If you are looking for the best all-round tablet for gaming and you want it at a reasonable price, then you canâ€™t really go wrong with a Google Nexus 7. The latest 2013 version of course.
With a price tag just shy ofÂ Â£200, this has to be the best buy on the market. It is more than you need in terms of power and resolution for Angry Birds Space type games and for online casino games such as backgammon and slots at sites likeÂ www.
If you enjoy playing more cerebral games, for instance Chess, then it really is the perfect companion. For instance, if you use one of the top chess apps, such as Droid Fish, then you can even select the number of cores the tablet will use when it plays against you. Select all four and the Nexus will play at Grand Master level with an eco rating of well over 2,500.
Although it has only a seven inch display, in terms of resolution it is equivalent to the best 10 inch tablets providing full HD with a pixel count of 1920 x 1200. Sound is also an important feature of gaming, and the sound on most tablets is fairly disappointing and means that you have to wear earphones or connect it to an external sound system. However the speakers on the Nexus are very good, probably better than on any other tablet. The 5.1 sound system can even fill a small room and there is no sign of distortion even on maximum volume.
The nexus also supports a full HDMI dongle, so it is easy to use it to play games on your HDTV.
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