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Google Nexus 7 16GB now available from £179

Google’s brand-new Nexus 7 tablet, jointly produced with Asus, can be purchased for as little as £179 from Tesco - that’s up to £20 off its retail price.

The retailer is offering the 16GB version of the highly coveted device for £179 or £189, using the codes TDX-Y7LM or TDX-KPHM, respectively. You will need a Tesco Direct account or register for one, and despite some customer comments, we found that the deal was not limited to collect-in-store (if you're willing to pay from £3 for delivery). Customers can also use Tesco Vouchers to reduce the cost further.

The deal also includes Google’s standard £15 Google Play credit, applied after you set-up the device.

The Nexus 7 arrived in the UK this week, days after some US retailers reported selling out of their stock.

The tablet is powered by an impressive Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor clocking in at 1.3GHz, and boasts a 12-core Geforce GPU, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. There’s also a £159 8GB version.

The 7in slate boasts a 1,280 x 800 pixel capacitive display (more specifically, Asus' TruVivid IPS panel with Corning Fit scratch-resistant glass), a front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, and NFC capability. It runs Google’s latest operating system, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The Nexus 7 unfortunately doesn't have a memory card slot or any HDMI ports, but it’s still great value, especially given a recent teardown of the device that estimated each unit could cost Google up to £120 to produce.

If you need more convincing, read ITProPrortal’s review of the Google Nexus 7, which found the device to be a game-changer in the tablet sphere.