is a good deal with free shipping.


Edit ... Nevermind .... just saw a few threads that's expired ... this seems to be the normal price now.

yuugotserved 12-01-2012 12:52 PM

32GB Asus Nexus 7 7" Android 4.1 Tablet $230 + Free Shipping
 
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BuyDig via Ebay has 32GB Asus Nexus 7 7" Android 4.1 Tablet (ASUS-1B32) for $230 with free shipping. Thanks MachoBear

Specs
  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.2GHz Quad Core CPU
  • 1GB Memory
  • 32GB Internal Storage
  • 7" 1280x800 Back-lit IPS Display w/ 1.2MP Front-Facing Camera
  • WiFi N
  • 4325mAh Battery
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Review and Hands-On courtesy of Engadget

pastramiavocado 12-01-2012 01:15 PM

Thanks - do you know if any other better deals will come along? eg. free cover or no tax?

chooch 12-01-2012 01:16 PM

This deal is FP usually, and they sell out quick, so good find! Been looking all this week. Thanks!

tootmagoot 12-01-2012 01:17 PM

Good find. Missed the Office Depot one -- this comes out to the same price after Office Depot tax.

TheAirWolf 12-01-2012 01:30 PM

I've been waiting for this to drop again and I grabbed it. Thanks for the heads up!

I'm going to covert all my magazines subscriptions to an android version so no more piling up the magazines in the bathroom. I'll just bring my tablet. :D

anoce1 12-01-2012 01:33 PM

Finally got one at a great deal. Thank you!

e.chang 12-01-2012 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheAirWolf (Post 55570526)
I've been waiting for this to drop again and I grabbed it. Thanks for the heads up!

I'm going to covert all my magazines subscriptions to an android version so no more piling up the magazines in the bathroom. I'll just bring my tablet. :D

If you had a TP and brought to the bathroom, just remember to not wipe with the TP and instead with the tp. :lol:

Good deal OP! Got one from the OD post. Discover 5% + 5%.

monantony 12-01-2012 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pastramiavocado (Post 55570272)
Thanks - do you know if any other better deals will come along? eg. free cover or no tax?


Why not ask him to flat out predict the future???
OR better yet, wait 6 months and get the 32gb for the price the 16bg is selling at today???

menace33 12-01-2012 01:39 PM

Hmmm good deal, reputable dealer, free shipping...not bad at all. :thumbup:

BrownGrizzlyBear 12-01-2012 01:40 PM

the price will always drop but how long are you going to wait? there's always going to be another tablet =].

Buy it now then upgrade later on to a higher resolution screen.

edit.. what i ment was buy it now then.. buy another tablet later on when you want to upgrade with better spec/res

Megabyte2365 12-01-2012 01:56 PM

Actually, it's 4.2 now. Upgrade just came out.

TekkenLord 12-01-2012 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vvilliamm (Post 55570762)
the price will always drop but how long are you going to wait? there's always going to be another tablet =].

Buy it now then upgrade later on to a higher resolution screen.

I am pretty sure N7 screen is not upgradable....:confused::rolleyes:

elfnumber1 12-01-2012 01:58 PM

pretty much same deal as black friday from adorama without the case or screen protector.

feard 12-01-2012 01:58 PM

Would you get this over an IPad mini at a higher price? Not many apps out for android tablet.

tddots 12-01-2012 01:58 PM

Nah, still expensive!

DealChasingHigh 12-01-2012 01:58 PM

What is the best case for this? Any ideas? I have seen a 360 one that looks interesting.

BrownGrizzlyBear 12-01-2012 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TekkenLord (Post 55571118)
I am pretty sure N7 screen is not upgradable....:confused::rolleyes:

what i ment is.. buy the n7 now then buy another tablet with a higher res/better specs later on =]

SDGuy89 12-01-2012 02:00 PM

good god, this price is great for this kind of specs.

DealChasingHigh 12-01-2012 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by feard (Post 55571136)
Would you get this over an IPad mini at a higher price? Not many apps out for android tablet.

I have an iPad as well as android tablets. Most app developers make the same app for both. No shortage of android apps for your tablet!

rotowooter 12-01-2012 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MachoBear (Post 55569786)
Just found this

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asus-Goog...4abf18144a

It'll show the $229.99 when you checkout.

Think this is a good deal with free shipping.


Edit ... Nevermind .... just saw a few threads that's expired ... this seems to be the normal price now.


Still showing $229 for me.


Debating if I should pull the trigger on this and send back the TF300T w/Keyboard (Woot Asus Refurb deal for $299 +tax & shipping) Supposed to arrive Monday hmmmm....

TekkenLord 12-01-2012 02:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by feard (Post 55571136)
Would you get this over an IPad mini at a higher price? Not many apps out for android tablet.


May I ask what apps are you looking that Android doesn't have?

jxt 12-01-2012 02:02 PM

It's not that Android doesn't have the apps but many aren't optimized for tablets at the moment.

briannomi 12-01-2012 02:03 PM

Awesome, just snapped this up. I could not get the Office Depot deal to work no matter what I tried. This is just as good, only I have to wait a few days for shipping. No sales tax, nice!

BrownGrizzlyBear 12-01-2012 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DealChasingHigh (Post 55571140)
What is the best case for this? Any ideas? I have seen a 360 one that looks interesting.

so far.. the speck case http://www.speckproducts.com/tabl...xus-7.html ..received great reviews.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/f...php?f=1676

feard 12-01-2012 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DealChasingHigh (Post 55571202)
I have an iPad as well as android tablets. Most app developers make the same app for both. No shortage of android apps for your tablet!

I have both as well. Seems like I find android apps are scaled down versions of the iOS app. I can't find a unfiied email for example.

crimsonred36 12-01-2012 02:05 PM

Picked one up. No tax+free shipping in CA is killer for me since I missed out on the BF deals.

Will the Discover 5% CB apply on this? I think so, because they have 5% on online shopping now. If so then it works out to ~$218 for me.

soopervoo 12-01-2012 02:06 PM

thanks OP! I missed the other deals b/c I was at work, glad you posted this on a weekend!

I just sold my HP Touchpad to upgrade to the nexus 7 wooot

feard 12-01-2012 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TekkenLord (Post 55571216)
May I ask what apps are you looking that Android doesn't have?

Unified email.

halfaperson 12-01-2012 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vvilliamm (Post 55571244)
so far.. the speck case http://www.speckproducts.com/tabl...xus-7.html ..received great reviews.


Wow that is a really nice case, though a little too pricey for me. I went with this one. I like it a lot. Feels much nicer than a $15 case should.

http://www.amazon.com/Blurex-Ultr...xus+7+case

kennyl 12-01-2012 02:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DealChasingHigh (Post 55571140)
What is the best case for this? Any ideas? I have seen a 360 one that looks interesting.

I just ordered this one.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...00_s00_i00



I bought this one first http://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Googl...460ab2030e

I don't like it because of how close it comes to the edge of the screen. Makes it difficult to swipe from the edges.

relaymy 12-01-2012 02:11 PM

FYI---No Mini HDMI Out: If you’re hoping to connect your tablet out to an HD TV to watch streaming HD movies or view high resolution photos, you’ll be disappointed. The Google Nexus 7 doesn’t have a mini HDMI out port, so this just isn’t possible.
Read more at http://bestmoviesevernews.com/asu...FM4GrsL.99

aznhero913 12-01-2012 02:11 PM

how is this FP??

Its less than 10% off regular price...

HempCures 12-01-2012 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aznhero913 (Post 55571466)
how is this FP??

Its less than 10% off regular price...

Demand is strong, comes out to more than ten percent when you factor in shipping, taxes.
Good price for a great little tablet.

kennyl 12-01-2012 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aznhero913 (Post 55571466)
how is this FP??

Its less than 10% off regular price...

Free ship, no tax?

DealChasingHigh 12-01-2012 02:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vvilliamm (Post 55571244)

Thanks for the links, Repped!

soopervoo 12-01-2012 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aznhero913 (Post 55571466)
how is this FP??

Its less than 10% off regular price...

