New Barnes & Noble tablet, 6 months out of date

By Peter Chubb - Aug 18, 2016

Try not to get overly excited about the release of the new Barnes & Noble tablet, as it is basically a Galaxy Tab A that has been re-branded, along with different software. With that in mind, the actual hardware is almost 6 months old, seeing as though Samsung released it back in March.

As for the Galaxy Tab A NOOK 7 specs, these are the same as the Tab A, and so you get the very same 7-inch TFT display, 1.3GHz Exynos 3475 processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.

Galaxy Tab A NOOK

However, what sets this version apart is its bundled software, such as the digital store, Barnes & Noble Readouts, as well as newsstand.

Barnes & Noble has sticked to the same formula as the alaxy Tab S2 NOOK 8 and E NOOK 9.6, and that is the lack of interest with power and performance, as they feel their customers do not wish to have a tablet powerful enough to play demanding games.

As for price, it costs $139, although if you already own one of their products and show proof, then you will only pay $99. So there you have it, a cheap tablet not worried about performance that targets a niche market.

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New Barnes & Noble tablet