Nexus 7 tops holiday shopping lists over iPad and iPad Mini

by: Bams SadewoNovember 12, 2012

What if we told you that there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll be getting a tablet from Santa for Christmas this year?

According to a study done by TechBargains, a website that aggregates online deals on electronics, tablets are the must-have items to get this holiday season. From over 1,200 customers that were surveyed, more than half said that they’re planning to purchase a tablet as part of their holiday shopping.

What’s the most desired tablet then? The survey reveals that over one-third tablet shoppers plan to buy the Nexus 7, with close to 30% choosing to purchase the iPad and 24% opting for the iPad Mini. The least desired tablets on the list were the Surface, Kindle Fire, and the Nook tablet.

So tablets are hot, great. But what are the odds that one will  mysteriously appear under your Christmas tree? According to the same survey, nearly half of tablet purchasers said they plan to buy the tablet as a gift for others, while only 34% plan to get one for themselves. Meanwhile, one in five plan to buy more than one tablets so they can make others and themselves happy.

We just have to ask now: Which tablet is on your holiday wish list?

  • padlock1

    finally, people getting the message. You don’t always get what you pay for when hopping on the Apple bandwagon.

  • Andrea Rossi

    I still love how, whenever I let some friends play with my Nexus7 (lately NFS Most Wanted has been the preferred game to impress them), they react when they ask me for the price of that beast. They’re still collecting their jaws from the floor.

  • Werewolf

    Sharp Aquos SH21…if I can get my hands on one of them.

  • aholsteinson

    The 32GB Nexus 7 is definitely on my holiday shopping list. It is hands down the best tablet on the market right now and imo it blows any other tablet out of the water both in terms of design, specs and overall bang for the buck.

  • Nexus 10, and a win8 hybrid. Also, I never realized how many people wanted a nexus 7, perhaps selling mine for $135 is too low (selling it to help pay for the nexus 4 and eventually the nexus 10, felt no reason to have a tablet in between those two, although I would like to own all nexus devices)

  • Porky Pig

    When you compare the cellular version of the Nexus 7 to the celluar version iPad mini, the difference is startling. You can get an OPEN HSPA+ 32 Gb Nexus 7 for $299. The 32 GB celluar version (LTE) of the mini is $559…a $260 difference!!!!!! For another $30, you could buy TWO cellular Nexus 7’s for the price of one iPad Mini (LTE).

    Yes, you can make an argument that LTE is faster than HSPA+….assuming your carrier has LTE. 3G (HSPA+) has a wider support base at this time, has cheaper data plans, consumes less power on the device and offers enough speed to satisfy most consumers! When you factor in the fact that the iPad mini is just shy of being double the price, the decision is a simple one.

    If you’ve got money to burn, and will buy whatever Apple puts in front of you, I guess the iPad mini was made for you. For the rest of us, the Nexus 7 HSPA+ tablet is the hands-down winner!