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Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet 10.1-inch annouced for only $130



Barnes & Noble is looking to make a return to the tablet market with the release of their new NOOK Tablet 10.1-inch. As the world's largest retail bookseller, it made sense for Barnes & Noble to compete in the digital reader category, but the company somehow couldn't quite keep up with Amazon's offerings.

Their demise in the digital device market could also have had something to do with the privacy controversy the company faced a few years ago. Now having given the public some time to move past it, they are once again ready to make an offering "just in time for (the) holidays".

The tablet is primarily aimed at customers who enjoy digital reading, with access to Barnes & Noble's vast library of eBooks. However, this time around you also get full access to the Google Play Store, which sets this tablet apart from what Amazon has to offer. 

SPECS


Announced October 16, 2018
Release October 26, 2018
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Size Dimensions 157.9 x 261.8 x 9.65 mm (6.22 x 10.31 x 0.38 in)
Weight -
Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 10.1 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
Features multi-touch input; 224 ppi pixel density; 16M colors;
Protection -
Connectivity WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band (2.4GHz/5GHz)
Bluetooth -
USB 2.0 microUSB
Others -
CameraRear 2MP
Features -
Video -
Front
2MP
Features
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Video
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Memory Internal 32GB
External up to 256 GB microSD
RAM -
Hardware CPU -
GPU -
Chipset -
Audio 3.5mm headset jack
Radio No
Video -
Navigation -
Sensors accelerometer
Others -
Design tablet form factor
Colors black
Battery -
Stand-by -
Usage 8.5 hours
Playback

music -
video 8.5 hours
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Software OS Android
Manufacturer NOOK Cloud
Others Android apps on Google Play

The tablet promises up to 8.5 hours of reading, watching videos and web browsing

Barnes & Noble has opted for a soft touch design to make it easy to hold the tablet for several hours. The tablet even comes with a pogo pin connector which lets you connect a Nook keyboard or a Nook charging dock to turn your NOOK Tablet into an on-the-go mini laptop.

You can pre-order the NOOK Tablet 10.1 from Barnes & Noble starting today and it will be released on November 14. However, we'd advise customers to hold off until November 22, when the company plans to offer the tablet as just $119.99 until December 26th.



source - Barnes & Noble
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