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HTC Nexus 9

HTC Nexus 9

from  $349.99+
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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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The Nexus 9 is the first tablet to run Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop, and it shines because of it. Its design might not be worth writing home about and the speakers up front leave a bit to be desired, but the combination of Lollipop and NVIDIA's powerful K1 chipset make it a serious contender (and a no-brainer if you're into fast and frequent software updates).

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Pros
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop runs like a dream
  • Material Design face-lift is warm, welcoming
  • K1 chipset is plenty powerful, despite benchmark oddities
Cons
  • Screen is solid, not jaw-dropping
  • BoomSound speakers not as good as M8's
  • No expandable memory

Reviews

84
 
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Critic Reviews 10

87
 
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User Reviews 9
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Specs

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
8.922
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes
Form factor
Operating system
Screen size
Storage type
Camera (integrated)
Tablet
Android
8.922
Internal storage
Yes

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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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85
 

User Reviews

80
nanders
Buggy software. Memory leaks and force closures. Not recommended!
70
justonelife
I got it on the first, I made me sad and was not impress with the system. I...read more
90
tlw030
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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