Affordable, Desirable, Usable: The Google Nexus 10
The Google Nexus 10 offers incredible design and top features in a reasonably-priced Android tablet that’s ideal for everything from teleconferencing to gaming to watching movies.
The first thing the user notices when picking up the Nexus 10 is its form. It’s well-designed all around, weighing in at 1.3 pounds and sporting a rubber-like plastic casing that feels rugged and durable. The screen is bright and sharp, and the Gorilla Glass affirms the durability suggested by the rest of the design.
On the sides of the screen on the front are the speakers. When the tablet is being held, the function of the speakers is somewhat impaired as they are partially covered by the user’s hands. When not being held, though, the speakers are quite powerful.
Inside, the Nexus 10 boasts the following specs:
- 7 GHz Dual-Core Cortex A-15 Processor
- 16GB or 32GB Storage (non-expandable)
- 2GB RAM
- 5MP HD Rear Camera
- 9MP HD Front Camera
- 4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 4.0
The Nexus 10’s battery lasts around 8 and a half hours while playing video. Charging is done through the microUSB port on the left side of the tablet. The battery is not removable or replaceable by the user, so those who desire to use an extended battery will need to purchase an external one for this tablet. The tablet also has a headphone port and a microHDMI port for video output.
The Nexus 10 shipped with Android 4.2 when it was first released, but has since received updates, which gives the tablet many new features.
The high resolution display is perfect for games. The vibrant colors and sharp contrast make graphics look great, and the processor is able to handle all but the most demanding Android games well. Movies and other videos also display beautifully.
Overall, the Google Nexus 10 is an excellent choice for those who want a full size tablet without the full size price tag. Even though it’s not the most recent tablet, it’s still a fully capable device and has plenty of features for any user. The great build quality means that it’ll be a go-to tablet for some time to come.