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Google's Nexus 7 2 goes up for preorder from £199, shipping on 13 September

Updated Keeps us Brits waiting
Thu Jul 25 2013, 10:30
Google Nexus 7 2  has a full HD 7in screen

INTERNET GIANT Google's second generation Nexus 7 tablet has gone up for preorder in the UK ahead of its release on 13 September.

We spotted the 2013 Nexus 7 model on the PC World website, giving us our first glimpse at the tablet's UK pricing. While Google has yet to start taking orders, PC World has kicked things off, offering the 16GB and 32GB models for £199.99 and £239.99, respectively.

As is the norm for us Brits, that's much more expensive than the tablet's US pricing. The 16GB Nexus 7 model costs $229.99 in the US, the equivalent of around £150, with the 32GB version fetching $269.99 in the US, or around £175.

What's more, with PC World revealling that it will start shipping orders on 13 September, the UK won't get the tablet until a month after it's released in the US, and it looks like we won't be getting the LTE model either.

Given the Nexus 7 2 tablet's upgraded specifications compared to last year's Nexus 7, some might argue that it's worth the wait. Unveiled in San Francisco on Wednesday, Google's Nexus 7 2 is the highest resolution 7in tablet on the market, featuring an HD 1920x1200 resolution 323ppi display. This arrives powered by a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, which was also unveiled at yesterdays event.

The second generation Nexus 7 tablet also features 5MP and 1.2MP cameras, virtual surround sound and 10 hour battery life, according to Google, and it measures just 7.9mm thick.

Asus has confirmed that PC World's pricing is correct, and has said that it will be available from Amazon, Argos, Asda, Currys, Carphone Warehouse, Ebuyer, John Lewis, PCWorld, Shop Direct, Sainsbury's and Tesco. µ


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