Nexus 7. A tablet that can take it
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Nexus 7. A tablet that can take it

I’m still waiting for my Nexus should arrive Tuesday..In the meantime I have been keeping tabs on what is rapidly becoming the 7″ tablet everyone wants. This time we will look into what kind of abuse the Google tablet can take and compare it to the iPad.

This time the Nexus 7 is subjected to the now famous drop and dunk test conducted by warranty specialists SquareTrade. The SquareTrade folks pitted the Nexus 7 against the current model iPad. They dropped both devices from chest level and table top level to a concrete floor..then both were dunked in a bathtub while playing a video..which device do you think came out on top..check out this video.

Not necessarily real world tests..but certainly close enough to give you a sense for how durable each device would be in your hands..especially if you are a klutz. Watch for my full review of the Nexus 7 next week.

Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

  • Ed L

    I was dissapointed in the drop testing proceedures. They are not consistent as the pads did not land the same way. I wouldn’t make any conclusions based on these tests. The bathtub test was pretty conclusive though.

    July 20, 2012 at 7:18 pm Reply
  • Jacques Carrier

    Did anyone think to check the respective weights of the two tested/dropped items…..? Their size is different, so i image the weight should vary, It may explain why one seems more damaged than the other. If it’s heavier… It will fall harder…. 22.2 feet per second squared is earth’s gravity effect…

    July 21, 2012 at 4:36 pm Reply

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