Reasons not to buy a Nexus 7 Video
Reasons not to buy a Nexus 7 Video Transcript
Forget the iPad. The hottest tablet on CNET right now is the Google Nexus 7. It has the price of a Kindle Fire, and features like NFC, Google Wallet, and Android 4.1, that other tablets just donÃ¯Â¿Â½t offer. But if you have no business buying a new gadget right now, IÃ¯Â¿Â½m here to talk you down. In this episode of Top 5, I have the best reasons to skip the Nexus 7 and wait for something better. Starting off the list at #5: no rear camera. Personally, I donÃ¯Â¿Â½t get why people want to take pictures with their tablet, but people are doing it. Like, a disturbing amount of people. If Apple comes out with an iPad Mini this year, you know itÃ¯Â¿Â½s gonna have a rear camera. At #4: ThereÃ¯Â¿Â½s no video output. That pretty much rules this thing out for giving presentations or hooking Angry Birds up to your TV. You could spend $300 on a Nexus Q for the privilege of wirelessly beaming a sliver of your tablet content to your TV, but thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s $100 more than the price of the tablet. Plus, the Q kinda looks like it will eat your children when youÃ¯Â¿Â½re not looking. Still not convinced? How about #3: no Adobe Flash support. Adobe is giving up on Flash for Mobile and, as of Android 4.1, Android is giving up on Flash. And yet, thereÃ¯Â¿Â½s still a ton of Flash content out there on the web. Maybe what you really want is a killer Windows 8 tablet. At #2: thereÃ¯Â¿Â½s no cellular data option. Wi-Fi is great around the house, but a lot of people want the same pay-as-you-go data coverage offered on the iPad. But hey, at least itÃ¯Â¿Â½s a refreshing change from all those 3G Honeycomb tablets that came on contract. Now, before we get to #1, letÃ¯Â¿Â½s take a look at CNETÃ¯Â¿Â½s list of Top Budget Tablets. Who would have guessed that the iPad would be facing so much competition from $200 tablets. As for the non-iPad tablets priced at $500 and up ...I hear theyÃ¯Â¿Â½ve started a support group. Poor bastards. Alright, and now, the #1 reason not to buy a Nexus 7: thereÃ¯Â¿Â½s no memory expansion. Considering that this was everyoneÃ¯Â¿Â½s biggest complaint on the Kindle Fire, youÃ¯Â¿Â½d think Google would have thrown it in. And that extra $50 youÃ¯Â¿Â½ll spend for the 16GB model wonÃ¯Â¿Â½t take away the sting when Samsung throws down a version with a microSD card slot any day now. So there you go, hopefully IÃ¯Â¿Â½ve tempered your Nexus 7 enthusiasm just enough to help you make a sound decision. ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s still a very cool tablet, so be sure to check out Eric FranklinÃ¯Â¿Â½s full review of the Nexus 7 over on CNET. For more Top 5Ã¯Â¿Â½s like these, head over to Top5.CNET.com. WeÃ¯Â¿Â½re also on your TiVo now in HD. IÃ¯Â¿Â½m Donald Bell, thanks for watching.
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