Asus Denies $99 Nexus 7 Tablet Rumor

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bustapr

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I REALLY doubt this rumor wouldve been true anyway. Asus had to squeeze $200 into the nexus 7, theres no chance theyd manufacture it for google to sell at $99. unless google likes to loose lots of money.
 

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I guess there is a market for a $99 tablet, but I am really confused as to why I can get a Samsug Galaxy SIII with 32gb on board and 64gb in the Micro SD Card slot and I can't find any Nexus tablets with 32,64, or 128gb of storage space + the card slot.

This is the exact reason I am not buying these tablets......... 8gb what are they thinking?
 

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Man I just bought an N7, this rumor leaves me feeling a little sad (even though it's still a solid tablet). I don't care much for a $99 tablet but I do wish that the design issues get fixed in the next version.

[citation][nom]jn77[/nom]I guess there is a market for a $99 tablet, but I am really confused as to why I can get a Samsug Galaxy SIII with 32gb on board and 64gb in the Micro SD Card slot and I can't find any Nexus tablets with 32,64, or 128gb of storage space + the card slot.This is the exact reason I am not buying these tablets......... 8gb what are they thinking?[/citation]

If you actually use Google's cloud services to store music and streamed your video, 8GB (or rather, ~5GB) is plenty of space for everything else. This decision to cheap out on the onboard storage was most likely because plenty of people gobbled up 8GB Apple devices without complaint because it was cheaper, so they recognized that the market for a device that had little offline storage does exist.

It's also an excuse to sell an extra 8GB of NAND for $50, but hey, people still bought it in droves.
 

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What are the design issues? I bought the tablet the 3rd day after getting on the market. From the beginning you knew exactly the specs, no surprises. Yes, it would be nice a microSD, and 8MP camera, but the price would be different.
I had an Asus 10 inch too, but I like the Nexus more. It does everything I need to use it for (I am not a gamer), and it is easy to carry it anywhere I go.
 

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[citation][nom]zzz_b[/nom]What are the design issues? I bought the tablet the 3rd day after getting on the market. From the beginning you knew exactly the specs, no surprises. Yes, it would be nice a microSD, and 8MP camera, but the price would be different.I had an Asus 10 inch too, but I like the Nexus more. It does everything I need to use it for (I am not a gamer), and it is easy to carry it anywhere I go.[/citation]

the screen will pops up at the edges over time
 

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[citation][nom]jn77[/nom]I guess there is a market for a $99 tablet, but I am really confused as to why I can get a Samsug Galaxy SIII with 32gb on board and 64gb in the Micro SD Card slot and I can't find any Nexus tablets with 32,64, or 128gb of storage space + the card slot.This is the exact reason I am not buying these tablets......... 8gb what are they thinking?[/citation]
I completely agree. I waited to buy a tablet to see what Amazon's specs would be on the new Fire's, and while the SoC and display were promising, the lack of an SD slot sealed the deal against it.

It was frustrating to shop for a tablet and everything had either a good CPU and no SD slot or a so so CPU and an SD slot. Finally I opted for the Asus Transformer tf300 that had the Tegra 3 SoC and an SD slot and 32GB of storage on board. Was a little pricier than I wanted to spend, around $350, but at least wasn't in the $500 range.

[citation][nom]LaHawzel[/nom]Man I just bought an N7, this rumor leaves me feeling a little sad (even though it's still a solid tablet). I don't care much for a $99 tablet but I do wish that the design issues get fixed in the next version. If you actually use Google's cloud services to store music and streamed your video, 8GB (or rather, ~5GB) is plenty of space for everything else. This decision to cheap out on the onboard storage was most likely because plenty of people gobbled up 8GB Apple devices without complaint because it was cheaper, so they recognized that the market for a device that had little offline storage does exist. It's also an excuse to sell an extra 8GB of NAND for $50, but hey, people still bought it in droves.[/citation]

Not everyone wants to use cloud services. They can be useful in some situations, but a lot of people still want to have files local. There is no excuse not to include an SD slot considering how cheap it would be to put on the device.
 

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[citation][nom]omgitslong[/nom]the screen will pops up at the edges over time[/citation]
I have seen quite a few used Nexus tablets, and none of them had the screen defect you mentioned. It's possible it could happen, but not a certainty. It's possible for anything to happen; you could drop it in the toilet, for instance.
Something COULD happen doesn't mean it WILL happen.
 

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[citation][nom]house70[/nom]I have seen quite a few used Nexus tablets, and none of them had the screen defect you mentioned. It's possible it could happen, but not a certainty. It's possible for anything to happen; you could drop it in the toilet, for instance. Something COULD happen doesn't mean it WILL happen.[/citation]
Just because you haven't seen it doesn't mean that this can be dismissed as a "anything can happen" type thing. The screen seperation is a real issue, at least among the first batches made.

http://www.androidauthority.com/nexus-7-screen-separation-issue-fix-discovered-101898/
 
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