ASUS Teases Nexus 7 Launch in Malaysia, event on September 21

 

 

Tons of Malaysians have been anxiously waiting for the much hyped Jelly Bean tablet, the ASUS and Google Nexus 7 . We ourselves coudn’t stand the wait and imported a unit from the US. ASUS have sent us a media invite to attend the launch event of the Nexus 7 , happening on the September 21st , 3PM. The event will be liveblogged on the new CrackTech website here, so please remember to tune in to the new website. So, mark those calendars folks. Of course, CrackTech will be there liveblogging the event live, and livetweeting it so be sure to tune in on time! Our very own Chief Editor Vishnuu Panickar and Co-Chief Editor Kumaran Ganesh will on liveblog duty. Just a recap of the specs, the Nexus 7 runs on an NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU with 1GB of RAM and a 7 – inch IPS HD display – hence the name. We expect the tablet to do exceptionally well here, penetrating the below RM1000 price of a tablet, especially with no Kindle to compete with here.

Remember guys, the event will be live on the new website here.

 

Google Nexus 7 vs. Asus Transformer Pad Infinity: Tegra 3 vs. Tegra 3

Google Nexus 7 vs. Asus Transformer Infinity - Comparison

 

Asus’s Transformer Pad Infinity is the best Android tablet on the market. Unfortunately, its reign may be short lived, as Google’s Nexus 7 is hitting consumer hands in mid-July. (Ironically, Asus is responsible for manufacturing both.) There are obvious discrepancies in size, and the Nexus 7 doesn’t transform into a faux laptop via a keyboard dock. But folks will likely pay no mind to that, as the Nexus 7 is just $199 for the 8GB model. Basically, it’s like the blueprints from every great Android tablet was implemented into one 7-inch super device. So which one should you choose?

Nexus 7
Processor Quad-Core Tegra 3 NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core T33 1.6GHz
RAM 1GB 1GB
Display Type 7-inch HD 10.1-inch Super IPS+ display with 600 nits brightness
Display Specs 1280 x 800 (216 ppi) 1920 × 1200
Operating System Android 4.1 Android 4.0
Storage 8GB or 16GB 32GB or 64GB
Rear Camera No 8-megapixel Auto-focus w/LED Flash, F/2.2 Aperture, 1080p video recording
Front Camera 1.2-megapixel 2-megapixel
Battery 4325 mAh (Up to 8 hours of active use) Pad only: 25Wh – 9.5 hours
Pad + Dock: 25Wh+ 19.5Wh – 14 hours
Cellular (on select models) NA NA
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes Bluetooth 3.0
Ports Micro USB, 3.5mm headphone jack 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Head Phone / Mic-in) /
1 × Micro-D HDMI 1.4a port / 1 × microSD Card Slot /
Connectivity 40-pin connector
Height 7.81 inches (198.5 mm) 10.3 inches (263 mm)
Width 4.72 inches (120 mm) 7.11 inches (180.8 mm)
Depth 0.41 inch (10.45 mm) 0.33 inch (8.5 mm)
Weight 0.74 pounds (340 grams) 1.31 pounds (598g)
Colors Black Amethyst Gray, Champagne Gold