If I were to buy this straight from the Google Play store or any other retailer, it would be:
$250
+8.38% tax
+ possibly shipping
= ~$270-280

I'm from Cali so this saves me some cash

Penguina 12-01-2012 02:23 PM

Buydig wants tax for NJ. No deal.

capinsac 12-01-2012 02:25 PM

Bought one. Really wanted the 16GB, but the deals are few and far between.

Thanks OP.

aznhero913 12-01-2012 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soopervoo (Post 55571694)
If I were to buy this straight from the Google Play store or any other retailer, it would be:
$250
+8.38% tax
+ possibly shipping
= ~$270-280

I'm from Cali so this saves me some cash


Gotcha!!

Makes sense when you factor in the other stuff...


Decided to put my dual boot HP touchpad on craigslist. If it sells, I'll pick up a nexus 7.

DealChasingHigh 12-01-2012 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kennyl (Post 55571452)
I just ordered this one.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...00_s00_i00



I bought this one first http://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Googl...564f99ac86

I don't like it because of how close it comes to the edge of the screen. Makes it difficult to swipe from the edges.

Thanks, Repped! That first one seems to be pretty popular.

mineguru 12-01-2012 02:27 PM

is this with 3G capability?

Bushdog 12-01-2012 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by feard (Post 55571372)
Unified email.

Erm, what can't this do, for example? And I suspect there are several others. Aqua Mail [google.com]

roosterdude 12-01-2012 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mineguru (Post 55571808)
is this with 3G capability?

No, that model is only available from the Google Play store right now

Bushdog 12-01-2012 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mineguru (Post 55571808)
is this with 3G capability?

nope.

crimsonred36 12-01-2012 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mineguru (Post 55571808)
is this with 3G capability?

No, WiFi only 32GB.

cchen326 12-01-2012 02:32 PM

I dont see this retailer ebay or buydig on discover cashback. How are you guys getting 10% cb?

chooch 12-01-2012 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by relaymy (Post 55571454)
FYI---No Mini HDMI Out: If you’re hoping to connect your tablet out to an HD TV to watch streaming HD movies or view high resolution photos, you’ll be disappointed. The Google Nexus 7 doesn’t have a mini HDMI out port, so this just isn’t possible.
Read more at http://bestmoviesevernews.com/asu...FM4GrsL.99

I have been looking a for a 7" tablet with HDMI out, microSD expansion slot, and a high resolution screen of at least 1280 x 800, and can't seem to find anything I'd feel comfortable buying. Tired of waiting for something better to come out, so this will do for now :)

mineguru 12-01-2012 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by roosterdude (Post 55571896)
No, that model is only available from the Google Play store right now

Thanks for your replies..

I am looking for any deal in 3G model. So far all WIFI only. Can I go ahead and buy 3g version in Google play or is it worth waiting for some more days?

Sparith 12-01-2012 02:43 PM

Was waiting for this deal to come around again. Thanks OP.

thewrongstuff 12-01-2012 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by feard (Post 55571136)
Would you get this over an IPad mini at a higher price? Not many apps out for android tablet.

Seriously, dude, you livin in 2010?

soopervoo 12-01-2012 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aznhero913 (Post 55571762)
Gotcha!!

Makes sense when you factor in the other stuff...


Decided to put my dual boot HP touchpad on craigslist. If it sells, I'll pick up a nexus 7.

I actually sold my dualboot HP TP this week on Craigslist and earned most of my money back. Best 1 year investment on a device I've ever made lol

I'm surprised there are still suckers out there who still would want a TP...

yuvalw 12-01-2012 02:49 PM

Thx OP, in for 1...

mystiqueskillz 12-01-2012 02:54 PM

Thanks OP, I just ordered one for my little brother as Christmas/Birthday gift!

newsance 12-01-2012 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by feard (Post 55571372)
Unified email.

Unless I am completely missing what you mean by this, Android does this with the stock e-mail app (not the g-mail, but the standard e-mail app). Just add all of your accounts in.

crimsonred36 12-01-2012 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by newsance (Post 55572532)
Unless I am completely missing what you mean by this, Android does this with the stock e-mail app (not the g-mail, but the standard e-mail app). Just add all of your accounts in.

Even if the stock email app is not enough (its more than enough for me!), you can get K-9 mail, which is pretty awesome too! So I don't understand how that guy says there's no unified email.

leeka 12-01-2012 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by feard (Post 55571136)
Would you get this over an IPad mini at a higher price? Not many apps out for android tablet.


I would definitely get this over the ipad mini unless you are totally locked into the Apple world. The number of apps available is a pretty ridiculous bases for purchase. The real question is weather the apps or type of apps you are needing are available.

deals2dream 12-01-2012 03:07 PM

I purchased this in last FP...Adorama $239 with official nexus case. I am not impressed with this tablet. The touch sensitiveness is in accurate and also when you pich zoom it will take split seconds to get the text re focussed. Imagine an auto foucs camera not able to focus the image for split seconds. I have ipad at home and cant compare this in any manner. But what I like about this tablet is form factor and apps as good as apple. I would wait few months and look for a deal $100. any thing more its not worth.

leeka 12-01-2012 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mineguru (Post 55571808)
is this with 3G capability?


Sort of. It's called tethering. That way it can be 3G and then one day it could be 4G and work with any carrier.

leeka 12-01-2012 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by halfaperson (Post 55571398)
Wow that is a really nice case, though a little too pricey for me. I went with this one. I like it a lot. Feels much nicer than a $15 case should.

http://www.amazon.com/Blurex-Ultr...xus+7+case


I have a very similar case although on my version has the elastic pen holder right at the volume keys. I see this one has it lower. Much better design.

newsance 12-01-2012 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by feard (Post 55571136)
Would you get this over an IPad mini at a higher price? Not many apps out for android tablet.

Yes.

The Nexus 7 has a better screen. It has a much more powerful processor. The fact that it runs android means it is much more customizable and flexible.

The open system easily allows for things like emulators, using xbox 360, PS3, and Wii controllers for games, Using USB OTG to connect lots of random stuff, and generally expand what is typically thought of as the role of a tablet.

The fact that google updates android and adds functionality pretty much constantly, rather than once a year, is a big plus too. This is a HUGE plus of having a google device rather than another android device where updates are much slower. And Apple only makes a major update once a year...

I think its a fair shake to say that many apps do not have a tablet specific layout YET. But.

1. With the exponential increase in sales of android tablets post Nexus 7, this will change. Fast.
2. Most of the graphically pretty android apps have a tablet version already.
3. The 7" screen makes most phone oriented apps look decent, as the real estate is not being stretched as much. I haven't come across any that are an unusuable pixelated mess yet.
4. Phones have increased their resolutions by quite a bit too, which again helps how non-tablet optimized android apps look. This isn't the IPAD 1 days where all the apps were made for a 480x320 non-retina I-phone resolution, then blown WAY up to 1024x768 (with a different aspect ratio to boot) on a screen with about 6 times the real-estate.

I rarely even notice that an app these days is not tablet specific.

Erechtheus 12-01-2012 03:17 PM

I got one of these (actually two due to a return but the first was as it turns out not a BuyDig problem -- Asus put a 32GB sticker on the outside box for a 16GB model).

It's a good price, though we have technically seen better now. It's a wicked awesome tablet if you ask me, but I am used to my Nook Color and my dual boot CM9 (now CM10) HP Touchpad.

I have the Blurex case from Amazon. I know lots of people with iPads and varying cases for them. I have not seen a case I like better than the Blurex one no matter what tablet we're speaking of. The case props up the tablet very well. The fit and finish on the case isn't superb, but it is more than passable. Mine also came with an OTG cable, which is a nice bonus.

Behave 12-01-2012 03:18 PM

I was thinking of keeping my Note 10.1 32GB that I got for $400 (amazon warehouse) but would I be happy with this?

menace33 12-01-2012 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Behave (Post 55572980)
I was thinking of keeping my Note 10.1 32GB that I got for $400 (amazon warehouse) but would I be happy with this?

:confused: What do you plan on doing with your 10" tablet? Hard to tell if you'll be happy with it.

Erechtheus 12-01-2012 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Behave (Post 55572980)
I was thinking of keeping my Note 10.1 32GB that I got for $400 (amazon warehouse) but would I be happy with this?

