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The holiday season saw a ton of tablets dip below the coveted $100 mark, but there weren't many of them that were actually worth even that low price. But today you can pick up the 32GB version of the original Tegra-powered Nexus 7 from Newegg for a cool c-note... assuming you're OK with both a refurbished model and a rebate in the form of a $50 prepaid Visa card.

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That's still a pretty good deal if you're willing to jump through the hoops. The going rate for a new 32GB model is $160. Unfortunately this is the old-fashioned mail-in rebate: you submit a code to a Newegg website, mail in your UPC, and receive a $50 Visa card in return. (Why couldn't you just log into Newegg and submit your order number? Ugh.) Adding more hoops, only purchases between now and February 28th are eligible for the free card.

That said, $150 for a 32GB AOSP KitKat tablet is decent, and you can use the rebate to buy a nice case and stand. There's a limit of one rebate per household, and free shipping is available. This would make a decent starter tablet for a child or someone who isn't sold on Android. You aren't likely to find a better deal at retail with the possible exception of the latest Kindle Fire.

Source: SlickDeals

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Fry

    Think I might pick this up for my dad to go along with his moto x. Thanks for the post.

  • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

    Not bad for $100. So happens I *just* sold my 16GB Nexus 7 (2012) for $115 on EBay today. Figured it was close to being worthless when the next crop is released over the next couple months, so might as well sell it to put towards a good 8"er.

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      Y u no get N7 2013?

      • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

        Because the N7 2012 was good enough, and I want 8"

  • slainte

    I picked up two new gen 1 Nexus tablets before Christmas, $99 ea - new. (In store pick up from Gamestop.) I would likely pay $100 for these, but you can keep the rebate New Egg...no thanks. If you are ok with the stupid rebate thing, it a darn good tablet. Better than my Asus Transformer Infinity for sure.

  • bry68

    says jelly bean os 4.1 in pic and kit kat in article which is it from box?

    • TylerChappell

      Companies usually list the Android version the device first came with in the description. It probably does come with 4.1 out of the box, as I doubt Google would go through all the trouble to put KitKat on them before shipping them.

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        Just like when I got my Nexus 10 a month ago it was on 4.2

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