With yesterday’s announcement of the HTC-made Nexus 9 and today’s announcement of the iPad Air 2, we now have to decide which tablet to preorder tomorrow. Neither has a slot for memory expansion, the TouchID on the iPad won’t get much use, same goes for the camera so let’s get those out of the way. Ok, maybe for Google Hangout or Skype but not often. The iPad is thinner at 6.1mm compared to Nexus at 7.95mm. The single-core of the Nexus can nearly match the Mac Pro. If true, that’s quite impressive! Battery life for both will be around 9 hours and those test numbers won’t be available by tomorrow. That’s where you come in!
iPad Air 2
camera: 8MP rear
display: 9.7 inch
colors: Silver, Space Grey, Gold
WiFi: 16GB $499, 64GB $599, 128GB $699
LTE: 16GB $629, 64GB $729, 128GB $829
The iPad Air 2 now has iPhone’s slo-mo video capability along with TouchID fingerprint sensor allowing you to unlock and make purchases through Apple Pay.
64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor 192-core Kepler GPU
camera: 8MP rear and 1.6 front
display: 8.9 inch
colors: Indigo Black, Lunar White, Sand
WiFi: 16GB $399, 32GB $479
LTE: 32GB $599
The Nexus 9 will be the first device to run Android Lollipop (Android 5) and will feature front facing stereo speakers with HTC’s BoomSound technology. For those that need a keyboard, you can purchase Keyboard Folio that can “magnetically” attach to the tablet.
What do you think? Share your opinion and help us decide!