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masonriley1 02-06-2013 04:56 PM

16GB Google Nexus 7 169.99 Refurb from Tiger Direct via Ebay
 
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Cheapest I have seen for a refurb. Jumped in.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-Goog...4ac12e4225

yuugotserved 02-06-2013 04:56 PM

16GB Asus Nexus 7 7" Android 4.1 Tablet (Refurbished) $170 + Free Shipping
 
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TigerDirect via eBay has 16GB Asus Nexus 7 7" Android 4.1 Tablet (Refurbished) for $170 with free shipping. Thanks masonriley1

Specs
  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.2GHz Quad Core CPU
  • 1GB Memory
  • 16GB 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

loaferz 02-06-2013 05:03 PM

ehhhhhhhh, better than the dailysteals "deal" these last few days. Free ship + no tax for CA is nice too. On the fence, but TU!

sjsfan 02-06-2013 05:11 PM

Thanks. Been looking for one. Saved $30 + tax + $3.40 eBay bucks.

haydeecm 02-06-2013 05:14 PM

30 day warranty is low, otherwise i'd do it.

masonriley1 02-06-2013 05:16 PM

I was wondering about the warranty. I thought the 30 day was via tiger. Doesn't asus cover there returns like 90 days though. Either way I bough as it saved me over 50 fr

menace33 02-06-2013 05:28 PM

I wonder what is "refurbished" on these units. :scratch: Yes I know what refurbished can mean but when it comes to a touchscreen, I wonder what has been done to bring these units back up to specs. And the 30 day warranty is disconcerting.

smartdeals 02-06-2013 05:29 PM

one of these is the one i returned with screen lifting problem?

jeba9999 02-06-2013 05:30 PM

tempting...but 30 day warranty....I think I'll save up a few more bucks and buy new

keanefan72 02-06-2013 05:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeba9999 (Post 57416910)
tempting...but 30 day warranty....I think I'll save up a few more bucks and buy new

Tax kills the deal for me (Texas).

neozengar 02-06-2013 05:44 PM

rep! in for one!

dab2mi 02-06-2013 05:46 PM

I'm holding out for the next generation with the nicer resolution.

sklar 02-06-2013 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by menace33 (Post 57416864)
I wonder what is "refurbished" on these units. :scratch: Yes I know what refurbished can mean but when it comes to a touchscreen, I wonder what has been done to bring these units back up to specs. And the 30 day warranty is disconcerting.

My guess would be absolutely nothing and that these all have a minor issue.

I wish there was a legal description for refurbished that meant more than wiped off and put in a box.

hoopsta1423 02-06-2013 05:50 PM

is saving 30$ really worth losing out on a 12 month warranty if purchased from google directly? Are you guys getting a square trade warranty to supplement the 30d warranty from TD?

ginsoakedboy81 02-06-2013 05:56 PM

In for 1. Saved on $30+Tax. It may be worth to try it out. Although, buyer pays return shipping.

menace33 02-06-2013 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sklar (Post 57417282)
My guess would be absolutely nothing and that these all have a minor issue.

I wish there was a legal description for refurbished that meant more than wiped off and put in a box.

Agreed. I know there is a difference in Refurbished and Remanfuctured. But why not Re-packaged or Open Box/Never Used (which is listed on some Ebay listings but I'm referring to places like Newegg or TD)?

Demonstrable 02-06-2013 05:58 PM

This is right on the edge of my buy price especially since it's no tax to CA.

yazyazoo 02-06-2013 06:05 PM

Is this refurbished by Asus or TD?

gdoteof 02-06-2013 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hoopsta1423 (Post 57417284)
is saving 30$ really worth losing out on a 12 month warranty if purchased from google directly? Are you guys getting a square trade warranty to supplement the 30d warranty from TD?

More than just the 30 bucks though, cus google will hit you for tax plus mandatory 2day shipping, so this is more like 50-60 bucks off.

vbven 02-06-2013 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yazyazoo (Post 57417544)
Is this refurbished by Asus or TD?

It's says Item condition: Manufacturer refurbished, that means ASUS.

guavaman 02-06-2013 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dab2mi (Post 57417218)
I'm holding out for the next generation with the nicer resolution.

Me too. Hoping for Tegra 4 or >
Or perhaps a different brand if anything decent comes out with removable battery and SD for a decent price.

hoopsta1423 02-06-2013 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gdoteof (Post 57417606)
More than just the 30 bucks though, cus google will hit you for tax plus mandatory 2day shipping, so this is more like 50-60 bucks off.

Ahhh ok, that makes more sense now

Thanks:shake:

toromac 02-06-2013 06:18 PM

I have one. Love it. Just got the dock too. Love it as well. In addition to being an awesome tablet, it also functions as an amazing alarm clock when in the dock.

boourns84 02-06-2013 06:22 PM

Be careful. I bought a 8 gb one from a woman on craigslist for $125 a month ago and I regret it. The battery life seems extremely crappy compared to my acer tablet. Doesn't matter because I can sell it for $100 or just give it to a family member

guavaman 02-06-2013 06:26 PM

One of the first things I'd test would be the speakers. I read quite a few complaints about the speakers going out on the N7. Oh, and don't forget to buy with Discover to get 2x the warranty! (Or any CC that offers that service.)

roni2010 02-06-2013 06:27 PM

next generation
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dab2mi (Post 57417218)
I'm holding out for the next generation with the nicer resolution.

when is next generation due out? anything else new on it? expandable memory???

larryc 02-06-2013 06:28 PM

30 day warranty not worth it. Remember, lots of these were returned when the tablet first came out due to screen lifting problems (and other problems). Build quality of this is (was?) not that good.

sklar 02-06-2013 06:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by menace33 (Post 57417368)
Agreed. I know there is a difference in Refurbished and Remanfuctured. But why not Re-packaged or Open Box/Never Used (which is listed on some Ebay listings but I'm referring to places like Newegg or TD)?

Refurbished to me means its been fully cleaned and tested and restored to original operating condition. Anything else is used or open box, but they can't charge as much for that.

fakematt 02-06-2013 06:40 PM

why is this post repped but the "slick deal" from 1saleaday is crap?

LG-G3 02-06-2013 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boourns84 (Post 57417818)
Be careful. I bought a 8 gb one from a woman on craigslist for $125 a month ago and I regret it. The battery life seems extremely crappy compared to my acer tablet. Doesn't matter because I can sell it for $100 or just give it to a family member

Reviews say it has 10 hour battery.

edplayer 02-06-2013 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by guavaman (Post 57417876)
Oh, and don't forget to buy with Discover to get 2x the warranty! (Or any CC that offers that service.)


does that work on refurbished products?


Quote:

Originally Posted by roni2010 (Post 57417886)
when is next generation due out? anything else new on it? expandable memory???


