The Nexus 9’s display is an 8.9″ screen that has a 2,048 x 1,536 resolution, which just so happens to be the same resolution as the iPad Air 2. However, the Nexus 9 uses an IPS LCD display, whereas the iPad Air 2 uses a Retina screen. The screen is incredibly bright, and it’s made from Gorilla Glass 3 so it is highly durable and resistant to scratches and cracks.
The Nexus 9 sports Nvidia’s Tegra K1 chip, which is one of the first processors for mobile devices that is based on ARM’s 64-bit tech that made it to the consumer market. With Lollipop 5.0, Android now supports 64-bit processing, making the Tegra K1 chip all-the-more important. When the Nexus 9 was benchmarked against other mobile devices, it came out a clear winner by quite a substantial amount in just about every category.
Sure, price isn’t the most important factor to some, but to others, it’s everything. The Nexus 9 follows the ongoing trend set by other Nexus devices by being affordable. The Nexus 9 comes in at $399 for the 16GB model, which is $100 cheaper than its closest rival, the iPad Air 2. And, you’d likely be able to find it at a $349 price range if you really shopped around.
4. Improved Camera
The Nexus 9 follows the growing trend of putting better cameras on tablets. Sure, snapping selfies and shooting scenery with a big tablet isn’t the most convenient thing ever, but now that the Nexus 9 has an 8MP rear-facing and a 1.6MP front-facing, it’s not as pointless to snap pics with your tablet anymore