The days before tablets really took hold, e-readers were
Up for pre-order is the B&N Nook 10.1″ tablet with a MSRP of $129.99USD. That’s definitely not going to break anyone’s bank account considering if you’re looking for a large screen Kindle from Amazon, the Oasis is $249.99 while the Fire HD 10 has a starting price at $149.99.
The newest Nook features a 10.1″ IPS display with a 1920 x 2000 resolution and a ppi of 224. The battery life will get you up to 8.5 hours of reading, watching videos, and web browsing. Onboard storage is 32GB but can be expanded up to 256GB with a MicroSD card. There are cameras on the Nook 10.1″, both having a 2MP lens, so don’t expect to be taking amazing photos with this device. Charging the Nook is done via Micro-USB 2.0, but there is a headphone jack to make up for there being no Type-C charging.
The device is running Android so you will be able to get the full use of the Google Play Store, unlike the Kindle Fire which uses its own version of Android and has its own app store. However, like the Kindle and Fire Tablet, you are able to download books and read that at your leisure. Don’t expect this to be a powerhouse tablet but it will get the job done for reading on the go like any other tablet out there.
Personally, I always thought the Nook tablets died off because of Amazon gaining more ground in the e-reader/tablet space but it is nice to see B&N still holding out and releasing one of their biggest displayed Nook to date