Mobile and Wireless: iPad vs. Google Nexus 7: 10 Reasons the Apple Tablet Is a Better Buy

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2012-07-31 Print this article Print
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Google's Nexus 7 tablet comes with a 7-inch screen. The iPad, on the other hand, comes with a 9.7-inch display. In today's world of watching movies, surfing the Web and getting work done, larger screens matter. Apple knows it. Why doesn't Google?
Apple's new iPad launched earlier this year to much fanfare. And during the second quarter, Apple sold a whopping 17 million iPads, according to the company, which set a new sales record for the device. Looking ahead, Apple expects to sell even more iPads as consumers and enterprise users increasingly warm to the idea of using that device over a small, lightweight notebook. For those folks, the value is there. As of late, however, Google has made a splash in the mobile market with its Nexus 7 tablet. That device, which starts at just $199, is selling extremely well, and the $249 16GB version is sold out in the search giant's Google Play store. Even more surprisingly, there's currently no word on when that model might be an available. For customers who haven't entered the tablet market just yet, the decision must now come down to choosing between Apple's iPad and the Nexus 7. But rather than beat yourself up over it, why not make it easy: Choose the iPad. Why the iPad deserves the nod over Google's Nexus 7? Look through this eWEEK slide show to find out.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at

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