iPad Air 2 vs. Nexus 9: design, specifications, price




In mid-October tablet market with two new devices. With a difference of one day Apple and Google presented their new products – Air iPad 2 and Nexus 9 . Try to understand what these tablet strengths.


Unlike competitor iPad Air to create a portable, and its unibody enclosure made of anodized aluminum is very durable. The new Apple tablet was the thinnest in the world – its thickness of only 6.1 mm. Google release product, such results can not boast, it the same figure of 7.95 mm. Nexus 9 wearing a plastic housing with metal frame.

Weight gadgets at almost the same, despite the fact that the iPad display more – 437 grams with 9.7 inches at the iPad Air 2 versus 425 grams with 8.9 inches of the Nexus 9.


Apple traditionally does not disclose details relating to the technical characteristics of their devices. We only know that the power of the new 64-bit processor in the iPad Air A8X 2 increased compared with its predecessor by 40%.

But Google willingly shares information processor NVIDIA Tegra K1, as well as those of competitors – 64-bit, four-core, 2.3 GHz, 2 GB of RAM. Enter a 64-bit processor is not accidental – together with the tablet was announced operating system Android 5.0, which is optimized to work with 64-bit processors.

By tests devices are performance leaders in the market. The remarkable fact: the two models do not support cards microSD, but if in the case of the iPad Air 2 is justified (users are offered versions with 16, 64 and 128 GB of internal memory), then with the Nexus 9 is not entirely clear (only 16 or 32 GB of choice ).


About diagonal mentioned above, now about quality. Screen resolution of these tablets the same – 2048 x 1536 pixels. But due to the smaller screen Nexus 9 has a greater pixel density. Naked eye, the difference is not visible – the image on both look bright and juicy. But the iPad Air 2 received another distinct advantage – anti-glare coating. That is, the device can be safely used both indoors and outdoors.

Apple has for several years adheres to standard – 10 hours of surfing over Wi-Fi and video viewing. The new model – is no exception. It is this standard was the starting point for the competitors who are trying to keep up with the “apple” tablets. 9 Nexus is no exception, it works with heavy use of 9.5 hours.

Fingerprint scanner and sound

iPad Air 2 got a fingerprint scanner, with which you can lock the device, so that no one accidentally got access to important information. Also, this scanner restricts purchases in online stores and applications. Thus, the child will not be able to buy expensive software without your knowledge. In Google tablets such function is not.

But Nexus 9 boasts stereo speakers on the front panel BoomSound typical for modern smartphones HTC. Speakers at the new iPad is traditionally located on the bottom.
Operating System and Software

In the issue of the operating system and applications on the edge of the iPad Air with iOS 8.1. And although the new Nexus will offer users a new edition of Android 5.0, on a piece of software is leading App Store. Many applications for Android tablet made ​​much worse than analogues for iOS.

At the start of sales of the minimum version of iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi, 16 GB) will cost $ 499, and the maximum modification (LTE, 128GB) – $ 829. Russian online stores already offer to buy iPad Air 2 on pre-order for 24 490 rubles. 9 Nexus will cost $ 100 cheaper – $ 399 for the version with 16 GB and Wi-Fi.

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