Both are great product and are being loved by people. Here we compare Google Nexus 7 Vs Nook Tablet both in specs and features
Google’s Nexus 7 tablet has just landed in the market. There is a huge response toward the small tablet from Google. All retailers have run out of the Asus-built tablet in days after its release. The fervour towards Nexus 7 is a result of its high performance CPU and low price factor.
For many analysts, Nexus 7 is the best 7-inch tablet ever. Of course, featuring a quad core processor, it is the most powerful tablet we have. Though Google has posited Nexus 7 against Amazon’s Kindle Fire, it challenges all 7-inch and cheap tablets out in stores. Here we go for a comparison between Google Nexus and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet. B&N launched its Nook tablet in competition to Kindle Fire; but it couldn’t lift any significant threat to the Fire even being an eReader-friendly machine.
Form factor: There is a notable difference between the 7-inch tablets in dimension and weight. The devices may sport 7-inch displays; but there are some remarkable changes in their form factor. Asus has built the Nexus tablet with a cute look and portable body. The device measures at 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm. Nook Tablet is both larger and thicker than Nexus 7. The B&N tablet has the dimensions of 205 x 127 x 12.2 mm. To see the difference, just have a look at the disparity in thickness. There is a change of nearly 2mm. In weight as well, the Google tablet beats its B&N rival. When Nexus 7 weighs at 340 grams, the Nook Tablet has a weight of 400 grams.
Display screen: Nexus 7 emerges with a 7-inch Back-lit IPS display that touts 1280 x 800 pixel resolution at 216 ppi. Asus has prepared the tablet with better scratch resistance technology thanks to Corning’s Gorilla glass. Nook Tablet falls short to the Nexus 7 with a low resolution 600 x 1024 seven inch display that only has 169 ppi. The difference is indeed obvious. Nexus 7 wins over its B&N competitor quite superbly in display clarity.
Processor performance: Nexus 7 is the first 7-inch tablet to mount a quad core processor. Asus has slotted in Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad core processor inside the machine, which has 1GB of RAM for additional strength. Nook Tablet, at the same time, features a 1GHz dual core Ti OMAP 4430 processor and POWERVR SGX540 graphical processor. The 16GB model of the device has 1GB of RAM and the 8GB model has a 512MB of RAM.
Memory: Google has brought out its Nexus 7 tablet in two memory versions; 8GB and 16GB. The 8GB version, which is priced at $199, is meant for a fight with Kindle Fire, which gained success with the same price tag. The Nook Tablet also has 8GB and 16GB variants. The device also mounts a 32GB microSDHC for loading external memory sticks.
Camera: Google has placed only a front camera on Nexus 7. It is a 1.2-megapixel camera for video chatting. The company has intentionally omitted a rear camera. Since most people don’t use a tablet for capturing images and videos, Google has not wasted money on it. Nook Tablet, on the other hand, doesn’t have even a front camera for video chatting like Amazon Kindle Fire.
Connectivity: The Google tablet features microUSB, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC for connectivity. Its Barnes & Noble rival has a microUSB port and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n. The device misses Bluetooth.
Both the Nexus 7 and Nook Tablet are Android tablets. When Nexus 7 comes with the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the Nook runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. In comparison, the Jelly Bean-powered Nexus 7 is a highly rich product with lots of innovative Android features. The Nook Tablet is a basic machine with essential features only.