Ahead of the formal announcement of Google on the Nexus 7 II, Best Buy already had the devices up for pre-order by several hours. So we immediately took the opportunity and bought one to review.
As of the moment, the WiFi-only models were available and the 32GB variant was selling at $269.99.
After adding state taxes and recycling fees, the total charge ended up at $297.29. Since we used our GCash AMEX Virtual Card to pay for the purchase, the converted cost was Php13,225.
The unit will be shipped to our US address by end of the month and should arrive in the Philippines by first or second week of August (we’re still not sure how much the international shipping will be but we hope it’s just between Php1k to Php2k). Last time we shipped the old Nexus 7 from the US, we paid just a little over Php1k for shipping to the Philippines.
Watch out for our hands-on impressions and full review by then.