It seems HTC found the pricing sweet spot for the grossly underrated Nexus 9 tablet, which typically costs $400 and up, but is currently marked down by 40 percent for at least the third time in recent months.
As usual, HTC’s Hot Deals have a hard expiration date attached, also depending on limited supplies, so if you’re interested, stop overthinking things, and just get it over with. After all, the cheapest Google Nexus 9 model, coated in black or white, Wi-Fi-capable and 16GB data-accommodating, goes for a measly $239.40, down from $399.
$399 is, of course, the MSRP, which retailers like Amazon slashed on a more permanent basis a long time ago. Still, outside of the manufacturer’s e-store, the lowest you can hope to find the 16GB Nexus 9 is $315 or so.
Meanwhile, HTC charges $287.40 with 32GB internal storage and Wi-Fi connectivity only, and finally, the 32GB LTE-enabled configuration commands a discounted price of $359.40. The savings as far as the two are concerned stand at a cool $192 and $240 respectively, but unfortunately, the high-speed cellular variant is available squarely in “indigo black.”
It’s probably needless to highlight the promotion is a US-only affair, and technically, it should wrap up at 11:59 PM PT on Wednesday, November 4. Especially after the 9-incher’s Android Marshmallow update however, there’s no way inventory will last that long, given the other goodies you’ve been getting since day one: a high-res 2,048 x 1,536 display, Tegra K1 chipset, 2GB RAM, 8MP LED flash rear cam, front-firing stereo speakers, and 6,700 mAh battery.