Originally Posted by Strike_Riku
Thank you all guys!
If you don't mind, can I ask a few more questions? (My apologies if I come off as rude!)
1. What is YOUR primary use?
2. Do you think I should wait for (if) there is a new version? (Low budget)
3. What case do you have on (if one at all!)
4. What accessories do you recommend I buy?
5. Does the dual core bother you?
6. Where and how much did you buy yours from/for
I honestly thank everyone of you (check your comment) for helping!
Heya! I personally am of quite a different opinion than others here (mainly on point 2), so bear with me.
1. I use it for social networking, Hangouts, and especially so: News. Through both Google+ and Pulse. Gaming, also, some 3D some more basic (Bloons TD, for example). Works great for this, except the frame-rate in Pulse for vertical scrolling isn't that great. Just FYI, I get anywhere from 5-7 hours of screen-on time per day, on average, with that use pattern.
2. YES. Absolutely no question: yes. People say that if you always wait for the next one, you'll always be waiting. That's just plain impatient
right now. If there is a new one, it'll be out in less than a month most likely. You'll be getting the latest hardware, something that can properly power this beast of a display, and you'll also be getting a second-gen product, which in the case of the Nexus 7 was a MASSIVE improvement. I personally find that the RAM isn't enough on this device; about ~800MB is devoted to video, meaning you only get actually around 800-900MB for app use. The Nexus 4 performs MUCH better with multitasking than the Nexus 10 for this reason. Launcher reloads are common. Chrome doesn't hold a tab for more than 30 seconds reliably.
I also do see frame drops frequently. I have a keen eye for this, IMO; the SoC in the Nexus 10 simply doesn't have the oomph to handle this display based on my experiences.
If you wait, there is no downside. You'll be able to get a used N10 cheaper, and you'll also have the option of the much-improved new model. Don't listen to the people saying "don't get ASUS!!!! They ssuuuuckk!". I had a TF101 and a TF300. The only things holding them back were SSDs with poor I/O performance, and the facts show that Google has forced them to iron out these issues with both Nexus 7s. An ASUS Nexus 10 will be amazing.
3. None! This thing is pretty durable. I have a few scratches on the back, but not very noticeable. I even dropped it down a small flight of concrete/brick stairs once, with only minor scuffs to two corners! That impressed me. (No, I never let it happen again 0_0)
4. MagNector if you go original, Qi charger if you go new model! Also, a USB On-The-Go (OTG) adapter.
5. Not in the slightest. This thing is incredible at single or dual-threaded tasks. Still in the benchmarks in the top 3, generally. The GPU is what I'm more worried about.
6. eBay, about 4 months ago for $420! 32GB model.
Hope that helps you out in your decisions!
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Eagerly awaiting Key Lime Pie (or whatever the dessert it'll be)!
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