I am Rob, a linux mint kde enthusiast. I have a rooted Nook tablet that I have been quite pleased with but am interested in gadgets in general. The Nexus 7 looks to be a good bargain in tablets. Any advice on 8 vs 16 gb purchase given no SDC option? My 16gb SDC slot on my tablet is barely used with 50 ebooks and 5 or so downloaded albums/playllists from MOG. I hope to use Nexus 7 w/ bluetooth in my car to play downloaded playlists as I do with my iPod Touch. I live in the woods where cell phones don't work so I have no data plan. Thus I use downloads to play music and internet radio programs recorded in Tunein Pro.