If you ask me, 7" tablets and 10" tablets are apples and oranges. A 10" tablet is better if you want to throw a bluetooth keyboard in front of it and work. It's probably better for a situation where you keep it mostly in one place if you're watching movies. A 7" tablet is so much better for lugging around everywhere, and I find it to be a very nice size for watching stuff given that what happens sometimes is that I have a half hour to spare between court cases and can actually easily lug this about to watch something I have on the tablet without internet connection (none at the courthouse). People also seem to prefer 7" as a form factor for e-reading.

For me, 7" is a much better size than 10".

jpniner 12-01-2012 03:31 PM

I'm going to get the 16gb model for $160 + tax, doing the Chase Points for a Sears gift card. That makes the N7 16gb half the price of an iPad Mini 16gb

ratibars 12-01-2012 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jpniner (Post 55573234)
I'm going to get the 16gb model for $160 + tax, doing the Chase Points for a Sears gift card. That makes the N7 16gb half the price of an iPad Mini 16gb

Would you please let me know where you would get 16GB for $160?

doco 12-01-2012 03:40 PM

i missed out the last few deals for this. picked one up - no tax and FS.

ripcurl 12-01-2012 03:43 PM

So, in other words, the Fuhu Nabi 2 at $129.00 on BF was an awesome deal. Glad I got one.

laptopquestions 12-01-2012 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by halfaperson (Post 55571398)
Wow that is a really nice case, though a little too pricey for me. I went with this one. I like it a lot. Feels much nicer than a $15 case should.

http://www.amazon.com/Blurex-Ultr...xus+7+case

Have the same case, works great and in addition to the Screen protector, mine came with a usb adapter. Amazon has many choices with similar designs.

jpniner 12-01-2012 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ratibars (Post 55573420)
Would you please let me know where you would get 16GB for $160?

You need a Chase card with Reward points to use. There is a deal where you can get 20% off a gift card, its a Lands End gift card but works at Sears. So I ordered $200 in Gift cards using 16,000($160) in Chase points.

Sears sells the 16gb for $199...

requires a Chase card but best deal I think right now on a N7 unless you need 32gb

BaconCommando 12-01-2012 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jpniner (Post 55573584)
You need a Chase card with Reward points to use. There is a deal where you can get 20% off a gift card, its a Lands End gift card but works at Sears. So I ordered $200 in Gift cards using 16,000($160) in Chase points.

Sears sells the 16gb for $199...

requires a Chase card but best deal I think right now on a N7 unless you need 32gb

This is brilliant!

jpniner 12-01-2012 03:55 PM

You could also get, w/Chase points, the 32gb N7 at Sears for equivalent of $200 if you have enough Chase points to get $250 worth of gift cards 20% off. Think you could need 20,000 chase points to do this

bigd212 12-01-2012 03:58 PM

Finally pulled the trigger on one, been wanting but always debating since I have a netbook. Hopefully this will bring good use to me :)

winstonsmith31 12-01-2012 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by feard (Post 55571372)
Unified email.

I would strongly suggest K-9 Mail for Android. Very robust and powerful. Does exactly what you're asking for.

I"ve been using it for years on my Android phones for business email.

aznhero913 12-01-2012 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soopervoo (Post 55572204)
I actually sold my dualboot HP TP this week on Craigslist and earned most of my money back. Best 1 year investment on a device I've ever made lol

I'm surprised there are still suckers out there who still would want a TP...


How much did you sell yours for?

I know amazon has a TIV for $100 for it but I see them on CL for $200-$250...

basic714 12-01-2012 04:03 PM

You can only pay with paypal for this order? It seems like a slick deal.

Buckeyefan 1 12-01-2012 04:05 PM

Waiting for this to hit $199.

laptopquestions 12-01-2012 04:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Behave (Post 55572980)
I was thinking of keeping my Note 10.1 32GB that I got for $400 (amazon warehouse) but would I be happy with this?

Quote:

Originally Posted by menace33 (Post 55573070)
:confused: What do you plan on doing with your 10" tablet? Hard to tell if you'll be happy with it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Erechtheus (Post 55573080)
If you ask me, 7" tablets and 10" tablets are apples and oranges. A 10" tablet is better if you want to throw a bluetooth keyboard in front of it and work. It's probably better for a situation where you keep it mostly in one place if you're watching movies. A 7" tablet is so much better for lugging around everywhere, and I find it to be a very nice size for watching stuff given that what happens sometimes is that I have a half hour to spare between court cases and can actually easily lug this about to watch something I have on the tablet without internet connection (none at the courthouse). People also seem to prefer 7" as a form factor for e-reading.

For me, 7" is a much better size than 10".

I personally find the 7" form factor (Nexus 7) to be a lot more useful than the 10" (HP Touchpad). Can easily hold with one hand, weighs less and is significantly less unwieldy.

It is a nice compromise between form and function.

doco 12-01-2012 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by basic714 (Post 55574040)
You can only pay with paypal for this order? It seems like a slick deal.

yes but there is also an option to use paypal as a guest if you dont have a paypal account with your debit/credit card which is what i did.

menace33 12-01-2012 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by laptopquestions (Post 55574196)
I personally find the 7" form factor (Nexus 7) to be a lot more useful than the 10" (HP Touchpad). Can easily hold with one hand, weighs less and is significantly less unwieldy.

It is a nice compromise between form and function.

I got the Nexus 10 strictly for reading but do find that Netflix really pops on this screen so another benefit. But you're right the 7" models, or even an 8" model is far more portable.

jtberr 12-01-2012 04:22 PM

This is as good as any deal I've seen and reputable seller. Just bought it. Thanks OP, repped

barndogusn 12-01-2012 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jxt (Post 55571234)
It's not that Android doesn't have the apps but many aren't optimized for tablets at the moment.

Android 4.x automatically scales any compatible app to fit the screen... I don't see why there would be any shortage of apps that are "optimized" as you say.

soopervoo 12-01-2012 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aznhero913 (Post 55573910)
How much did you sell yours for?

I know amazon has a TIV for $100 for it but I see them on CL for $200-$250...

32gb with 2 cases for $165 firm on craigslist

funny story, I was willing to accept even $140 or less since its an outdated device

BaconCommando 12-01-2012 04:35 PM

I sold my 32 GB Touchpad + case for $225 6 months ago via Craigslist.

dtmamg 12-01-2012 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jpniner (Post 55573816)
You could also get, w/Chase points, the 32gb N7 at Sears for equivalent of $200 if you have enough Chase points to get $250 worth of gift cards 20% off. Think you could need 20,000 chase points to do this

so it comes out to be the same. i have enough pts for GC, but with sears i need to pay tax

so the 16/32gb units difference just the price, right?

btw, few sites also have 1% CB thru ebay

ok, the difference between this and the chase/sears route is ~$50, 16gb($177) and 32gb($227), any suggestion? thx

freedomispopular 12-01-2012 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by barndogusn (Post 55574528)
Android 4.x automatically scales any compatible app to fit the screen... I don't see why there would be any shortage of apps that are "optimized" as you say.

Layout. Just because the app scales to fit the screen doesn't mean it's making the best use of the screen.

slickderek 12-01-2012 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dtmamg (Post 55574776)
so it comes out to be the same. i have enough pts for GC, but with sears i need to pay tax

so the 16/32gb units difference just the price, right?

btw, few sites also have 1% CB thru ebay

ok, the difference between this and the chase/sears route is ~$50, 16gb($177) and 32gb($227), any suggestion? thx

You also get 2% back in eBay bucks. Counting that tax difference you are really not saving a whole lot $249.99, here we are getting it for $229.99, that's 8% off. Counting cash back and eBay bucks it is 11% off. You are saving 20% with the Lands End card but you are paying 6-10% tax probably, so you save lets say 15% that way.

That's my breakdown, you will be a little better off but more hassle with Chase.

Graco 12-01-2012 04:49 PM

Need suggestion on screen protector, the one.from adorama is on back order

Erechtheus 12-01-2012 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buckeyefan 1 (Post 55574086)
Waiting for this to hit $199.

Don't wait. Find a Nook Tablet 16GB, which surely will come back around for $99.

