6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

Always On: Unboxing Google's Nexus 10 tablet

About Video Transcript

Always On: Unboxing Google's Nexus 10 tablet

3:21 /

Google's 10-inch high-def tablet has arrived. Molly Wood unboxes the iPad competitor and gives her first impressions.

-At long last, Google has decided to make a true iPad competitor, a 10-inch tablet and it is running the latest and greatest in Jelly Bean. It has the Nexus branding. Let's get this guy out of the box. This is of course our review unit. So, we don't the nuts and bolts unboxing if you will, but we'll do our best. I wonder how Google is gonna keep on-- keeping track of all these numbers, because they have the Nexus 4, the Nexus 7, and the Nexus 10, but the Nexus 4 is a phone, but the Nexus 7 is a tablet. I'm just saying it's getting a little messy in the Nexus world. Okay, focus, focus. Alrighty, oh, check this guy out. This is actually much more like the surface and that it's very rectangular. You can tell it's probably meant to be viewed horizontally more often than vertically, seems just a little less squared off than the iPad. It has a nice surface on the back. Actually, it's sort of plastic and a little bit tacky by which I mean I doesn't slide or around as much as like you grab an iPad these days and it just goes pliant. This is not so much. Okay. Screens are already coming on, nicely preloaded with apps because Eric Franklin has been having a good time with this back in the CNET lab. It's a nice looking thing. Let's what else we have in the box. Not much. Here we go. Alright, we have a little charging brick and of course our Nexus quick start guide or like I mentioned earlier the only text support you ever likely to get with the Nexus product. Sorry, that's just how it is, least there's a warranty, and that is all, okay. Let's talk specs. Find out why you might wanna choose this over an iPad. The Nexus 10 tablet is built by the Samsung. It is a true 10-inch tablet. It is a 10-inch diagonal display with a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution. The front is Corning Gorilla glass 2, so it should be pretty durable. Of course, we'll try that out. The weight is about 1.3 pounds, a little bit heavy, but it actually doesn't feel that heavy. There's micro HDMI out. It has a 5-megapixel camera on the back and front facing 1.9-megapixel camera. There's Bluetooth, WiFi, and NFC, and of course, this tablet is running android 4.2 Jelly Bean, so you can really take advantage of some of those cool Jelly Bean features like the Google Now cards. What is Google's stock price? -Google is down 0.37%. -The Nexus 10 has 2 ways to charge- micro USB and that cable is included in the box or a magnetic pogo pin charger. Now, that's gonna charge the tablet a lot faster, but you have to buy the charger separately. It's $399 for 16 gigs or 499 for 32 gigs. If you are looking for a 10-inch tablet this holiday season, I have to say, this is looking like the strongest iPad competitor I've seen in a long time. Unlike previous android tablets, it's running a truly completed operating system Jelly Bean. It's fun to use. It has a lot of useful features and it's easy to figure out unlike Honeycomb plus, I think, the pricing is very smart. Starting this tablet at 399 means frankly it's kind of a better value than a new iPad. I would give this one a serious look.
  • This is the interactive sidebar!

    Click any icon for more information as they appear--don't worry, we'll pause the video and wait for you to come back.

  • Links Polls Galleries
  • Video Review

New releases

Inside Scoop: Watches and what else to expect from Apple on March 9
2:49 March 5, 2015
CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Shara Tibken talk about what news might emerge from Apple's upcoming media event in San Francisco. Price and...
Play video
Hackaball brings the iPad to the playground, Ep. 194
4:37 March 5, 2015
This week on Crave we get to play with the Hackaball at the playround, find out what it would be like if Wes Anderson directed an X-Men...
Play video
Meerkat mania: Live-streaming app is new Twitter trend
2:50 March 5, 2015
Learn how to broadcast video on Twitter with Meerkat, get the band back together for Rock Band 4, and let Google be your bartending...
Play video
Netpicks: Free TV episodes and new movies on iTunes for March 2015
1:51 March 5, 2015
It can be hard to catch all the new shows on TV, so Apple's made some premieres free for a limited time. Plus, iTunes gets some movies...
Play video
Kyocera heads for Europe with the rugged Torque
1:07 March 5, 2015
The durable and waterproof Kyocera Torque (s701) sports a 4.5-inch display and sets sail for Europe in the spring.
Play video
Gionee Elife S7 is a super-thin smartphone
1:01 March 5, 2015
This smartphone is a mere 5.5mm thick, and has a 'chameleon' app that themes your mobile around colours picked out by the camera.
Play video
Navigate your smartwatch with your eyes
1:07 March 5, 2015
Though only a prototype for now, the eye-tracking tech inside this watch could one day come to your wrist.
Play video
Fuel-cell phone charger makes its own electricity
1:23 March 5, 2015
The MyFC Jaq uses one-use plastic cards to create electricity from hydrogen. Could this be how gadgets are powered in the future?
Play video