I'm sure you guys get tons of these questions, however I can't find anything this in-depth... The tablet is actually for a friend of mine, a college student. I tried to save her laptop, but to no avail, it finally died a month after (which was yesterday) I did what little I could do for the poor laptop. So she's in the market for a replacement. The budget is under $600, preferably $400. I instantly thought BAM! Asus Transformer! So I headed over to my buddy's house who has followed Android everything since he first got a Droid Bionic. He told me about the Nexus 7 being the absolute best tablet currently on the market and half the price of the Transformer T300 (I didn't even know they had a T700...) Now. Here's the question. This thing will be complete replacement for a laptop. Meaning she will need to write 3-10 page essays on it and have to print them out... I personally own a Droid RAZR Maxx and with my somewhat newer printer (Kodak ESP 9) it can't print off it. I know she doesn't even have a network capable printer and from what I hear, the Nexus 7 has a single USB 2.0 input. All I can find for answers on tablet printing is using cloud-printing or airprinting... This won't be an option for her. She loves Netflix, and I gave her my account for when she gets a replacement. She loves games and I know most of the apps will be good enough. I still don't know if Tetris on Facebook will even run on a Droid Tablet, I assume it will as we got Flash, I may try it on my RAZR Maxx in a bit... But I don't know how much different Jelly Bean is compared to 4.0 ICS in terms of browser capability... However, i'm mainly concerned about productivity, what can and can't she do? TD;DR: Friend's laptop broke, she needs a replacement. College student. - Budget is roughly $400 - Thinking of Asus Transformer T300 due to it's 15 hour battery life, but Nexus 7 is better than a Transformer T700 at a fraction price - Needs mouse and keyboard (I know you can do bluetooth Keyboards, but what about a mouse? There's no docks for the N7) - Needs to be able to write 3-10 page essays and print from it without the use of cloud services - Productivity is the main goal. - Can external HDD or flash drives work with either tablets to expand storage? I really appreciate the help guys... She wants to order the N7 on Monday otherwise she's just going to get the Transformer T300, but I want to save her money... I think a tablet would easier for her maintain, her laptop went through hell... I don't know people kill laptops so easily... Had mine for nearly 4 years.