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Back to School 2015: Google Nexus 9

August 5, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

A tablet is a great back to school gift, and piece of tech to take with you to college. Often times it’s lighter than your laptop or Chromebook, and can still do a whole lot of the heavy lifting. Especially tablets that are available today. And the Nexus 9 from Google and HTC is the latest and greatest Android tablet around. It also has the latest version of Android with Android 5.1.1. The Nexus 9 has a 8.9-inch display and NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 processor inside, this is the 64-bit model of the Tegra K1. Which makes the tablet great for gaming on. While it doesn’t feature Quick Charge, it should still last you all day long and then some. With this 4:3 display, it’s also great for reading, and studying late at night.

The Nexus 9 is a very lightweight tablet, definitely lighter than carrying your laptop with you to class all day long with all those books. What more could you ask for? It’s great for taking notes on, thanks to apps like Evernote and Google Keep, you can also edit your documents on the tablet thanks to Google Drive as well as Microsoft Office which just launched on Android. And you can get a little bit of gaming in. If the Nexus 9 isn’t enough gaming for you, you could always check out the NVIDIA Shield Tablet, which is actually a bit cheaper than the Nexus 9.

As far as back to school tech goes, you definitely can’t go wrong with the Nexus 9 from Google and HTC. While it doesn’t support a microSD card slot, it does still have plenty of storage space for all of your needs. Google has made the Nexus 9 available in both black and white, and there is also a Bluetooth keyboard available. All of which are listed at the bottom of this post. You can pick it up in 16GB or 32GB models as well as 32GB with 4G LTE.