16GB Google Nexus 7 now available from £160

Argos is selling the 16GB Google Nexus 7 tablet for a mere £160, a 20 per cent discount off its original selling price of £200. The drop comes only a few months after its launch and a couple of weeks after the unveiling of a new 32GB model.

This also means that the 8GB model is likely to disappear completely from virtual shelves as it now costs the same as the 16GB model. It’s also interesting to note that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7in can be had from as little as £119 thanks to a cashback offer from the Korean company.

The Nexus 7, which was launched in July, set the pace for the end of the year in the small form factor Android tablet.

Its 7in 1,280 x 800 IPS display and its quad-core system-on-chip, the Tegra 3, proved to be too much for the competition, with Acer being the only one of the big players releasing a similar tablet recently.

The rest of the product specifications point to a pretty decent device. There’s 1GB of RAM, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 16GB onboard storage, Gorilla Glass, a front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth but no rear camera, microSD card slot or HDMI ports.