I just built a CM10 MicroSD for the one I'm giving my sister in law. I'm blown away. If I hadn't bought my own Nexus 7 already, I'd be making another one of these. The Nexus 7 is clearly more powerful, but the Nook Tablet is a stout little machine.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Graco (Post 55575088)
Need suggestion on screen protector, the one.from adorama is on back order

My Blurex case came with one (that I messed up and trashed -- I am not a screen protector guy).

Singhay 12-01-2012 05:07 PM

Good deal but they take forever to ship mines barley cane in today. About two week wait for me.

Singhay 12-01-2012 05:11 PM

Good deal but it took two weeks to get mines. Today they finally delivered it -__-

prozario 12-01-2012 05:13 PM

can u use any coupons into staples who has the 16GB for $200?

mces 12-01-2012 05:22 PM

Most Staples coupons exclude tablets.
Quote:

Originally Posted by prozario (Post 55575586)
can u use any coupons into staples who has the 16GB for $200?


dapurplert 12-01-2012 05:25 PM

Any reason I shouldnt sell my Sony Tablet S aside from losing some screen real estate?

newsance 12-01-2012 05:28 PM

For those looking for screen protectors/cases/keyboards I have this and REALLY, REALLY like it.

The design of this almost perfectly mimics the design of the Nexus, the bluetooth keyboard works well, and it isn't expensive.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...00_s00_i01

laptopquestions 12-01-2012 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by newsance (Post 55575986)
For those looking for screen protectors/cases/keyboards I have this and REALLY, REALLY like it.

The design of this almost perfectly mimics the design of the Nexus, the bluetooth keyboard works well, and it isn't expensive.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...00_s00_i01

hands on: mobile bluetooth keyboard for nexus 7 [youtube.com]

Something like this is neat, but not as practical as other cases.

For me, something like this would only make sense if it was my only internet enabled device, to simply mass typing.

prankies 12-01-2012 05:48 PM

Bought the 16GB version for $250 just a few months ago, don't regret it one bit. Fantastic device. Performance that finally lives up to the hype of tablets being "the future". Picked up a cheap Bluetooth keyboard to go with it, and now I have almost no use for my laptop.

soarwitheagles 12-01-2012 06:23 PM

Can anyone tell me what the warranty is on this Google Nexus 7 32GB tablet ?

Does ASUS handle the warranty?

And finally, I heard that earlier versions has some issues such as weird stuff with the screen...have these issues been resolved?

Thanks,

Soar

tubour_time 12-01-2012 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by feard (Post 55571136)
Would you get this over an IPad mini at a higher price? Not many apps out for android tablet.

youre kidding right?

laptopquestions 12-01-2012 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soarwitheagles (Post 55577252)
Can anyone tell me what the warranty is on this Google Nexus 7 32GB tablet ?

Does ASUS handle the warranty?

And finally, I heard that earlier versions has some issues such as weird stuff with the screen...have these issues been resolved?

Thanks,

Soar

Nexus 7 Limited Warranty
[google.com]

The Nexus 7 is manufactured by ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ASUS provides a limited 12 month warranty for the Nexus 7. Please refer to the warranty card in the Nexus 7 packaging or review ASUS' limited warranty details.

If your Nexus 7 was purchased from Google Play, please contact Google customer support for service on the ASUS limited 12 month warranty.

If your Nexus 7 wasn't purchased from Google Play or you're looking for out of warranty repair service, please contact ASUS directly.


I personally have not suffered the screen separation [theverge.com] issue.

tubour_time 12-01-2012 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Laoillest (Post 55575464)
Good deal but they take forever to ship mines barley cane in today. About two week wait for me.

what is barley cane?

laptopquestions 12-01-2012 06:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by feard (Post 55571136)
Would you get this over an IPad mini at a higher price? Not many apps out for android tablet.

Quote:

Originally Posted by tubour_time (Post 55577416)
youre kidding right?


Number of available Android applications [appbrain.com]

Nov 2012
~ 575,000 Apps
~ 450,000 Regular Apps
~ 125,000 Low Quality Apps (shovelware).

Personally, I can't think of a missing production app for either of my Android devices (Samsung S3 phone and Nexus 7 tablet, both 32 GB).

MrSchmo 12-01-2012 06:45 PM

this f*cking company is retarded. Shipper lost my package so they are working with currier on an investigation on what happened. buydig wont ship me a replacement until this whole issue is fixed. These matter takes weeks or months to come to a conclusion. so, until then i am suppose to wait. been 2 freaking weeks and nothing..

jpniner 12-01-2012 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dtmamg (Post 55574776)
so it comes out to be the same. i have enough pts for GC, but with sears i need to pay tax

so the 16/32gb units difference just the price, right?

btw, few sites also have 1% CB thru ebay

ok, the difference between this and the chase/sears route is ~$50, 16gb($177) and 32gb($227), any suggestion? thx

Yep, tax part always sucks but way I look at is that it appears Chase isn't running any awesome points specials like last year(Best Buy) and this is best option I have to get a great price on Nexus 7 and use Points, instead of my cash to buy. 20% off in effect....

I'm getting the 16gb, because I don't game much and not planning on storing tons of movies. Mostly an e-reader. I figure in a year the 16gb Nexus 7 will still be worth over $100 and I can sell and get whatever tablet I won't year down the road losing very little off the $174(in chase points) i have in it.

dingding 12-01-2012 06:58 PM

Thanks guys! In for 4 for DH's xmas gift....due to the good reviews here and else where.

TekkenLord 12-01-2012 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tubour_time (Post 55577462)
what is barley cane?

Hey, "barley cane" has nothing to do with the Nexus 7 unless it is a new name for the touch pen.

hunter44102 12-01-2012 07:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrSchmo (Post 55577722)
this f*cking company is retarded. Shipper lost my package so they are working with currier on an investigation on what happened. buydig wont ship me a replacement until this whole issue is fixed. These matter takes weeks or months to come to a conclusion. so, until then i am suppose to wait. been 2 freaking weeks and nothing..

Bummer... terrible response to something that isn't your problem. start a claim against the company and refute the charges with paypal (or credit card)

a78134 12-01-2012 07:13 PM

I am want to buy 16gb model. wondering where are they and why there is no good offer on that?

halfaperson 12-01-2012 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by a78134 (Post 55578488)
I am want to buy 16gb model. wondering where are they and why there is no good offer on that?

Not many retailers are carrying the 16GB. And many of the ones that are still sell them for around $240. Google/Asus must not be reimbursing them for the price change? I don't know. The few places that do have it at $199(Staples,Walmart) charge tax/shipping or both. Better off getting the deal on the 32GB honestly.

Erechtheus 12-01-2012 07:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by a78134 (Post 55578488)
I am want to buy 16gb model. wondering where are they and why there is no good offer on that?

It probably costs them maybe $150 (let's say) to build the 16 GB model right this second. The 32 GB model probably costs less than $10 more. It's just easier to discount the 32. If in the spring they refresh it by going to 32/64 at the 199/249 price points (and I'm not saying they will), you'll continue to see the deals come on the $249 one, I'd venture.

megoogler 12-01-2012 07:55 PM

Nook HD has 7" screen 1440 x 900 pixel resolution, 243 PPI (pixels per inch), weight: 11.1 oz (315 g) and microSD card slot (not on Nexus.)
Nook HD+ is 9" screen for $269.

Richmond1231 12-01-2012 07:59 PM

Bought one, thanks OP!

TekkenLord 12-01-2012 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by megoogler (Post 55579440)
Nook HD has 7" screen 1440 x 900 pixel resolution, 243 PPI (pixels per inch), weight: 11.1 oz (315 g) and microSD card slot (not on Nexus.)
Nook HD+ is 9" screen for $269.

Did you take that "Troll 101" orientation before you posted this? I know you just registered to this forum, thats why I asked.

menace33 12-01-2012 08:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by megoogler (Post 55579440)
Nook HD has 7" screen 1440 x 900 pixel resolution, 243 PPI (pixels per inch), weight: 11.1 oz (315 g) and microSD card slot (not on Nexus.)
Nook HD+ is 9" screen for $269.

