Barnes & Noble Gets Official with Nook Tablet 8 GB for $199
February 21, 2012 11:32 AM
comment(s) - last by
Nook Color price is cut to $169
Barnes & Noble has introduced a new Nook Tablet that has 8GB of storage for $199. We briefly
the new tablet yesterday and it is clearly aiming directly at
Amazon Kindle Fire
. The original Nook Tablet had 16GB of storage.
With the unveiling of the new 8GB Nook Tablet, the popular Nook Color gets a price reduction to $169.
The new, cheaper, Nook Tablet retains 512MB of RAM and includes a 1GHz dual core processor. Barnes & Noble promises 11 1/2 hours of reading time or nine hours of video viewing. The tablet also has an integrated microSD card slot for additional storage space. Wi-Fi is integrated and the screen is a VividView seven-inch unit with 16 million colors.
“For any customer who likes to read digitally, watch movies or TV shows, browse the web, or help their kids read and learn through interactive books and apps, our new $199 NOOK Tablet with 8GB is the best product value on the market,” said William Lynch, Chief Executive Office of Barnes & Noble.
“NOOK Tablet is the highest-rated wireless media tablet in the 7-inch class, ultra-portable at under a pound, offers our exclusive VividView™ screen technology, and since its introduction this holiday has received rave reviews from customers about all its great features. We’re pleased to now offer customers the ability to experience NOOK Tablet’s unmatched content experience for only $199.”
The tablet will have the same access to content and books as the original Nook Tablet.
Barnes & Noble
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: How does it compare?
2/21/2012 6:42:18 PM
Thank you. That is a good write up of the two tablets software.
Any opinions on build quality, form factor, quality of the screen (including touchscreen responsiveness) or speakers? You mentioned that the Nook has better hardware, but I assume that is just based on the additional RAM and storage (but the storage difference comes at a cost premium of $50.)
RE: How does it compare?
2/21/2012 7:51:52 PM
Form factor they are similar in size however the nook tablet has the outer case that helps protect the screen if dropped. That corner hook helps when grabbing and maintaining orientation.
Internal hardware is the same for screen, processor,gpu, the extra512 Meg RAM and the8 gig storage& micro sd card ability means that the nook tablet is better.
If Barnes& noble were smart they would, "free" the tablet up and allow the android market.
Right nowi entered this from my nook tablet using slide-it keyboard. Rooted, it does most
Of whati want fora tablet, andi have streaming dvd video from my computer via mx video player and es file explorer.
"Game reviewers fought each other to write the most glowing coverage possible for the powerhouse Sony, MS systems. Reviewers flipped coins to see who would review the Nintendo Wii. The losers got stuck with the job." -- Andy Marken
Quick Note: Cheaper Nook to Compete with Amazon Kindle Fire
February 20, 2012, 12:45 PM
Kindle Fire Update Expected in Less Than 2 Weeks, Will Address Performance Issues
December 12, 2011, 10:03 AM
Sony Finally Adds 3D Blu-ray Support to PS4
July 24, 2014, 3:44 PM
IDC: Although Apple Remains at Top of Tablet Market, Share Falls from 33% to 26.9%
July 24, 2014, 1:24 PM
Thanks in Part to Strong G3 Launch, LG Sells 14.5 Million Smartphones in Q2
July 24, 2014, 10:18 AM
4.7" Samsung Galaxy Alpha Smartphone Coming Next Month
July 24, 2014, 8:28 AM
Report: Apple to Launch 12" Retina MacBook Air, 4K Desktop Product Later this Year
July 24, 2014, 4:33 AM
Apple iPhone Sales Rise Nearly 50 Percent in China for Fiscal Q3 2014
July 24, 2014, 2:04 AM
Most Popular Articles
Microsoft Kills Entertainment Unit, May Shelve Flagship Lumia "McLaren"
July 18, 2014, 7:40 PM
JJ Abrams Unveils X-Wing Starfighter for New "Star Wars" Movie
July 21, 2014, 12:24 PM
Ford Details ’15 F-150’s 325hp, 2.7L EcoBoost V6; Demonstrates 732-lb Weight Loss
July 22, 2014, 6:55 PM
Comcast Memo: Harassing Customers During Retention Calls Actually IS Our Policy
July 22, 2014, 5:19 PM
Motorola Moto G Successor Reportedly Uncovered, Moto X Discounted by up to $75
July 21, 2014, 1:11 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
Tesla vs. BMW: Who Has the Safer EV?
Feb 1, 2014, 2:56 PM
Justice Leaks Details of Next HTC One Two Flagship Phone
Dec 5, 2013, 4:04 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information