As a successful company, I doubt Asus would have taken on the project if they did not believe it would serve their best interests. Hopefully it has, and they have produced a good product. The price looks appropriate for a content-consumption device.
I'm confused. I went to the Play store on my Android phone and could not find this for sale. I saw no hardware, but just digital content (apps, games, movies, books, music and such). I even did a search on Nexus. Is there another Play store for this?
I find it hard to believe that they were not planning for this many many months before the deal was signed. It makes a good story but I dare say there is little truth behind it actually being "four months".
Asus is not selling them Google is, by that I mean any profit margin for Asus has already been worked out at least on the first run. Google its selling them at Google's cost the profit for them is in content sales and market share.
[citation][nom]pocketdrummer[/nom]Why rent an SD video on google when you can get the HD version for the same price in iTunes?[/citation]
At a 7" screen size, it is physically impossible for the human eye to see the difference between these two resolutions when video is playing (still frames are another matter). Why would you want the HD version? Bragging rights?
It looks very tempting, and at $200 it's absolutely unbeatable. Solid construction, good high PPI IPS display, and great performance. One of the only down sides I can see is the low internal storage capacity, but it's a $200 tablet! I basically I have no complaints, it looks like an excellent tablet