It hasn't even been announced yet. Just a guess but we might see 1920x1080 display and a better cpu/gpu. I don't think it will have expandable memory

grav4to 02-06-2013 06:52 PM

picked one up. Just bought a 32gb one from Staples 3 days ago but i'll be returning that for $100 in savings. It's an excellent device and you won't be disappointed (assuming no defects).

Atl golfer 02-06-2013 06:54 PM

Picked one up. Thanks OP. Will see how it goes.

FrozenBiker 02-06-2013 06:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dab2mi (Post 57417218)
I'm holding out for the next generation with the nicer resolution.

The resolution is pretty good, but the color is garbage compared to the Apple mini.
Ironically, the resolution on the mini is crap. I wouldn't touch this refurb at this price tho :shake:

Iceboie 02-06-2013 06:56 PM

Must save money for a Note 2, must save money for a Note 2, must resist, I must resist....argggghhhhhhhhhhhhh....:nono:

grav4to 02-06-2013 07:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FrozenBiker (Post 57418406)
The resolution is pretty good, but the color is garbage compared to the Apple mini.
Ironically, the resolution on the mini is crap. I wouldn't touch this refurb at this price tho :shake:

color/clarity is what impressed me most and I look at Ultrasharps all day.

aaz110 02-06-2013 07:04 PM

Does anyone know if squaretrade (or anyone else) sells warranties for refurbished tablets? I assumed squaretrade would, but it says new tablets only on the tablet page of their site. (I mostly want an extended warranty for the accidental damage protection...I would buy it for a new or refurb tablet, assuming the price was low enough with a coupon code).

Also, as far as the conversation above about expandable memory in the follow-up device to this...I doubt Google would go that route. They want people to use their cloud services. If the device had expandable memory, not only would it cost more to manufacture (and therefore cost more for consumers to buy), people would also have a much lesser need of cloud services.

Starman_X 02-06-2013 07:10 PM

Pulled the trigger, thanks OP

Thanks OP

In for 1, thanks op

Enz0 02-06-2013 07:23 PM

Does it come in a nice box like the Nook refurbs?

nevershoutchris 02-06-2013 07:24 PM

1saleaday had the same price for new units yesterday.

Jayro 02-06-2013 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grav4to (Post 57418524)
color/clarity is what impressed me most and I look at Ultrasharps all day.

My problem was going from my galaxy nexus amoled screen to this... super washed out in comparison.

dslocum 02-06-2013 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nevershoutchris (Post 57418890)
1saleaday had the same price for new units yesterday.

1saleaday was for refurbs. Still up for another hour or so...

http://1saleaday.com/wireless/

But these are retailing for $199. And, as a proud owner of a Nexus 7 (32Gb) I am not sure I would want one that likely crapped out previously. Tech gadgets and baby car seats are best bought new! :)

tonyliu42 02-06-2013 07:30 PM

For a new 32G around 230, I think it is an okay deal.

MattyCatty 02-06-2013 07:31 PM

Thanks and repped, I just pulled the trigger.

Also, in case anyone else is buying this, here's a solid case for $10 free shipping with prime.

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

zamo 02-06-2013 07:33 PM

Tax in FL kills the deal for me

usacamaro 02-06-2013 07:34 PM

No rear camera and hit or miss build quality. I would wait for the next generation.

jweaver64 02-06-2013 07:39 PM

1saleaday.com has one for $10 more with a 90 day warranty.

durhdurh 02-06-2013 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by usacamaro (Post 57419048)
No rear camera and hit or miss build quality. I would wait for the next generation.

There is no next-gen. The trick is to pick something, and be satisfy with it for awhile. Take care of it, treasure it, respect it....

I myself owned many phones iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy SII, LG Esteem 4G, LG EVO 4G, anyhow, now I am very satisfy with my LG Motion 4G from Metro PCS($50 after rebate) no contract, true SDer. I stay within the bay area for 300 days of the year, but the other 65.5 days consist of no service such as Las Vegas, or up 30 minutes up the mountain of where I live.... I'm very satisfy with this phone, it has a 1.5 DUO CORE CPU chip, very crappy resolution but 1080p (the resolution is slightly pixelated, but due to this, it gives the CPU less of a burden to run in high-resolution, therefore making this phone faster than a Samsung Galaxy S3 or even an iPhone 5. You'll trip out that this phone is only $50 and has comparable specs to an iPad Mini or an S3. I was gonna shell the $500 for the S3, but decided to stay ghetto to the brand, Metro Piece of $H*T.

Be happy with what you got, quit ordering tablets, updating phones, keep it simple, all you need is a 4G phone, that can pick up SLICKDEALS mobile site, and order to make loot for your savings or other expenses. I don't suggest owning 4-5 tablets, unless your gonna slap them on the wall in every single room as a white board.

azoiic 02-06-2013 07:43 PM

soooooooo tempting to buy one back.. sold mine awhile back but now i miss having a nexus tablet!! I guess i'll just wait for the next gen nexus 7...

Starks 02-06-2013 07:44 PM

what's the difference between this thread and the other nexus 7 thread that got thumbs down'd to hell?

durhdurh 02-06-2013 07:44 PM

Also, I have a software engineer that owns this and told me this isn't a worthy tablet, maybe for those that never owned anything high-end, but she says it lags a little. And based on my knowledge, there's more stuff coming out, and ALL TABLETS, should be quite relatively cheap from now, on, to be honest, I suggest that $449 iPad 4th gen that was on sale a week ago, FS + TAX FREE, for those who missed that, I would not suggest if your just savage about the price, look for the specifications for yourself, and make sure this is the keeper for awhile, jumping phones and tablet is a huge waste of money..... My personal opinion, sorry for your tech lovers, I love you too!

azoiic 02-06-2013 07:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emceeness (Post 57419184)
There is no next-gen. The trick is to pick something, and be satisfy with it for awhile. Take care of it, treasure it, respect it....

I myself owned many phones iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy SII, LG Esteem 4G, LG EVO 4G, anyhow, now I am very satisfy with my LG Motion 4G from Metro PCS($50 after rebate) no contract, true SDer. I stay within the bay area for 300 days of the year, but the other 65.5 days consist of no service such as Las Vegas, or up 30 minutes up the mountain of where I live.... I'm very satisfy with this phone, it has a 1.5 DUO CORE CPU chip, very crappy resolution but 1080p (the resolution is slightly pixelated, but due to this, it gives the CPU less of a burden to run in high-resolution, therefore making this phone faster than a Samsung Galaxy S3 or even an iPhone 5. You'll trip out that this phone is only $50 and has comparable specs to an iPad Mini or an S3. I was gonna shell the $500 for the S3, but decided to stay ghetto to the brand, Metro Piece of $H*T.

