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PC World says Asus Google Nexus 7 will ship on 19 July

PC World (and its two sister online retailing units, Dixons and Currys) has put the Asus Google Nexus 7 tablet on preorder for £199.99 with delivery for the 19 July 2012 (ed : check our review of the Google Nexus 7 and see why we gave it 9/10).

The tablet, which many describe as being a game changer, comes with a quad core processor from Nvidia, the Tegra 3 T30I, with 12-core GPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a 7in 1,280 x 800 pixels IPS capacitive display with Gorilla Glass, NFC capabilities, a microUSB port, Wi-Fi (with Wi-Fi direct compatibility), a 1.2-megapixel front facing camera, a few sensors and a 16WHr battery. At 340g and just over 10mm, It is the first tablet to run on Android 4.1 Jelly bean.

It is worth pointing out that the tablet doesn't come with any card slots or a rear camera which makes it more of a rival to the Amazon Kindle Fire than to, say the HTC Flyer. It is worth noting that the international version of the tablet will not be able to download music, TV and magazines from Google Play.

A cheaper £159 model will also be available with a number of retailers (including Comet and Tesco) likely to sell the two tablets when they go on sale. Source : PC World

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