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October 29, 2012

Like Passing Ships

As Apple shrinks the iPad, Google announced today that they are expanding the Nexus to a 10-inch model. Wi-Fi, no cellular. More details here. Let's compare the numbers:

Nexus 10iPad 4
$400 16 GB$500 16 GB
$500 32 GB$600 32 GB
nope$700 64 GB
2560 x 16002048 x 1536
10.055 inch diag.9.7 inch diag.
300 ppi264 ppi
5 MP rear camera5 MP rear camera
1.9 MP front1.2 MP front
1080p video1080p video
603 grams603 grams
263.9 x 177.6 mm241.2 x 185.7 mm
8.9 mm thick9.4 mm thick
No CellularCellular $130 extra

Similar enough that the decision comes down to price, your need for cellular, customer support, OS, and their respective app stores.

Filed under Technology | permalink | October 29, 2012 at 04:03 PM


The cellular is easy enough to accomplish on the Google Nexus tablet by using your cell phone as a wifi hotspot.

The specs on the Google Nexus seem to make it the better choice unless you absolutely have to have the 64GB.

And unless Google has the same manufacturing problems in China as does Apple, with the Google Nexus you get the added feature of a clear conscience knowing the worker that put your device together was not driven to suicide by intollerable working conditions.

Posted by: Russell Betts at Oct 29, 2012 7:53:37 PM

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