Google has introduced its Nexus 10 tablet. The Nexus 10 features a 10.1-inch PLS (plane-to-line switching) panel with 2,560×1,600-pixel resolution, displaying 299 pixels per inch (ppi). This announcement comes not a week after Apple unveiled its fourth-generation iPad, which has a lower 2,048×1,536-pixel-resolution, 264ppi screen.
The screen itself is definitely impressive, with an extremely high level of sharpness. Fonts for app icons look incredibly sharp and fine.
You’ll be able to get a Nexus 10 starting November 13 in two memory configurations: $399 for 16GB and $499 for 32GB. The tablet will be available in the Google Play store.
The Nexus 10 is manufactured by Samsung and houses the company’s new 1.7GHz dual-core Exynos 5250 processor, with ARM’s Mali-T604 GPU. The tablet also ships with the Android 4.2 OS, and includes 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC (near-field communication), Micro-USB, Micro-HDMI, a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 5-megapixel back camera with LED flash. The Nexus 10 will not include a microSD slot.
At 1.33 pounds, the tablet definitely feels light for a 10-incher. The majority of the casing has a soft, rubbery plastic feel. It’s not metal, but it doesn’t feel cheap, either and I actually like its grippy texture. There’s also a strip that runs the width of the tablet near the top edge that looks and feels like a refinement of the Nexus 7’s back texture.