Friend got his hands on a Nexus 9 tablet for work purpose. Sounds like something to be really jealous about. But frankly I’m not a big fan of corporate / test devices. Too many rules, considerations, security concerns. You can’t 100% mess with it, unlocking, etc. It’s just not quite worth the time spent. I’ll much rather have my own devices, unless it’s like super expensive overpriced power guzzling server farms. Decent consumer devices like smartphones (even top range Android and iPhones), tablets, laptops, desktops are all fairly affordable anyway. It’s just a matter of how much $$ you want to waste on the latest model.
Functionality > specs.