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First Look: The Nexus 10 bests the iPad's screen resolution, but does it offer anything more?
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First Look: The Nexus 10 bests the iPad's screen resolution, but does it offer anything more?

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The Nexus 10 tablet is Google's best chance yet at unseating the iPad from its tablet market throne, but does it offer more than just a high resolution screen?

-Now, how about that screen? It's gorgeous. But honestly, when it comes to text, it's difficult to see the difference between it and the iPad screen. Hi, I'm Eric Franklin, and today, I'll take a first look at the Nexus 10. The Nexus 10 has this rubbery plastic body and is one of the best-designed tablets yet. Wait, did I just say plastic, rubbery, and best designed in the same sentence? Let me check my notes on that. Yes, I did say that. It's a premium tablet that you won't have to worry about your kids dropping. It's also light, so I find that I can be more carefree with it, which I'm sure families looking to share your tablet will appreciate. Beyond this rubberiness, it also has a micro HDMI port, micro USB which doubles as a charging port, a headphone jack, a volume rocker, and a power/sleep button. It has a magnetic POGO port on the bottom, speakers on the side bezel, and a front-facing 1.9-megapixel camera with a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera with LED flash on the back. Android 4.2 brings a cool new option called Photo Sphere which lets you take 360-degree panoramas through a really cool interface. Another cool new 4.2 feature is Quick Settings which lets you access settings much faster. Gmail now allows you to swipe messages right into your archive. There's also multi-user profiles and a customizable lock screen, but those two features won't be ready until closer to the November 13th release. Some games like N.O.V. A. 3 have amazing clarity while also running with a smooth frame rate. Movies look great and really worth to feel the tablet's white 10.1-inch screen. The Nexus 10 ships with 16-gigabytes of RAM for $399 with a 32-gigabyte version costing $499. The tablet releases on November 13th, so check out the full review for many more details on performance, details on a potential battery charging problem, and for the hopefully growing tablet-specific app library. Once again, this is Eric Franklin and this has been a first look at the Nexus 10.

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