Nexus 7 32Gb £69 Asda
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Nexus 7 32Gb £69 Asda

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Found 17th Aug 2016Made hot 17th Aug 2016
Found in Swansea Asda. Seems like a pretty good price if your after a new one. They had a good few in store. Sure I've seen then in the others stores the same price too.

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That's actually the 2012 version the 2013 came in a blue box

This is a good price for the 2013 one, not so much the 2012 one though.

Nice little tablet. Fast processor.

PDCottrell

That's actually the 2012 version the 2013 came in a blue box



Agreed - I have both - that photo is definitely of the box for the original Nexus 7 - mine is resigned to doing very little these days as the Lollipop update made it unbearably slow (yes I could change it but m'eh).

2012 version = Cold. (Don't touch with a barge pole.)
2013 version = Hot Hot Hot, oO

BungalowBill

Agreed - I have both - that photo is definitely of the box for the … Agreed - I have both - that photo is definitely of the box for the original Nexus 7 - mine is resigned to doing very little these days as the Lollipop update made it unbearably slow (yes I could change it but m'eh).



change what? the nexus or the lollipop update? if it's the lollipop, how? I loved my nexus but that update rendered it close to useless.

perrioli

change what? the nexus or the lollipop update? if it's the lollipop, how? … change what? the nexus or the lollipop update? if it's the lollipop, how? I loved my nexus but that update rendered it close to useless.



Just flash an old version on it, or better still, go on XDA as there is a Marshmallow build that actually makes it usable again as it strips back a lot of the stuff that you dont need.

old tech. good price though.

I had a 2012 when it was considered the tablet to buy. I haven't read up on tablets for a while. Which are now considered the best non Apple tablet budget buy?

this might be ok for just a bit of multimedia but it's slow as anything with the latest update - basically unusable unless you're supremely patient. I wouldn't personally recommend it to anyone these days - for any price.

Is this confirmed to be the same price in other stores ?

I used to have one of these. 7" isn't a good size. Too small for watching films properly yet too big to be pocket-able. Far better to get a 9" or 10" tablet.

M1sterDeeds

I had a 2012 when it was considered the tablet to buy. I haven't read up … I had a 2012 when it was considered the tablet to buy. I haven't read up on tablets for a while. Which are now considered the best non Apple tablet budget buy?



​I'd 100% recommended you start reading up on them again. Different strokes for different folks.

WARNING AVOID lollipop update !!Apart from that it's still a great tablet with a higher build quality compared to other cheap tablets at this price.

Edited by: "DARKSABER" 17th Aug 2016

I've just used the Parrott Mod on my Nexus 7 2012. It has saved it and is now somewhat zippy again.

I have the 2012 version and it runs Lollipop fine. It was awful after the upgrade but I did a complete reset and then cleared the cache partition as below, now runs like a dream.

https://www.androidpit.com/forum/566343/hard-reset-your-google-nexus-7-2012

http://forums.androidcentral.com/google-nexus-7-2013-rooting-roms-hacks/336913-guide-nexus-7-2012-2013-cache-partition-wipe.html

Hope it helps someone.

richwright1

Just flash an old version on it, or better still, go on XDA as there is a … Just flash an old version on it, or better still, go on XDA as there is a Marshmallow build that actually makes it usable again as it strips back a lot of the stuff that you dont need.


I don't have the device, but just providing a link to the MM ROM
forum.xda-developers.com/nex…012

M1sterDeeds

I had a 2012 when it was considered the tablet to buy. I haven't read up … I had a 2012 when it was considered the tablet to buy. I haven't read up on tablets for a while. Which are now considered the best non Apple tablet budget buy?



an ​nvidia shield is the best budget 8inch tablet I believe

Can anyone check Blackpool or anywhere close.

rosstheboss1972

an ​nvidia shield is the best budget 8inch tablet I believe



Even though its getting long in the tooth now, I still believe the Nexus 7 2013 is the best budget buy. It's got 2GB Ram, FHD screen, (unlike many budget tablets,) and is running Android M 6.0.1 like a champ today. If you want a bit bigger, try to get an LG v500. Again, 2GB Ram, FHD screen and SD card slot. Stick on CM13 and once again it trounces the competition. Either of these can be picked up second hand for around £70.

