Look and Feel
The original Nexus 7 had a great feel to it, but ASUS and Google worked much harder on the refreshed Nexus 7 to get your hands all touchy feely with the new tablet. The original Nexus 7 featured a plastic build with a rubber back, but the refreshed slate now features a soft touch back.
It can be a bit of a fingerprint magnet, but most devices are these days. This isn't something that worried me because I don't look at the back of the tablet all that often.
ASUS has shaved some weight off of the new Nexus 7, which is down to a trim 290g for the Wi-Fi-only model (LTE adds another 9 grams of weight). Comparing this to the original Nexus 7, which weighed 340g, ASUS managed to knock nearly 20% of its total weight off, and it's noticeable.
The new Nexus 7 is a joy to hold in your hands, something I did for at least 1-1.5 hours at a time for a few days in a row, without my hands hurting. I found myself going into landscape mode more often thanks to the fluidity of the OS, too.
The front of the Nexus 7 is mostly filled with its gorgeous Full HD+ 7.02-inch panel, with the 2-megapixel front-facing camera up top.
With the Nexus 7 on its back, we have the 5-megapixel rear shooter up the top, 'Nexus' branding running horizontally in the center of the slate, and an ASUS logo at the bottom center. The back of the Nexus 7 features two quite powerful speakers, of which are great for listening to music or YouTube videos with.
On the right side of the refreshed Nexus 7, we have the power button, volume rocker and microphone.
On the very top of the Nexus 7 we have the usual 3.5mm headphone/speaker jack.
On the bottom of the Nexus 7 we have the microUSB port for charging and syncing.
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- Page 1 [Introduction & Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 2 [Look and Feel]
- Page 3 [Display & Speaker Quality]
- Page 4 [Features]
- Page 5 [Performance & Camera Tests]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks]
- Page 7 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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