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Google/HTC Nexus 9

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Posted: October 26, 2014

From the moment it was announced, rumors spread quickly about the raw performance power packed into the HTC-made Google Nexus 9. As it turns out, the speculation was very much warranted. The Google Nexus 9 sports a sleek, premium design, with a diamond-cut metal edging wrapped around an alluringly thin body. The front bezels are also pleasantly thin, and the soft-touch backing feels great. The Nexus 9 may just be the most attractive Google tablet to date. For the productivity-minded crowd, an optional magnetically attached keyboard is also available.

The real story of the Nexus 9, of course, is the hardware packed under the hood. Featuring a 2.3-gigahertz 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 chipset, 192-core Kepler graphics chip and two gigabytes of RAM, the Nexus 9 is blazing fast. The new Android Lollipop interface takes full advantage of the 64-bit architecture, ensuring the powerful Tegra K1 is utilized to its fullest extent. An 8.9-inch IPS display running at 2,048-by-1,536 pixels tops off the package, and it's a worthy companion to the high-powered internals. The 16 and 32 gigabyte internal storage options cannot be upgraded via external media, but that's a relatively small wart on an otherwise excellent device.

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Google/HTC Nexus 9
 Tablet  Google/HTC Nexus 9
 Rating  Ratings
 OS  Android 5.0
 CPU  Tegra K1 - 2.30 GHz
 Storage  16,32 GB
 RAM  2 GB
 Display  IPS LCD - 8.9 inch
 Resolution  2048 x 1536 px - 299 ppi
 Camera  Front 1.6 / Back 8.0 MP
 Weight  0.42 kg / 0.93 lbs
 Battery life  9.5 hours
 Released  2014-11

 

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