Be happy with what you got, quit ordering tablets, updating phones, keep it simple, all you need is a 4G phone, that can pick up SLICKDEALS mobile site, and order to make loot for your savings or other expenses. I don't suggest owning 4-5 tablets, unless your gonna slap them on the wall in every single room as a white board.

But is it okay to sell your only tablet just to get a new one? :)

laptopquestions 02-06-2013 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by usacamaro (Post 57419048)
No rear camera and hit or miss build quality. I would wait for the next generation.

And you can also wait forever.... I have a Nexus 7 32 GB that kicks ass.... All you have is the emptiness of reviews for something you obviously don't own.

As far as the missing rear camera, I don't miss it at all. I have a Galaxy S3 phone (8MP) for that and most rear cameras on tablets leave *a lot* to be desired (i.e. very poor resolution).

durhdurh 02-06-2013 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by azoiic (Post 57419232)
But is it okay to sell your only tablet just to get a new one? :)


Hell yeah, especially if you bought your old tablet off of SD for dirt cheap and sell it for more on CL/eBay for its original price to get another fat SD update, this is definitely fair, and should be promoted at all cost! I suggest you do that a.s.a.p, buy first, ask later, uh YMMV(the miles in my head, lol)

Quote:

Originally Posted by laptopquestions (Post 57419296)
And you can also wait forever.... I have a Nexus 7 32 GB that kicks ass.... All you have is the emptiness of reviews for something you obviously don't own.

As far as the missing rear camera, I don't miss it at all. I have a Galaxy S3 phone (8MP) for that and most rear cameras on tablets leave *a lot* to be desired (i.e. very poor resolution).


There is no waiting forever, I've been on this site, daily., and saw so many choices, iPad Mini, 4th Gen iPad, Toshiba Excite, tons of Asus Models(DUO,TRI,QUAD chips), the supply is that so many corporations are fighting to monopolized.
To be honest, I'm waiting for the oversupplied e-Cigerette deals, now the supply for that is twisted due to the fact not everyone smokes, and its a dumb idea, but usually these e-CIg deals are free, so it's a win-win! I'll also like to agree, this is a good deal, due to the thumbs, but I'm very happy as just having one android system, my ghetto Metro PCS 4G phone!

usacamaro 02-06-2013 07:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by laptopquestions (Post 57419296)
And you can also wait forever.... I have a Nexus 7 32 GB that kicks ass.... All you have is the emptiness of reviews for something you obviously don't own.

As far as the missing rear camera, I don't miss it at all. I have a Galaxy S3 phone (8MP) for that and most rear cameras on tablets leave *a lot* to be desired (i.e. very poor resolution).


I did have one, sold it because it had screen issues. My comment was " hit or miss" build quality. You must have one of the "hit" ones, but the "miss" ones are too frequent. I doubt you will be waiting forever for a $200 quad core w/ a rear camera and high res screen and possibly a SD slot.

momomchine 02-06-2013 07:55 PM

Who refurbed these?

laptopquestions 02-06-2013 07:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emceeness (Post 57419222)
Also, I have a software engineer that owns this and told me this isn't a worthy tablet, maybe for those that never owned anything high-end, but she says it lags a little.

I call BS. Lags doing *what*? The Nexus 7 [wikipedia.org] certainly can't be considered a laggard.

Quote:

Originally Posted by usacamaro (Post 57419440)
I did have one, sold it because it had screen issues. My comment was " hit or miss" build quality. You must have one of the "hit" ones, but the "miss" ones are too frequent. I doubt you will be waiting forever for a $200 quad core w/ a rear camera and high res screen and possibly a SD slot.

You aren't ever going to get a SD slot on an Android device, at least as far as Google is concerned.

durhdurh 02-06-2013 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by laptopquestions (Post 57419444)
I call BS. Lags doing *what*? The Nexus 7 [wikipedia.org] certainly can't be considered a laggard.



You aren't ever going to get a SD slot on an Android device, at least as far as Google is concerned.


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Go...nt_id31710

You are correct sir, the benchmark has proven to surpass others, but based on my co-workers personal experienced. I'm not gonna argue on my personal opinion on the matter, it seems like everyone wants to play the game my opinion is better than yours. Both of your replies have been opposing your opinions against mines, you win the game son.

laptopquestions 02-06-2013 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emceeness (Post 57419476)

And your point is *what* exactly?

And less than 24 hours after its announcement, the Google Nexus 7 has already been given the benchmark treatment.


Of course, other tablets are well capable of achieving better results, but don't forget that the Google Nexus 7 starts at $199. That said, you get a lot of bang for the buck

usacamaro 02-06-2013 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by laptopquestions (Post 57419444)
I call BS. Lags doing *what*? The Nexus 7 [wikipedia.org] certainly can't be considered a laggard.



You aren't ever going to get a SD slot on an Android device, at least as far as Google is concerned.


Every android device has an SD slot except the nexus 7

durhdurh 02-06-2013 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by laptopquestions (Post 57419524)
And your point is *what* exactly?

And less than 24 hours after its announcement, the Google Nexus 7 has already been given the benchmark treatment.


Of course, other tablets are well capable of achieving better results, but don't forget that the Google Nexus 7 starts at $199. That said, you get a lot of bang for the buck

Double post, now you tripled your "let's play my opinion is better than yours game"


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Go...nt_id31710

You are correct sir, the benchmark has proven to surpass others, but based on my co-workers personal experienced. I'm not gonna argue on my personal opinion on the matter, it seems like everyone wants to play the game my opinion is better than yours. Both of your replies have been opposing your opinions against mines, you win the game son.

laptopquestions 02-06-2013 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by usacamaro (Post 57419534)
Every android device has an SD slot except the nexus 7


The emphasis is on *Google*. Samsung devices (ala samsung galaxy tab 2) do.

navho 02-06-2013 08:04 PM

Do some Nexus 7 have SIM slots to be used as a phone?

durhdurh 02-06-2013 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by laptopquestions (Post 57419524)
And your point is *what* exactly?

And less than 24 hours after its announcement, the Google Nexus 7 has already been given the benchmark treatment.


Of course, other tablets are well capable of achieving better results, but don't forget that the Google Nexus 7 starts at $199. That said, you get a lot of bang for the buck

$199 to $170 is just $30 off. It's a good deal, considering those who don't wanna pay retail or tax or shipping.

I can tell you the biggest bang for my buck is, getting two Nook Tablet's for free, and two 360's Arcade for free from B&N GROUPON deal, where they refunded all my credit due to their own failing policy. There are bigger bang for the buck, I would say $449.99 iPad 4th generation, free shipping, no taxed. BUT THAT'S MY PERSONAL OPINION, and I am not gonna play that's a $300 difference game.

