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Friday Poll: Did You Order a Nexus 7?

You have had 3 days now to order the Google Nexus 7, did you? We have been using our units from I/O off and on, and are so far more than impressed. It feels like the perfect size, plus it has enough power to be the ultimate gaming machine thanks to that Tegra 3 processor inside. The screen is beautiful, Jelly Bean is beyond awesome, and the build quality makes it feel like something that should cost much more than $199.

Have you seen enough yet to dive in and make the purchase? Are you waiting for more reviews? Let us know.

Did you pre-order the Google Nexus 7?

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  • Never owned a tablet before, but 7″ seemed like an ideal size and from everything I’ve read/watched from I/O attendees this will be a good first experience. Plus it’s a straight from Google Nexus device. I will probably only own Nexus devices again since my purchase of the GNex on release day.

  • muffnman

    Yesterday, my son forcibly retired my HP touchpad with a hammer. (No joke)

    I guess it’s his way of telling me how to use my birthday funds. So, I preordered the Nexus 7 today.

    Whelp, on to the next chapter in tablet computing.

  • TheDuceCat

    I love this tablet. However, I might go with the Microsoft Surface. ( :O ) I feel like I, personally, need a full-fledged OS. As most of the time, I want to mess around with programming and scripting. Something that Android just can’t do all that well at the moment.

  • My iPad 3rd gen is on eBay. Had to get one for school but now that the program is over I rarely use it.

    Ordered the 16 GB of the 7. The iPad felt too large and iOS just feels old already. Really looking forward to this tablet and 4.1, plus, if I neglect it like I did the iPad, it cost half as much, hence half the level of guilt.

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  • Sold my HP touch pad.dual booting AOKP ics and webos 32gb for 180 on ebay

    I’m for an 8gb nexus 7. Why not huh? Jelllllly bean butter me up baby

  • blue horseshoe loves…

    it will be $50 cheaper by Christmas…and one will be mine!

  • Gulfstream

    No Nexus 7 for me – I just bought a Samsung Tab 2 7.0 – 3wks ago… awesome! Fits my needs perfectly, especially with the microSD Card.

    I must say however, had I not made that purchase, this would have been the one! Either way… I’m happy! — 7″ tabs definitely rule!

  • ABerry5

    Absutely would if I still had a job: (

  • Bionic

    If I were a betting man, id bet that the Nexus 10 will be out sometime right before Christmas. If google is smart that’s what theyll do.

    • That defeats the objective of the Nexus 7. Powerful hardware at a VERY competitive price. This is ASUS/Google’s answer to the Kindle Fire. The selling point is going to be the price vs power, and the Nexus 7 has both. A 10.1″ would be more expensive, which will not sell as well looking from the numbers of other 10.1 tablets at the $300+ range.

      • Bionic

        you could be right, its certainly possible they dont make other sizes. I believe they will tho

  • Bionic

    The Netbook craze/category of computing has pretty much died. Tablets are indeed the future of mobile computing/media. I got the 16GB and I just wish they would hurry up and ship the damn thing, why 2 weeks?

  • I want a cdma or wcdma verison….

    • Bionic

      search Foxfi in the Android Market, I mean play store.

  • JMonkeYJ

    i got the 8GB since it’s the best deal ($50 for 8 more GB? you must be crazy! guess google’s making back some of their margin with that one).

    this will be my 3rd tablet. i have the Nook Color, and loved the form-factor, but it is underpowered and never got anything beyond gingerbread. i have the Touchpad, which is awesome with CM9, but it’s really big and i just much prefer the 7″ form-factor.

    so basically the Nexus 7 is perfect! SD slot would have been nice.

  • fvqu

    I’d rather wait for the Nexus 10.

  • I actually ordered the 8GB model. I have the extra money for the 16GB model, but honestly, I don’t use much of it. I have my LTE nexus and have barely went over 2GB of storage. I use Google Drive and Play Music for everything. Other than that, the second I heard about this tablet I jumped to the Play Store and refreshed until it was there. 7″ is the perfect size, Not too large, easily portable, fits great in the hands, rubberized backing, which is AMAZING. I hate how slippery most tablets/phones are. Plus, a Nexus device?! I can’t believe iPad owners aren’t throwing those damn things in the trash as we speak. I think this device has everything.

  • Doan

    Nah. I still don’t see anything a tablet can do that my phone can’t.

  • 8GB as soon as I could. Storage is for Apple, I live in the cloud.

    • Bionic

      the Mythbusters poop cloud?

  • LiterofCola

    Nah, it’ll be between the Nexus 10 (if they make it) or the Windows tablet

  • Not until we get micro sd back, and an HDMI out.

  • jamisles02

    7″ is to small, 16gb is the largest memory size with no sd support. I’ll keep my Xoom thank you very much, which will have JB shortly.

