Originally Posted by crane at citrus
I don't think that the Nexus 7 is worth it now (in sept, 2014) because I've seen the IFA Youtube videos & some specs of the new ASUS Memo Pad ME572 C/CX. Read the ASUS will be available in the US at $199 in Oct, 2014; it has a 64 bit cpu, 1920x1200 resolution, 16 gig & a microsd slot at the 7 in IPS display. It's like an update to the Nexus 7 as it has updated specs. October isn't that far away as it is now just around 3 weeks away but could be at the end of October....
Very tempting even if my use will be mainly for reading books; then again for my own XMAS present.......I do find that the 1920x1200 res is great for a 7 incher for reading books; more comfortable (light) than the Nook HD+ at 8.9 in.
Yeah, but if you just read books,then you don't need something like nexus at all. No need for great specs either.There are much cheaper tablets or ebook readers for that.Plus reading on e ink is like reading the book, your eyes won't get that tired as while reading on tablet.
Nexus 7 2013 still works great, for surfing, playing games, watching movies, working, and it will get updates for at least one more year if you use stock rom.
I compared my nexus to the newest samsung galaxy tab s a few days ago..almost everything feels more fluid on nexus, screen is still great.
So is it still worth buying? Yes.