Boyfriends are hard to buy for, period.  Their tastes change like the wind and it’s hard to keep up with today’s cool new toys.  Further, the coolest toys often come with a hefty price that is out of reach for many of us.  Fortunately, we’ve done the research for you and found a really cool toy we think should definitely be on your short list for hottest boyfriend gift ideas.  We’re talking about a budget tablet that is sure to be a hot item for the holidays.

Why a tablet?  A tablet is a great choice because they have so much to offer and are sure to be the source of endless, portable entertainment for your boyfriend!  The one we have picked is the Google Nexus 7.  Read our review and see if you agree that this may be the perfect gift for your boyfriend!

Boyfriend Gift Ideas: Google Nexus 7 by Asus

Boyfriend Gift Ideas 2013 Google Nexus 7 Tablet Tilted ViewWhat’s not to like about the new updated Google Nexus 7 by Asus?  It has the world sharpest 7-inch tablet screen at 323 pixels-per-inch, up to a long 9 hours of active battery power, a super-fast quad-core processor with 2 GB RAM, and the world’s most popular mobile OS; Android 4.3 or better.  Take a look at all of its great features.

Boyfriend Gift Ideas Style

  • Google’s Nexus 7 tablet features clean lines, a slim body, a thin bezel, and a soft-touch matte back finish for comfortable viewing in the palm of your hand.
  • Add to that, its light weight and gorgeous LED backlit IPS panel with Corning Fit Glass and your boyfriend may have to just stare at it for awhile before he uses it.


  • With a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro 8064 processor running at 1.5 GHz and 2GB of DDR3LM-1066 RAM, everything runs faster on the Nexus 7.
  • Expect crisp response times, fast power-up times, and great responsiveness from this powerful tablet.


  • You have to prepare yourself for the world’s highest-resolution, 1080p HD, 7-inch, touch screen tablet with a full 1980 x 1200 pixel resolution.
  • The images on this tablet are more vivid than the highest quality photo magazine and text will be sharper than the original printed page.
  • It’s truly a phenomenal experience right in the palm of your hand.
  • The onboard Adreno 320, 400MHz graphics processing unit ensures high-performance, smooth and dynamic rendering of even 3D graphics.

Google Nexus 7 Introduction

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  • The Google Nexus 7 by Asus comes with 16 GB of flash storage (also available in a 32 GB version).

Boyfriend Gift Ideas 2013 Google Nexus 7 Tablet Landscape ViewAudio

  • Not normally a strength of tablets, the Nexus 7 features stereo speakers and Surround Sound by Fraunhofer for fully immersive and high-quality audio.
  • Built-in Volume Boost Technology enhances dialog and music while being easier on your ears.


  • The Google Nexus 7 by Asus comes with two separate webcams; a 1.2 Mega Pixel and a 5.0 Mega Pixel.

Operating System

  • Your boyfriend will appreciate that the Nexus 7 is the first tablet to come with Google’s latest operating system; the powerful Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.  Jelly Bean is fast, fun, and easily customizable to stamp your personalization all over it!
  • And your boyfriend can easily share the tablet with you because each tablet user has their own separate customizable space including your own home screen, wallpaper, apps, storage, and more.
  • If your boyfriend likes to play games, the Google Nexus 7 is great for all the most popular games including Prince of Persia, Asphalt 8, and Riptide GP 2.  You the Nexus 7 built-in sensors to tilt, tap, and touch your way to a win.  Google Play has thousands and thousands of apps to satisfy any tablet-lover’s desires.
  • Don’t forget about your books!  The Google Nexus 7 by Asus gives you access to the world’s largest collection of eBooks, music, movies, and TV shows on Google Play.

Network Connectivity

  • You will always be connected with the latest dual-band wireless 802.11bgn connectivity and Bluetooth 4.0.  Optional 4G LTE models are also available.


  • Asus offers a 1-year limited warranty on the Google Nexus 7 by Asus in their North American market.


  • This tablet’s powerful battery, gives you an average usage time of about 10 hours with up to 9 hrs of active use.Boyfriend Gift Ideas 2013 Google Nexus 7 Tablet Full View


  • 1 – USB 2.0


  • The Google Nexus 7 by Asus weighs in at a lightweight 10.24 oz. and measures a compact 7.87 x 4.49 x 0.34 inches.

Boyfriend Gift Ideas Pros

  • Fast, lightweight, and compact
  • Great value
  • Super-bright screen
  • Good for gaming


  • No SD slot
  • Tablet max sound volume too low
  • Touch screen can be quirky
  • No HDMI out

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