Staples pre-order page shows launch of Google Nexus 7 taking place July 12th-17th
offering to stuff $25 into your Google Wallet when you purchase the tablet.
In addition, when you pre-order your Google Nexus 7 from Staples, you will receive a $25 gift card to use in the Google Play Store and a free copy of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. According to the web site, those who purchase the Google Nexus 7 also buy Folgers Classic Roast Ground Coffee, perhaps to help them stay awake at night to use their new tablet.
3. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
not a bad deal for the 32gb. i now have a decision to make between the nexus tab and the TP tab. hmmm
4. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Get the TF700. Asus is the top manufacturer in updating Android versions so JB will be on it INSANELY quickly. (it might even ship with JB at this point, idk) The Nexus 7 is awesome, but the TF-700 is way better.
7. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
awesome. thank you. i pretty sure im convinced. i read that TF700 with get ICS out of the box. my buddy has the prime and he has ICS on it already. thats why i have been thinking about one. it will be a good first android device.
i thought about an ipad only so i could transfer my music from my phone to the tablet through iCloud but but but i messed around with my buddies TFP and i was hooked. i dont need a larger iphone.
8. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
depends on your use. if you just want it for news reading, reading, light media.. that kinda stuff, then the nexus is the definite way to go. i
f you want games, heavy media usage, HDMI out, tons of ports to connect things, work/school usage and the ability to have a full sized keyboard for doc making, then you need to go with the transformer.
either way, they are built by the same company, ASUS which is known for good quality stuff and IMO the best android tablet maker right now as far as bang for the buck. The difference is more in what YOU want it for than the device itself. Dont waste your money on the transformer if its just light use stuff.. you could buy 2 nexus tablets (makes a great gift for the GF that reads or lives on youtube) for the cost of 1 transformer
The nexus and the transformer are so similar hardware wise, buying the nexus for 4.1 JB would be pointless. I have a feeling ASUS is going to be very quick out the door with the 4.1 updates for the transformer because of that.
9. thedarkside (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
yeah, transformer tablet it is then. im mainly buying it for school or work and maybe have a few games on it like killer bean. lol
11. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
No prob. :)
Yeah, it'll get ICS out of the box, and Asus is really speedy with updates. In fact, I believe the T-Prime came with Honeycomb out of the box, but Asus updated it to ICS so quickly I didn't even know it until a few weeks ago. Definitely a winner imo.
10. reschard (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)
I'm wondering the same... and considering buying both (N7 + TF700)... : )
One for the "light reading" and one for the more productive side..
5. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)
There's a bunch of stuff weird on this article, like a 32gb model? And where does it say anything about $25 on Google Wallet? It's $25 at Google Play, just like Google's website...
6. Santi_Santi (unregistered)
32Gb? Are you sure? Maybe im wrong because there is no Nexus 7 32Gb...