TechRadar Reacts: New Nexus 7

But Google's crazy low pricing and 7-inch screen with a bajillion pixels (323 pixels, to be exact), makes the Nexus 7 tempting. SO very tempting, especially for a 32GB Nexus for what, only $40 (about £26, AU$43) more then the starting price?! Why am I having this internal debate? I'm now imagining how I won't have to haul all my books and comics around with me anymore ... well, my birthday is in August so I think I know what's going on my list.

Knee-jerk score: 4

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Michelle - US News Editor

I'm with my colleagues on the new Nexus' specs - for the price, you're getting a whole lot of tablet. I personally am not a fan of 7-inch tablets, and while I can't fault the new Nexus for being that size (it has to appeal to plenty of people, otherwise Google wouldn't have made it), it will affect my decision to purchase it. In other words, I'm not going to buy it.

I'm especially interested in seeing how other tablet makers react to the full HD screen (among other specs) and particularly if Apple decides it needs to stick some Retina on the iPad mini ASAP.

Knee-jerk score: 4

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John - Phones and Tablets Writer

I'm really excited about the new Nexus 7. It's reduced size and weight coupled with its full HD display and attractive price will force the rest of the budget market to buck up their ideas. It's not without its flaws though. I was really hoping for microSD slot and larger storage options. 32GB may sound like a lot, but take into account the OS and pop a few movies on it and it starts filling up. At the end of the day though it's a tablet that I'd genuinely like to own and it puts my original Nexus 7 to shame.

Knee-jerk score: 4

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Total knee-jerk score: 4.14

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