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HTC’s Google Nexus 9 may have just gone on sale this week… but HTC is already selling the tablet for half price… today only.
The Nexus 9 isn’t the best looking tablet on the market, but it’s a pretty solid little device with one of the fastest mobile processors around, a good high-resolution display, and the ability to handle just about any Android app you can throw at it. Oh yeah, it’s also the first tablet to ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop.
HTC is only offering a limited quantity for half-off, so you don’t have long to pick up the tablet for $199.
The HTC website is also a bit wonky — you might not actually be able to complete a purchase right now.
Update: The deal is sold out, but HTC says they’re working on another deal.
In other news, if you’re looking to upgrade from an older tablet, you might also be able to trade it in for $100 or more off the list price of a Nexus 9 if you shop at Best Buy.
Looking for something even cheaper? You can pick up a refurbished 2013 Nexus 7 tablet for just $130.
Here are some of the day’s best deals.
- HTC Nexus 9 for $199 – HTC (today only)
- Trade-in a working tablet (select models) for at least $100 off a Nexus 9 – Best Buy
- Refurb Google Nexus 7 (2013) w/16GB for $130 – Woot
- Refurb Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 w/4G LTE for $180 – Woot
- Refurb Asus Transformer Pad T100 2-in-1 tablet for $260 – Woot
- Refurb HP Slatebook x2 10″ 2-in-1 Android tablet for $300 – Woot
- Refurb Microosft Surface Pro 2 w/64GB + Office 365 Personal for $640 after rebate – TigerDirect
- Refurb Microsoft Surface Pro 2 w/64GB for $550 – TigerDirect
- Refurb LG Lifeband Touch activity tracker for $60 – Newegg
- 50 country and 50 ’70s MP3 albums for $1.99 each – Microsoft Music Deals
- Get Wreck-It Ralph free – Install Disney Movies Anywhere for Android, link to iTunes or Google Play
You can find more bargains in our daily deals section.
“The Nexus 9 isn’t the best looking tablet on the market”
Is that your personal opinion, but you just didn’t feel like saying why?
Or did you have some other incentive to start the article with a negative statement?
How about a statement on something relevant like “is it 64bit?” “does it include a Micro SD card?” Now those would make valid points for or against.
I have already experimented such as it is with an INTEL based Android tablet and have found several incompatible apps…so at this stage not willing to risk it on another unsupported SOC also this is way too expensive for what it is. disappointed in what Google has done compared to value offered by previous devices!
Nexus 9 50% sale was like for about an hour or so. Now it’s $50 off. But the immediate markdown after launch combined with the “mixed” reviews means that N9 is officially a flop. It means that most of the early adopters who paid full price will likely return their N9s once the news gets out, as no one wants to pay for full price when the item is already hitting 50% off. XDA dev will suffer. It’s too bad. Google had a good chance to get some mindshare after the lackluster launch of the iPad Air 2 and Mini 3, and it squandered the opportunity.
Frankly I see the N9 is a bad device, mainly because of small non-expandable storage, so-so screen, and uneven SoC perf (SoC doesn’t run native ARM code). I still consider the 2-yr old Nook HD+ to be a superior device.
Brad gave it a decent review… it is no iPad Air 2, but certainly better than the Nexus 7 in all areas (for twice the price). This might be a fine product for someone who wants a larger android tablet (who specifically does not want ipad or windows). Price it at $300 and it is a much better value.
I saw BestBuy selling the Samsung – Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 – 16GB (2560×1600, snapdragon 800) for $250. I would chose that over the Nexus 9 if I had to buy a 9inch tablet.
One aspect not considered in light of the fire sale is that much of N9’s value lies in its POTENTIAL, which relies in further development (from the vendor HTC). There are still various teething issues, and the K1 using a software layer to do binary xlation will require continuing optimization. The problem here is that with HTC apparently trying to clear inventory because of mixed reviews and negative reception, the N9 would already attain EOL status, and further development would be stalled or stopped altogether. In short, N9 is an (partial) orphan on arrival, with little or no further vendor development, and likewise for third-party (XDA). XDA’s N9 forums were fairly inactive before today (nothing yet in the Android dev subforum), and this won’t help.
Speaking of XDA forums, Nexus Player is getting zero XDA love, with messaging traffic worse than the long-defunct Nexus Q. If hackability is what one values in the Nexus devices, N.Player is already dead. No need to read reviews to know how it will fare.
I really liked how Google left the Chromebox open for modification… I was hoping they might do some of that for Nexus Player. I really like having ethernet and lots of USB3 ports on the Chromebox too. I’m skipping the Nexus Player and am hoping that the Amazon Fire Stick can be rooted to raspberry pi… will not power it on until they have a root exploit.
XDA forums are where I get all my guides for opening devices. God bless them.
OVER priced, UNDERspec’d. my description of Nexus 9;
O; $400 compared to generic 99$ tablet with 16 GB + SD card even!
U; 16gb MMC (they had this 5 years ago)+ no micro SD, only 2gb RAM, smallish battery… a big overpriced UNDERspec’d letdown
Um, no. Amd’s 64bit platform can run 32bit seamlessly in much the same way as x86_64 runs 32bit applications. And it isn’t going to be a niche platform since arm32 is already hitting the max ram problem exactly like the PC did a couple of years ago so all phones and tablets are going to soon be running arm64 chips.
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