Googles Nexus 7 is already king of the Android budget tablets, but a recent price cut makes the slate almost impossible to resist. Office Depot just began selling the 7-inch 16GB device for $179.99. Thats $220 less than what youd pay for the iPad mini with Retina Display. The deal is valid through Dec. 21 and applies to both online and in-store purchases. Office Depots discount is $50 less than Googles $229 asking price and about $15 than Walmarts $194.99 deal. The retailer is only selling the black version, however, so youll have to cough up the extra cash through Google if you want the new white edition. MORE: Best Tablets 2013 Googles next-generation Nexus 7 sports a sleeker design and crisper 1920 x 1200-pixel resolution display than its predecessor. This combined with its strong performance and long-lasting battery earns it the title of LAPTOPs Best Android Tablet. The price cut also makes the Nexus 7 a compelling deal when compared to its pricier $229 Amazon Kindle HDX competitor. Best Mobile Products of the Year Apple iPad Buying Guide: Which One is Right for You? Amazon Kindle Fire HDX vs. Google Nexus 7: Which Tablet Is Better? Copyright 2013 LAPTOP Magazine, a TechMediaNetwork company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.