  • Guest

    I am torn between this and an Asus Transformer Infinity. The Transformer seems significantly better for Office productivity and general work-related stuff.

    • Depends on whether or not you see either tablet as a computer replacement or companion device. The transformer could be a replacement, but Nexus is really just a companion device. Budget also, of course

    • Tyler Chappell

      It’s really scary though, that so many Transformer Primes that people keep docked to the keyboard overnight, wake up to find the screen completely cracked. No way of telling if they addressed this in the Infinity, but if you get one, you certainly wouldn’t want to get that dock right away.

  • doogie

    This required no time to think through or consult. Ordered this puppy damn near immediately. Yes the storage might not be what we’d have liked however, if that’s your only drawback, I’m sure you can work around it. For me, problem solved with Nfc (As soon as vzw gets off their A** and ships out my SGSIII). I can beam what I need to store to my SGSIII’s SD card. July will be a great month, for great toys!

  • Dave

    I’ll wait for a 10″ version. 7″ makes it almost redundant to my Galaxy Nexus. My opinion on tablets has always been that once it’s too big to fit in your pants pocket anyway, what’s the pointf going smaller? 7″ and 10″ are equally portable when you consider you’ll need a bag to carry it in regardless.

    • c4v3man

      Except a 7″ tablet will fit in quite a few pants pockets, and any jacket pocket you may have. It’s also significantly lighter than a 10″ device.

  • BlueMouseBlues

    Ultimate gaming machine? You’d think that with 3D games now routinely breaking 1 gb, there would be more options at different price points, like maybe a $300 32gb Nexus 7. The irony is HD gaming is not something Google streams. If you don’t have the space to install many games what’s the point of such a strong CPU/GPU? My dualcore phone plays nearly all of my 1080p videos flawlessly and the UI is buttery smooth.

  • jdrch

    I’ll be getting a Windows 8 x86 tablet

  • Spec wise I’m impressed..only thing that stops me is the size way to small..hate to say it but the iPad is the right size (i cringed a bit as a typed that just so you all know)..When there’s a larger one I’ll probably buy it .

  • Justin

    I honestly think this is a way better more safisticated tablet over amazons kindle fire but I question if it’s really that much better or worth it over either a 10″ android tablet or even the iPad in terms of specs. I wish they would have focused more on creating a game changer over specs most of us have already seen. Esspecially when it’s googles direct tablet.

  • Most likely will soon . . . I just like to buy and have it ship to me within 24hrs. Not a fan of preorders.

  • NicholasMicallef

    None of the answers apply… I want the 16GB but it’s not available in europe yet… 🙁

  • auronblue

    Still debating. Hoping they release a 10 inch version before the holidays.

  • Got the 16gb. Don’t really need a 10in as i have a computer, just need something portable that has android, a good screen and a good processor.

  • anyone notice the voice on navigation is different now,old voice was very monotone,the knew one sounds more human and even happy lol

    • SeanBello

      it’s awesome


    Soooo little storage.. 🙁 maybe..

  • mtmjr90

    I have never used more than 6GB on my iPad so I went with the 8GB version.

  • Waiting to see if they come out with a 10″ version.

  • Thinking about pulling the trigger and selling my Prime. Asus has been good with updates (we’ll see how fast they come with JB) but I find myself not using it as much as I thought I would. I usually use it in bed (thats what she said) for reading and vids (sometimes pRon). But its just too big when I’m laying on my back to hold it comfortably (thats what she said).

    I think 7″ is just right (thats what she said).

  • Droid4LifeDawg

    Pre-Ordered my 16g as soon as the Site went live…It was a no brainer!

  • I still wish they would support external media and for not doing so is a deal breaker to me. It would be really nice to use it to upload pictures from my DSLR cameras so I don’t have to lug around a laptop with me.

  • Mike G

    Pre ordered the 16GB on day of release, replacing my htc Flyer. Perfect for me for reading books, streaming music and movies.

  • mikel61101

    I will be ordering for my 11yr old to replace his playbook and also getting one for my 5yr old so she’ll stay off my wifes xoom. As far as me, I’ll use theirs and see if I like it or if I want a 10..

    • what in the world would kids that age need that for? good lord

      • mikel61101

        My daughter can allready surf disney and nick online and stuff and my son hes got music and movies for trips and of course they both play games on them… My son got his playbook for christmas and is selling it to get one of the 16gb nexus 7 and ill get the daughter a 8gb probably. But they both love the tablets.

  • Leeeroy

    I’m holding out for M$ Surface reviews.

  • Havoc70

    16GB version Ordered, cant wait to upgrade from my Kindle Fire =)

  • Why is there no option for ‘If I had the money I would’?

    • Steve Wojciechowski

      LOL, that is my reasoning as well. If I had the spare cash I would definitely buy one of these bad boys.