Google Nexus 7 32GB Tablet
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 business days. (Wednesday, Dec 03 to Monday, Dec 08) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned
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Solid reviews (4 out of 5 eggs) over at new egg
I have one. Loved it so much, until the recent upgrade to Lollipop. Now, the lag and freeze makes it almost unusable, even after reformatting and starting over. Great deal, but avoid the temptation to upgrade and you’ll love it.
If this was gen 2 (2013), this would be an amazing deal. But since this is gen 1 (2012), you should avoid this. The first generation Nexus 7 tablets have a faulty flash memory controller. My Nexus 7 worked fine until the KitKat release last year. KitKat did something to accentuate the problems with this controller. The result is that everything is slow and/or stuttery: downloading updates, playing games, web browsing, even swiping between app pages or tapping buttons is slow or not responsive. I have not gotten the over-the-air update to Lollipop yet, but reports I’ve read say that Lollipop does not fix the problems. I got a refurbished gen 2 Nexus 7 tablet a few weeks ago, and the performance is night and day. Sorry Woot, but this is one to avoid grabbing, even at $99.
With a 1.2ghz processor, this is the Nexus 7 2012 version, so pretty long in the tooth here.
Personally, I would spend $30 more on a Nook (Samsung Galaxy tab 4 Nook). Then you could use either the Kindle Reader, Google Books, or Nook reader and get expandable storage and more RAM and a better camera.
I have one of these that I got refurbished from a GameStop about 7 months ago. It’s superb. One of the best things about it is that since it’s a Google product it’ll always have the most up-to-date version of Android available. Plenty of accessories available for it, too.
I’m on my 2nd 1st Gen Nexus 7. My first one quit accepting charges so I bought a Moofi open-box one on Deals.
I like it, not to hard to lug around. I got a nice leather case for it for like $7.
But now, I’d spend the Benjamin on a newer one.
After 2 years Google will stop supporting it. That’s why the 2012 version here is Jelly Bean. There is no KitKat for the 2012 Nexus 7.
In tablet years this thing is ancient, avoid.
My 2012 received an over the air update (*from KitKat) to Lollipop two weeks ago. So did my 2013. Both are stock with no rooting. Both working just fine by the way…
I got so excited when I saw this, then I realized it was the 2012. Would’ve instantly purchased if it was the 2013.
Maybe someday I’ll be able to get a Nexus 9 for $99 Hah, yeah…
Yeah, don’t. I have one I bought new a few months ago. It has always had issues. The screen reception is flaky on a good day. (Call it rose-colored glasses, but I keep comparing it to the Clie I had ages ago that I dearly loved and used constantly.)
The Google-binding is annoying. It tries to force you to post every hiccup to Google+. “You sneezed! Let’s post that to G+!” Some games can drain the battery faster than it can charge.
I’ve had the same experience as jtretakoff with Lollipop – the Android OS for suckers. It’s now extra crashy, plus it added a few features that make it so insecure I’m afraid to take it out of the house. For example, when I enter my password it highlights each number I press, a great feature for shoulder surfers. It also shows updates to applications on the locked screen (as if I want everyone to know what I’ve installed) and as an added bonus, the locked screen shows your Google image (which, for me, used to be my picture).
Sorry, a little off topic here, but I’m struggling with the colored backgrounds and especially the colored fonts on the colored backgrounds. Gives me eye strain and have to zoom up to ready.
Mine is running an OTA upgrade of 4.4.2 KitKat.
My big beef is that I cannot use the Chromecast “cast screen” option on the 2012 version. Towel root doesn’t like 2012 either…
Otherwise I have had no issues that others have had. Some say run away from this… For $99 you’re getting a solidarity tablet. Fined another comparable tablet on the market for this price.
Other alternatives? Cyber Monday $39 specials on RCA and Coby? Yeah. I didn’t think so…
Look, technology changes daily. If you want the latest and greatest of tech, woot is not the place to shop. If you want the occasional good deal ( they used to be frequent here), and don’t mind outdated tech, then help yourself to today’s offering…
I brought this tablet from Woot last year. It was a total waste of money, a piece of junk.
I found the 2013 model, purchased two from Amazon warehouse Deals last year. Both are still running.
I was ready to pounce but no xG is a deal breaker, there is just not enough hot-spots in my corner of the burbs.