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The Google Nexus 7, a good alternative to the iPad?

Google's new Android (Jelly Bean) powered 7" tablet has caused quite a stir in tech circles, with some even referring to it as 'the post-PC device for the rest of us'. While it remains to be seen if it can capture the imagination of the general public quite so completely as the iPad, it certainly seems to be off to a fine start.

The new TV commercial positions the device as a discovery and entertainment tool, somewhat different from many of Apple's iPad TV spots that highlight content creation. This is quite a smart move on Google's part. A 7" screen, especially one with a fairly narrow 16:10 aspect ratio isn't really optimal for content creation. It will be interesting to see how Apple tackles this challenge, should it decide to go ahead with the much rumoured 7.8" iPad mini. Will it also position the smaller iPad differently?

We've long held the opinion that a smaller iPad would make sense for the education market, but we are yet to be totally convinced that it's right for the larger tablet market. Perhaps one size simply doesn't fit all, perhaps we'll see larger and smaller tablets over the coming years?

What are your thoughts on the Nexus 7 and smaller screen tablets in general. Let us know in the comments below.