In less than 24 hours they announced their own benchmark, anymore opinions sir, slap me with the opinion police, uh oh, SD drama from Mr. Know it All Vs Emceeness

laptopquestions 02-06-2013 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by navho (Post 57419618)
Do some Nexus 7 have SIM slots to be used as a phone?

Generally, not the tablets. Google devices designed as phones (such as the Nexus 4 [google.com]) do.

Forgot about the the version mentioned by rkinghj
:(

laptopquestions 02-06-2013 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emceeness (Post 57419634)
$199 to $170 is just $30 off. It's a good deal, considering those who don't wanna pay retail or tax or shipping.

I can tell you the biggest bang for my buck is, getting two Nook Tablet's for free, and two 360's Arcade for free from B&N GROUPON deal, where they refunded all my credit due to their own failing policy. There are bigger bang for the buck, I would say $449.99 iPad 4th generation, free shipping, no taxed. BUT THAT'S MY PERSONAL OPINION, and I am not gonna play that's a $300 difference game, because you sir are a big waste of opinionated time.

In less than 24 hours they announced their own benchmark, anymore opinions sir, slap me with the opinion police, uh oh, SD drama from Mr. Know it All Vs Emceeness

In the end, the bang for the buck that the Google Nexus 7 offers is tough to beat. There *are lots* of alternatives if someone wants to pay more. $450 vs $170 actually has some meaning to some people :) Is the Apple iPad almost $300 better..... I think not :lol:

rkingj 02-06-2013 08:14 PM

Yes, but different version:

Nexus 7
WiFi + Mobile data
32 GB
Unlocked + AT&T SIM

https://play.google.com/store/dev...b_hspa_att

Quote:

Originally Posted by navho (Post 57419618)
Do some Nexus 7 have SIM slots to be used as a phone?


durhdurh 02-06-2013 08:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by laptopquestions (Post 57419832)
In the end, the bang for the buck that the Google Nexus 7 offers is tough to beat. There *are lots* of alternatives if someone wants to pay more. $450 vs $170 actually has some meaning to some people :) Is the Apple iPad almost $300 better..... I think not :lol:


Considering, I joined a few months before you in 2007 and that I have more reps, I have seniority and more respect, theoretically speaking and proven due to my icon and yours. On top of that, don't you think you are a bit biased as an owner, who is gonna say their own product is sh*t? But its very unlikely, because I know all Nexus brand products are high-end, so I'll have to agree with your biased opinion.

Didn't I say this is a good price for $170, and for us not to play the $300 difference opinion, yes the resolution difference is much bigger, and the applications on the iPad is much friendly and smoother, you know why? Because corporations focus on them, ever went to the 24/7 fitness gym and not a android charger, why is their an iPad charger/iPhone charger!?? Ever look in a magazine? Why is it showing the iPad showing an app? I am an android owner, but if I had loot to buy an iPad 4th gen, I would, but I'm very happy and content with my LG Motion 4G phone, therefore, I am done with tablet, and phone searching. Corporations spend tons of money on making their iPad application or iPhone application smooth.

Why is Spotify so SH&*T on my Android? Why is ArcGIS freezing on my Android but not my friends iPhone? It's because corporation's know what sales, and what to focus on! If I was gonna run for a tablet, it'll just be iOS it's idiot proof, and the application's run so smooth... I don't have any iOS right now, so don't even pull the fanboy card, I got a LG Motion 4G, which I'm happy with....

There are better deal's this is 2013, spring is the DUMP of old school gadgets. I would say this is a bad ass tablet for being 7.7' but just make sure this is a keeper, and not to spend your wad on gadgets. That's just my tip for others, just don't be wiping your a$! with tablets! Save your money for real life funds, live a life, and please don't start a debate over everything like the guy above of me, be peaceful and respectful to each other!

I'm done playing your game, play mine's son!

Emcee <3 out!

foxblur 02-06-2013 08:20 PM

I bought a "refurbished" harmony remote from TD and it came with remnants of pizza sauce on the buttons/case. I know many SDers don't trust TD. I doubt these nexus7's are manufacturer refurbs. Some minimum wage guy at TD dusted these off and slapped them in a white box to sell.

laptopquestions 02-06-2013 08:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emceeness (Post 57419950)
Considering, I joined a few months before you in 2007 and that I have more reps, I have seniority and more respect, theoretically speaking and proven due to my icon and yours.

Lamest argument ever... Considering adding it to my sig :D

The amount of time/reps on SD has *nothing* to do with defending/refuting particular merits :shake:.

skull leader 02-06-2013 08:29 PM

Great device...not sure if I'd pay this much for a refurb though with it being so close to a new one. Even if it is 16GB.

durhdurh 02-06-2013 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by laptopquestions (Post 57420030)
Lamest argument ever... Considering adding it to my sig :D

The amount of time/reps on SD has *nothing* to do with defending/refuting particular merits :shake:.

How about this answer, this eBay posting was posted at 4:23PM PST, and this page is only 2 pages long, don't you think if it's a steal of a deal, it would sold out in the first hour and have about 22 thread pages? It's a good deal, but I would see 22 pages if it was $150 flat firm, tax free, free shipping. This thread posting is proof that it's not the biggest, hottest deal of the world. It would of been endless, people would be fighting for it, their would be tons of questions asked, yet there is only 2 pages! It'll be $150, I wouldn't be surprise, maybe you would. You don't believe it's gonna happen, believe it, months 2-4 is when to keep your eyes open for the gadget dump.

Also, I just got 4 more for promoting love, not hated opinions like yours. Your the person that would argue with everyone. I don't wanna talk to you anymore sir, we done.

For those in for this deal, and need one ASAP for business/school, jump for it. For those who have patience and want to see whats up in the next months, be ready for the tablet dump.

Congratulations you are the selected few! Out of their inventory 157 has been sold since 4 HOURS AGO, congrats to being 1 out of 157 WORLD WIDE.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-Goog...ID=1225267
Also More than 10 available / 157 sold

You don't wanna argue with me, I'm a reference librarian, I can get into government sites for citation, I'll format it MLA style for you too. I'm also a science major, both very irrelevant, but I fight for the truth son.

Fallout 02-06-2013 08:31 PM

The Square Trade Warranty makes for an interesting option here. A new unit from Google Play with a one year "limited" warranty costs $220. This refurbished unit with one year of the "unlimited" Square Trade warranty would cost $195.

Quote:

Originally Posted by domoblur (Post 57419968)
I bought a "refurbished" harmony remote from TD and it came with remnants of pizza sauce on the buttons/case. I know many SDers don't trust TD. I doubt these nexus7's are manufacturer refurbs. Some minimum wage guy at TD dusted these off and slapped them in a white box to sell.

