Thanks to Best Buy, you can order a new Nexus 7 tablet before breakfast

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Later this morning, Sundar Pichai, Google(s goog)’s SVP of Android, Chrome and Apps, is having breakfast with the press where he’ll likely launch Android 4.3 and a new Nexus 7 tablet. But you can enjoy the appetizer even sooner: Best Buy(s bby) is already taking pre-orders for the updated Nexus 7 and lists all of the specifications. Talk about spoiling your appetite!

New Nexus 7 landscape

If you’ve been following along with the various leaks of late, there aren’t any surprises in the new tablet as all of the specifications were previously reported. Here’s a run-down in case you missed or or want confirmation of the prior reports:

  • 7-inch IPS panel with 1920 x 1200 resolution (323 pixels per inch)
  • 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, Adreno 32o GPU and 2 GB of memory
  • Android 4.3 pre-installed
  • 16 GB of internal memory for $229; 32 GB model for $269
  • 5 megapixel rear camera; 2 megapixel front camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS
  • Weight of 11.2 ounces
  • Measurements of 7.9 x 4.5 x 0.3 inches

In other words, the new Nexus 7 leaks have generally panned out and Google released a small Retina-quality display on a tablet before Apple(s aapl) has. And it’s doing so at a reasonable price.

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dennisvjames

Kevin actually prefer a non-LTE version. I can piggyback using my windows 920 phone just fine when I need connection. No need to pay AT&T any more $$$ than necessary. :-)

PRETHOUGHT

I’m assuming there will be a LTE version to follow?

Kevin C. Tofel

Correct, but I don’t think that will be a turn-off for most. ac routers are just getting started and support has only just shown up in high end phones. Having said that, I do have an ac router and I get much better network coverage/speeds with the HTC One and Galaxy S 4.

guest

Nice misdirection. AC routers are hardly the question here. Lacking Wifi is a major drawback.

kurt

I’m repeatedly amazed by how diplomatic you can be to these jerks Kevin.

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