I see your Nook prices and idea that the Nook is somehow better and raise you Barnes & Nobles rescinding books after the credit card used to purchase the book has expired [techdirt.com]. :rolleye2:

TekkenLord 12-01-2012 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by menace33 (Post 55580170)
I see your Nook prices and idea that the Nook is somehow better and raise you Barnes & Nobles rescinding books after the credit card used to purchase the book has expired [techdirt.com]. :rolleye2:

Dang, this is new to me...I've never bought ebooks from B&N, so another good thing to educate yourself. I hope Google won't do such practice....

z101 12-01-2012 08:43 PM

thanks, finally no tax

Hank3 12-01-2012 09:00 PM

I have this case and love it...did a ton of research on the different ones on amazon and this oneseemed the slimmest easiest to prop up without being bulky:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...03_s00_i00

skull leader 12-01-2012 09:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by megoogler (Post 55579440)
Nook HD has 7" screen 1440 x 900 pixel resolution, 243 PPI (pixels per inch), weight: 11.1 oz (315 g) and microSD card slot (not on Nexus.)
Nook HD+ is 9" screen for $269.

And be stuck with B&N interface? No thanks.

esquire415 12-01-2012 09:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by newsance (Post 55575986)
For those looking for screen protectors/cases/keyboards I have this and REALLY, REALLY like it.

The design of this almost perfectly mimics the design of the Nexus, the bluetooth keyboard works well, and it isn't expensive.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...00_s00_i01

I have bought the Nexus twice already and both times I have scratched the silver edging which I thought was aluminum. Can't believe how fragile the plastic is. I have returned both and this time I'm buying a sleeve for it, maybe even a case to at least protect the faux aluminum edging. I will look into this MiniSuit.

laptopquestions 12-01-2012 10:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hank3 (Post 55581034)
I have this case and love it...did a ton of research on the different ones on amazon and this oneseemed the slimmest easiest to prop up without being bulky:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...03_s00_i00

Not sure how the Poetic one you mentioned [amazon.com] @ $24.95 is ~$10 better than similar designs such as the Blurex one [amazon.com] @ $14.99 and other cheaper variations.

kyoto 12-01-2012 10:06 PM

thanks, looks like this is a today only deal.... so best to make a quick decision if you are planning on buying it....

chooch 12-01-2012 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kyoto (Post 55582572)
thanks, looks like this is a today only deal.... so best to make a quick decision if you are planning on buying it....

Yeah, the listing is for 3 days, but in the past they usually only post 3000 and sell out fast. If this is still the case, then there's only about 1000 left.

toantravinh 12-01-2012 10:11 PM

edit :(

soarwitheagles 12-01-2012 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by laptopquestions (Post 55577450)
Nexus 7 Limited Warranty
[google.com]

The Nexus 7 is manufactured by ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ASUS provides a limited 12 month warranty for the Nexus 7. Please refer to the warranty card in the Nexus 7 packaging or review ASUS' limited warranty details.

If your Nexus 7 was purchased from Google Play, please contact Google customer support for service on the ASUS limited 12 month warranty.

If your Nexus 7 wasn't purchased from Google Play or you're looking for out of warranty repair service, please contact ASUS directly.


I personally have not suffered the screen separation [theverge.com] issue.

laptopquestions,

Thank you very much for providing much needed info.

Repped!

Well, I am finally ready to pull the trigger on a Nexus 7. Anyone have any more good advice before I take the plunge?

Soar

chooch 12-01-2012 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soarwitheagles (Post 55582788)
laptopquestions,

Thank you very much for providing much needed info.

Repped!

Well, I am finally ready to pull the trigger on a Nexus 7. Anyone have any more good advice before I take the plunge?

Soar

Regarding the warranty, don't forget if you pay with an AMEX (even through PayPal) you will get another 1 year extended warranty:

https://www.americanexpress.com/u...ranty.html

I just know about the AMEX benefit. Other cards may have something like this too.

frisky2d 12-01-2012 10:44 PM

Visa Signature offers 1 yr extended warranty too.

chooch 12-01-2012 10:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frisky2d (Post 55583704)
Visa Signature offers 1 yr extended warranty too.

Thanks, good to know!

Found this (year old) thread on FW explaining CC benefits a bit more in depth, and users experiences with each.

http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1141487/

KFisher 12-01-2012 11:03 PM

Got mine, no tax and fee shipping is nice!

buttcoco 12-01-2012 11:15 PM

i have this tablet, rooted it and its awesome.

unlimited space via OTG and flashdrives. Pick up a few 32gb at radioshack when it was 9.99 and I used the $10 coupons I got from the deal. Ended up with 4x 32gb flash drive and 32gb nexus 7 for 252.xx after tax and shipping.

SB1 12-01-2012 11:18 PM

seems like everyday price at this point. saw this deal early this morning and didn't bother to post.

chooch 12-01-2012 11:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buttcoco (Post 55584862)
i have this tablet, rooted it and its awesome.

unlimited space via OTG and flashdrives. Pick up a few 32gb at radioshack when it was 9.99 and I used the $10 coupons I got from the deal. Ended up with 4x 32gb flash drive and 32gb nexus 7 for 252.xx after tax and shipping.

I've never owned an Android device before, but am very familiar with iPhone jailbreaking. What are your favorite benefits/apps when rooting?

buttcoco 12-01-2012 11:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chooch (Post 55585040)
I've never owned an Android device before, but am very familiar with iPhone jailbreaking. What are your favorite benefits/apps when rooting?


I just installed the ADB drivers for android. Cmd prompt to unlock and then use a program to do the rest. its pretty simple if you know what you're doing and able to follow directions.

Now I can play mkv files on the nexus7 over the 32gb flashdrives. or ext hdd :) its awesome. its not a PC so dont expect it to be like one.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=1766475
http://www.teamandroid.com/2012/0...droid-sdk/

rpadua5 12-01-2012 11:35 PM

thanks and repped. In for 3 for Christmas gifts. Nice no tax and free shipping!

z101 12-01-2012 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buttcoco (Post 55585170)
I just installed the ADB drivers for android. Cmd prompt to unlock and then use a program to do the rest. its pretty simple if you know what you're doing and able to follow directions.

Now I can play mkv files on the nexus7 over the 32gb flashdrives. or ext hdd :) its awesome. its not a PC so dont expect it to be like one.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=1766475
http://www.teamandroid.com/2012/0...droid-sdk/

do they slow down? when you play MKV

dc5dugg 12-01-2012 11:47 PM

I got in on the BF deal from Adorama (with the case) and I still haven't received it yet. Slow shipping... hopefully buydig is faster for you guys

simplexlumen 12-02-2012 02:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aznhero913 (Post 55571762)
Gotcha!!

Makes sense when you factor in the other stuff...


Decided to put my dual boot HP touchpad on craigslist. If it sells, I'll pick up a nexus 7.


Exactly what I did. Don't regret it at all. It's been working like a champ. Touchpad was a great adventure but for me 7 inch is a nice size, actually 7.7 or 7.9 would be best for me like to toshiba excite tablet but I can live with 7.

simplexlumen 12-02-2012 02:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by barndogusn (Post 55574528)
Android 4.x automatically scales any compatible app to fit the screen... I don't see why there would be any shortage of apps that are "optimized" as you say.

I'm pretty sure I tried some apps and it was just the size of a phone screen or some others where the layout was retarded on a larger screen. It's true, there are apps developers have to go back to and optimize for tablets. I honestly forgot the names of the apps but I remember experiencing this.

Nevaeh 12-02-2012 02:47 AM

For new buyers - 7 cool things to do with Nexus 7 [youtube.com].

For starters, you can install GrooveIpLite [google.com] + Google Voice to use the Nexus 7 tablet as a phone.
Then there's all kinds of game emulators, SNES, N64, Fpsxe PS1 emulator as well.
You could play Contra or Final Fantasy 7 on this thing with a wireless PS3 controller. [youtube.com]

How to Setup PS3 Controller with Nexus 7. [youtube.com] Enjoy. I'm gonna try installing Metal Gear Solid once my Nexus 7 arrives. :)

nickman777 12-02-2012 03:44 AM

Can I increase storage space on the nexus 7 somehow?

flygrrrrl 12-02-2012 04:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nickman777 (Post 55588726)
Can I increase storage space on the nexus 7 somehow?

Not really, there's no microSD slot. But there's ways to "increase" it with Google drive or hack it to add USB storage. Search Google.

Nevaeh 12-02-2012 04:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nickman777 (Post 55588726)
Can I increase storage space on the nexus 7 somehow?

