While most Android-based tablets continue to be disregarded by many-a tech-savvy folk, being considered glitchy and/or laggy, the Asus/Google Nexus 7 and its 2013 follow-up are quite obviously exceptions to the rule.
With silky smooth software, raging hardware, premium designs and most importantly, budget-conscious price points, the N7s have been topping millions, maybe tens of millions of wishlists and shopping lists in the past year or so.
Sadly though, not everyone has been able to score an N7, especially in its 2013 flavor and especially for Google’s recommended retail price points. Basically, only tech aficionados in USA and Canada have been lucky enough to have the new Nexus 7 up for grabs in their local Play Stores so far, while the rest of the world has had to rely on borderline illegal imports or pricey, third-party store purchases.
Only things are at long last changing as far as the U.K., Germany, France, Spain and Japan are concerned, where Google Play orders for the second-gen N7 have earlier today been kicked into gear. That still leaves Australia and South Korea hanging, to only mention two countries that we know are getting the 7-inch tab at some point, but it would be pretty ridiculous to complain on this happy, happy day.
Now, how much should you expect to pay for the slate where it’s available? It very much depends on exactly where you live, of course, with Brits, for instance, having to cough up £199.99 for the 16 GB model and £239.99, with 32 GB of storage. That’s a fantastic pricing-quality ratio, don’t you think?