By Alexandra Burlacu | Jul 22, 2012 09:18 PM EDT
Google's Nexus 7 tablet has set off to a very impressive start, but issues have already started to pile up. According to some reports, users who did manage to get their tablet complained about problems with the display.
Considering that the tablet costs just $199 for the 8GB model and $249 for the 16GB model, the fact that it has some issues does not come as much of a surprise. The display, however, is an essential part of any tablet, be it expensive or not. Here's a roundup of the most persistent complaints:
According to Devindra Hardawar of Venture Beat, at times the touch screen does not register inputs while dealing with data-intensive operations such as syncing with several apps from a phone or updating several apps simultaneously.
Meanwhile, Geek.com's Ryan Whitwam reported that playing graphics-intensive games on the Nexus 7 caused the touch response to fail consistently on parts of the screen. Whitwam recommended turning the screen off and back on to fix the issue. On the other hand, these issues may be addressed with a future software update, but some users are also reporting hardware problems with the tablet's display.
PocketNow posted images of a Google Nexus 7 with a backlight issue, while AndroidAuthority and several others reported that the displays on some units are not properly attached. The screens on some units are reportedly not screwed in properly, which causes them to come out of the tablet's plastic bezel and creak when touched. Some users reported fixing this issue themselves, but if you decide to do so remember that it's at your own risk. Other users reported issues with dead pixels. You can always return the tablet and get a different one if you are experiencing such issues. Still, considering the units are rather difficult to find, it may take a while to get a replacement.
Leaving such complaints aside, many people who finally got their Nexus 7 tablets this week seem very satisfied with their new gadgets. From what people are posting online, it seems the vast majority are very happy with their purchase and have not experienced bleeding issues.
The Nexus 7 is the hottest tablet these days, and issues or not, it raises the bar on what inexpensive tablets can and should deliver. It's not top-of-the-line and will not take down Apple's market-leading iPad, but it definitely revolutionizes the low end of the market.
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