Best Buy gives you at the least, $100 on a tablet trade in for the Nexus 9

Best Buy gives you at the least, $100 on a tablet trade in for the Nexus 9
Trade in a working tablet, and Best Buy will give you a minimum $100 toward the purchase of the Nexus 9. If the tablet is in working condition with no cracked glass, you will receive a $50 Best Buy gift card and a $50 discount coupon good toward the purchase of the Nexus 9. The big box retailer is offering the 16GB version of the stock Android tablet with Wi-Fi connectivity only, for $399.99 in black or white.

The 32GB Wi-Fi only Nexus 9 is priced at $479.99 and can also be purchased in black or white. The 32GB 4G LTE + Wi-Fi version of the Nexus 9, in black only, can be pre-ordered for $599.99. These prices do not reflect the minimum $100 you will receive for your trade.

There are some tablets that are excluded from the deal, like the Nook, or any other e-reader. The Nexus 9 is built by HTC and features an 8.9-inch screen and a NVIDIA Tegra K1 CPU under the hood. 2GB of RAM is on board and a 6700mAh battery keeps the lights on. The rear-facing camera is 8MP, while the camera that adorns the front of the slab is 1.6MP. And of course, Android 5.0 is pre-installed.

If you have a tablet that you are looking to get rid of, why not use it as a trade in at Best Buy, and save yourself at least $100 toward the Nexus 9? The deal is good through November 29th.

source: BestBuy via DroidLife

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Nexus 9
  • Display 8.9" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.6 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra K1, Dual-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 6700 mAh



1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not worth $400 especially with a Tegra K1 chip.

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

It's worth far more than an iPad.

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Worth more than buying a ipad you mean Scott.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Wow a sentence from Gadget that's actually understandable.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22273; Member since: May 28, 2014

I agree with Scott. This beats the iPad, hands down.

5. Rydsmith unregistered

I honestly don't understand how, and that's coming from someone with an LG G Pad 8.3. There are significantly less tablet optimized applications within the Android ecosystem and though it might have this super strong CPU due to the K1 chip, when this is the one of two devices on the market in a world saturated primarily Samsung tablet (with regards to Android) you won't actually see applications that take advantage of this gain in power. So, please explain to me how this "beats the iPad, hands down."

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22273; Member since: May 28, 2014

Not that I have to explain anything to you: Better screen(pixel density) Better CPU More customization More features(NFC, takes more advantage of Bluetooth capabilities than the iPad) Better camera in low light situations due to flash Software doesn't break device All the iPad has going for it is apps. If apps are everything to you, that's fine. But there's more to a device than just apps, especially when the software is as buggy as the latest versions of iOS.,Apple-iPad-Air-2/phones/8926%2C8948 But that's just my opinion. I could care less about yours. Do your own research.

7. Rydsmith unregistered

But it's not an opinion when you state "this beats the iPad hands down" you are stating a fact. While the specs on paper may look amazing they mean nothing when the overall experience is greater on the competition. CNET's prizefight selected the iPad over the Nexus 9 due to various reasons but primarily the app selection and user experience; especially with the change to a 4:3 aspect ratio and the non-Snapdragon processor (that is pretty much the norm in Android phones). To say the screen is better is rather subjective as they both have 1536 x 2048 resolution with the Nexus 9 only having a higher PPI due to the size of screen. The customization and features are areas that the Nexus 9 does have, but the question becomes the use and practicality of them and whether that makes the device "better" than the other. Samsung devices have a lot of features but a lot of them are mostly just bloat. I could say that the ability to have 16, 64, or 128 GB memory (compared to 16 and 32 GB)makes the iPad Air 2 better thus beats the Nexus 9 hands down. So you've given subjective reasoning for why it is better but nothing concrete as to what makes it better. If we are to say that the iPad offers a better tablet experience than the Nexus 9; that would be a fact due to better app optimization and more apps that support and properly use the iPad's resolution and power as opposed to the Nexus 9. And seriously, better low light a tablet? If that is your make or break on a device no wonder you're backwards enough to ride Blackberry like you do.


Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

CNET don't know tech all the people on there are clueless, it depends on the user not the price,I'm a tech person I could care less about how something cost or how it looks ,I only care about what I can and can't do with the software, and Apple's software is to restricted for me, its funny people for apple always talk about apps on apple devices when they limited and don't give me it works all the time when I seen first hand people ask me to fix their iPhone when they having problems with it,no device is perfect but I'll rather have one I can use the way I like instead of you can only do this.

12. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, I'm too lazy to argue all the points, but I think that being able to add inexpensive expandable storage on the fly with the Android tablet is a more valuable point than built in non upgrade-able over priced storage space. My wife got me something like the item in the above link and I love it. I'm going to buy a few more and store all sorts of goodies on them. Also, your statement is just as invalid as the individual you responded to. When it comes down to it the user experience is based off of individual opinions and expectations. For me to say in my initial statement that it's worth more than an iPad is me saying I'd spend more money on it than an iPad. I assume the same goes for meanestgenius. Android devices in general will always be worth more to me than iDevices because in my experience, I dislike iPads/iPhones. I do not find iOS to be all that intuitive, and I've already grown accustom to the Android user interface. Further more, I could make a prediction about the future of both devices and say that judging from past examples the latest iPad will only be relevant for a year before it starts to suffer performance issues. Updates to iOS tend to hinder older devices so I could say that even if you enjoy your iPad now, there's a pretty good chance that within a year, you'll be hit with some rather unfortunate performance issues or ill-functioning software. I've made this case time and time again, both Android and iOS are improving, but Android improvements also have positive impacts on older hardware, iOS updates only improve the latest and greatest because Apple will not future proof their devices. Well, agree with me, or disagree with me. That's my train of thought. What say you?

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

"Well, I'm too lazy to argue all the points," Aka I have no real counterclaim. You and meanestgenius were scored, him especially for trying to pass off an opinion as a fact. Now watch as the two of you try to dance around it.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22273; Member since: May 28, 2014

The illiteracy displayed by some on this site, especially Mxyzptlk here, never ceases to amaze me. Perhaps you should have someone read to you what it is I posted and then have them explain it to you.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22273; Member since: May 28, 2014

Did you see me say that low light was my "make or break" on any device? Try not to put words in others mouths, it makes you look foolish, Rydsmith. If I feel the Nexus 9 is a better tablet due to anything I've said, what business is it of yours? Those are my reasons, whether you care to agree with them or not. The are of practical use for me, and isn't that the point when I would be the one spending my money on the device? Whenever someone feels that something is better, it's ALWAYS their opinion. However, the FACT that the latest iterations of is buggy as HELL is enough all by itself to sway me to another product other than one running such a limited OS as iOS. That's another FACT, by the way. iOS is extremely limited in its user experience. CNet is HORRIBLE concerning tech. For you to use them as an example is flat out foolish. EVERYONES reasons for choosing something over another is subjective, which is why I stated its MY OPINION. You don't like my choice, see if I give two rats scrawny butts. Your reasons and response is NO BETTER than mine. And since you want to add BlackBerry to the mix, the Passport is much more superior product to the iPhone, and it doesn't BEND. For you to be an Android guy but feel the iPad is the best when it comes to tablets is an embarrassment to the Android community. No wonder you flip flop the way you do.

9. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

The Nexus 9 isn't without fault though He's an Android guy and still says the iPad is the gold standard for tablets. His cons for the Nexus 9 Embarrassing build quality. K1 Denver still lags at times. Worse battery life compared to iPad. Web browsing is better on the iPad. Nexus 9 is great but it could have been so much better.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It could have been way better. They hit the home run with the 2013 N7 so why they couldn't go that route with the N9 is beyond me. The N9 is too expensive for the cons listed above.

4. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Wish I could trade my nexus 7 2012, lol

8. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Good deal if you have an old android tablet, I think is worth the trouble. But I have an IPad air and I believe the air is better than the nexus 9,

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I disagree with you but I applaud your approach as to not come off as offensive and idiotic. For that, I will give you +1

16. Furbal unregistered

I'd agree and I'm an android man through and through for phones. My air 2 is a much more interesting device than any android tablet I've had. Still own a nexus 7 2013 Lte but never use it.


Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

IPad is for people who are not tech savvy like a new born baby eating Gerber food.

13. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

As galanoth pointed out above, the Nexus 9 is basically another half-baked POS from HTC. Embarrassing build quality. K1 Denver still lags at times. Just these two factors say "skip it". Then there is the excessive heat problem to add to this. Unless you are a developer and need Android L 64-bit now, it is better to wait for a chip that is not based on old Transmeta technology that benchmarked well but lagged like crazy in real world usage. Maybe HTC will improve the build quality, but by that time, the market will have moved on to better things. Something like the Nokia N1 is much more appealing, especially in the "value for money" category.

15. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

I'm so intrigued by the N1. Wishing for it to come to the US. And only $250.

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I so want the clean nexus stock interface... but that price just keeps getting more and more tempting.

19. imnotascammer

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

For all those people complaining that K1 Denver still lags.. Is there a device that does not? Even your mighty iPad does. Duh? And just before you say no.. remember that Liars go to hell. On topic: This sounds a nice deal.

25. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Just read all the reviews and the forums instead of being ignorant. The K1 chip that the Nexus 9 uses is prone to strange lags and stutters because it is based on Transmeta-like technology (dynamic code translation) which is well known for this type of behavior. This is not just lag like many people are used to, but weird lag like screen updates tearing, apps that don't draw the UI at a uniform rate, etc. Basically Nvidia's mobile division is showing once again they can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. All Nvidia has to do is take a 20mm ARM v8 processor and bolt on Maxwell and they'd have a solid winner. But instead they try to re-invent Transmeta and end up with a chip with strange problems... just like Transmeta.

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