For over a year now I have been interested in possibly acquiring a small tablet computer. I investigated the Google Nexus 7 and the iPad mini, but neither seemed ideal, for different reasons. The Nexus 7 had wide spread hardware issues and software inadequacies, some of which were never fully addressed. And the iPad mini has sub par tech specs and costs WAY more than it is worth. A few months ago rumors started circulating about an update for the Nexus 7, one which would possibly fix certain issues and improve and expand its capabilities. This update was SUPPOSED to be announced at the Google IO conference in May, but there was no mention of it. Now it looks like the 'Nexus 2 7 inch' will be released at the end of the month, with several nice upgrades over the original. I am still considering The Nexus 7 but now Asus, who manufactures the Nexus 7, has announced the Memo Pad HD 7. This appears to be the same design and specs as the first gen Nexus 7 but with several nice additions, and a significantly lower price. I will be watching closely for articles and reviews as both tablets are released.