Barnes and Noble released the Nook 7 Tablet in late 2016 and the big selling point is the affordability factor. You can pick one up in any of the booksellers 640 locations in the US for a paltry $49.00. Surprisingly this is not a Samsung branded device, instead B&N and a company in China designed the hardware.
The Nook Tablet 7 features a seven inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 and 171 PPI. Underneath the hood is a quadcore 1.3GHz MediaTek CPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and it has an SD card that is capable of an additional 128GB.
There are two cameras on the new Nook tablet, a front facing 2 MP snapper and a rear 5 MP. There is also a MicroUSB port, dual band wireless internet access, 3.5mm headphone jack and a single mono speaker.
On the software side of things this is running Android 6.0 and has Google Play. You will be able to download over a million apps and games. It also features an enhanced digital bookstore experience with B&N Readouts, which brings the pleasures of bookstore browsing and discovery to the NOOK digital experience, and access to a growing library of NOOK Audiobooks and a huge selection of digital magazines and newspapers through the NOOK Newsstand. NOOK Tablet 7” also supports NOOK Profiles, enabling families to customize up to 6 profiles that turn the tablet into a personalized reading and entertainment center. Parents will appreciate the ease of setting up profiles for their children with lots of relevant kid-friendly NOOK content for them to enjoy, while managing appropriate content and access to the NOOK Store.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.