You need an OTG cable and Media Importer.
More details here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/...orter.html

This guy connected his Nexus 7 to a 1TB external hard drive. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj-NMtCoTaY So you can just keep all your movies and stuff on external hard drive or USB flash drive,
then import to Nexus 7 to watch or stream the video directly.(Battery might be depleted faster unless you use a USB hub power to charge external hard drive) Delete to free up space in Nexus 7 if needed. That way you'll always have something to watch/read.

basic714 12-02-2012 04:30 AM

How did buydig get so many nexus 7 32 gb at this price? I hope it's nothing fishy. I already pulled the trigger on this one.

kyoto 12-02-2012 04:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by basic714 (Post 55588978)
How did buydig get so many nexus 7 32 gb at this price? I hope it's nothing fishy. I already pulled the trigger on this one.

maybe they hijacked a truck carrying a shipment of them?

vincentc77 12-02-2012 05:27 AM

Any comments on geeksquad vs squaretrade accident warranties? These will be used by my kids. Not that parents also drop things.

xcopy 12-02-2012 06:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nickman777 (Post 55588726)
Can I increase storage space on the nexus 7 somehow?

not internal memory... It's fixed...


Quote:

Originally Posted by Nevaeh (Post 55588908)
You need an OTG cable and Media Importer.
More details here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/...orter.html

This guy connected his Nexus 7 to a 1TB external hard drive. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj-NMtCoTaY So you can just keep all your movies and stuff on external hard drive or USB flash drive,
then import to Nexus 7 to watch or stream the video directly.(Battery might be depleted faster unless you use a USB hub power to charge external hard drive) Delete to free up space in Nexus 7 if needed. That way you'll always have something to watch/read.


I'll have to check this out so thanks for posting.

BTW - I'm interested because this is one of the reasons I prefer my Samsung 7" Tab2. I've only got 8GB of built in memory, but I've got a 64GB SDXC card in there right now that allows me to have constant access to almost everything. I can swap as many cards in/out as i want and have virtually unlimited memory without carrying a HD.

I hope Samsung stays in the 7" game and does an update to compete with Google (I'd settle for even 16Gb of main memory right now) because it's a great tablet. The SD card slot should be on all tablets IMO.

megoogler 12-02-2012 06:34 AM

Nexus's screen sucks and it's not a "normal" tablet as it doesn't have microSD card slot - the same as Amazon's Kindle Fire they want you to be using and paying for their Cloud services not being able to expand the available storage on the tablet.
Nook HD has 7" screen 1440 x 900 pixel resolution, 243 PPI (pixels per inch), weights 11.1 oz (315 g) and had microSD card slot (not on Nexus.)
Nook HD+ is 9" screen and microSD slot for $269.

xcopy 12-02-2012 06:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by megoogler (Post 55590026)
Nexus's screen sucks and it's not a "normal" tablet as it doesn't have microSD card slot - the same as Amazon's Kindle Fire they want you to be using and paying for their Cloud services not being able to expand the available storage on the tablet.
Nook HD has 7" screen 1440 x 900 pixel resolution, 243 PPI (pixels per inch), weights 11.1 oz (315 g) and had microSD card slot (not on Nexus.)
Nook HD+ is 9" screen and microSD slot for $269.

I haven't seen the new nooks yet, but they sounds good from many respects.

there's no perfect tablet. BN and Samsung may come closest with the SD card, but the nook needs to be rooted to get away from the BN imposition and limited internal memory restrictions. They originally only allowed 1GB of memory for user space, reserving the other 15GB for the OS and BN books only, but I think it's been increased to 4-5GB but perhaps you can tell us the exact amount.

There were also "store" and download restrictions. BTW - I have an older non-rooted nook.

Erechtheus 12-02-2012 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by basic714 (Post 55588978)
How did buydig get so many nexus 7 32 gb at this price? I hope it's nothing fishy. I already pulled the trigger on this one.

They've been at this for a month or so. My guess is that they're getting them from Google at maybe $210 so this is still profit.

Buckeyefan 1 12-02-2012 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Erechtheus (Post 55575284)
Don't wait. Find a Nook Tablet 16GB, which surely will come back around for $99.

I just built a CM10 MicroSD for the one I'm giving my sister in law. I'm blown away. If I hadn't bought my own Nexus 7 already, I'd be making another one of these. The Nexus 7 is clearly more powerful, but the Nook Tablet is a stout little machine.

I would, but we've got a rooted Nook Color that does everything, and we use it daily. We had a second one, and I sold it on CL for $129 rooted. Guy was thrilled. I bought 8 iPad 3's at Meijer last month and made about $85 a piece on 6 of them. Giving the family one, and the parents the other one. I hate iOS, so I'll continue to use the NC, and probably go with a Nexus 7. Camera is important, as we do a lot of Skype. Nook Tablet has no camera, and although it's a lot faster than the NC, is no benefit without a camera. But I agree that for $100, you did it right.

Erechtheus 12-02-2012 07:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buckeyefan 1 (Post 55590660)
I would, but we've got a rooted Nook Color that does everything, and we use it daily. We had a second one, and I sold it on CL for $129 rooted. Guy was thrilled. I bought 8 iPad 3's at Meijer last month and made about $85 a piece on 6 of them. Giving the family one, and the parents the other one. I hate iOS, so I'll continue to use the NC, and probably go with a Nexus 7. Camera is important, as we do a lot of Skype. Nook Tablet has no camera, and although it's a lot faster than the NC, is no benefit without a camera. But I agree that for $100, you did it right.

I have a touch of buyer's remorse on the Nexus 7. The Nook Tablet is just that good. I ran Vellamo HTML5 benchmark on it, and it came out on top of the list. Yes, I mean it beat the Nexus 7. It beat the Transformer Infinity. It beat everything that has been benchmarked. It's an impressive little slate.

Buckeyefan 1 12-02-2012 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Erechtheus (Post 55590692)
I have a touch of buyer's remorse on the Nexus 7. The Nook Tablet is just that good. I ran Vellamo HTML5 benchmark on it, and it came out on top of the list. Yes, I mean it beat the Nexus 7. It beat the Transformer Infinity. It beat everything that has been benchmarked. It's an impressive little slate.

I remember playing with the N7 at Microcenter, and it was able to render city buildings on Google Earth quicker than my laptop. It blew me away. That is interesting though that you prefer the NT over the N7. I know the NC is very comfortable to hold. My son and I spent a few hours yesterday playing Lets Bowl 2. We earned the Big Lebowski Vegas ball. That game is worse than Jewels - you can't put it down. I bet it plays buttery smooth on the NT.

oldlady 12-02-2012 07:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Erechtheus (Post 55590692)
I have a touch of buyer's remorse on the Nexus 7. The Nook Tablet is just that good. I ran Vellamo HTML5 benchmark on it, and it came out on top of the list. Yes, I mean it beat the Nexus 7. It beat the Transformer Infinity. It beat everything that has been benchmarked. It's an impressive little slate.

Thanks for posting. I have no data but I share the same enthusiasm for the Nook devices in general. Will you share with us an (informed or uninformed) opinion of the new Nook HD?

Erechtheus 12-02-2012 08:00 AM

I don't have the Nook HD. I am very hesitant to buy a tablet I can't hack.

Linoleum 12-02-2012 08:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by feard (Post 55571136)
Would you get this over an IPad mini at a higher price? Not many apps out for android tablet.

Not many apps????:confused:

Erechtheus 12-02-2012 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Linoleum (Post 55592180)
Not many apps????:confused:

There are a ton of apps, but there are still a number of exclusive iPad apps like Vudu and Amazon Prime Instant videos off the top of my head. I say that as somebody who chose Android anyway.

Hotshotz3 12-02-2012 09:17 AM

hmmmm..is it gone? I clicked buy it now..proceeded through checkout, then it said unavailable

capinsac 12-02-2012 09:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hotshotz3 (Post 55592640)
hmmmm..is it gone? I clicked buy it now..proceeded through checkout, then it said unavailable

Yup, OOS.

This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available.

Erechtheus 12-02-2012 09:21 AM

My guess is that you'll see it back next weekend. That has been the pattern.

