TechHive Associate Editor Armando Rodriguez:
Android tablets never get the respect they deserve, which is why I’m thankful for the new Nexus 7. Google's redesigned tablet improves upon the original in every way, and it's proof that it is possible to make an Android tablet that doesn’t completely suck.
Although it's slightly more expensive than the original, the new Nexus 7 remains a steal compared to the iPad mini—and that goes double for the iPad mini with Retina display. This tablet is super-accessible to people on tight budgets.
Nothing beats reading books on that crisp, high-resolution display, and there’s even a rear-facing camera for those who insist on being one of those terrible people who take pictures with a tablet.