Barnes & Noble has launched a new slate called Nook Tablet 10.1-inch. The new tablet is available for pre-order with a very affordable price tag of $130 and the best thing about it is the screen – a 10.1-inch IPS panel with 1,920 x 1,200px resolution and 224ppi pixel density. That’s a sharp display optimized for reading at a very affordable price. The corresponding Amazon Fire HD 10 is $150.
The Nook Tablet 10.1 runs standard Android, so you get full access to the Play Store (in addition to the B&N ebook store). Unfortunately, the spec sheet doesn’t mention details like OS version or even the chipset.
This slate can be shared with the family, everyone getting their own account so they can organize their virtual bookshelves individually (parental controls are available too). If you need help finding a book, the Browsery community will offer up recommendations.
Barnes & Noble will offer a keyboard cover, so this is a tablet for typing too, not just reading. It connects via pogo pins, which saves you the hassle of Bluetooth keyboards (charging and pairing). The price of the keyboard is still TBA.
The Nook Tablet 10.1 has a soft coating on the inside to make it comfortable to hold for long periods of time. The battery should last 7 hours of reading (capacity is not listed). There’s 32GB of storage (and purchased ebooks are stored in the Nook cloud), but you can expand it with a microSD card (up to 256GB).
Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet 10.1 Specifications
- Type: IPS
- Size: 10.1-inch
- Resolution: 1920 x 1200 Pixels (224 ppi)
- Internal Storage: 32GB
- External Storage: microSD up to 256GB
- Wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
- Dual-Band (2.4GHz/5GHz)
- Micro-USB 2.0
- 3.5 mm headset jack
- microSD slot
- Front: 2MP
- Rear: 2MP
- Audio: M4A, 3GA, AAC, MP3, FLAC, WAV, OGG, AAC
- Video: MP4, 3GP, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM Gallery (pictures): JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
- Browser: HTML5
- Photo/video editor
- Document editor
- Up to 8.5 hours of reading watching videos and web browsing
- November 14, 2018