Nexus 7 (2013) pre-order starts at $299 in Australia, to launch in late August

August 6, 2013
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    Nexus 7

    The Nexus 7 (2013) is available for pre-order in Australia from a local computers retailer, but not from the Google Play Store.

    According to Ausdroid, PLE Computers lists all three Nexus 7 (2013) models and says the tablet will be launched by the end of August, without actually revealing a release date for the device.

    The Wi-Fi models retail for $299 (16GB) and $339 (32GB), while the 32GB LTE Nexus 7 (2013) costs $439. These prices are in Australian Dollars, which converted to U.S. dollars amount to: $269, $305 and $395, respectively.

    It’s not yet clear whether these will be the same prices Google will use for its new Nexus 7 tablet in the region, so you may as well wait a while instead of hurrying to purchase one.

    The publication reveals that PLE Computers has three stores in Australia, where you can pick up the device free-of-charge on launch day, but the retailer will also ship the tablet anywhere in the country, with shipping charges starting at $14.08 (again, Australian Dollars).

    For what it’s worth, the store also has the old Nexus 7 in stock, priced at $269 (Wi-Fi version) and $339 (3G version) – which converted in U.S. dollars is $242 and $305, respectively.

    Let’s hear it from our Australian readers, are you buying the newly announced Nexus tablet?

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    • Xuqi99

      I may consider buying one, if the LTE model sells for >$399 AUD. I can buy the Galaxy Note 8 LTE for >$499 AUD, making the Google offering too expensive….I quite like the s-pen, and expansion port of the Note 8.

    • William Gauke

      I want the LTE or 4G version here.

    • ben73

      Yes Yes Yes, absolutely!!! Can’t wait. :-)

    • Alex D

      Yes I am buying one very soon actually

    • dmavo

      Hi team, not such a massive news item considering their launch will be 4 weeks behind ours as we started to deliver our first orders of the new Nexus 7 last week.

      Just in case anyone asks, we are a 100% owned Australian retailer unlike some HK based exporters who just pretend to be OZ based (did we mention Mobicity? cough!) … ;)

      Cheers,
      dMavo

      • http://www.sheldonthinks.com/ andrew Sheldon

        They need not pretend….I don’t sanction racial prejudice or nationalism…though I’m sure you will find a market. I’m just glad they do..so Australians don’t pay too much. It was frontrunning foreign companies who brought overpriced Australian product down.

    • Ray

      I’m in Aus and already have one. I’m actually typing this message on it.

      At those prices with no exact date, I’m glad I purchase one out of the US for just $30 more including shipping.

    • Troll

      Australia is overpriced for no good reason.
      You can import it for less than what you can buy it
      What sense does that make ?

      • matdub

        It makes perfect sense. because we get cheap medical care don’t have a five dollar minimum wage we have more disposable income.

        • route-eighteen

          That has absolutely nothing to do whatsoever with the reason why technology is so overpriced here. It’s overpriced most likely because Google wants to earn back the losses they’re making by selling the device at cost price to US customers.

    • matdub

      It makes perfect sense. because we get cheap medical care don’t have a five dollar minimum wage we have more disposable income.

    • http://www.sheldonthinks.com/ andrew Sheldon

      Perhaps business owners need to support the libertarian party, or LDP, but no, you all prefer deluded conservatives and Labor. Go figure! You should be at the lead in the rush. Don’t care about the election since that an extortion racket.

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