Compare the spec of Google Nexus 7 and Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora II (Aurora 2)

Google announced its tablet Nexus 7 today. Nexus 7 will be made by Taiwanese company Asus. Here is the comparison between Google Nexus 7 and Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora II ( Aurora 2 ).

Tech Specs
SCREEN

7” 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi)
Back-lit IPS display
Scratch-resistant Corning glass
1.2MP front-facing camera

SCREEN

7” 1024×600 HD display (200 ppi)
Back-lit IPS display
Scratch-resistant Corning glass
2.0MP front-facing camera

WEIGHT

340g

Weight

340g

MEMORY

16 GB internal storage
1 GB RAM

Not Expandable

MEMORY

16 GB internal storage
1 GB RAM

Expandable (up to 32GB by micro-SD card)

BATTERY

4325 mAh (Up to 8 hours of active use)

BATTERY

3700 mAh (Up to 6 hours of active use)

CPU

Quad-core Tegra 3 (ARM Cortex-A9) processor

CPU

Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 processor

SIZE

198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm

SIZE

198.5 x 120 x 9.9mm

WIRELESS

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth

WIRELESS

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

USB

Micro USB

USB

Micro USB

HDMI

No

HDMI

Yes

OS

Android 4 .1 (Jelly Bean)

OS

Android 4 .0.3

FEATURES

Microphone
NFC (Android Beam)
Accelerometer
GPS
Magnetometer
Gyroscope

FEATURES

Microphone

Accelerometer

Magnetometer
Gyroscope

FLASH

Not supported

FLASH

Yes, Hardware rendered

Price

$249.99

Price

$169.99

You can see overall Google Nexus 7 has slight better specs than Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora II . Google Nexus 7 has bluetooth and near-field sensor that Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora II doesn’t have; The big drawback of Google Nexus 7 is that it doesn’t have micro-SD card slot, so you cannot add expandable storage, while Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora II can add up to 32GB expandable storage by micro-SD card. Another big drawback of Google Nexus 7 is that it doesn’t have HDMI port, so you cannot play video on your big screen HD TV. The third big drawback is that Android 4 .1 doesn’t support FLASH any more. So you won’t be able to watch Flash video on many website just like iPad . Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora II, on the other hand, is running Android 4.0.4, and it has a dedicated hardware accelerated version of FLASH that Adobe developed in particularly for AMLogic . In addition, Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora II is about 1mm thinner than Google Nexus 7. Both are pretty much made by the same factory (Ainol used to make OEM product for Asustek). The price difference is $80 – Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora II is $80 cheaper than Google Nexus 7.

Conclusion: If you are willing to spend $60 more, you should go with Google Nexus 7. If you are tight on budget, but still want a high quality product similar to Google Nexus 7, Ainol NOVO 7 Aurora II will be your best bet. If you care about expandable storage or HDMI, or want to use the tablet to watch videos on those popular online video sites, then Google Nexus 7 won’t work, you have to go with Aurora II. To buy Aurora II go to our Aurora II order page.

 

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