Best 7-Inch Tablet – Google Nexus 7
Not everyone wants a full-sized tablet, though. The 7-inch form factor has become the hot category in tablets — cheaper and small enough to stuff in a coat pocket. But that also makes finding the best 7-inch tablet just as difficult a task.
Our answer: The best 7-inch tablet is the new Google Nexus 7. The original quickly sold out and the 2013 version is even better. The Nexus tablet is a compact powerhouse with a razor sharp display and an affordable $229 starting price. As a Google device, it’s also a showcase for the latest Android operating system, with no third party UIs or overlays to complicate things.
Mobile gaming is one of the most popular uses for a tablet and the Google Nexus 7 has the power of a quad-core Qualcomm (QCOM) Snapdragon S4 processor, a 323 PPI display, up to 10 hours of battery life and access to all the games on Google Play. Combined with its size, the powerful specs make it a portable gaming natural and one of the best tablets to buy this holiday season.
Another thing to note in this tablet-buying guide: The Nexus 7 also makes for a great general use tablet if small is your thing.