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Old 16-09-2012, 18:02
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Thinking of buying one, what do people think of it, also what is the sound like, is it good?
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Old 16-09-2012, 18:05
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I am so happy with mine, the value is astounding. It doesn't feel cheap, and the screen is really great. Also because it's a Nexus device, you don't even have to worry about getting the latest updates. The processor is really snappy and it runs all my apps and games seamlessly, and I have had 8/9 hours battery life.

It's an impressive device, and I would recommend getting the 16GB version if you can.
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Old 16-09-2012, 18:09
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The Nexus 7 is an excellent buy but the Playbook 64GB has excellent sound quality and is £129 at Currys/PC World. Granted, it has less apps and you have to sideload so if you are a big app user go for the Nexus 7.
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Old 16-09-2012, 18:10
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I was thinking of getting it mainly for music, my laptop has pretty bad sound issues, also for using apps that won't work on my android phone
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Old 16-09-2012, 18:13
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Then the Playbook should be adequate depending on the following...

Do you know how to sideload (it's pretty easy)?
What apps do you want?
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Old 16-09-2012, 18:27
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I have no idea what soundloud is, and I'm thinking of the napster app, playbook is blackberry right? think i'll stick with google, not sure if napster is on blackberry either
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Old 16-09-2012, 18:30
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I have no idea what soundloud is, and I'm thinking of the napster app, playbook is blackberry right? think i'll stick with google, not sure if napster is on blackberry either
If you just want to easily download apps, the Nexus 7 is your best option. I don't think Napster is on the Playbook.but will probably work via the browser;
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Old 16-09-2012, 18:32
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Can I plug speakers into nexus atall?, probably mainly use headphones though
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Old 16-09-2012, 19:23
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It doesn't feel cheap
Cheap is only used as a negative mantra aimed at the weak and gullible.

It is not even that cheap when you think about it.
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Old 16-09-2012, 19:30
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Can I plug speakers into nexus atall?, probably mainly use headphones though
You can plug in amplified speakers that use mains or batteries and that have an audio jack.
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Old 16-09-2012, 19:39
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Thinking of buying one, what do people think of it, also what is the sound like, is it good?
I'd rather get the cheapest 16GB version of the Google Nexus 7 http://sveyo.com/2012/08/asus-google...tablet-review/ I like its form factor, feels more solid than the PlayBook. I think Google devices has been very successful so far but in the end it's up to you what you'll get. The quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 is also a big advantage for the Nexus 7, very smooth operation and multitasking.
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Old 16-09-2012, 20:32
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Sounds better than my laptop, its not as good as the playbook I had. It all depends on the quality of the audio source as well you need to take into account.

Currently i have £20 teknika bluetooth speaker i got from tescos i am using to give me a bit extra sound whilst saving up for a jambox or bose one.

However I am also looking at the sony sphere one as you can use NFC with that one with their app.
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Old 16-09-2012, 21:18
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I got a Nexus 7 a few days ago, I love it Really happy with what it can do, everything is really smooth and loads quickly I would recommend it to anyone who was thinking of getting one
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Old 16-09-2012, 23:21
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Absolutely love mine.
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Old 17-09-2012, 02:27
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as you can see

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proud Nexus 7 owner. Speaker volume can be a bit quiet at times, but its great all-round. Recommended to anyone.
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Old 17-09-2012, 08:27
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I got a Nexus 7 a few days ago, I love it Really happy with what it can do, everything is really smooth and loads quickly I would recommend it to anyone who was thinking of getting one
Iíve a Playbook as well but would warn anyone getting one that it does have limits with itís apps that are available.
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Old 22-09-2012, 19:54
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Just coming in on this thread instead of making another... Is it worth paying for 16GB? I don't plan on saving many apps on to mine. I just want Twitter and to go on forums really and google play books.
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Old 22-09-2012, 20:17
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With its mapping quality app becoming an exclusive it can't be beaten for quality at the more portable size.
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Old 22-09-2012, 20:52
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Just coming in on this thread instead of making another... Is it worth paying for 16GB? I don't plan on saving many apps on to mine. I just want Twitter and to go on forums really and google play books.
I've been thinking the same thing as I'm considering one? I suppose the problem is if down the line you want to put extra things on it.
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Old 22-09-2012, 20:53
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Just coming in on this thread instead of making another... Is it worth paying for 16GB? I don't plan on saving many apps on to mine. I just want Twitter and to go on forums really and google play books.
8GB is not ideal but you can get a round the restriction with software and the use of a USB memory stick.
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Old 22-09-2012, 21:17
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I am not big app user, however you made me think, and I am apparently am. I have 16gb model . So have just looke at my storage and has shocked me.

71 Apps plus content - 3.7gb
pictures : 344kb
audio - 575mb
Downloads : 4.94gb which is the transformers movie download and another dvd file I have, but you dont have to download the transformers if you dont want to, just watch it streamed

available 2.95gb

Looks like I have gone app crazy
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Old 23-09-2012, 10:19
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i see most shops only have the 16gb anyway. i will pull some extra overtime and get the 16gb one. i guess i will use mine as a kindle that also has twitter, emails and the internet.
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Old 23-09-2012, 12:52
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i see most shops only have the 16gb anyway. i will pull some extra overtime and get the 16gb one. i guess i will use mine as a kindle that also has twitter, emails and the internet.
Just remember that it only works on wifi, not that I see that as an issue if you have wifi at home or spend a lot of time in wifi enabled places, libraries, coffee shops etc.

So far I have most of the apps that i used on my phone with the exception of foursquare etc and I've used less then a gb on apps
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Old 23-09-2012, 13:03
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i see most shops only have the 16gb anyway. i will pull some extra overtime and get the 16gb one. i guess i will use mine as a kindle that also has twitter, emails and the internet.
That's because the 8GB version is only sold by Google themselves on play.google.com.
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Old 23-09-2012, 18:07
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Just remember that it only works on wifi, not that I see that as an issue if you have wifi at home or spend a lot of time in wifi enabled places, libraries, coffee shops etc.

So far I have most of the apps that i used on my phone with the exception of foursquare etc and I've used less then a gb on apps
Thank you and yes, I have wi fi at home which is where i will be using it anyway. Got my phone, galaxy s2 for other times.
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