Months after it was first sold in the United States, the Google Nexus 10 tablet is finally making its way to Singapore stores on August 3.
Samsung, which makes the tablet for the online search giant, will be selling the 32GB version for S$668 – a competitive price for a 10-inch tablet that features a 2,560 x 1,600 pixels screen.
The 603-gram device will come with Wi-Fi only, as is the case in the US, and run Android 4.2 out of the box. Users should be able to update this to Android 4.3, since the new operating system is already being delivered to Nexus devices right now.
Besides the sharp screen, which is great for reading books or viewing pictures or comics (read our review), the other standout feature that the Nexus 10 has is its massive 9,000mAh battery.
Possibly taking up most of the weight of the device, the power pack ensures that the tablet lasts a long time while being used, for example, on a long flight or over several days without being plugged back in.
As with all recent Google Nexus devices, the lack of a microSD card slot will limit how many movies you can bring on the road with you. Alternatively, you can connect up an external USB drive via a USB cable and install a Nexus app that enables that.
Is the Nexus 10 still competitive more than six months after its launch in the US?
Fortunately for it, there aren’t that many tablets with such a high resolution. With the exception of Toshiba’s Excite Write, for example, the tablet is unique in being able to pack in so much detail. It offers as much eye candy as a high-end 30-inch PC monitor.