Though ready to turn one in just a couple of months, Asus and Google’s Nexus 7 2013 still represents for many the Holy Grail of Android tablets. It runs up-to-date stock software, packs quite a punch, yet it hardly breaks the bank, starting at $230 via the Play Store.
Some retailers, such as Amazon, charge as less as $195, whereas if you’re not picky and can settle for a refurbished unit, the already ultra-low pricing bar lowers further, to $150. Newegg is eBay’s top-rated seller that charges so little for the 16 GB Wi-Fi only 2013 N7 version, while the model featuring twice the on-board storage is 20 bucks north.
That’s $170, for those keeping count. And yes, certain inherent risks come bundled with reconditioned gadgets, but not when you’re dealing with manufacturer refurbished gizmos like here. Authorized, professionally rehabilitated and covered by a 90-day warranty.
Intriguingly, Newegg has a pretty lucrative Nexus 7 2013 promotion ongoing on its website too, albeit there are a few extra strings attached. Namely, one. A $50 rebate card. But if you opt for this particular offer, the 32 GB variant drops to, wait for it, $164.99.
$214.99 upfront, of which Newegg promises to return $50. Again, we’re talking refurbished units, but just as reliable, available with free shipping and 30-day return for replacement. For the record, a brand new 32 GB model is $225 or so on Amazon, so Newegg’s discount is a whopping $60.
Guess this means the elusive, oft-rumored Nexus 8 is indeed right around the corner.