Tablets I'm getting a Nexus 7.

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Sangdushi, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2011
    Will officially give the iPad 3 to the gf since she's practically taken it anyway.

    I don't think I'll miss the weight and size, found it a bit annoying.
    All my tech other than my phone is apple. Honestly, I find android to be better for me personally. I can just work faster with it.

    Now the retina is the problem. It is magnificent. Will I miss it too much?
  2. macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Not really sure how we're supposed to know the answer to your question, but switching from my iPhone to my older iPod touch is quite a difference.
  3. macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    Yea i was thinking about picking 2 up, then my heart is telling to wait for the smaller ipad with retina for when I'm out on the go. The new ipad will be at home.

    True is I can't go back to a normal screen for some reasons!
  4. macrumors 6502


    Jun 23, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Can't go wrong with the Nexus 7 price point!!
  5. macrumors 604


    Feb 23, 2010
    From what I have read, I don't think there is THAT much difference between iPad and Nexus7 re the retina screen.

    The pixel density is not quite as high, but it's not a million miles off.
  6. macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    The Nexus 7 is not far from having a "retina" display.
    It has 216 PPI vs the 264 PPI of the new iPad. It should be enough.
  7. macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2012
    Nexus 7's PPI is in between iPad 2 and 3 in terms of DPI. Should be acceptable for the price!
  8. macrumors 68020


    Nov 27, 2007
    iPad 3 is the only tablet that I can use to surf the Internet in portrait mode without zooming in and out, and still have sharp looking font.

    With iPad 2 or galaxy tab 7.7 (same res as nexus 7), the small font looks horrible in portrait mode. I need to go landscape, which is ok until you type. The keyboard takes up most of the screen.
  9. macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2009
    "Here you go gf, have my Lexus. Don't worry about me, I'm buying a Hyundai."

  10. macrumors 6502


    Nov 3, 2011
  11. macrumors 68020


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    Haha perfect analogy
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2011
  13. macrumors demi-god


    Jun 9, 2007
    Device engineer 30+ yrs, touchscreens 24+.
    "Retina" is dependent on distance. Hold the 216 PPI about 3" further away, and it's as "retina" as the 264 PPI screen.

    Yep, a very large screen, or high PPI, is good for that.

    However, I use 7" tablets all the time for surfing (they're easier to hold in one hand), and I just tap zoom and the text reflows (on Android) so I don't have to scroll horizontally like on Safari.

    I can't think of many times that I would have to type while web surfing.
  14. macrumors 68000

    Jun 24, 2010
    I sold my iPad 3 yesterday because I pre-ordered the Nexus 7. I had it listed for $430 with otterbox case and did not get any bites. This iPad was in like new condition. I ended up selling it for $400. Point of the story is iPad's are slowing down; cheap high quality 7 inch models will take over. If Apple releases a high quality 7 inch model at $300 expect to lose at least $100 dollars on a used 9.7 iPad right off the bat. Who wants to pay $400 on a used product when you can get something brand new, smaller and uses exactly the same apps? Apple is too good at making their idevices app compatible.
  15. macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    Yeah the iPad has lost some of it's steam. Apple has sold how many millions? It looks and works the same as every other iPad since 2010. But it's another thing to imply the iPad is going to be toppled by a 7" Tablet in a highly fragmented Android arena.

    To give you an idea why it's best to still own an iPad. On you can still get $405 for a 32GB White iPad 2. That's it's trade in value after a year on the market. ;)
  16. macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010

    You've sold your iPad 3 for a Nexus? That will turn out to be a big mistake. I would have at least waited to use the Nexus before I sold the iPad. In my opinion you have just taken a step backwards.
  17. macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    Yup I would have never sold an iPad for a Google device until I know for a fact that the Android marketplace got to the point where iOS is right now.
  18. macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2008
    Put my order in yesterday for the 16Gb version. For $250 it's worth checking out. Will be first android device.
  19. macrumors newbie

    lotus ipad

    Jul 8, 2010
    That's up to you.
  20. macrumors 68030


    Jan 6, 2009
    You're not really gonna miss retina. The nexus 7's dpi (220) is much closer to the dpi of the retina ipad (260) than it is to the ipad 2's dpi. (130)
  21. macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2005
    PIXEL DENSITY COMPARISON (pixels per inch)

    Nexus 7: 216
    New iPad: 264 (Retina)
    iPad2: 132
  22. macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
  23. macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    To some people the larger size is important. I doubt that 7" models take over. I still find the "around 10" tablets to be the best blend of size and performance.

    An iPad mini will help but only if it's affordable. That point is highlighted by you clearly wanting to pocket the extra savings from getting a Nexus 7
  24. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2008
    What a funny guy. :rolleyes:
  25. macrumors 68040

    Jul 2, 2012
    What kind of question is that. Ask your optician.

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