Deal: up to $250 off the excellent Google Nexus 9

Deal: up to $250 off the excellent Google Nexus 9
Whilst you wouldn't know it by looking around most restaurants, you can't really take a mobile device out for a romantic meal, though their needs of battery life and a data connection seem far simpler than a human's. Like any named event in the calendar, tech firms are using the upcoming Valentine's Day weekend as an excuse to throw out some great deals, and we're certainly not complaining. If you'd like to treat yourself or that special person to a shiny new device for Valentine's, you might want to look at the HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet, which is a steal at almost half price. 

We've said it before, but we'll say it again: the Nexus 9 is one of the best tablets ever created, and scored a near-faultless 9.3 in our review. It even matched Apple's impressive iPad Air 2 in most categories, though the Cupertino slab probably shades the Nexus 9 on design. Despite a glut of great features and strong performance, though, the Nexus 9 has struggled to sell -- just like the vast majority of HTC's products over the last few years. 

The price cut, however, could provide a much-needed reprieve. The base-level 16-gig Wi-Fi model can be snagged right now for just $239, equal to its cheapest ever price. Last time it dropped down to such a low cost, stock sold out at lightning speed, so you'll need to move quickly if you wish to avoid (more?) Valentine's disappointment. 

The 32 GB LTE model is down to $349, which is a tidy $250 off the usual cost, and this particular model arrives with a free Logitech keyboard while stocks last. 

All of the details can be seen at the source. The U.S.-only deals, which include 40 percent off all accessories, will run through Sunday.

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source: HTC

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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. applesnapple93

Posts: 315; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

Actually... you're wrong. The Nexus 9 lowest price ever was $199 for black Friday-cyber monday through google store.

2. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

You are right

3. aayushrd

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

where to find this deal? Which website?

4. BobLawblaw unregistered

US only.. Bollox..

5. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I'm not sure I have ever heard "excellent" and "Nexus 9" ever used in conjunction. Even the Android sites dog it for being sluggish and underwhelming. Android Police, 3 months later review: "The Nexus 9 is proof that you can design and equip a product to be as cutting-edge as is practical and still end up with something that is unremarkable, even subpar."

6. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I wanted one till I heard about light bleeding. So figure just wait a bit see what else comes out?

7. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

That, and as powerful as the SoC is, it doesn't run ARM code natively, so the translation process bogs it down if it has to run more than one application. It's a stuttery, laggy mess.

8. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Doesn't the Nexus 9 run the Tegra chipset? I've got the Nvidia Shield Tab with the same chipset, and its mighty quick. No bogging down at all. Very fluid

9. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Yours runs the K1 Tegra (32-bit) , but the N9 runs the K1 Denver.(64-bit), so they're different. The Shield performs much better than the N9 for normal usage, but the N9 is a benchmark beast.

10. tokuzumi

Posts: 1929; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

This isn't on the Play Store. No link provided, so I guess we don't get a deal.

11. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I really do not see the point of Android tablets especially if you have an Android phone. A Windows tablet makes sense to buy because it is a real computer that you can carry with you easily. The Android OS is too limited to really do serious work not to mention the limited number of apps compared to the number of applications available for Windows.

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