We've seen every indication a shiny new Nexus 7 is on the way from Google, including retailers clearing out stock of the original tablet at steep discounts. Staples is up today with a price reduction on both 16GB and 32GB versions. It's not a bad price, but there are online deals for less. This does, however, make it look like Staples is making room for a new product – most other brick-and-mortar retailers are sticking to the default price.


These are both the same devices you'd get from Google, but you'll pay a bit less. The 32GB unit is going for $50 below Google Play's price, and the 16GB has a more modest $20 discount. You can pick these up in Staples stores, or have them shipped free. You will probably have to pay a little in tax, though. If you have a Discover card, the ShopDiscover service offers an additional 5% off at Staples.

Not a bad deal, all told. Still, that rumored new Nexus could come along at any time.

[Nexus 7 32GB, Nexus 7 16GB]

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  • sri_tech

    Next gen. nexus 7 is rumored to come this month.

    I would like to see better display (I am not talking about resolution. Personally I dont like the display on nexus 7 though its good for the price) and faster processor (snapdragon pro or 600).

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      ^ this. While I loved the form factor and build of the Nexus 7, I refused to buy it due to the lackluster(in my opinion) screen. This Next generation version seems to remedy that so it'll be a day one purchase for me this go around.

      • Gandalf_Teh_Gray

        What's wrong with the display?

        • Pradeep Viswanathan R

          The initial or at-least couple of N7's were not showing good colors on it.

          • Gandalf_Teh_Gray

            Can't say I've ever had a problem with it aside from a random screen flicker occasionally. The resolution is more than good enough for movie needs.

          • Pradeep Viswanathan R

            it's not the resolution - it was the color reproduction which was lacking on some device - not all. mine i see good colors and

            that's right flickers and screen popping out can still be considered as screen problems.

        • julian

          Color issues, brightness flickering, image retention, screen separation... I suffer from the middle 2. The Nexus 10 (which I also have) is a waaaay better choice in my opinion, even accounting the price diff.

  • Johnnyboy

    This same change happened for Office Depot. Research more IMO

  • WoodyHD

    can they just announce it already! This waiting is killing me

  • tallpaul02

    This happened in the month or two leading up to Google I/O this year too. There were LOTS of slickdeals for the 32GB model with accessories for $200ish.

  • Rice25

    Would someone please tell me? How many Android tablet apps are there right now? I was trying to do a research on that, but I couldn't find any information that have to be with the amount Android tablet apps.

    • mpaliulis

      Hard to count.. Most apps are the same but are formatted differently for tablets and phones depending on what you are using. Google pushes devs to create 1 app vs 2 dedicated apps like Apple.

  • Evan

    MicroCenter is also running the same prices.

  • Ross Keenan

    I want a Nexus 7. I am struggling on holding off to buy the new version. I have this crappy Trio G2 Stealth Pro until it is released.

    • Custnam

      Waiting on the new one also.

  • WaveParticle

    "there are online deals for less"- Can you please point me to any of those?

  • Scott Warner
  • Westieman1

    Just so you know, Staples had an additional $30 coupon (good through today, Sunday, July 21) on their website. Used it yesterday at my local Staples and paid $169 for the 32 Gb version of the excellent Nexus 7. While I would like the additional forward-facing camera and the rumored upgrade to RAM and CPU, I find last year's Nexus 7 with Jelly Bean 4.2.2 just fine. You still have some time to download the coupon and buy it at your local store if you live out west (MT, PT). So check it out. A savings of $80 over the original price and even more than that on the updated version might tempt some of you. Highly pleased with the result!