Singapore price for Google Nexus 7 (2013) gets marked up

But the additional sum gives an assured local warranty to protect your Android tablet, should it conk out

Android fans, we have some good, and maybe bad news, for you. The Asus-made Google Nexus 7 Android tablet will be available at Asus brand stores and authorised resellers in Singapore from 21st September.

Pre-loaded with the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system, the Nexus 7 tablet is super boosted with a 1920 x 1200 screen resolution, which bumps the display density to a fine 323 pixels per inch. Snappers can utilise the 5-megapixel rear camera, which was absent from last year’s Nexus 7.

But hey, why not read our review and see what our verdict is for the e-book friendly tablet?

Now here’s the bad news: for the 16GB Wi-Fi model, you will probably scream as you pry $379 out of your wallet. Priced at US$229 (approximately $289) on Google’s online store, it’s nearly $90 more than what you pay for if you purchased the Android tablet online with free shipping.

So the question is, why would you want to get a local set? One word: warranty. Asus confirmed that warranties for all units purchased in Singapore will be recognised. The company cautioned that overseas units might not have the full international warranty, and as such, might not be accepted by the service centres here.

Take it this way - paying an additional $90 will insure the Nexus 7 from an untimely death. And if you purchase a Nexus 7 here, you can also get the Nexus 7 Travel Cover at $15, which usually costs $29.

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