Barnes & Noble has just announced the new Nook Tablet 10.1. For $129.99, you get the 10.1-inch screen, 32 GB of internal memory, front and rear camera, and microSD card support.
The 2018 Nook is B&N’s largest tablet ever. The 10.1-inch IPS display is optimized for reading, but you can also conveniently play games or watch movies on it. The display has similar specs as Amazon Fire HD 10 released in 2017: screen resolution of 1920 × 1200 px, and pixel density of 224 ppi.
So far, the largest device in the offer was Samsung Galaxy Tab E Nook – the $249 tablet launched in October 2015 sporting the 9.6-inch screen with 1280 × 800 px resolution and 157 ppi pixel density. Nook E is still available in the B&N online store, with a price reduced to $149.99.
Just like other Nook tablets, the 2018 10.1-inch Nook is powered by an Android operating system – this time it’s Android Oreo. The system is modified to focus on the user’s content from the Nook Store.
What is important, unlike Fire tablets, Nook 10.1 (2018) gives access to the Google Play Store. It’s basically an affordable Android Oreo tablet that you can use to access and enjoy content from different digital platforms, not only the Nook, but also Google Play, Scribd, Kobo, or Kindle.
The new Barnes & Noble tablet comes in one storage option (32 GB), but you can expand the memory as it sports a microSD card slot. You can use the cards that are up to 256 GB. It’s an extra cost, as the card is not a part of the package.
Following the trend set by iPad Pro, and recently also Amazon Fire, the 2018 Nook comes with two original accessories. One is a dedicated keyboard case; the other one is a charging dock.
No more details about the accessories have been provided so far, except the fact that they connect not via Bluetooth or cable but special connectors. Barnes & Noble calls them “pogo-pin connectors.” They are the most convenient way to charge and use the device. The connection is being established immediately after you place the tablet in the case or dock.
The new Nook looks lightweight and smooth. The back is made from the material that has a soft touch finish to give you “holding comfort that lets go only when you do.”
The newest 10.1-inch Nook tablet is already available for pre-order in the B&N online store. Shipping starts on November 14, 2018. On this day, you will be able to test the new Nook in Barnes & Noble stores across the US.
Nook Tablet 10.1 (2018) in pictures
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