The Google Nexus 7 may be one of the cheapest decent tablets around, with a starting price of just $199. But what if you only need one for a week?
First, these are introductory prices. Eventually a Nexus 7 will cost $2 per day and its 10 inch sibling will run $3 per day.
Second, and more importantly, you can’t just rent the tablet. XCom wants you to take those rates onto the price of a MiFi rental.
The company offers mobile hotspot rentals to international travelers for about $15 per day. So if you happen to be visiting a country where your normal hotspot or mobile wireless solution doesn’t work… and you don’t want to lug your laptop, XCom’s solution might make sense. But clearly this isn’t a deal for everyone that just wants to try out a Google Nexus tablet without committing to buing one.