How did you know it was pizza sauce? :vomit:

laptopquestions 02-06-2013 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emceeness (Post 57420134)
How about this answer, this eBay posting was posted at 4:23PM PST, and this page is only 2 pages long, don't you think if it's a steal of a deal, it would sold out in the first hour and have about 22 thread pages? It's a good deal, but I would see 22 pages if it was $150 flat firm, tax free, free shipping. You don't believe it's gonna happen, believe it, months 2-4 is when to keep your eyes open for the gadget dump.

It is more about the general merits of the Nexus 7, which you summarily dumped on. In the end whether the extra $30 bucks vs new is a totally different discussion.

rkingj 02-06-2013 08:34 PM

in for 1, thanks!

JuMpMaN6235 02-06-2013 08:35 PM

Great deal, but no need for this.

durhdurh 02-06-2013 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by laptopquestions (Post 57420210)
It is more about the general merits of the Nexus 7, which you summarily dumped on. In the end whether the extra $30 bucks vs new is a totally different discussion.

I didn't dump on it, I just said my co-worker said it lagged. I gave benchmarks and promoted it,read all my posting and yours. Your playing the devils advocate, like always. I'm sure having fun playing with the devil though =)

LG-G3 02-06-2013 08:38 PM

I bought a nexus 7 off cl for a week long trip im going on. I loaded tons of x264 mkv files, and put a psx, snes, n64 emulator on it and use an OTG cable to hook up a ps3 controller to it. All of it works with no lag.

durhdurh 02-06-2013 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MotorolaX (Post 57420278)
I bought a nexus 7 off cl for a week long trip im going on. I loaded tons of x264 mkv files, and put a psx, snes, n64 emulator on it and use an OTG cable to hook up a ps3 controller to it. All of it works with no lag.


That's pretty badass. There you have it you can slap a PS3 controller on it and play oldschool games and new games!

laptopquestions 02-06-2013 08:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emceeness (Post 57420254)
I didn't dump on it, I just said my co-worker said it lagged. I gave benchmarks and promoted it,read all my posting and yours. Your playing the devils advocate, like always. I'm sure having fun playing with the devil though =)

But at least the devil pays attention to the details......

Quote:

Originally Posted by emceeness (Post 57420316)
That's pretty badass. There you have it you can slap a PS3 controller on it and play oldschool games and new games!

You are just trolling now...... :eek:

armor14127 02-06-2013 08:47 PM

This tells me that the price drops on these are starting to happen. If you can wait....just wait. It's only gonna get better. I'm estimating the Nexus 10 to show up refurb at about $150 by the end of the year.

laptopquestions 02-06-2013 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by armor14127 (Post 57420404)
This tells me that the price drops on these are starting to happen. If you can wait....just wait. It's only gonna get better. I'm estimating the Nexus 10 to show up refurb at about $150 by the end of the year.

Unless the tablet is your only device, I prefer the 7 over the 10. Just a lot more convenient.

armor14127 02-06-2013 08:51 PM

I want it specifically for the airplane to watch videos and an eReader. I'm old. Don't want to squint. :)

laptopquestions 02-06-2013 09:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by armor14127 (Post 57420474)
I want it specifically for the airplane to watch videos and an eReader. I'm old. Don't want to squint. :)

It will certainly do that :)

joshua28 02-06-2013 09:07 PM

i have an ipad 2, two Asus TF101's, and an iPhone 4. Why should I buy this? I want to pull the trigger though. :(

menace33 02-06-2013 09:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by armor14127 (Post 57420404)
This tells me that the price drops on these are starting to happen. If you can wait....just wait. It's only gonna get better. I'm estimating the Nexus 10 to show up refurb at about $150 by the end of the year.

I understand depreciation of price over time and all that but the idea that a $400 tablet is going to depreciate by 267% in less than 12 months is highly unlikely, even for a refurb. There are other less hyped and less touted 10" tablets that haven't depreciated that much in that amount of time.

laptopquestions 02-06-2013 09:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joshua28 (Post 57420744)
i have an ipad 2, two Asus TF101's, and an iPhone 4. Why should I buy this? I want to pull the trigger though. :(

Based on what? Sounds like you have everything you need :)

This is simply an Android tablet at a reasonable price.

armor14127 02-06-2013 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by menace33 (Post 57420802)
I understand depreciation of price over time and all that but the idea that a $400 tablet is going to depreciate by 267% in less than 12 months is highly unlikely, even for a refurb. There are other less hyped and less touted 10" tablets that haven't depreciated that much in that amount of time.

There's not that much history for Android tabs of any quality to know how far they will drop once the new models enter the market in the summer. But they've sold so many of these things, and plan to sell the new versions at the same price, so that it's quite possible that the refurbs may drop that low to differentiate themselves from the new models.

Time will tell. I'll be I'm somewhere close.

durhdurh 02-06-2013 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by armor14127 (Post 57420926)
There's not that much history for Android tabs of any quality to know how far they will drop once the new models enter the market in the summer. But they've sold so many of these things, and plan to sell the new versions at the same price, so that it's quite possible that the refurbs may drop that low to differentiate themselves from the new models.

Time will tell. I'll be I'm somewhere close.


Get ready for Laptop Meister to come back....

joshua28 02-06-2013 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by laptopquestions (Post 57420842)
Based on what? Sounds like you have everything you need :)

This is simply an Android tablet at a reasonable price.

Based on the fact that I don't have a Nexus tablet lol :D

durhdurh 02-06-2013 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joshua28 (Post 57421100)
Based on the fact that I don't have a Nexus tablet lol :D


This dude has to argue/discredits everyone's opinion, bout to discard them in my mental trashbin, it'll be revolutionary to the forum system!

armor14127 02-06-2013 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emceeness (Post 57421074)
Get ready for Laptop Meister to come back....


