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Who says Android tablets are dead? $130 Nook 10.1 delivers the goods

The Barnes & Noble Nook 10.1 may not be the most powerful device, but at this price, does it matter?

Published onNovember 6, 2018

Barnes & Noble Nook 10.1 Tablet
  • Barnes & Noble has unveiled its latest Nook tablet.
  • It has a 10.1-inch display, 32GB storage, and only costs $129.99.
  • The tablet is available to pre-order now and will be released on November 14.

Barnes & Noble has just unveiled the Nook 10.1 tablet (via The Verge). And for $129.99, it fits nicely into the budget end of the tablet spectrum. 

The tablet has 32GB storage which can be extended by up to 256GB with a microSD card, along with a 10.1-inch 1,920 x 1,200 display.  It runs Android and — unlike the Amazon Kindle Fire lineup — it can access the Play Store. According to Barnes & Noble, the tablet’s battery should also be good for up to 8.5 hours per charge. 

The tablet comes with front and rear 2MP cameras. While the low megapixel count means the photos won’t be of a particularly high quality, they should be fine for making video calls. It also has a headphone jack and a Micro-USB 2.0 port. We don’t know have any chipset or RAM details unfortunately, so hopefully the company isn’t cutting major corners in this department.

The tablet is also compatible with a portable keyboard cover. This could be useful if you think you’ll need to use the tablet to send emails or edit documents. You will have to purchase the keyboard separately, although, it’s not currently listed on the Barnes & Noble website.

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With its low price and large screen, the Barnes & Noble Nook 10.1 seems like it could be a decent budget tablet for reading books, watching videos, and browsing the web. In comparison, it is $20 cheaper than the 10-inch, 32GB version of the Kindle Fire and $40 cheaper than the Lenovo Tab 4 10 despite having a higher-resolution screen and more storage.

If you want to check it out for yourself, you can do so on the Barnes & Noble website by clicking the button below. The tablet is available to pre-order now and will be released on November 14.