Retailers discounting Nexus 7 2013 to last year’s prices
The 2013 edition of Google’s Nexus 7 is easily one of our favorite tablets around. It doesn’t seem like we’re able to look at any other tablet out there right now without our thoughts shooting to a Nexus 7 comparison. And why not? It’s a big improvement over the already great 2012 model, and makes those changes without a big bump it price – but still, we did get a bump. Last year’s Nexus 7 started at about $200, while this year’s base model goes to $230. Not a big, big deal, but there was just something so magical about that $200 price point. Google’s still charging full price for this year’s Nexus 7, but we’ve learned that a number of retailers have simultaneously rolled back their own prices, essentially bringing them down to parity with last year’s lineup.
Best Buy, Amazon, and eBay all have the 16GB 2013 Nexus 7 for $200 right now. Those savings appear to carry on to the 32GB model, which can be had for $240, versus the $270 Google wants.
We’re sure we’ll plenty of deals on all sorts of phones and tablets as we get into the holiday season – and you sure as heck had better check back with us next week as we dive into Black Friday deals – but considering our affinity for this hardware and the decent savings here, we felt we just had to pass this one along.