Hahahahaha

durhdurh 02-06-2013 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by armor14127 (Post 57421142)
Hahahahaha


You know about real life hater's? Well I am sick of this SD fighting, and my opinion is better than your's for anyone that promotes it, and argues with everyone, they can be discredited, I'm sick of it, I see it in every forum, please just give informal advice, and your personal opinion on why, don't argue with people or justify your opinion is stronger than theirs, it's rather pointless. Please don't SLICKDEAL argue, I see it in every forum, even this one, I somewhat promoted it, and I hate myself for it, but please, please, refrain from SD hating!

laptopquestions 02-06-2013 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joshua28 (Post 57421100)
Based on the fact that I don't have a Nexus tablet lol :D

I don't have a lot of things..... I love my gadgets, but can't afford to buy *everything* :lmao:

durhdurh 02-06-2013 09:33 PM

Buy on SDer's or wait for the next deal!

joshua28 02-06-2013 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emceeness (Post 57421130)
This dude has to argue/discredits everyone's opinion, bout to discard them in my mental trashbin, it'll be revolutionary to the forum system!

lol huh? who are you talking about? :confused:

durhdurh 02-06-2013 09:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joshua28 (Post 57421330)
lol huh? who are you talking about? :confused:

You've been good, you get a present late December, hopefully it's a free-game, hit me up if you want it, I got you!

joshua28 02-06-2013 09:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emceeness (Post 57421368)
You've been good, you get a present late December, hopefully it's a free-game, hit me up if you want it, I got you!

how bout now???? ahahaa:hug:

FAL 02-06-2013 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joshua28 (Post 57420744)
i have an ipad 2, two Asus TF101's, and an iPhone 4. Why should I buy this? I want to pull the trigger though. :(

Your personal collection is incomplete. Buy this Nexus 7 now :]

joshua28 02-06-2013 09:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FAL (Post 57421446)
Your personal collection is incomplete. Buy this Nexus 7 now :]

:lmao: oh man.... im trying not to.

Ryan456789 02-06-2013 09:56 PM

Doesnt say what else it comes with... nothing?

FAL 02-06-2013 09:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by armor14127 (Post 57420404)
This tells me that the price drops on these are starting to happen. If you can wait....just wait. It's only gonna get better. I'm estimating the Nexus 10 to show up refurb at about $150 by the end of the year.

Your talking about the infamous HP Touchpad fire sales, right? That $500 that went for around $150 within 6 months of introduction. Sadly, Nexus device like 4,7,10 have a growing cult forward and the price of these products will say within 20% within the first year of intro.

chippa 02-06-2013 10:15 PM

I bought a 16 GB one back in August. For walking the dog and reading or watching movies it's great. It fit nicely on the fitness machines at the gym so I could watch movies while I sweat. I used it nearly every day, excellent battery, easy to pull files on and off. It took a lot of abuse but it didn't have a gorilla glass face (corning scratch resist), and alas on thanksgiving I sat on it and broke the screen. I am torn. I loved that damn thing, but I'm also pissed it broke. $170 is an excellent price, 6 months ago I paid nearly $100 more, and I already invested in a case.....but.

dj-3lusion 02-06-2013 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by guavaman (Post 57417876)
One of the first things I'd test would be the speakers. I read quite a few complaints about the speakers going out on the N7. Oh, and don't forget to buy with Discover to get 2x the warranty! (Or any CC that offers that service.)

how are you going to buy with a discover card when its paypal??? and discover through paypal i dont think would save you 2 years.

PhoxOMatic 02-06-2013 10:30 PM

Hmmm.... I just got a 32GB WiFi Motorola Xoom delivered about a week and a half ago from Cowboom for $169 plus tax ($183 shipped). Mine was a grade 5 (two tiny scratches on the back, case a bit loose in upper right corner, otherwise perfect), but no warranty other than Cowboom's 30 day return policy.

I'm wondering if this is a better deal? If I were to get a Nexus 7, I'd have to give up the rear camera and SD card slot and have to deal with a smaller screen to gain quad core performance. And the Xoom has been basically EOLd... it won't be getting Android 4.2 officially.

dj-3lusion 02-06-2013 10:37 PM

so anyone here have experience with tigerdirect refurbs and is cool with the 30 day bounty voucher?. damn that really blows its almost as bad the "all sales are final." I want a 7" tablet really on the fence but dont know how well the problems and hassle is worth if it arrives nice and extra cracked.

Quote:

Originally Posted by chippa (Post 57421724)
I bought a 16 GB one back in August. For walking the dog and reading or watching movies it's great. It fit nicely on the fitness machines at the gym so I could watch movies while I sweat. I used it nearly every day, excellent battery, easy to pull files on and off. It took a lot of abuse but it didn't have a gorilla glass face (corning scratch resist), and alas on thanksgiving I sat on it and broke the screen. I am torn. I loved that damn thing, but I'm also pissed it broke. $170 is an excellent price, 6 months ago I paid nearly $100 more, and I already invested in a case.....but.

:lmao: :repped: thats funny and sad lol but funny. ill buy that case off ya :) depends how it looks :D

dalsanto.3 02-06-2013 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FAL (Post 57421538)
Your talking about the infamous HP Touchpad fire sales, right? That $500 that went for around $150 within 6 months of introduction. Sadly, Nexus device like 4,7,10 have a growing cult forward and the price of these products will say within 20% within the first year of intro.

I don't think he's talking about an HP Touchpad-style firesale. I think he just means that Google is likely planning on releasing some new Nexus hardware in the near future at the same price points as these units are selling for now (new Nexus 7 at $200, new nexus 10 at $399, etc.). This means that Google and any retailer with old Nexus 7's on hand will have to undercut the new units as soon as the they're announced. Plus, if a retailer has a bunch of Nexus 7's on hand, and they know or suspect that Google is going to release new hardware (devaluing the remaining stock of the old hardware), the retailer has every incentive to sell them for what they can before such an announcement.

Granted - $150 for a Nexus 10 is an exaggeration - but I do think you're going to continue to see all-time lows on new/refurbished Nexuses in the coming months. Same sort of thing is happening right now with first gen Kindle Fire's with Kindle HD's on the market: FP deal on first gen Kindle Fire for $82.

inspyral 02-06-2013 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MotorolaX (Post 57418176)
Reviews say it has 10 hour battery.

I find that I get anywhere between ~6 and ~9.5hrs of screen-on time. If I watch a lot of videos or play a lot of games it skews toward the lower number. If I'm just reading things online, browsing reddit, checking FB/Twitter/etc, it skews higher. One of the games I play seems to make very poor use of the light sensor for controlling screen brightness and will randomly ramp it way up while I play, so my battery drains a lot faster when I play it since I usually just leave auto-brightness on.

anewdayrising79 02-06-2013 11:43 PM

$30 off for a refurb is a slickdeal? I don't think so.

guavaman 02-06-2013 11:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by edplayer (Post 57418278)
does that work on refurbished products?

Actually, you are right. Refurbished is excluded. :(

dcobb 02-06-2013 11:48 PM

I got the 32GB version of this for like $220 a few weeks back and love it. For me the extra 16GB and OEM warranty is worth the extra $50 personally. But either way great snappy tablet, especially once you root and toy around with it.

Yell0w 02-06-2013 11:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dcobb (Post 57422654)
I got the 32GB version of this for like $220 a few weeks back and love it. For me the extra 16GB and OEM warranty is worth the extra $50 personally. But either way great snappy tablet, especially once you root and toy around with it.

