|Jul 25, 2013, 05:19 PM||#1|
Google's New Nexus 7 Fails to Attract iPad Owners
According to electronics buyback site Gazelle.com, while Google's newly introduced Nexus 7 has proven to be a popular upgrade choice for users who already own the current version of the tablet, it isn't attracting iPad owners.
The site told TechCrunch that after the new Nexus 7 was unveiled, there was a 333 percent increase in the number of Nexus 7 trade-ins compared to the same day last week, marking Gazelle's biggest Nexus 7 trade-in day to date. In the days ahead of Google's announcement, the site saw a 442 percent increase in the number of trade-ins.
The updated Nexus 7 offers a number of impressive components that give it a leg up over Apple's own 7.9-inch iPad mini, including a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a nine hour battery life, and a $230 price tag.
Article Link: Google's New Nexus 7 Fails to Attract iPad Owners
|Jul 25, 2013, 05:26 PM||#4|
|Jul 25, 2013, 05:26 PM||#5|
Specs mean absolutely nothing if your software sucks.
And why the hell is the bezel 2x3 feet?
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|Jul 25, 2013, 05:35 PM||#11|
|Jul 25, 2013, 05:42 PM||#16|
I'm a huge Mac zealot, but it's only been 24 hours since the new Nexus 7 was release! This is nowhere near enough time to make such a claim. I find this headline a bit embarassing; to anyone but us Apple fanboys it's obviously exceptionally biased
|Jul 25, 2013, 05:42 PM||#17|
|Jul 25, 2013, 05:47 PM||#19|
Specs don't matter when it comes to user experience and these other companies have always based their success on touting specs and nothing more.
The company that blended design/tech has the upper hand and will have it for a long time...that company being Apple.
|Jul 25, 2013, 05:48 PM||#21|
|Jul 25, 2013, 05:49 PM||#23|
|Jul 25, 2013, 05:49 PM||#24|
No surprise that the 1st gen owners want to trade up given how bad the 1st gen apparently runs after awhile. The bigger question is why anyone would expect this new model to be much better?
I get why some people choose certain Android phones over the iPhone, but as far as the iPad is concerned, it's clearly in a league of it's own. You've got to be very cheap or very biased to go in another direction, and either way, you're almost certainly bound to wind up with a profoundly compromised experience.
When I buy most other electronics, I tend to feel like I'm pissing my money away, because so many companies just sell junk that is practically designed to break after a year. That is how I would feel if I was buying a Nexus tablet at this point. I never feel that way when I buy Apple products. Apple's far from perfect and have plenty of things to continue to improve on, but I've got an iBook (the laptop, remember those?) that took a 4 foot fall while open onto a slate floor, losing it's screen in the process, but I can plug a monitor into it and the system still works, fairly well given it's age, specs and "the fall." And while I've bought every new iPad, I still have a 1st generation that resides on a coffee table, and while it won't run new games, it does most everything else still quite well.
I could go on, but the bottom line is, while certain Apple products carry a premium price, you still wind up with far more bang for your buck, and this is perhaps more true for the iPad than any Apple product.
|Jul 25, 2013, 05:50 PM||#25|
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