Sunday, March 25, 2012

Nextbook Premium9 Next9P 9" Tablet Review

Tablets are getting more and more popular. Up for review today is Nextbooks Premium9 Next9P. It is a 9" color tablet. You can do so much with smartphones these days. The portability is nice, but looking at the small screen can be such an eye strain. Enter the Nextbook Premium9 Next9P tablet.
It's features and specs include:
• Capacitive touch Screen & Wifi
• Android OS2.3
• Easy Access to Kobo Ebookstore
• Email, Clock Alarm, Calculator, Sound, Record, Homepage, SlideME, Advanced task killer, ASTRO File Manager, Office Suite Viewer, Kobo Ebook Store,
• 4GB internal memory
It came well packaged in an attractive looking box, and was well protected. Included were the necessary charger, USB data cable, owners manual and quick start guide. Quality was quite good, as well as fit and finish. The front was an attractive looking screen and black bezel which reminds me of my Galaxy Tab 10.1. At the top is the front facing camera. The back is silver aluminum, with the expansion card slot in the top left corner. On the top left side is the power and volume hard buttons. The right side houses the power, mini USB and headphone jack. At the bottom are the stereo speakers.
The Nextbook Premium9 Next9P came preloaded with Android 2.3.1. The color display is quite sharp with good colors. Sensitivity of the touch screen was also just right...not too sensitive or under sensitive. The internal speakers were a tad tinny, but expectedly so for a small device. Navigation through the device and programs was very simple and easy to figure out. There is no rear facing camera, just a front facing camera. You will need to be in a well lit room as there is no built-in light. Resolution was sufficient.

The processor speed was sufficient as well when it came to navigating around and playing games and reading books. When it came to going online and browsing the Internet, downloading was sluggish. When compared to my Galaxy Tab 10.1, it was about half as fast. But it worked.
All in all, I was well pleased with the performance of the Nextbook Premium9 Next9P. The biggest problem I had with it was the inability to get android marketplace on the device. Instead it has it's own marketplace called SlideMe Marketplace. It has approximately 10,000 apps. While it is a lot of apps, it is just a fraction of the number of apps on Android Marketplace. I was, however with some difficulty, able to download Kindle. So now I have access to my complete eBook library.
So while the Nextbook Premium9 Next9P worked great, it also had a few shortcoming. But with an MSRP of $250, it is also a lot cheaper than my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Based on it's features, design, quality and performance, it has earned our Recommended Award. For more info, check their website at