What can you do once you root it?

dcobb 02-07-2013 12:10 AM

Rooting, ah where to begin... You should do some googling and watch some youtube vids. In a nutshell Rooting gives you "root" level access (derived from the Unix / Linux world, of which Android is based on) basically it's God Mode if you will. Once a device is rooted you can do really anything you want to it, or should I say take advantage of different applications, functions and roms (different operating system overlays) for which you could not before. Applications like removing ads from free games or giving you better sound drivers like with beats audio, and you can install custom roms, some based off Jelly bean but with some tweaks, and others very different. It essentially gives you total control. Caution though, rooting a device will wipe out anything you've done to it when you unlock the bootloader, so if you're thinking of rooting do it before you start loading it up with apps as you'll lose all that and have to restore / re-download them again after rooting. Rooting is not illegal, however I believe it does void the warranty of the device, fortunately though you can unroot it and set it back to it's factory state, so there's no real "risk" IMHO, at least not with this device

If you are interested in rooting though be prepared for a fair amount of reading and understanding. That said rooting this device was easy and I pretty much followed the steps here - http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=1809195

The only small gotchas I got was out of the box the OS was old, so I let it update it to the latest version which that build matched and was compatible with the Nexus Tool kit prepackaged bootloader / rom mentioned above, you also have to enable the developer options and then enable USB debugging to be able to unlock the bootloader, and thereby give you root ability. The app makes it easy and pretty much does everything for you. If you know your way around a computer and can handle a command prompt you can do this. if not then stick wih an iPad and be lead by a carrot, or should I say apple :D

Good luck

jakelind 02-07-2013 12:16 AM

listing has ended

tehsilly 02-07-2013 05:15 AM

so this gets 37 TU's. The 1saleaday which was 10 bucks more, got 59 TD's because of the warranty and 10 dollar price difference... Really odd... I didnt buy either as I would prefer a new one with warraanty.

Requisite 02-07-2013 05:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yell0w (Post 57422698)
What can you do once you root it?

Possibilities are endless with rooting :nod:

Game emulators, new ROMs, can put your own .apk (apps) on it, overclock, etc.

joevanni 02-07-2013 05:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ginsoakedboy81 (Post 57417366)
In for 1. Saved on $30+Tax. It may be worth to try it out. Although, buyer pays return shipping.

I would have bit if the warranty on the refurb was longer. Saving 30 bucks on tax isn't worth a year warranty on a refurb to me. What if you get the refurb and have problems with it after a month, you're out of luck. And buyer pays return shipping also? That's ridiculous.

Corrosive 02-07-2013 05:51 AM

Can someone explain to me why the warranty would be a deal breaker? Every review says the N7 is built really well and its a tablet... the odds of getting a bad 1 or something going bad is no where near the fail rate of a computer. That being said, Squaretrade? I know the deal is over, but reading 8 pages of people complaining about a month warranty really made me think that I have been one lucky guy for never having an issue with the 5+ tablets I have purchased in the past 2 years.

larryc 02-07-2013 05:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Corrosive (Post 57424836)
Can someone explain to me why the warranty would be a deal breaker? Every review says the N7 is built really well and its a tablet... the odds of getting a bad 1 or something going bad is no where near the fail rate of a computer. That being said, Squaretrade? I know the deal is over, but reading 8 pages of people complaining about a month warranty really made me think that I have been one lucky guy for never having an issue with the 5+ tablets I have purchased in the past 2 years.

Because the 1st batch of the N7 were poorly built (just google 'Nexus 7 screen lifting') and there were tons of returns. You have no idea what "refurbed" means in this case; it could be that a unit that was returned for screen lifting (like the one I bought & returned) was simply polished and put back in the box.

And as for squaretrade, that's going to cost you ~ $30, so at that point, why not buy a brand new one?

masonriley1 02-07-2013 06:09 AM

1saleday SUCKS
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tehsilly (Post 57424386)
so this gets 37 TU's. The 1saleaday which was 10 bucks more, got 59 TD's because of the warranty and 10 dollar price difference... Really odd... I didnt buy either as I would prefer a new one with warraanty.


It got Thumbs down because 1saleday is freaking horrible. Ordered a laptop from them. Month later still no laptop but yet they charged my credit card from day 1. i was told to cancel if I couldnt wait a still unannounced time. SO I basically paid interest on a $400 purchase for over a month and had to cancel.

Powerzzz 02-07-2013 06:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MattyCatty (Post 57419004)
Thanks and repped, I just pulled the trigger.

Also, in case anyone else is buying this, here's a solid case for $10 free shipping with prime.

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



I just got a poetic case for my samsung 500T.........very nice quality case, some of the best, there's a reason they have a lifetime warranty, i just wish i would of waited to get one for my nexus 7 rather than the bulky shocksock i purchased for it.

tehsilly 02-07-2013 06:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by masonriley1 (Post 57425102)
It got Thumbs down because 1saleday is freaking horrible. Ordered a laptop from them. Month later still no laptop but yet they charged my credit card from day 1. i was told to cancel if I couldnt wait a still unannounced time. SO I basically paid interest on a $400 purchase for over a month and had to cancel.

Cool Story bro. But most of the people on that thread were complaining about the price and about the warranty. Don't yell at me because you had a bad experience. I'm not questioning 1sale, im questioning why people complained about a warranty on one deal and praised a similar deal!

Graphikzking 02-07-2013 06:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fmjpower (Post 57425192)
I just got a poetic case for my samsung 500T.........very nice quality case, some of the best, there's a reason they have a lifetime warranty, i just wish i would of waited to get one for my nexus 7 rather than the bulky shocksock i purchased for it.

I have a case for my playbook and Kindle Fire and like them much better than the way this one looks. The "hooks" on this look abnormally large.

This is what I have on mine and I love it. I'm going to order one for the Nexus 32gb tablet I got in December for $202 shipped brand new :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/For-Black...616&_uhb=1


These are nice tablets but honestly I don't think many people need the extra HP/quad core processor. I'd much rather have a dual core processor with 2gb of ram than a quad core with 1gb ram.

They are less than $8 shipped on ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/360-Degre...2ef&_uhb=1

deymayor 02-07-2013 06:43 AM

what are you guys smoking? there was a deal for $10 more for the same product and got 5 thumbs down and this one gets 5 thumbs up?

ginsoakedboy81 02-07-2013 06:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joevanni (Post 57424452)
I would have bit if the warranty on the refurb was longer. Saving 30 bucks on tax isn't worth a year warranty on a refurb to me. What if you get the refurb and have problems with it after a month, you're out of luck. And buyer pays return shipping also? That's ridiculous.


Tigerdirect has 30 days warranty but afterwards it's 90 days warranty from Asus. At least the sales rep said so and it is mentioned on their website as well for the same refurb N7.

