Barnes and Noble is trying to sell more of their tablets by discounting every single model by $50 until December 31st. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Nook, Samsung Galaxy Tab E and Galaxy Tab Nook 7 are all currently eligible for the discount.
Should you buy these new Nook tablets with the added savings? I recommend no. The bookseller only makes these available in the US and if you live outside of the country you can’t buy e-books, download apps or participate in the Nook ecosystem. If you live in the US, there is simply too many different devices that are a better financial investment. The Pixel C by Google is a solid purchase, ditto with the new Surface or even an iPad Mini.
Barnes and Noble has lost over a billion dollars on Nook hardware and each financial quarter they consistently report a 20% drop in sales. Their business model is flawed and their hardware is outsourced by Samsung. There isn’t even a Nook logo on any of the tablets they sell.
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.