Barnes and Noble has outsourced their tablet business to Samsung and every year the bookseller releases a seven inch and ten inch model. This summer the Barnes and Noble Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook was released and many people were attracted to this model because of the low price. This year, Barnes and Noble is seriously evaluating the new Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 that just went on sale in the United States.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A features a 10.1 inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200. It also comes with the S-Pen, which will allow people to take notes, make highlights and annotations.
Underneath the hood is Exynos 7870 processor with eight ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores and Mali-T830 graphics. There is also 3GB of RAM, 802.11ac WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0. It has a 7,300 mAh battery that should be good for up to 13 hours of battery life and a MicroSD with the ability to expand the memory to 256GB.
This tablet will be available on October the 28th for $350 and if Barnes and Noble does start selling it, they should put a price of around $299.
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.