20150122 Hey All, Which Would You Choose And Why

Keith I MyersKeith I Myers2015-01-22 20:59:51-0500 – Updated: 2015-01-22 20:59:51-0500Hey All,
Which would you choose and why? – Looking for a replacement for my 2013 Nexus 7 LTE. 

(Paging +Joseph Hindy and +Adam Outler )Nexus 9 LTE8 votesNvidia Shield LTE19 votesTotal votes: 27
Nexus 9 LTE: Roberto Mezquia Jr, Vito Vizziato, David Wille, MOHAMMED ALMUKAYNIZI, Piyush Rampal, Spencer Kleyweg, Barath Vedant, Ray
Nvidia Shield LTE: Adam Outler, Joseph Hindy, Corey Miecielica, Kevin Nether, Pkmmte Xeleon, Andy Nguyen, Chris Harrington, Jeffrey Young, Ivan Yudhi, Sean Riley, Joe Sterne, Mandi Hobbs, Zack Nebbaki, Kevin Wheat, Brian Buquoi, Siva G, Jonas Ritter, Philip Wingfield, x_X_x_an_intersting_name_x_X_xShared with: Public, Keith I Myers, Joseph Hindy, Adam Outler, Michael Moyer, Roberto Mezquia JrMichael Moyer – 2015-01-22 21:01:45-0500What are you looking to use it for primarily? Joseph Hindy – 2015-01-22 21:03:28-0500 – Updated: 2015-01-22 21:06:22-0500Nvidia Shield Tablet but only because, even at 64 bit, a dual core device seems “underpowered” for me and that makes the Nexus 9 a little not as good lol. Also, sd card slot, slightly smaller size, and better for games should you ever need that.

It’s also literally as easy to root as a Necus (fastboot OEM unlock, fastboot flash recovery, flash SuperSU.zip).

Plus built in stylus and a good folio case make it easy to carry around.

It has some hiccups though and I don’t know what the complaints against the Nexus 9 are. Keith I Myers – 2015-01-22 21:04:36-0500+Michael Moyer – Mainly a consumption and productivity tool. I spend A LOT of time online for work.Sean Riley – 2015-01-22 21:05:45-0500I just don’t like the size of the Nexus 9. It’s a weird middle ground that doesn’t rise to the level of large tablet, but is still too big to bring along everywhere. I have the WiFi Shield and have been impressed with everything other than the standby battery life which could use work. Keith I Myers – 2015-01-22 21:06:57-0500+Joseph Hindy – The MicroSD card is a huge advantage for me especially as there are no 64 GB Nexus 9 tablets (not sure why Google still insists on a 16 GB version).

In all honesty, I do already own a Nexus 9 WiFi but I always carry a few devices with me. Michael Moyer – 2015-01-22 21:07:19-0500+Keith I Myers if it were me, I would go with a chromebook Joseph Hindy – 2015-01-22 21:07:37-0500+Keith I Myers well in that case another pro for the shield tablet = variety. And yeah, the SD card slot is awesome. Keith I Myers – 2015-01-22 21:11:00-0500 – Updated: 2015-01-22 21:11:53-0500+Michael Moyer – Already have a few of those
Edit – Here is what I carry with me daily – https://kmyers.me/current-technology/whats-in-my-backpack/Roberto Mezquia Jr – 2015-01-22 21:12:29-0500+Joseph Hindy I haven’t found hiccups with my N9 except one area… I use my tablet for work so I created a profile just for that… The hiccup I see only happens when I initially switch profiles and it seems to take a bit to get in gear and at cruising speeds… Other than that, lollipop runs flawless for me on it… Keith I Myers – 2015-01-22 21:14:15-0500+Roberto Mezquia Jr – I have a large number of hiccups, even launching the App Drawer at times can lag. Roberto Mezquia Jr – 2015-01-22 21:15:34-0500+Keith I Myers I have the 32gb model if that makes a difference lol… I’m also 100% stock locked etc on it too…Keith I Myers – 2015-01-22 21:19:07-0500+Roberto Mezquia Jr – Same, completely stock. I did unlock the bootloader but I have not done any other modifications (it is not rooted). It is a 32 GB unit. 

I also do not have any background apps that I did not have on my Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 which did not have this problem. Adam Outler – 2015-01-22 21:43:59-0500Nvidia shield. For all the reasons Hindy mentioned, plus since Linus gave them the finger they turned around and are now the most open. Mandi Hobbs – 2015-01-22 22:18:20-0500NVIDA is amazing I want the NExus 9 only because I am partial to Nexus devices but, in the long run i know the NVIDIA is much better for gaming and graphics  😛Corey Miecielica – 2015-01-22 23:56:40-0500Nvidia sounds like a beastKeith I Myers – 2015-01-23 09:24:38-0500Well, I guess the Shield will be my next additionChris Pugrud – 2015-01-23 13:14:14-0500I really like my 9 and I’m considering an LTE 9, but I’l wait to see how you like the Shield.

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