Nexus 10 Tablet: Everything You Need to Know

By Jesus Diaz on at

It's been a long time, but it's finally here. Google's big answer to the iPad—the tablet that created an entire market—has officially arrived. A better-than-Retina screen, curves and serious speed. Its name is Nexus 10.

Looking at the specs, it seems that the Nexus 10 can be more than a worthy contender. The screen is sharper than the iPad, running at a whooping 300 pixels per inch. It's a tablet that has the potential to change the marketplace, just like the Nexus phone started the trend that eventually won over the iPhone.

 

The guts

This tablet has a lot power: a dual-core 1.7GHz Samsung Exynos processor. The whole tablet is made by Samsung.

It has 2 gigabytes of RAM, which is a good size. The base model has 16GBs of storage and a 5 megapixel camera.

 

The display

The screen is a 10-inch 2560x1600 better-than-Retina display. That's extremely sharp for a tablet of this size. Over 4 million pixels. It surpasses the iPad, which only has 264 pixels per inch. The Nexus 10 is 300 pixels per inch. It's also better than its closest competitor, the oversized Kindle Fire HD.

 

The audio

The Nexus 10 has two front-facing stereo speakers, which in theory will give you a much better listening experience than the iPad.

 

The battery life

Google claims that the battery gives you nine hours of video playback. That's not as good as Apple's advertised battery life: up to 10 hours.

 

It's ready for multiple users

Unlike the iPad, and like Microsoft Surface, the Nexus 10 can be shared among different family members. Thanks to Android 4.2, People can easily set up different user accounts, and switch between them instantly from the lock screen.

 

AirPlay-like video transmission technology

The Nexus 10 also supports Miracast, which allow you to transmit movies, series and anything on your screen to any television with a wireless adapter.

You can learn more about all of Android 4.2 features here.

 

Price and availability

The price is perhaps the most surprising aspect: £319 for the 16GB model; £389 for the 32GB one. It will be available on November 11, in the Google Play Store in the US, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan.