When it was first released last month, the Google Nexus 9 raised a lot of eyebrows by selling at a price far more premium than its predecessor, the Nexus 7 (2013). Then again, it wasn’t surprising that that was the case; the tablet, after all, was a major fundamental upgrade over the Nexus 7 (2013), not to mention coming with a much larger display. While the device got featured in several Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that have since expired, you can still buy the Nexus 9 for less, as it’s now selling for $50 off across the board.
Amazon discounted all Nexus 9 variants by $50 off last week, meaning you can save on Google’s latest Nexus tablet regardless of color option or storage configuration. That makes the base 16 GB version only $349 instead of $399, and the 32 GB version $429 instead of $479. Note that we didn’t mention “connectivity” above – Google previously confirmed that the Nexus 9 will be available with 4G LTE, but that version has yet to hit stores, same with the third flavor, or color option.
Regardless of that fact, and the perception that $50 off a device that costs four hundred dollars and up isn’t much of a discount, a deal is a deal, and $50 off can be considered a nice discount for a device that isn’t even two months removed from its arrival, or launch date. Furthermore, the Nexus 9 can now be considered a full-size, high-end tablet, as opposed to the Nexus 7 (2013), which was marketed as a competitor to the iPad mini in the midrange tablet space. With all that said, we’d advise you to snap up this deal, as it won’t be every day that you’ll be seeing the Nexus 9 selling at such a low price.
But just like your average Amazon discount deal, the retailer isn’t saying how long the Nexus 9 will be on sale; these deals typically are kicked off and ended without much fanfare. But you should know that all available versions are still on stock as of this writing, and that you shouldn’t waste a moment if you believe the Nexus 9 is the tablet for you. It’s no joke to buy a tablet that’s almost twice the base cost of its predecessor, so act now if you want to take advantage of this deal.
What’s the skinny on Google’s Nexus 9? As a reminder for those who aren’t familiar with the Nexus 9’s basics, the tablet comes with an 8.9-inch, 2048 x 1536 Full HD display with Gorilla Glass 3 reinforcement, an NVIDIA Tegra K1 64-bit processor paired to 2 GB RAM, 16 GB or 32 GB internal memory configurations, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.6-megapixel front camera, a 6,700 mAh battery, and, as of the time of its release, Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box; the device now supports Android 5.0.1.
As for its features, or its key selling points, the Nexus 9 now does more than offer unadulterated, vanilla Android out of the box. As it’s an HTC-manufactured device, it comes with the Taiwanese company’s BoomSound stereo technology for its front speakers, as well as a brushed aluminum frame.