Google announces the lighter, more powerful 1080p Nexus 7 starting at $230

nex7-gallery-01Hugo Barra took the stage at this morning’s Google event to introduce the new Nexus 7 1080p. As you probably already know, the device has been significantly updated to be 50 grams lighter and 2mm thinner and yet boasts better specs all around.

The updated 7″ tablet features front 1.2MP and rear 5MP cameras along with the highest DPI of any tablet on the market with its 323 pixels per inch, 1920×1200 display. It has a 1.5GHz Snapdragon chipset clocking in at nearly 80% faster, 4 times GPU frame rate for gamers and double the RAM at 2GB. The 16 GB is $229.99, the 32GB is $269.99 and the LTE version will be $349.

Best Buy is currently taking preorders on the 16GB and 32 GB models. Head over to 9to5Google for a complete rundown of the new features.

Enjoy your media on the go with this Google Nexus 7 tablet, which features a 7″ 10-finger capacitive touch screen with IPS technology that simplifies navigation and delivers vibrant images. Wi-Fi makes it easy to surf the Web…178° viewing angles, antifingerprint technology and scratch-resistant glass…

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