March 26, 2013   By Kelly Bejelly

staples google nexus 7 review

I am in the thick of moving.   Today I can say that I have about 85% of our belongings packed away and ready for moving day.  It is amazing to me how much stuff we were able to store in our tiny 961 square foot home.   Now one of the things that made my packing a little easier is the Nexus 7 tablet that Staples sent me to review.

Also, that easy button made for some fun times distracting the Little while I was in the midst of packing up 10 years of living.  He was hitting that thing like he was playing a champion game of whack a mole.  I wasn’t surprised that in my dream that night the background soundtrack was someone repeating “That was easy.”

But back to the Nexus 7  32 GB which can be summed up in one word:  AWESOME.  I’m seriously  in love with the tablet and having a hard time from keeping Mr. Bejelly from hogging it.


staples google nexus 7 review


It’s fast, light weight and loaded with apps such as Gmail, Youtube, Chrome and more.  You also download more via the app store.    The 7″ display is 1280-by-800 high-resolution  and the battery life lasts forever – over 9 hours of s of HD video playback, 10 hours of web browsing, 10 hours of reading and up to 300 hours of stand-by time.  Also, you can not beat that it comes with 32GB of memory.    I’m pretty sure this is more memory than my first computer, lol.

The very first thing I did on the Nexus 7 was Skype with my parents.  Most of my family lives in Arizona so I am usually burning up the internet tubes chatting with them.   The quality of the picture and sound during our chat was so much better on the Nexus than on my laptop.   My mother told me she could see my pores, not sure if that is a good thing or not,  but I will only be Skyping on the tablet from now on.


staples google nexus 7 review

My only two issues with the tablet are the shiny screen which makes it hard to see in the sunshine and that the screen surface turns into a fingerprint screensaver after a few hours.   Besides these two issues, this tablet is a must have in my book.

The Nexus 7 32 GB retails for $249.99 from Staples.   You can also grab your own Staples Easy Button for $5.99.   Don’t forget to follow Staples on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about their products and deals.


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  • March 26, 2013 at 10:27 am

    My husband bought one of these for himself in November. He really likes it too. The only thing that annoys him is that some of the Android apps aren’t compatible with it (or so the app description says) and that a lot of the apps he has crash a lot. For the price of it though, it definitely is a great little tech gadget.

    • March 26, 2013 at 11:47 am

      Thanks for sharing that Tammy. The price is really awesome on this tablet.

    • March 29, 2013 at 5:34 am

      That;s what I was thinking too!

    • April 23, 2013 at 11:01 pm

      Ha! I just got one and it does help a ton with the glare.

  • March 27, 2013 at 4:28 am

    I have a Nextbook that I never use but honestly I’m jaded by my iPad LOL

  • March 27, 2013 at 5:43 am

    we just got the boys a Kindle.

  • March 27, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Good luck with all your packing–85% done is pretty good! 🙂 I just got a tablet too after insisting I didn’t need one for so long and I have to admit, I love it!

  • March 27, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    I love my tablet. 7″ would be a great size to stick in a purse (and then use while waiting for appointments or in the carpool line).

  • March 27, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I would love a tablet. Looks like a great one!

  • March 27, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    I’m so glad you love the tablet. It’s probably a great way to unwind after unpacking all day!

  • March 28, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Ohh that looks great. I only wish those easy buttons really worked 🙂

  • March 28, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Sounds like a keeper!

  • March 28, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    My girls love my “easy” button and push it all the time. That looks like a great tablet. I’ve never really tried anything other than an iPad because we’re an Apple family.

  • March 28, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    ughhhhhhhh we are moving too. It sucks!!!!! We get our keys on Monday and I so wish I had an Easy Button since I’ll be trying to move everything by myself with the 2 1/2 year old with the hubby at work.

    • April 23, 2013 at 11:03 pm

      I hope your move went good Jennifer! It sucks and I don’t want to do it again for 15 years, lol.

  • March 29, 2013 at 6:44 am

    That tablet looks awesome!

  • March 29, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Oh those darn shiny screens. I’m not sure if they have those anti-glare screen protectors for that tablet but it’s come in handy here with our tablets.

  • March 29, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I think the Nexus 7 is what my m-i-l just got. I have an iPad, but I’ve heard good things about the Nexus.

  • March 29, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    I have a tablet but like to use it when I go somewhere and need something to do to keep me busy.

  • March 29, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    This looks like a great tablet!

  • March 29, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I need a magical easy button lol

  • March 30, 2013 at 12:16 am

    My husband has been wanting one of those since before they came out!

  • Audrey
    March 30, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I’ve got the same Nexus and love it too! I just bought a screen protector that is matte instead of glossy helping to hold down on the glare and fingerprints!
    Bought it from Amazon, pack of 3 made especially for Nexus 7.

    • March 31, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      Thanks Audrey! I’ll check them out.

  • March 30, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I need both an Easy button and a high tech tablet in my daily life!

  • March 31, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I love that easy button LOL. I keep it next to my computer and hit it everytime I finish something