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Google Nexus 7: Latest Must-Have Tablet

Meet the Nexus 7, the first Android tablet sold directly by Google and the first to run Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean. The 7-inch tablet is priced like an ebook reader but offers a lot more. Its low price, big screen, and impressive performance might give Apple's iPod Touch and low-end iPad a run for the money, too. Don't completely count out Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 just yet, though.
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The form-fitting polyurethane case doesn't add much bulk to the slim Nexus 7. That's the good news. The bad is that it's a very basic case, as the price suggests. It doesn't bend easily; I suspect the rubber spine will break in a few weeks. It doesn't double as a stand, and it inconveniently covers the docking port.

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