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Default Google announces thinner, lighter Nexus 7 with higher-res screen starting at $230

When we reviewed the Nexus 7 last summer, we said it was the best tablet $200 could buy. A year later, that still might be true if it wasn't for the fact that there's a new Nexus 7 in town. One that's a bit better specced and a bit more expensive than the OG model, according to Best Buy's pre-order page. Today Google took the wraps off an updated version of its smaller tablet offering, this one also made by ASUS, that takes everything you know and love about the vanilla-Android 7-incher and makes it just a little bit better. For one, the already pretty solid screen has been bumped to 1,900 x 1,200, giving the new Nexus a pixel density of around 320 PPI. The 10-point touch IPS panel sports glass that's not only scratch resistant, but apparently also fights off fingerprints and smudges (we'll believe that one when we see it). Of course, putting a stunning display on a device is pointless if you don't have the horsepower to keep it full of smooth, high-quality content. So, Google gave the CPU a bit of a bump, moving to a 1.5GHz quad-core S4 Pro from Qualcomm that comes paired with an Adreno 320 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Oh, and of course all those wonderful new components should be well utilized by Android 4.3, the exciting (if only incremental) update to Google's mobile OS released alongside the flagship slate.

In addition the expect NFC and 802.11n capabilities, ASUS and Google have baked in Bluetooth 4.0, thanks to Jelly Bean's new support for the standard (yippee!) and SlimPort support for pushing 1080p content to your TV. The front facing camera remains just 1.2 megapixels, though, hopefully ASUS has moved to a higher quality sensor. There's now a camera around back as well, a rather pedestrian 5MP shooter, but it should be good enough for scanning QR codes, performing image searches and taking the occasional YouTube clip of your cat/child/hedgehog/drunk celebrity. Despite all this, the latest version of the Nexus is a smidgen lighter at only 11.2 oz and significantly thinner at only 0.3 inches, down from 0.41 inches.

The 16GB version of the Nexus 7 will set you back $230, while the 32GB model weighs in at $270.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/24/n... ign=Engadget
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