Seems that there are a few topics regarding which is better so this thread will purely compare them. The Google Chromebook, Suddenly, Is An Enterprise Contender | ZDNet The Google Chromebook: 1.7GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos 5 (ARM Cortex A15) 2GB RAM 11.6" 1366 x 768 HD display USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 compatibility HDMI port Nexus 7: Tegra 3 quad core processor (ARM Cortex A9) 1GB RAM 7" 1280x800 HD display Only USB 2.0 compatibility No HDMI port Discussion: Exynos 5 (ARM Cortex A15) vs Tegra 3 (ARM Cortex A9) Winner: Exynos 5 (ARM Cortex A15) Discussion: Practicality The practicality of tablets vs laptops is another deciding factor. Picture yourself at work, school or a lecture. What do you see yourself doing? The advantage of a tablet is its portability, however the Google Chromebook's size is also very portable. Sometimes the Nexus 7 is seen as too small to be a practical computer. This is where the Google Chromebook beats the Nexus 7. The Chromebook can be used as a computer for office work, using Microsoft programs, and is much much faster. It has a fully functional keyboard. Therefore, if you want something that is more practical and laptop-like while still be very portable, the Google Chromebook is for you. However if you're just looking for a toy to play around with, occasional web browsing and gaming, then the Nexus 7 is for you. Discussion: Technological viability The Google Chromebook has many other features that the Nexus 7 doesn't have. This includes newer and faster CPU architecture, USB 3.0, HDMI port and more RAM. USB 3.0 is a particularly attractive feature where uploading data into a computer may be several times faster than USB 2.0.