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Old 29-10-2012, 18:30
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So i want to buy one of these tablets this week. I am looking at the google nexus 7 32gb with 3g. Just hoping for some advice on what tablet would be best to get as I am not very tech savy. I would a tablet to:

-browse the internet e.g. shopping, emails, facebook, youtube
- good office suite to make documents
-watch films, music
- I have an ebook reader already so a tablet that is simple to add ebooks and read them without downloading all over again
- good access to apps (free would be good)
- expandable memory to add my files on e.g. micro usb, sd slot (not sure if any of the tablets allow this)
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Old 29-10-2012, 18:45
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So i want to buy one of these tablets this week. I am looking at the google nexus 7 32gb with 3g. Just hoping for some advice on what tablet would be best to get as I am not very tech savy. I would a tablet to:

-browse the internet e.g. shopping, emails, facebook, youtube
- good office suite to make documents
-watch films, music
- I have an ebook reader already so a tablet that is simple to add ebooks and read them without downloading all over again
- good access to apps (free would be good)
- expandable memory to add my files on e.g. micro usb, sd slot (not sure if any of the tablets allow this)
If the ipad mini is in your price range. I would have a look at the Google Nexus 10. However this would be larger than the other 3 tablets. However films and youtube videos will look a heck of a lot better.

For what you want to do, all three of the tablets you mention would do a very good job. The main part of the tablet is the screen. The kindle fire and nexus 7 both have better screens that the ipad mini. Personally I think the ipad mini is way over priced compared to the other two for what is inferior technology. All three will work well out of the box, and you will be up and running in no time. Personally I would go for the Nexus 7 out of those three.

Edit - The ipad will give you access to magazines, that google playstore currently does not have. However google will very soon (fortnight, will be launching a music service as well as an ability to buy movies, renting is currently here). I believe magazines will also follow shortly. So there isnt much to choose between them as the eco-system goes. Google also have the largest collection of books.
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Old 29-10-2012, 20:03
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I 'd get the Google nexus.
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Old 30-10-2012, 00:47
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Personally I think it's difficult to answer the OP without hands on experience of the iPad mini which we will not see until later this week. There is more to a mobile device than its pure specification. Weight and thickness play a large part depending on what you plan to do with it.
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Old 30-10-2012, 01:19
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There is more to a mobile device than its pure specification. Weight and thickness play a large part depending on what you plan to do with it.
The difference in thickness is mm. The difference in weight is not so much that it stops you doing anything. Neither are worth paying the extra money for the ipad mini, particularly when its too bulky to fit in coat pockets.
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Old 30-10-2012, 01:23
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-browse the internet e.g. shopping, emails, facebook, youtube
- good office suite to make documents
-watch films, music
- I have an ebook reader already so a tablet that is simple to add ebooks and read them without downloading all over again
- good access to apps (free would be good)
- expandable memory to add my files on e.g. micro usb, sd slot (not sure if any of the tablets allow this)
I do all these on my Nexus 7, though use Google Docs rather than a dedicated MS Office compatible package.
Reading is taken care of with both a Kindle app available, and a built in Google Books app.
Lots more free apps on Android than on iOS.
Expandable memory:not really, though I use a card reader to copy my photographs from my camera to the tablet; others use the same software to use USB sticks as extra memory.

That's where my vote goes
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Old 30-10-2012, 08:37
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Considering the 32GB 3G Nexus 7 is 210 cheaper than the equivalent iPad Mini, there's no doubt in my mind which one you should buy.

Also, as for "we don't know what it'll be like until someone reviews it" - it's a smaller version of the currently available iPads. It doesn't do anything new or exciting, it's just a smaller inferior version (which costs a ridiculous amount of money).
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Old 30-10-2012, 08:59
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It's impossible to recommend the iPad mini over the Nexus 7.

The hardware in the IPad Mini is old, same as my iPad 2, in fact it's more of an iPad 2 Mini IMO.

Also

Nexus 7 32GB 3G - 239
iPad Mini 32GB 3G - 449

I will say that the number of good games and apps is greater ATM on iOS but that's changing everyday as the Nexus 7 is selling like hot cakes.
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