I feel like I can’t help damning the Nexus 7 with faint praise. It’s a nicely built tablet, that’s fast enough and has a workable OS. It has a good browser and some good built-in first-party apps. As a general-purpose device it’s hobbled by a small keyboard. It lacks a cellular networking option and a rear camera. As a reading device – possibly its strongest suit – it’s let down by poor font rendering and a sub-retina display.