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Nextbook Premium9 review

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There have been many attempts at making a good budget Android tablet, and most companies who have tried to move in that direction have fallen flat on their faces. Many of the failed products were priced to low to even carry halfway decent specs. That is not the case with the Nextbook Premium9. Or at least, the plan is to offer an entry-level option that doesn’t disappoint. With that in mind, what’s the verdict on it as a tablet?

The Premium9 comes with a rather unorthodox 9-inch multi-touch color LCD. It features a native resolution of 1280x800 pixels, which makes it capable of showing standard HD content with ease. Now, if you find that the 9-inch HD screen is worthy of celebration, then go right ahead and celebrate, because the rest of the specs seem to run downhill from there.

There’s a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor to take care of computing duties, and onboard there is 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The built-in camera is fitted with a 2-megapixel sensor and can record low quality video in either MP4 or 3GP. It does have Wi-Fi and support for external storage cards, but then again, so does every other Android tablet in its price range.

If all you’re after is an Android tablet with a nice high-resolution screen and are willing to forget about the rest of the rather under-powered specs, a outside case can be made for why the Premium9 is an excellent choice. However, you’d better set your sights elsewhere if you’re after a good overall package.

Need To Know: Nextbook Premium9

1. 9-inch 1280x800 pixel resolution touchscreen display is great for watching movies on the go. (The Good)

2. Battery lasts up to 7 hours of video playback per charge. (The Good)

3. Limited amount of RAM may get in the way of multi-tasking. (The Bad)

4. Limited amount of internal storage necessitates use of microSD cards for extra storage. (The Bad)


Operating system
Android
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
9"
Camera
Yes


What the Critics Are Saying...


TouchArcade

Drift'n'Drive is quite the fun chaotic top-down racing game. I was intrigued by the game when I saw a GIF of it in action with a whopping 32-car field, and it looked like something I had to play. And it lived up to my expectations. It's very much an arcade-like experience. The cars auto-accelerate,...

- Carter Dotson, TouchArcade


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Screen Size
9"

The Nextbook Premium9's screen size is 9 inches with x pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a Cortex-A8 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
Yes
There is a front-facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
4 GB

Internal memory is 4 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown
E Fun's performance ratings are 6 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Nextbook Premium9 Specs

Overview
Release date November 20, 2011
Regions available USA
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Secondary OS No
Processor Cortex-A8 1 GHz
Internal Storage 4 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Carrying case, Data Cable, Manual
Power & battery
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 5 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 6 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 6 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Unknown
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 24.0 x 16.1 x 1.1 cm (9.5 x 6.3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 559 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 9 inches
3D No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization OTA
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
No
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, FLV, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
1x optical
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP4, AAC, WMA, WAV, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, FLV, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert No
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar No
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types BMP, DOC, EPUB, GIF, JPG, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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TouchArcade

Holds up pretty well

from TouchArcade

Drift'n'Drive is quite the fun chaotic top-down racing game. I was intrigued by the game when I saw a GIF of it in action with a whopping 32-car field, and it looked like something I had to play. And it lived up to my expectations. It's very much an arcade-like experience. The cars auto-accelerat...More

Drift'n'Drive is quite the fun chaotic top-down racing game. I was intrigued by the game when I saw a GIF of it in action with a whopping 32-car field, and it looked like something I had to play. And it lived up to my expectations. It's very much an arcade-like experience. The cars auto-accelerate, and have tires with low grip, making them drift-happy, and providing for a very chaotic game. And the only controls are left and right to steer, with a turbo boost that charges up over time. Helping with the chaos is the fact that the courses are generated randomly in the career mode, so it's about reacting to what might be coming up next and trying to stay on the road. Grass and dirt slow the car down, hitting trees and walls causes damage to the car, and it's possible to lose a wheel, which makes steering more difficult, until both front wheels are gone, and the vehicle is just straight-up wrecked.

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