Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet
The Nexus 7 is better for the same price, but the Nook is (currently) easier to find in stores.
- Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $179.00
The good: The Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet (8GB) is an affordably priced full-featured tablet with a vibrant 7-inch touch screen, built-in Wi-Fi, 8GB of built-in storage, and a microSD expansion slot. In addition to a full slate of books and magazines, it offers more than a thousand apps through its integrated (and growing) Nook Store and is optimized for Netflix and Hulu Plus video playback. The built-in Web browser works well and offers Flash support.
The bad: There's no access to the full Android Market; no Bluetooth, GPS, or camera; and no video rental (or purchase) option. The 8GB of internal memory may be limiting to some people, though unlike with the Kindle Fire, you do have a memory expansion option.
The bottom line: The $199 Nook Tablet (8GB) matches up well to the Kindle Fire in specs and price--and has the added advantage of offering an expansion slot for additional memory.
July 18, 2012 3:59 PM PDT
Photo by: Sarah Tew Photography
| Caption by: Eric Franklin
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