The New Nexus 7 Goes On Sale Today In Australia

The new model of the Nexus 7 has been available in the US for a while now, but we had heard nothing concrete on a release date for Australia. Now we know: the Nexus 7 is hitting Australian shelves today.

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Major retailers JB Hi-Fi, Dick Smith and Harvey Norman are all stocking the tablet, alongside a handful of smaller stores. You will be able to go into stores and buy one today for as long as stock lasts.

The 16GB version is retailing at $299AU while the 32GB Nexus costs $339. Importing from the US is slightly cheaper — including GST you'll be paying $282 and $332 for imports — but for the sake of convenience I'd suggest these prices seems entirely fair.

For gaming, on Android, I like the Nexus 7. It doesn't have the same level of app support as the iPad, but the screen, the size, the power: it's definitely my favourite of the smaller tablets and I'm sorely tempted to upgrade my old model to this one. The new GPU seems pretty beefy. I think it's about time developers started paying more attention to Android tablets. MORE GAMES PLEASE.


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    don't think I can justify this upgrade, but maybe next time. i do hope the nexus 7 carries on in the future. as far as price:specs go, i think it's the best tablet out there. i love mine.

    I don't think I need to buy it. It's not sufficiently larger than my Galaxy Note 2, so what is really the point?

      The Nexus 7 is not a phone, and therefore can be cheaper than most smartphones. Depending on where you look, it is about half the price of a Note II (bought outright, since contract prices are harder to compare).

        That is a very fair point, but as I already own the phone, and do not own the tablet, it's a sum of money I would be parting with for limited additional functionality ^^;

    when ABC iView becomes available for android, then i'll convert. Maybe @markserrels could look into that... been delayed that many times...

      Use the unofficial app - "aview". Works a treat!
      http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2013/08/heres-your-unofficial-abc-iview-client-for-android/

        Damn you! That link cost me $339 ;) Works great btw.

    Think I'll be waiting another 12 months before getting another tablet.. even at this price it's just another tablet and nothing mind-blowing.. hopefully that will change in the next 12 to 24 months and we'll start to see some really awesome tablets.

      I think the market has really slowed in regards to the needed power etc. I have a Tegra 3 handset right now thats been around for over two years and looking at the new handsets I don't see any difference in performance.

      Same for the tablets....

        Indeedy.. That's why I am waiting.. I have an iPad 3 now and it really does pretty much everything, including 3D gaming, that I need it to. The only reason I bother even looking at tablet reviews is to see if there is something that really pushes things to the next level or is dirt cheap yet powerful enough to warrant a purchase.. the Nexus 7 is cheap.. sure but not dirt cheap :)

    My local JB and Harvey Norman both don't have it in stock today.....
    If the article is true then it must be at a limited amount of stores, major cities or something like that.

    Last edited 29/08/13 4:41 pm

    Mum's been nagging for a tablet for while. I've been waiting for this since they announced it (want to start easing her off iOS). Now to find a store that has actually received their shipment, throw some dramas onto it and post it her way so she can stop hinting it at every time we talk on the phone >.>

    Last edited 30/08/13 12:56 am

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