The Google Nexus 7 2nd generation tablet has just hit the streets and we had to visit 14 different stores because we can buy one. This is obviously an indication that most people are attracted to the quad-core processor and amazing resolution. How exactly does it compare against the iPad Mini, which tends to be one of the most popular tablets overall? In this comparison we check out comics, eBooks, magazines, newspapers, video and audio.
The Google Nexus 7 second generation features a 7 inch full color touchscreen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. This blows away most other tablets on the market, including the Kindle Fire HD 7 (1280 x 800 pixels) or the iPad Mini (1024 x 768 pixels.) If you watch HD videos or play really good games, you will notice an increase in screen quality. You get a solid boost in audio performance, with a speaker at the top of the bezel and one on the bottom. If the tablet is laying on a solid surface, you will still get great audio quality.
In our comparison video, we see exactly how the hardware specs handle real world conditions. We put both devices side by side, showing you the exactly same content on each page.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.