Tablet, or not to tablet?
April 2, 2014 1:44 PM Subscribe
My Nexus 7 (2012) seems to have bitten the dust. Should I replace it with a bit of cash I have set aside, or would this be a bad idea now it's been around a while?
posted by mippy to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I want to stick with an Android tablet as I like the way it integrates with Google. I don't want a Samsung thingy (I had shit customer service from them when I had a laptop which failed within a year) and I don't want an iPad. I'd be happy to go with another Nexus, as the faliure in my case seems to have been the result of water damage and my own clumsiness rather than the device itself. Right now, it is switching itself off after a while, won't start unless it's plugged in and charging, and occasionally has an unresponsive touch-screen - it's time it went to the great handbag in the sky, I think.
I've heard there might be a new one coming out, so I was wonddering whether the current model is a good buy or not. It's still relatively expensive - £229 on Amazon new for the 32GB, not keen on bying used or refurbished as I'd prefer the protection of a warranty. If it lasts me longer (and I promise to keep it safe) I don't mind, but I also don't want something that's at the end of its useful life as well. I use my tablet for internet, reading magazines, taking notes (written or with camera), puzzles and watching TV on my lunchbreak - it's not vital for my work, but the convenience of being able to internet in bed and relax with a show at work is missed. I don't need it to be faster or better at games etc, but I have heard the 2013 is better than the 2012. So hive, what's your advice?