is this not a terrible price? I paid about £110 for a 3G 32gb 2012 version within a year of its release, near mint on eBay. that was before brick-gate

Masteryates

2012 version = Cold. (Don't touch with a barge pole.)2013 version = Hot … 2012 version = Cold. (Don't touch with a barge pole.)2013 version = Hot Hot Hot, oO


Agreed, the 2012 version was always underspeced, and now it is out of support and pretty obsolete. The 2013 version is better, but also getting old.

Original Poster

As has been said many times these is a pretty good deal considering the custom firmwares that you can install.

If you need the latest and greatest this is not for you.

placidsheep

As has been said many times these is a pretty good deal considering the … As has been said many times these is a pretty good deal considering the custom firmwares that you can install.If you need the latest and greatest this is not for you.



The problem with the 2012 is the low speed memory used. Things like custom roms can help but at the end of the day your still stuck with poor performing memory. For the £70, you may have a few scratches on a 2nd hand 2013, but your getting fast memory, double ram, HD vs FHD screen, better CPU etc. I know where I'd put my money for sure.

Outdated tech. Not worth £30.

Cant belive this post has got this much heat. Its an outdated 2012 Nexus for £69. My local Asda has it and its not worth the price. The 2013 Nexus were sold for £49 by Asda before to clear their stock..

rosstheboss1972

an ​nvidia shield is the best budget 8inch tablet I believe



Had to find now at RRP, I think Nvidia have secretly discontinued them. I suppose a new version is to be announced.
Edited by: "malachi" 17th Aug 2016

DealJourno

Outdated tech. Not worth £30.



I'd buy one at £30.

Picard123

I used to have one of these. 7" isn't a good size. Too small for watching … I used to have one of these. 7" isn't a good size. Too small for watching films properly yet too big to be pocket-able. Far better to get a 9" or 10" tablet.


Thats your preference, for me the Nexus 7 is fine

M1sterDeeds

I'd buy one at £30.


Outdated? The 2013 one is still receiving updates. Mine did this morning

M1sterDeeds

I'd buy one at £30.


I might buy one at £20 and sell it for £30 to someone willing to pay that much.

I dont think this is hot?

malachi

Had to find now at RRP, I think Nvidia have secretly discontinued them. … Had to find now at RRP, I think Nvidia have secretly discontinued them. I suppose a new version is to be announced.


Nope. No new shield tablet version, the hardware has gone to Nintendo Nx. Google it.

ontheqt

Nope. No new shield tablet version, the hardware has gone to Nintendo Nx. … Nope. No new shield tablet version, the hardware has gone to Nintendo Nx. Google it.



Im well aware of that as I do Android game development but its all rumours until Nintendo confirms whats in the NX next month.

malachi

Had to find now at RRP, I think Nvidia have secretly discontinued them. … Had to find now at RRP, I think Nvidia have secretly discontinued them. I suppose a new version is to be announced.



pcspecialist.co.uk/for…K1/

rosstheboss1972

https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/form-view/shield-k1/NVIDIA-SHIELD-K1/



Just noticed, pre orders again. Not sure when they have stock

Edited by: "malachi" 17th Aug 2016

How can this possibly be hot? This tablet used to be fantastic but pretty much everyone on this site says it's pretty much useless now.

GotBass

I dont think this is hot?



Err...vote cold then?

Please update the title to let everyone know whether it is the 2013 or 2012 model

Masteryates

an LG v500. Again, 2GB Ram, FHD screen and SD card slot. Stick on CM13 … an LG v500. Again, 2GB Ram, FHD screen and SD card slot. Stick on CM13 and once again it trounces the competition. Either of these can be picked up second hand for around £70.


I have a 8. 3" v500. It is a great tablet and a good size for me - I have 5" mobile and 10" iPad so this is a great compromise. It has pretty good performance but mine is stock and slowing down slightly - currently debating whether to just wipe it clean and restart or find a Marshmallow Rom to put on it.
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