Reasons not to buy a Nexus 7

Google's Nexus 7 is the hottest tablet on CNET right now, but it's not perfect. Here are the Top 5 reasons you should pass on it.

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The Nexus 7 is my favorite tablet right now. Google nailed the price, the interface, and the features, and avoided the mistake of selling it exclusively through a mobile carrier. It's enough to make the Motorola Xoom feel like a distant memory.

But no gadget is perfect, and the Nexus 7 is no exception. If you honestly think a $200 tablet can be made without cutting any corners, let me know. I have a bridge I'd like to sell you.

Android fans, I recommend following this one up with the Top 5 reasons not to buy an iPad .

Have a complaint about the Nexus 7 that didn't make the list? Let's hear it. Leave a comment.

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About the author

Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.

 

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