Google Nexus 7 price drop thanks to release of 32GB

By Daniel Chubb - Oct 25, 2012

It wouldn’t come as a surprise to see Google’s Nexus 7 drop in price for lower storage options, which is thanks to more space always being welcomed and a new 32GB Nexus 7 about to see a release date. The 8GB and 16GB options were launched around the same time and we’ve taken a look at the prices in local UK stores, and also had some feedback from PR readers in the US and UK in regard to the Nexus 7 price.

In the UK we’ve seen a number of retail stores pushing price cuts, and this includes the likes of Comet and Curry’s (under the same group as PC World). You can now pick up the 16GB Nexus 7 from just under £180 in the UK, which is a 10 percent price drop and further signals the new 32GB model arriving pretty soon. Any larger storage or new Nexus 7 model would obviously devalue older/smaller storage options.

Tesco are a popular UK store for electrical goods and at the time of writing they’re pricing the 16GB Google Nexus 7 at £189, which is still a little cheaper but could soon drop further once the 32GB model is released. The United States is telling a different story to the UK, which might not see a price drop right away but some stores are making mistakes with the 32GB release date.

We previously reported that one store already sold a 32GB Google Nexus 7, which had been priced at $249 and is equal to the current 16GB price. We’ve also seen how the 32GB Nexus 7 will seem like a better buy when compared to the iPad mini, which is due to people looking at specs rather than so-called “build quality“. Nexus 7 vs. iPad mini, where do you stand with these two options?

You can expect prices to drop soon for the 16GB Nexus 7 in the US, just like in the UK, so if you spot some price cuts then share the details in the comments. If you were thinking about purchasing a cheaper 16GB Nexus 7, then we’d recommend waiting a little longer to see how the 32GB is priced.

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  • D.K.

    Is Google going to help the people who just brought the 8GB Nexus 7 less than 2 months ago?

  • Wee Mug

    Been stressin all day about this. Got so scunnered about it. Now time for dinner…

  • Wee Mug

    Wheres that Tesco receipt? 16 g is goin back cos theres no anti mug app out there!Goos hunting everyone…

  • Wee Mug

    Suppose all forms of technology are superceded -even robot Roy Batty-Rutger Hauer was retired at the end of Blade Runber cos he only had a 5 year life span n was only 16G

  • Wee Mug

    16 g currently £190 in Tesco- got a tenner off but now feel like a mug cos I really didnt do my homework n research launch date for the 32G version. Also found out later that Currys are selling same model for£170. They have reduced price by 30 quid in a mere 2 weeks! A sure sign that Big Guy 32 G is on the way. Anyone know if 32 G will be 3 G networked?

  • Jay

    Just went to PC world and they had a sticker for a 32gb version for £199, thought it was a bit weird but I think it’s coming.

  • andy p

    I’ve just seen the 32gb on a stock list in a currys pc world store priced at 199.00

  • Tim, London, UK

    I’ve always been a huge fan of the Apple brand; iPhone, iPad, iMac and Air. Now thinking of getting a 7″ tablet. There’s no chane of me buying the iPad Mini. The nexus 7 32GB, hopefully at £199, will be a great purchase. Significantly cheaper than the 32GB Mini, with a faster processor and higher screen resolution. There’s nothing new or exciting in the Mini design that warrants the extra spend. A global recession demands function over form and besides I actually quite like the design and build quality of the nexus 7!

  • djrabes

    Still £199.99 in ASDA for the 16gb

  • ZeoN

    £170 for 16gb now at PC WORLD/HMV etc

  • danny_gme

    32 GB Nexus 7 at $250 > Ipad Mini 16GB at $329