Powerzzz 02-07-2013 06:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dcobb (Post 57422854)
Rooting, ah where to begin... You should do some googling and watch some youtube vids. In a nutshell Rooting gives you "root" level access (derived from the Unix / Linux world, of which Android is based on) basically it's God Mode if you will. Once a device is rooted you can do really anything you want to it, or should I say take advantage of different applications, functions and roms (different operating system overlays) for which you could not before. Applications like removing ads from free games or giving you better sound drivers like with beats audio, and you can install custom roms, some based off Jelly bean but with some tweaks, and others very different. It essentially gives you total control. Caution though, rooting a device will wipe out anything you've done to it when you unlock the bootloader, so if you're thinking of rooting do it before you start loading it up with apps as you'll lose all that and have to restore / re-download them again after rooting. Rooting is not illegal, however I believe it does void the warranty of the device, fortunately though you can unroot it and set it back to it's factory state, so there's no real "risk" IMHO, at least not with this device

If you are interested in rooting though be prepared for a fair amount of reading and understanding. That said rooting this device was easy and I pretty much followed the steps here - http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=1809195

The only small gotchas I got was out of the box the OS was old, so I let it update it to the latest version which that build matched and was compatible with the Nexus Tool kit prepackaged bootloader / rom mentioned above, you also have to enable the developer options and then enable USB debugging to be able to unlock the bootloader, and thereby give you root ability. The app makes it easy and pretty much does everything for you. If you know your way around a computer and can handle a command prompt you can do this. if not then stick wih an iPad and be lead by a carrot, or should I say apple :D

Good luck

your leading horses to their slaughter........you need to clearly explain the risks to rooting, the difference between unlocking a bootloader and rooting and what one voids the warranty.......one wrong ill advised flash from a hasty eager reader who has no business flashing a device and you have a nice new paperweight that has a voided warranty.................drop and spill warranty is a must for anyone wanting to root ANYTHING, if you screw it up flashing it's just a little whoopsy.......dropped in the toilet........and this used tab only has a 30 day warrenty and is not eligable for a drop and spill plan..........so people who want to root should spend the extra $30 and get a brand new one.

F4ith 02-07-2013 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deymayor (Post 57425772)
what are you guys smoking? there was a deal for $10 more for the same product and got 5 thumbs down and this one gets 5 thumbs up?

I don't think we are smoking anything. We are just being SLICK dealers. That's all :).

semifast 02-07-2013 07:42 AM

One of the advantages of the Nexus 7 is getting the latest version of the Android operating system without having to root.

For any of you reading this who are thinking I don't want something I have to hack to use, that's totally not true about the Nexus 7.

Graphikzking 02-07-2013 07:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dcobb (Post 57422854)
Rooting, ah where to begin... You should do some googling and watch some youtube vids. In a nutshell Rooting gives you "root" level access (derived from the Unix / Linux world, of which Android is based on) basically it's God Mode if you will. Once a device is rooted you can do really anything you want to it, or should I say take advantage of different applications, functions and roms (different operating system overlays) for which you could not before. Applications like removing ads from free games or giving you better sound drivers like with beats audio, and you can install custom roms, some based off Jelly bean but with some tweaks, and others very different. It essentially gives you total control. Caution though, rooting a device will wipe out anything you've done to it when you unlock the bootloader, so if you're thinking of rooting do it before you start loading it up with apps as you'll lose all that and have to restore / re-download them again after rooting. Rooting is not illegal, however I believe it does void the warranty of the device, fortunately though you can unroot it and set it back to it's factory state, so there's no real "risk" IMHO, at least not with this device

If you are interested in rooting though be prepared for a fair amount of reading and understanding. That said rooting this device was easy and I pretty much followed the steps here - http://forum.xda-developers.com/s...?t=1809195

The only small gotchas I got was out of the box the OS was old, so I let it update it to the latest version which that build matched and was compatible with the Nexus Tool kit prepackaged bootloader / rom mentioned above, you also have to enable the developer options and then enable USB debugging to be able to unlock the bootloader, and thereby give you root ability. The app makes it easy and pretty much does everything for you. If you know your way around a computer and can handle a command prompt you can do this. if not then stick wih an iPad and be lead by a carrot, or should I say apple :D

Good luck

Most games - you can shut the ads by simply turning off wifi while playing so they can't send ads.

You can also just sideload games if you really wanted to "steal". It's just as simple, no chance at bricking or loosing your warranty by downloading APK files.

Both ways are wrong if you ask me, but the safer method is definitely the APK route.

Also, beats audio on a 1 speaker device just sucks, unless you are going to plug up headphones to it.

There are plenty of reasons to root your device but the Nexus 7 eliminates a lot of those reasons. Google upgrades the OS of the device often, and there is no carrier specific bloatware added like the 23 apps that Verizon put onto my Droid rezound and didn't let me remove without rooting and flashing the phone.

Enz0 02-12-2013 09:26 PM

Mine has a problem. Best way to exchange this? Tigerdirect or Asus?

Fallout 02-13-2013 10:31 PM

Go into your ebay account and send a response to the seller, "TigerDirect" stating that your unit is flawed and you would like to return it. They should send you a response in a couple of days saying they are sending you a prepaid shipping label to you via email. I don't think you'll get an exchange but a refund and a free return is a pretty good deal. Just make sure you give them a day or two to respond.

I know all this because I'm in the process of returning mine.

Enz0 02-14-2013 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Fallout (Post 57569082)
Go into your ebay account and send a response to the seller, "TigerDirect" stating that your unit is flawed and you would like to return it. They should send you a response in a couple of days saying they are sending you a prepaid shipping label to you via email. I don't think you'll get an exchange but a refund and a free return is a pretty good deal. Just make sure you give them a day or two to respond.

I know all this because I'm in the process of returning mine.

Thanks.

theonedub 02-14-2013 05:55 PM

What issues did your guys' have? I got mine and was actually impressed with the condition it arrived in. I do notice that there is the slightest hint of screen lift on the left hand side, but nothing even close to as severe or troublesome as some of the units I have seen on XDA, etc.

I think the screen has contrast issues, but thats really a product wide issue. My plan is to keep the Nexus for getting the latest and greatest Android OSes and whatnot, and use my rooted 7" KFHD as my main use tablet.

Enz0 02-14-2013 06:01 PM

Mine looks pristine. The problem is that it has the infamous screen flicker issue -- any time the wifi is activating (which is like 90% of the time), the screen will flicker at lower brightness levels. It is most noticeable with white backgrounds. What a waste of time :(

ginsoakedboy81 02-14-2013 09:11 PM

Mine has been having problems with wifi. It is getting very low wifi speeds and half the time it doesn't connect. Will be returning it.

Fallout 02-15-2013 08:49 AM

My screen has a weird lighter colored ribbon in it. You can only see it off angle but it's annoying. It's almost like someone glued the screen down and you can see the glue bead.


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