I finally received mine on Friday after waiting for the pre-order for almost a month. It's my first personal tablet (iPad 2 at work) and my first Android device. I did purchase an iPad Gen 3 for my parents this spring so I know how nice that screen is. I have heard from existing Android users (prior to Android 4.1) that the UI isn't as smooth and polished as iOS. On the other hand, Jelly Bean was supposed to have closed the gap.
I wanted a 7" tablet that was "cheap". I was going to buy a Playbook as it is heavily discounted. However, with the announcement with the Nexus 7, the choice was clear. The lack of cellular radio and a rear camera didn't factor in as I wanted to have a portal computer for my motorcycle trips.
I must say I'm pretty impressed with the Nexus 7 especially considering the price. The screen looks nice and the software runs fast and smooth. Most of the apps I have on my iPhone are available.
There is really only one thing I have noticed about the hardware that I would have liked change; that is it has only one speaker. While watching Netflix, you do notice that the sound is only coming from one side. It's not a big gripe but it would have been nice.
I would recommend it for others though I do miss the integration with my MacBook and Apple TV. However, it is half the price of the cheapest iPad Gen 3.
Sanyo Z700, RX-V1800, DMP-BD35, XBox 360, Apple TV 2, Paradigm Monitor 7, Athena AS-B1, AS-C1, AS-R1