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New Nexus 7 priced and dated, £40/$30 pricier than the original

Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet will be landing in the UK on September 13th, according to PC World and Currys, who have also revealed prices for both the 16GB and 32GB model.

The upgraded 7-inch model was revealed by Google last night and immediately appeared on the Play Store for pre-order in the US. Across the pond we were left patiently waiting and wondering about the UK/European price and launch date.

According to PC World and Currys, the 16GB model will be priced at £199 and the 32GB at £239. If you take a look at the original Nexus 7 you’ll notice a £40 price hike on both models, which is a bit of a shame. Of course, the price reflects the much improved hardware used in the new model, including the Full HD display and 5 megapixel camera – we suspect that most of this cost is absorbed by the 7-inch display as Full HD screens in this size aren’t too common and probably cost Google/Asus a fair whack.

Google is yet to reveal UK and European prices and release dates for the new model, so we could see a slight change in either. We suspect that the prices won’t change however, so the Nexus 7 won’t quite be as affordable for some. However, for a device with a class-leading Full HD display and some serious top specs, the new Nexus 7 is still a righteous bargain.

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