The Google Chromebook vs Nexus 7 Thread


  1. 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.

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