The deal is available here, in eBay, with the seller being bluetekusa. As always with eBay deals, we caution users to take a good look at the reseller's rating on eBay. In this case, blutekusa has 50761 reviews with 99.5 percent Positive feedback. With that many reviews, it's virtually impossible to maintain a 100 percent rating, so it would seem blutekusa is a solid reseller.
We've featured blutekusa in prior deals.
Much of the hardware specifications around the 2012 version of the Google Nexus 10 tablet are just plain average. What was not, at least for 2012, average is the startlingly good display resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels for the screen. That means that the device, which sports a 10.1-inch display, far exceeds the PPI that Apple advertises for its 9.7-inch iPad tablets (including the new and upcoming iPad Air) which run at 2048 x 1536.
Sales tax is added only for New York state residents.
Apparently, these devices will ship with Android 4.2 pre-installed. Buyers need fear not; the device will receive an Android 4.3 upgrade, possibly as soon as you open the package, connect to a WiFi network, sign in with your Google account, and ask it to check for a ROM update.
The Nexus 10 joined its smaller brother, the Nexus 7 last year, when Google expanded its Nexus line of products to tablets. The Nexus 7 line was eventually expanded to include cellular versions, but not so, the Nexus 10. Nexus devices are sold with stock Android and with no UI layer or OEM additions, but just pure Android.
We expect, since Google recently upgraded the Nexus 7 to a 2013 model, that Google will soon release a Nexus 10 upgrade. We'd also expect that Google -- or rather Samsung, the actual manufacturer of the device -- will not opt for a higher resolution, but we would expect to see significant changes in terms of performance, with a better processor. Last year's model sported 2GB of RAM, so we aren't expecting a specification change there, either.
The sale says that there is a limited quantity of devices sold, with only 19 sold at the time of this writing.