Tablet Gaming: iPad three Vs Nexus 7

iPad 3 Vs Nexus 7

Tablets have stormed both the technology blogs and retail markets, showcasing their wonderful displays and ultra-quick processors. This newly born tech has broadened the minds of the customers by combining portability with usability. By the fusion of these two, Apple sold 55 million units of iPads and Samsung has shipped 2 million units of Galaxy Tab.

Here we take a appear at how tablets are steadily emerging as gaming devices. Firms continue to express their will to pack high tech graphics in light weight tablets, some of which are just 3 millimetres thick. We will focus on the two latest tablets whose developers kept gamers in thoughts whilst designing them – Apple’s iPad three and Google’s Nexus 7.


For now each the companies are promoting their devices with a quad core graphics processor. Apple is using an A5X chip, made by the firm itself, to propel its most current iPad into the gaming arena. With a ‘better than HD’ Retina Display, A5X chip gives an excellent graphics rendering for 1st person shooting games.

The Nexus 7 from Google, on the other hand, houses a third-party chip the Tegra 3 manufactured by NVIDIA. The tablet has a 1,280 x 800 IPS Display, which the Tegra three handles pretty properly. IGN recently ran 3 tests on the two processors. Tegra 3 working on ASUS Prime surpassed the new iPad in raw CPU energy and graphics. In quad core configuration Tegra three massively outperformed iPad three but was trounced when the iPad 3 was regarded as powering the Retina Display while operating the processor test.


When it comes down to gaming, portability is a key aspect to appear out for. Given that tablets come in loads of sizes and the ones we are zooming in are: a 9.7-inch iPad and a 7-inch Nexus 7. Both the tablets power almost the very same quantity of graphics, leaving it just up to the size of the screen.

Reviews of the Nexus 7 report that the bezel at the corner of the screen offers better handling than the new iPad. Offered the Nexus’s size, it can also easily slide in to your jacket’s pocket unlike the new iPad which you will either have to hold it or carry it in your bag.

Battery Life

None of us would be prepared to get a high tech gadget to play RPG games just for a few hours. So the subsequent time we take the subway we want our tablets to have some battery remaining when we stroll out of the station which is why the iPad 3 offers- a 10-hour battery life. The Nexus 7 also manages to pull off the same quantity of battery life. had a great look into the battery powers of these machines, and reported:

“Google’s flagship tablet appears to be a wonder of power efficiency. Of course, it also doesn’t have a Retina display or cellular radios to power.”

Which One particular a Gamer Should Buy?

So what’s the verdict? Nicely, you will have to pull up your preferences and spending budget for this a single. The new iPad has the Retina Display, a competitive processor, 9.7-inch screen and a 16 GB to 64 GB HDD option, but it has fairly a value tag on it-£399.

The Nexus 7 homes an IPS display, an equally fast powerhouse (Tegra 3), 7-inch screen and a 16GB and 32GB HDD choice, only in £159.

For us (from a gaming point of view), the Nexus 7 beats iPad three at the price tag and at what its supplying. Nexus 7 has far superior ‘value for income’ than iPad 3!

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