News by Ang Torres on Tuesday November 03, 2015.
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Did you buy a HTC Nexus 9? Probably not, but then not many did. That is actually a shame as it was one of the very best tablets ever made... it just worked on all levels. Considering the Nexus 9 is still barely a year old, it still represents a great buy for those wanting a powerhouse slate, especially now that HTC has reduced the price right down.The device can now be yours for just $287.40 and for that money you will get the 32GB model with Wi-Fi, while for $359.40 you can grab the LTE version with the same storage capacity Sadly, the 16GB Nexus 9 is out of stock, it has been a bargain $239.40.
The earlier Nexus devices often came with quality specs and an affordable price tag, making them something of an underdog. Those products made compromises (such as design and camera) to achieve their market goal, but the new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are different. These are premium devices with slick designs, top specs, high price tags, and no compromise. When discussing the older devices one could dismiss any issues by saying the price point was worth the compromise. However, Nexus now wants to sit at the big table, so we should really judge it as such. So, on to the Nexus 9. Google drafted in HTC to build its new tablet and it goes without saying that the Taiwanese company knows a thing or two about making a sleek product. The Nexus 9 is good looking, especially when placed next to the old Nexus 7, although it is not a paradigm shift next to other aesthetically pleasing slates like the iPad, Galaxy Tab S, or LG G Pad. Front on the 9 looks similar to an iPad Mini, but with only so many tablet designs possible it is an accusation we could level at a bunch of rivals. It has a very familiar Nexus matte finished rear and features brushed metal sides, but comparisons aside it looks like a premium tablet. It is also looking to compete with the very best in terms of specs too. Under the hood there is a 2.3GHz NVIDIA K1, which of course offers 64-bit support and is among the best mobile chips on the market. Surprisingly Google and HTC opted for just 2GB of RAM when most rumors pointed to 3GB, a far cry from the early reports this year (albeit false) that suggested 5GB of RAM. Elsewhere it has an 8MP rear-facing camera with autofocus, BSI and f/2.4 aperture; a 1.6MP selfie camera; dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac; and a 6,700mAh battery.
Ang is currently studying a degree in computer sciences, but makes time for her first love, tech. She has followed mobile trends since first jumping onto the feature phone market in 2004 and is now an unabashed Samsung fangirl.