It’s no longer a secret Google is eyeing some sort of Nexus line reshuffling this year, with no 10-inch tablet follow-up planned, and instead a top-shelf 8.9 incher in the works. But what about people in love with the “pure Google” experience that also reckon size matters?
Well, if yesteryear’s hardware is enough to quench your thirst for performance and speed, you’d better hurry and score the 2012 Samsung-made Nexus 10 while it’s still around. Why would it go away? Um, because it’s old.
Also, a number of retailers have been discounting the slate like crazy lately, so they’re clearly struggling to get rid of exceeding inventory. Which is bound to happen sooner or later, and I don’t see Google keen on replenishing stocks any further.
Bottom line, now’s the time to jump on the N10 bandwagon. Top-rated eBay seller ManhattanProducts offers it for a limited time at $299.99 with 32 GB storage, which is a whopping 200 bucks off its list price.
True, Amazon currently sells it at $352, so the actual discount isn’t radical. But paying $300 for a gizmo like the Nexus 10 is still pretty incredible. The only other deal that could compete with this is Kobo’s, though there’s really no comparison between N10 and Arc 10HD’s on-board software.
Running “vanilla” Android 4.4 KitKat, the largest Nexus to date also packs a dual-core Exynos 5250 chip, 2 GB RAM, and a gigantic 9,000 mAh battery. The display is a powerhouse too, with resolution and pixel density exceeding iPad Air’s “Retina” standard: 2,560 x 1,600 and 299 ppi respectively. All in all, it’s a no-brainer.