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Google Nexus 7in 32GB down to £178

Carphone Warehouse has cut the price of the Google Nexus 7 32GB model down to £179, a 10 per cent discount from its original selling price of £199. The model was introduced only a few weeks ago and pushed the 16GB model down the pecking order with the 8GB version being made obsolete five months after it was launched.

One might suspect that the new iPad Mini is the reason why the price of this tablet has been reduced, with Apple's smaller form-factor model threatening to eat up market-space the Nexus 7 had been dominating.

The Google Nexus 7 has a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 system-on-chip clocked at 1.3GHz, 1GB of RAM, a 7in 1,280 x 800 IPS pixels display (with Asus TruVivid technology and Corning Gorilla Glass), Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a front facing 1.2-megapixel camera plus a massive 4325mAh battery that can play a HD video for nearly ten hours.

Other features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, a weight of 340g and a micro USB port. There’s no HDMI port, rear camera or microSD card reader.

Should you be looking for an even cheaper tablet, there’s the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 2.0 which costs £119 after a cashback offer. Check out our reviews of the Google Nexus 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7in model.

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