Sunday, August 5, 2012

My Opinion on wired.com Review of Asus Google Nexus 7

This is my opinion about article from wired.com: http://www.wired.com/reviews/2012/07/lucky-number-7/
From the first statement of wired.com review, I see that Google Nexus 7 from Asus is not the only one which got 9, Apple iPad also got 9 which is manufactured by Apple. But on 7-inch tablet it is the only one which got 9.

Size does matter. Nexus 7 is indeed Google Nexus tablet but since it is smaller than iPad, there are some limitations for fast performance and for fun activity such as game. For certain game, view is everything, smaller size leads to smaller feature and graphics detail. There are so many preceding 7-inch tablet such as view pad which performs well on general utility except game, so Nexus-7 is not something surprising other than for gaming.

Nexus 7 indeed is not a threat for iPad market since Apple always has their own loyal customer, no matter how better a Apple-type product than the original ones, the customer will never leave or choose to wait Apple to launch the better product. Nexus 7 itself will only take another tablet, android based or another else. The first android tablet itself was 7-inch so it is a modified one, even though the previous tablet was expensive and has lower specs hardware. Since the size is smaller it will provide better mobility than iPad will, but for playing game, still 7-inch Nexus 7 is limited.
The review also states that For the same price we will get Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet at 8 GB, that is $200 for 8GB. The review only compare the storage but did not compare another aspect such as Kindle Fire screen which imitates real book perfectly to overcome light. The previous passage also does not mention any Video or Motion Picture rendering, since HD movies does not only need large storage but also great video processing capability. 16GB Nexus 7 for $250 will be wasteful if we can’t use it to watch any HD movie normally.
Another paragraph describes Nexus 7 graphics and display. 1280 x 800 IPS touchscreen is indeed beautiful but the aspect ratio must be considered. 216 ppi which close to Asus Transformer and new iPad, again, will be useless on a bad aspect ratio. Samsung product mostly designed for low cost can not be compared against the Nexus 7, even so, over saturated is the most frequent problem in Samsung product.
I think it is not an apple-to-apple comparison to compare Nexus 7 video capability for HD movies with Kindle Fire and Nook. Kindle Fire and Nook is focusing on reading capability. Android 4.1 Jellybean provides user to get the greatest pleasure on interaction with user. With previous capabilities, the Nexus 7 will perform outstanding for reading magazine and e-book, using application, Streaming TV, watching video and listening music, or playing games, and browsing web pages.
Those feature is supported by Nvidia’s 1.2 GHz Tegra 3 quad-cire processor, 12-core Nvidia GPU, and 1 GB of RAM. Those specs enable Nexus 7 great performance for another 7-inch tablet. The main pitfall of the review is, wired.com does not discuss its wireless network interface for emerging NFC and LTE. Finally, note that Classical battery problem for android device is still mysteries, will nexus 7 overcome it?

1 comment:

  1. Terima kasih ya gan atas artikelnya, thanks for sharing :)

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