Hotshotz3 12-02-2012 09:28 AM

Yea went back and checked..shouldn't have slept an hour later then normal today lol..sucks, i had it in my cart then gone by time i was through paypal

slamnyc 12-02-2012 09:29 AM

Last saw it on Black Friday/Cyber Monday and missed out, but glad they brought it back this weekend. I'm sure it'll be back again, especially when it's selling like hotcakes.

Zingelshukher 12-02-2012 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jpniner (Post 55573816)
You could also get, w/Chase points, the 32gb N7 at Sears for equivalent of $200 if you have enough Chase points to get $250 worth of gift cards 20% off. Think you could need 20,000 chase points to do this

I logged into Chase rewards account, but don't see a 20% off gift cards deal. Where did you find it?

Zingelshukher 12-02-2012 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by jpniner (Post 55573584)
You need a Chase card with Reward points to use. There is a deal where you can get 20% off a gift card, its a Lands End gift card but works at Sears. So I ordered $200 in Gift cards using 16,000($160) in Chase points.

Sears sells the 16gb for $199...

requires a Chase card but best deal I think right now on a N7 unless you need 32gb


I logged into Chase rewards, but don't see a 20% off gift card deal. Can you tell me where you sat it?

Arcanlaw 12-02-2012 10:23 AM

Can I stream HD movies to this from my network share? Would it support playback of most video files?

Thanks

Flynt_Flossy 12-02-2012 10:39 AM

Are some of you for real? A nook tablet with android rom runs/performs better than a Nexus 7?

If so what version/edition of the nook should I be looking for? Just like the new Nexus 7, there must be a better version but I don't keep up with nooks so I'm not sure. A link to the best one will suffice ;)

Erechtheus 12-02-2012 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by darknight88 (Post 55594486)
Are some of you for real? A nook tablet with android rom runs/performs better than a Nexus 7?

Quadrant, the N7 (3589) spanks the NT (2306). Antutu, the N7 (10531) also spanks the NT (7325). It's Vellamo HTML5 where the NT wins (1961 versus 1659 for the N7). I'm not saying the NT beats the N7, just that at $97 versus $230 I have buyers remorse a little bit.

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If so what version/edition of the nook should I be looking for? Just like the new Nexus 7, there must be a better version but I don't keep up with nooks so I'm not sure. A link to the best one will suffice ;)
This is the 2011 model of the Nook Tablet, which has been all over the place getting blown out. The HD models are locked down but supposedly do themselves have impressive specs. While TI is getting out of the ARM business for consumer, they have bestowed upon B&N and Amazon some pretty impressive hardware.

jpniner 12-02-2012 12:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Zingelshukher (Post 55593840)
I logged into Chase rewards account, but don't see a 20% off gift cards deal. Where did you find it?

Go to Lands End Gift Card, $200 worth cost 16,000 points(20% discount) and can use at Sears and K-Mart

http://slickdeals.net/f/4850060-Chase-Ultimate-Rewards-has-Land-s-End-gift-cards-for-20-off-can-be-used-at-Sears-K-mart

YMMV - but some are getting these and buying a Gift Card at K-Mart w/Lands End card from Chase and buying a Wal-Mart, Google Play or Amazon gift card if salesperson allows it in which case could miss paying Sales Tax also. Plus some Sears may not have Nexus in stock.

Hank3 12-02-2012 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by laptopquestions (Post 55582482)
Not sure how the Poetic one you mentioned [amazon.com] @ $24.95 is ~$10 better than similar designs such as the Blurex one [amazon.com] @ $14.99 and other cheaper variations.

I got mine for $14.95 (purchased the used one which is new with a slight blemish on it, but didn't have any blemishes that I could see.)

I like it because you don't have to unclip the Nexus 7 to get it to the stand positions. And from what I've read, the clips from the Bluerex case (or other similar ones) will start wearing down after use and not hold the screen as securely.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjQMcjb352Y

metaldood 12-02-2012 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Hank3 (Post 55597256)
I got mine for $14.95 (purchased the used one which is new with a slight blemish on it, but didn't have any blemishes that I could see.)

I like it because you don't have to unclip the Nexus 7 to get it to the stand positions. And from what I've read, the clips from the Bluerex case (or other similar ones) will start wearing down after use and not hold the screen as securely.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjQMcjb352Y

Did you buy the poetic case?

Nevaeh 12-02-2012 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by nickman777 (Post 55588726)
Can I increase storage space on the nexus 7 somehow?

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Originally Posted by Nevaeh (Post 55588908)
You need an OTG cable and Media Importer.
More details here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/...orter.html

This guy connected his Nexus 7 to a 1TB external hard drive. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj-NMtCoTaY So you can just keep all your movies and stuff on external hard drive or USB flash drive,
then import to Nexus 7 to watch or stream the video directly.(Battery might be depleted faster unless you use a USB hub power to charge external hard drive) Delete to free up space in Nexus 7 if needed. That way you'll always have something to watch/read.

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Originally Posted by xcopy (Post 55589804)

I'll have to check this out so thanks for posting.

BTW - I'm interested because this is one of the reasons I prefer my Samsung 7" Tab2. I've only got 8GB of built in memory, but I've got a 64GB SDXC card in there right now that allows me to have constant access to almost everything. I can swap as many cards in/out as i want and have virtually unlimited memory without carrying a HD.

I hope Samsung stays in the 7" game and does an update to compete with Google (I'd settle for even 16Gb of main memory right now) because it's a great tablet. The SD card slot should be on all tablets IMO.

Seems like others had the same idea. http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=1778516

Just get an OTG cable [amazon.com], USB Hub with SD card reader [amazon.com]. Pictures of it working here. (Runs mouse, keyboard, and USB pendrive at the same time) [androidcentral.com]

jxt 12-02-2012 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by barndogusn (Post 55574528)
Android 4.x automatically scales any compatible app to fit the screen... I don't see why there would be any shortage of apps that are "optimized" as you say.

When I say optimized for it I mean as in taking advantage of the N7's resolution, not stretching to fit or having it retaining the mobile resolution with all the unused portions of the screen(black borders).

Fincoon 12-02-2012 02:01 PM

I think $230 is the typical price on this unit nowadays and it's been on sale at various sites for the last month and a half, maybe more. The only savings people are getting are the free shipping or avoiding taxes. Other than that, not much savings in my book. Probably next week you'll see a deal like this again.

megoogler 12-02-2012 04:34 PM

Nook HD has the highest display resolution ever for a 7-inch tablet at 1,440 x 900, besting the 1,280 x 800 display of the Kindle Fire HD or Nexus.
The Nook HD is a bit lighter in the hand than the Kindle Fire HD, too, and it comes in an attractive shell casing so that when you hold it, you don't get fingerprints on the front of the glass.
The Nook HD will cost $199 for an 8GB model and $229 for a 16GB model. Both come with expandable storage options, so you can stick an SD card with up to 64GB of content into the device (this is not available on Kindle or Nexis.)

The Nook 9" Nook HD+ has 1920 x 1,280 display and can play movies in 1,080p HD. It's also nice and light, at 515 grams. For reference, the new iPad weighs 652 grams and is noticeably heftier.
Nook HD+ is the lightest full HD tablet ever invented.
Nook HD+ will cost $269 for a 16GB model and $299 for a 32GB model (less than corresponding Kindle models.) Both also come with the option to expand your storage with a microSD card (again not available on either Kindle or iPad.)

Erechtheus 12-02-2012 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by megoogler (Post 55603070)
Nook HD has the highest display resolution ever for a 7-inch tablet at 1,440 x 900, besting the 1,280 x 800 display of the Kindle Fire HD or Nexus.
The Nook HD is a bit lighter in the hand than the Kindle Fire HD, too, and it comes in an attractive shell casing so that when you hold it, you don't get fingerprints on the front of the glass.
The Nook HD will cost $199 for an 8GB model and $229 for a 16GB model. Both come with expandable storage options, so you can stick an SD card with up to 64GB of content into the device (this is not available on Kindle or Nexis.)

The Nook 9" Nook HD+ has 1920 x 1,280 display and can play movies in 1,080p HD. It's also nice and light, at 515 grams. For reference, the new iPad weighs 652 grams and is noticeably heftier.
Nook HD+ is the lightest full HD tablet ever invented.
Nook HD+ will cost $269 for a 16GB model and $299 for a 32GB model (less than corresponding Kindle models.) Both also come with the option to expand your storage with a microSD card (again not available on either Kindle or iPad.)

