7 Tablets That Put the iPad to Shame

2. Google Nexus 7

Call it the Nexus 7 second generation, or the Nexus 7.2, but whatever you do don’t call this device inferior to the iPad.

The second generation of the Google flagship tablet was released in July 2013, with an LTE mobile carrier version released in September, to compete with the iPad Mini.

While the original Nexus 7 was a bit of a flop, the second generation Nexus 7 is so superior to its predecessor that the original is now a footnote in history.

So impressive is the new Nexus 7 that the iPad Mini should be shaking in its boots. In the small screen tablet market (7 and 8-inch display models), the Nexus 7 just took a giant step above and beyond all others with the greatest functionality without a steep price tag to boot.

The Nexus 7 features a 1.5 GHz quad core process, 2GB of RAM, and the option of choosing between a 16GB or 32GB hard drive.

Best of all, in addition to topping the iPad Mini in terms of specs, the Nexus 7 also comes with a better price tag.

Pros: The Nexus 7 is perhaps the best package in the small market. Lightweight, yet powerful, the Nexus 7 is also extremely affordable at $229 (16 GB) or $269 (32 GB).

Cons: The powerful Android 4.3 OS running on the Nexus 7 takes up 6 GB of space, meaning a 16 GB device has 10 GB of free space out of the box.