Mobile gamers looking to supercharge their game should check out Google’s Nexus 7 tablet. Born from a collaboration between the search engine behemoth and computer maker Asus, its quad-core processor, responsive 10-finger multitouch screen, gyroscope and accelerometer allow you to barrel-roll, tilt, touch and tap your way to gaming nirvana. It also puts all your favourite Google apps such as Gmail, Chrome, Google+ (not to mention YouTube) literally in the palm of your hand.
It comes with a vibrant, 18 cm 1 280 x 800 HD IPS (In-Plane Switching technology) display under scratch-resistant Corning glass, delivering crisp visuals with a wide (178-degree) viewing angle. Battery life is pretty good: the Nexus 7 provides up to 8 hours of HD video playback, 10 hours of Web browsing and 10 hours of e-reading. Other features include Android’s 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity options. Price: about R3 000. Visit http://za.asus.com