Google Nexus 7 Tablet {Holiday Gift Idea}

Nexus 7

The new Google Nexus 7 is a powerful 7″ tablet that fits in the palm of your hand. This tablet is super portable, thin and light weight and it features over 2.3 million pixels! With a simple and clean design the Google Nexus 7 is one of our picks for our Holiday Gift Guide.

I had a chance to try out the Nexus 7 thanks to Staples Canada and I love how compact and comfortable to hold this tablet is. I really like the soft, matte back as well and the bright and high quality display.

I really appreciate the fact that I can carry the Nexus 7 in my bag and it is not bulky or heavy, perfect to grab and go. The Nexus 7 has over 10 hours of battery life as well so I don’t have to worry about having to charge it all the time.

Nexus 7

I find using the tablet very helpful when I am cooking and following a recipe. Much easier than using a cookbook and I don’t need to have my laptop on the kitchen counter anymore, I can now easily read my recipes and move the tablet around where I need it!

I have also been using it to read eBooks and as an MP3 players for music and live radio. If I have long waits or travel time it is also great to add videos or movies to watch. I have downloaded a few of my son’s favourite videos into it as well and I like that you can customize the home screen and create personal profiles for each user.


This powerful little tablet also features a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM, plus dual-band Wi-Fi and optional 4G LTE and it runs Android OS.

The Google Nexus 7 is available with 16GB and 32GB memory and pricing starts at $249.

Product Details:

  • Available at with FREE shipping!
  • 7″ WUXGA (1920* 1200), 400 nits, LED backlight IPS panel with Scratch resistant Corning Fit Glass
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 1.5GHz GPU: Adreno 320, 400MHz
  • 2GB RAM; 16GB Internal Storage
  • Wireless: Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Cingo surround sound, NFC (Android Beam), Bluetooth 4.0 Techology
  • Up to 10 hours active use
  • microUSB with Slimport HDMI out, 3.5mm audio, Dual speakers, Microphone, Power and Volume buttons
  • Dimension: 7.87″ H. x 4.49″ W. x 0.34″ D.
  • Product Weight: 0.64 lb .
  • 1-year manufacturer’s limited warranty

2013 Holiday Gift Guide

Disclosure:  I received a sample of a product to facilitate this post.  All views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

9 responses to “Google Nexus 7 Tablet {Holiday Gift Idea}”

  1. oh how I would LOVE to own one of these ! think I will sneak it into my wishlist !

  2. What an awesome tablet! This would be perfect for me, now here’s to hoping my hubby will get it for me 😉

  3. wow it looks so so thin.

  4. I am a big fan of Android and Google so this is great!

  5. My nephew has been asking for a tablet, so I’ve been shopping around trying to get an idea which would be the best fit for him. Apple is just way too expensive! This one is affordable, and to be honest, I much prefer google/android. Thanks for your review!

  6. I have heard amazing things about this tablet. And I know my husband has this on his wishlist. My brother said this is the tablet to get if you’re on a budget and don’t want to sacrifice on any thing else.

  7. Wow, the Google Nexus 7 Tablet is looking good, a very handy size, amazing what they pack into such a small space – wish they could work out how to do that with my brain too 😉

  8. perfect size and easier to pack then books when traveling

  9. My nephew has been asking for a tablet.

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