Last day: 2013 (second generation) Nexus 7 sees a 10 percent price cut

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Newegg has the newly introduced second generation Nexus 7 for sale, with the sale (via coupon) ending today, Sept. 18.

It's hard to say if there is enough Nexus 7 love to pull people away from the iOS 7 release that took place earlier today, but if so, this deal should do it. Newegg's pricing on the recently released 2013 version of the Google Nexus 7 (made for Google by Asus, as was last year's model) 7-inch tablet (16GB) Tablet for a low $206.99 including free shipping. The coupon, "AFTABLETTEN," expires today (Sept. 18) and is good for 10 percent off the price of a tablet.

Retail price for the device from the Google Play Store is $229. Google is offering free shipping for a limited period of time.

Meanwhile, Newegg has the 32GB Nexus 7, 2013 edition, available for a low $242.99. The same device costs $269 on the Google Play Store, again with free shipping for a limited period of time.

Newegg charges sales tax in Calif., NJ, and Tenn.

The 2013 version of the Nexus 7 is a significant upgrade to the hardware. It ships with Android 4.3, the latest, with a 1920 x 1200 screen resolution that supplies full 1080p. In addition, that adds up to a 323 ppi, just shy of the 326 ppi that Apple has said constitutes a Retina display since the iPhone 4.

It adds a 5MP rear-facing camera (the 2012 edition lacked a rear camera) and a 1.2MP front-facing camera. The addition of the rear-facing camera means that unlike last year's model, Google has not skimped at all on the 2013 Nexus 7 (skimped in order to keep the price down, that is).

Additional specs just emphasize that truth.

The new Nexus 7 also sports stereo speakers, powered by Fraunhofer, who invented the MP3 format.

The CPU is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, running at 1.5GHz. Graphics are ably rendered by the GPU, an Adreno 320 running at 400MHz.

In addition, the 2013 Nexus 7 sports:

GPS
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light

This discount applies to the wi-fi version. Google recently introduced two different LTE models, one which supports the AT&T network, and the other which supports the T-Mobile network