02
May
$_57

Google still hasn't graced us with a new 10-inch Nexus tablet, which is undoubtedly a bummer. The Nexus 10 is still floating around, though, and you can find one for cheap if you know where to look. Case in point, the N10 is featured in today's eBay deals, and it's only $269.99.

2014-05-02 13_28_15-New Samsung Google Nexus 10 P8110 Android 10_ 16GB WiFi Tablet Black 88727600603

This is a completely new, unopened Nexus 10 – an increasingly rare commodity these days. Most eBay deals for this device are refurbished units. If you go by the original retail cost, you save about $130 here.

The sale goes for the next 20 hours as of this posting, or until all units are sold. The price includes free shipping in the US, but you can pay to have it shipped to most areas of the world.

Nexus 10 (16GB)

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Holy crap, a decent 10" for 270$? That's a pretty hot deal..

  • Rami

    Just received my Nexus 10, very happy with it :)

  • Sean Lumly

    Buyer beware: I have a Nexus 10 and my unit has a pretty serious battery flaw. At around reported 30% battery life, the tablet goes into shutdown with zero warning. This is a somewhat common bug, and I'm not sure if it's limited to certain hardware. As a result I am limited to a very short 4 hours of regular use.

    The battery life has been creeping down over time, and I wouldn't be surprised if it only lasted 1 hour before shutting down without warning in the not-too-distant future.

    • Matthew Fry

      That sucks man. I've not heard of this issue. My N10 has been happy since Kit Kat. No random reboots, stutters, halts, and no battery drain issues. Have you tried loading a PA or CM rom to see if that makes a difference?

      • Sean Lumly

        Thanks, man, it could be worse. I'm glad that this seems to be somewhat isolated. I still get plenty of use out of the device, just not mobile use! I haven't tried another ROM, but it sounds like a very good idea, and one worth checking out. I would be very happy for a fix!

        • Bruce

          Custom kernel would probably help more than a rom

          • Sean Lumly

            Thanks! I'll try that. I'm likely to move on to the Note 4 (assuming the specs are what I want), so it would be a good opportunity to mod some of my devices.

      • http://geeknizer.com Geeknizer

        Mine is all good.

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      Could be faulty unit/battery or a simple aging

    • GraveUypo

      yeah... batteries get old.
      just bought my second phone a new battery because the old one was doing exactly that. it didn't last 1/5 of what it originally did in 2011

      • Sean Lumly

        It wouldn't bother me so much if the battery indicator was functioning normally -- the device would report what was left in it, and would give some sign of warning when the level was getting low. But my Nexus 10 seems to go from 30% battery to 0 without warning and shut down forcing me from whatever task I was doing. It's pretty annoying.

        In any case, I now look enviously at Galaxy S/Note owners that get to purchase a $12 battery and breath new life into their devices. I was dubious about sealed in batteries, and this has all but killed my interest in devices with this quality. Give me a replaceable battery any day of the week (though I don't know of any 10" devices with user-replaceable batteries)...

        • GraveUypo

          the battery i replaced would go from 80% straight to 50%, and then from 35% to 15%, and died at 7% or something. it was awful.
          not to mention it was getting kinda puffy (inflating) so i was worried it could explode sometime soon.

          • Sean Lumly

            Beware of puffy batteries! :D

  • rogue3

    For a two year old tablet, this seems pretty expensive. I know it's 10" and I know it's a Nexus, but is's an *old* Nexus. $269 should be the base price for this and a good sale price should be at or under $200.

    • http://www.twitter.com/dsilinski Darren

      Not to mention that it's practically at the end of its update cycle. It might get one more major Android update and that's it. Yeah, I know you can root it and flash it but that's not for everyone.

      • David Gabel

        Not only that but a brand new Nexus 7 (2013/refresh) is $269 from Google Play for the 32GB wifi version. As much as I like the 10, it's still not worth that much at this point. I feel getting an Asus TF line 10 inch model or a 10 inch Galaxy Tab to be a better unit to go for unless one absolutely -has- to have a Nexus 10.

  • remister

    I am still waiting for the 32GB one.

  • David Hart

    So to someone who bought this on day one, how has it aged?

    • Matthew Fry

      Still going strong. Screen is still bright and beautiful, battery is still pretty good. It's still speedy (but I use Action Launcher which is pretty lightweight). I haven't played many graphics intensive games on it but it chugs a bit on Shadowrun Returns (if that's any help). There's an xposed mod for forcing the translucent status bar which, as far as I can tell, has no impact on performance or battery life.

      As far as emulators go, Retroarch runs great and everything up to PSX is at full framerate but don't expect any fullscreen shaders to work. There's just too many pixels for the little GPU.

      The device had a rocky start with a lot of never acknowledged software and driver issues but we got the video driver fixed and the software has been pretty solid since KK.

      • http://geeknizer.com Geeknizer

        i use Google now launcher and there's no lag anywhere.

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      I say it's fairly good, but the lack of RAM certainly has its downsides, and some games may not run well, though the powerful Mali GPU can handle GTA San Andreas at almost maximum settings at stable FPS, which is nice

      Chrome, in the other hand, is a headache to use on this thing. And the tablet itself may be Maggy from time to time, let alone the homescreen redrawing.

      With moderate usage I can get to anywhere between 6 and up to 9 hours of screen time, heavy gaming can of course kill it much faster than that. But it gets me through the whole day at university, which is more than enough for me, Nexus 7 obviously would die by the last lessons.

      If you can you could grab one now, but you should be aware if a possible gen2 coming out anywhere between July and November

  • Ed Elliott

    im sure its still a good tablet but as rogue3 said it seems pretty expensive and quite a few arguably better tablets have come out since its release. Plus whos to say after the next 2 os updates or so itll be updated any further? i have a feeling google will pull the only 18 month or 2 year or however long the support is for card like they did with the galaxy nexus

  • Manya3084

    I've had mine day 1 and use it everyday. Still working great. Had no issues with it and using omni ROM with muliti window has really opened the experience.

  • Tom

    Buyer beware, Google doesn't update devices after 18 months.

    Read this first: https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/4457705?hl=en&rd=1

    • Stylus_XL

      Not the whole truth - Google doesn't guarantee to update the *OS*, but core apps will continue to receive updates through the Play Store.

    • firesoul453

      The important updates will be in the apps, but beyond that if your that worried then just install cyanogenmod

  • Anfronie

    I was not impressed by the nexus 10 :/

  • Lawrence Truitt

    amazon has Nexus 10 for $255. Not the 2014

    • asdakkkkkeeeed

      Cheapest i see is about $340 from a third party seller

  • st

    Bummer, i checked yesterday and today but the price seems to be US $324.99 and not $269....