With all of that said, as of today they are both locked into the B&N ecosystem, which is probably the third least vibrant ecosystem for a tablet at the moment in front of only the Blackberry Playbook and Windows 8 RT.

monantony 12-02-2012 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Erechtheus (Post 55603150)
With all of that said, as of today they are both locked into the B&N ecosystem, which is probably the third least vibrant ecosystem for a tablet at the moment in front of only the Blackberry Playbook and Windows 8 RT.

:bounce:
Thats kinda like having a big ***k stranded alone on an island :D

Erechtheus 12-02-2012 05:52 PM

If somebody is working on rooting those devices, they will one day become very sweet indeed. I personally don't buy until the work is done. I respect others who may feel differently, but that's not me.

WIckedNews 12-02-2012 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Erechtheus (Post 55604764)
If somebody is working on rooting those devices, they will one day become very sweet indeed. I personally don't buy until the work is done. I respect others who may feel differently, but that's not me.

Same!

Zingelshukher 12-02-2012 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by jpniner (Post 55597048)
Go to Lands End Gift Card, $200 worth cost 16,000 points(20% discount) and can use at Sears and K-Mart

http://slickdeals.net/f/4850060-Chase-Ultimate-Rewards-has-Land-s-End-gift-cards-for-20-off-can-be-used-at-Sears-K-mart

YMMV - but some are getting these and buying a Gift Card at K-Mart w/Lands End card from Chase and buying a Wal-Mart, Google Play or Amazon gift card if salesperson allows it in which case could miss paying Sales Tax also. Plus some Sears may not have Nexus in stock.

I guess that deal is dead now. The only gift card on sale is from Kohl's :(

esquire415 12-02-2012 08:11 PM

16GB Nexus 7 not available?

Hank3 12-02-2012 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by metaldood (Post 55597926)
Did you buy the poetic case?

Yup. Really liking it thus far.

metaldood 12-02-2012 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Hank3 (Post 55611108)
Yup. Really liking it thus far.

$25+tax right now. too expensive.

noobcake 12-02-2012 11:40 PM

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Originally Posted by metaldood (Post 55611848)
$25+tax right now. too expensive.

iPad Mini Poetic Slimeline $7.95. Nexus 7 same case $25. fark that. :vomit:

Hank3 12-03-2012 07:21 AM

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Originally Posted by metaldood (Post 55611848)
$25+tax right now. too expensive.

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Originally Posted by noobcake (Post 55614168)
iPad Mini Poetic Slimeline $7.95. Nexus 7 same case $25. fark that. :vomit:

There's a white one for $6.99 +$2.99 shipping right now:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-li...dition=new

metaldood 12-03-2012 08:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Hank3 (Post 55611108)
Yup. Really liking it thus far.

Why do you think its better than bluerex.

Hank3 12-03-2012 08:21 AM

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Originally Posted by metaldood (Post 55622650)
Why do you think its better than bluerex.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I like it because you don't have to unclip the Nexus 7 to get it to the stand positions. And from what I've read, the clips from the Bluerex case (or other similar ones) will start wearing down after use and not hold the screen as securely. Poetic makes one like the Blurex...and there are other ones as well. One doesn't have the strap which I also read will make a dent in the screen protector when closed. Not a an issue if you don't have a screen protector of course. The Poetic slimline just better suits my preferences for a case. I wanted slim and less bulky. The two angles the poetic slim offers are perfect for what I use if for. The lower angle stand position is perfect for typing and reading. Not saying it's perfect by any stretch because you can read negative reviews on amazon as well. But it's the right one for me :)

Hope you find one that will work for you. I suggest you watch youtube videos of both type of cases. That really helped me make my decision.

noobcake 12-03-2012 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Hank3 (Post 55621390)
There's a white one for $6.99 +$2.99 shipping right now:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-li...dition=new

Thanks + repped.

Hank3 12-03-2012 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by noobcake (Post 55623536)
Thanks + repped.

You're welcome. Hope you like it. White and green were the other choices I would've gone for. Wish the white one was around for $10 shipped when I was looking a week ago :)

metaldood 12-03-2012 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by noobcake (Post 55623536)
Thanks + repped.

I think it had wrong description. Leather cover? I don't think Poetic is leather.

Nevaeh 12-03-2012 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Hank3 (Post 55621390)
There's a white one for $6.99 +$2.99 shipping right now:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-li...dition=new

Ordered it, got cancelled later. Received this email: http://i.imgur.com/EmmlQ.png
Don't even bother. :rolleyes:

Hank3 12-03-2012 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Nevaeh (Post 55628564)
Ordered it, got cancelled later. Received this email: http://i.imgur.com/EmmlQ.png
Don't even bother. :rolleyes:

Man...what a huge bummer.

noobcake 12-03-2012 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Nevaeh (Post 55628564)
Ordered it, got cancelled later. Received this email: http://i.imgur.com/EmmlQ.png
Don't even bother. :rolleyes:

Mine was cancelled. Technical reasons lol.

chooch 12-03-2012 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by megoogler (Post 55603070)
Nook HD has the highest display resolution ever for a 7-inch tablet at 1,440 x 900, besting the 1,280 x 800 display of the Kindle Fire HD or Nexus.
The Nook HD is a bit lighter in the hand than the Kindle Fire HD, too, and it comes in an attractive shell casing so that when you hold it, you don't get fingerprints on the front of the glass.
The Nook HD will cost $199 for an 8GB model and $229 for a 16GB model. Both come with expandable storage options, so you can stick an SD card with up to 64GB of content into the device (this is not available on Kindle or Nexis.)

The Nook 9" Nook HD+ has 1920 x 1,280 display and can play movies in 1,080p HD. It's also nice and light, at 515 grams. For reference, the new iPad weighs 652 grams and is noticeably heftier.
Nook HD+ is the lightest full HD tablet ever invented.
Nook HD+ will cost $269 for a 16GB model and $299 for a 32GB model (less than corresponding Kindle models.) Both also come with the option to expand your storage with a microSD card (again not available on either Kindle or iPad.)

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Originally Posted by Erechtheus (Post 55603150)
With all of that said, as of today they are both locked into the B&N ecosystem, which is probably the third least vibrant ecosystem for a tablet at the moment in front of only the Blackberry Playbook and Windows 8 RT.

Besides the B&N lockdown, having at least a front facing camera would also matter to some (I personally would want a rootable Andoid 7" tablet with front and rear cameras, microSD expansion, HDMI out, at least 1280 x 800 display. I bought a Nexus 7 because I'm tired of waiting for my "perfect" tablet to come out. Closest I've seen is the SmartQ X7, but buying an unknown Chinese device scares me too much).

jpniner 12-03-2012 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Zingelshukher (Post 55607814)
I guess that deal is dead now. The only gift card on sale is from Kohl's :(

its still on, login and find the Lands End gift card. $200 cost 16,000 points($160)

can use lands end at sears and kmart

kennyl 12-03-2012 05:10 PM

Just got my Blurex case from Amazon, this thing is so sweet! :yummy:

http://www.amazon.com/Blurex-Ultr...se+nexus+7

Robdec 12-04-2012 08:37 AM

Did anyone jump on this deal... any shipping notifications yet ??

MurciMe 12-04-2012 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Robdec (Post 55666400)
Did anyone jump on this deal... any shipping notifications yet ??


No shipping yet for me. :mad:

riteshypatel 12-04-2012 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Robdec (Post 55666400)
Did anyone jump on this deal... any shipping notifications yet ??

I did, but I'm still waiting for shipping notifications. I've e-mailed them twice but no one has replied. Anyone received their Nexus??

Robdec 12-04-2012 09:43 AM

Nothing here either and all the negative reviews he has in the last few days has me worried. He has 30+ negative reviews in 2 days :(

Pureboy 12-04-2012 09:46 AM

Nope, still waiting as well.

KiraraKat 12-04-2012 10:00 AM

I read from another thread that Buydig is a hit or miss on the shipping. Sometime they are long other time they are quick. Ordered on Saturday night and I am still waiting on shipping notification.


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