There are now dozens upon dozens of different Android-powered tablets available on the market but with the introduction of the Nexus 10, Google has raised the bar for everyone.
The 10, which runs Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean), measures a hair less than 9mm thick and weighs just a little over 600 grams. Its most prominent feature, a 10.1-inch touchscreen display, is one of the best. It offers a native resolution of 2560x1600 pixels and a pixel density of 300 ppi, exceeding the quality of Retina display panels touted elsewhere as revolutionary and magical.
The rest of the Nexus 10’s hardware specs are also top-notch. It uses a fast dual-core Exynos CPU from Samsung, a powerful 3D graphics chip from ARM, 2GB of RAM, and up to 32GB of internal storage. Its wireless features include Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and NFC wireless. And its built-in 9,000mAh battery can last up to 9 full hours of continuous video playback.
With such a fine set of features, you might think that the Nexus 10 comes with an astronomical price tag. But it doesn’t. In fact, it’s one of the most affordable 10-inch tablets ever released with Android. If size and portability are not huge factors for your next tablet purchase, you can’t really get any better than this.
Need to Know: Google Nexus 10
1. Comes with an eye-popping 2560x1600 pixel resolution 10.1-inch touchscreen display. (The Good)
2. Runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean as the default operating system. (The Good)
3. Battery life could be much longer. (The Bad)
4. Lacks 4G LTE connectivity or any form of cellular data support. (The Bad)