Google’s branded Nexus line of smartphones and tablets has garnered popularity for the generally raw, untouched Android software that courses through them. One of the other perceived perks has been pricing, with the Nexus 5 among those fondly remembered for offering great specs and user experience for a mid-range handset price. The Nexus 9 tablet, which was first showcased last fall, covers most bases as far as the Nexus name is concerned, but unfortunately, is priced out of contention for many. For a limited time over at Expansys, though, you can snag the 4G-ready slate for $379.99, which equates to a tidy saving of $220 compared to theusual Play Store asking price.
The Google Nexus 9 tablet includes an NVIDIA K1 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, 2 gigs of RAM and 32 GB of on-board storage. Sure, you don’t get the flexibility of a microSD slot — nor a removable battery, for that matter — but the 8.9-inch, 1536 x 2048 IPS LCD display somewhat repents for these shortcomings.
Through Expansys’ special offer, only the black color option is available. But if you’ve had your eye on this slab for a while, then we’d recommend taking advantage of this deal, even if this particular shade isn’t first on your list. You get 32 gigs of storage for your troubles, and as aforementioned, the device packs 4G LTE off the bat.
Out of the box, the Nexus 9 runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which is another great plus point, and when Android M finally emerges, it’ll be among the first in line for the update.