This week we saw Google unveil their $200 Nexus 7 tablet. This comes a week after rumors that suggest Microsoft Surface will cost anywhere from $600-$1000. It’s obvious that these two devices attempt to do different things. Surface is for people who need to do work, and Nexus 7 is for content consumption and relaxing.
Nexus 7 has mass appeal to the regular consumer who doesn’t work at a fortune 500 company. It’s affordable, easy to carry, and has access to a ton of content. This is a demographic Microsoft could hit, but they would need to give up some stuff. Nexus 7 doesn’t have external storage ports, a rear facing camera, or a big screen.
What would you be willing to give up for an affordable, small, Windows 8 media device? Let us know in the comments!