With the advent of its new tablets, Barnes & Noble cut prices of the Nook Color and Nook Tablet by $10 and $20, respectively. The Nook Color (7-inch screen, 800 MHz single-core CPU, Android 2.2 OS) will now cost just $139 while the 8GB and 16GB Nook Tablets (7-inch screen, 1 GHz dual-core chip, customized Android 2.3) will now cost only $159 and $179, respectively. This is the second time in three months the book retailer has cut the prices of the slates.
What Else You Need To Know
- B&N is releasing starting November 8th the $199 7-inch Nook HD and $269 HD+.
- The Nook HD features the highest quality display in the 7-inch category with a 1440 x 900 pixel resolution at 243 ppi, weighs just 340 grams, is powered by a customized version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and is powered by a dual-core processor.
- The Nook HD+ features a 9-inch screen and claims to be the lightest full HD tablet ever invented, weighing just 515 grams (iPad 3 weighs 652 grams) and packs a resolution of 1920 x 1280 at 256 ppi (in line with new iPad's 264 ppi Retina display).
This still puts last year's lower capacity model shoulder to shoulder with Amazon's 2012 Kindle Fire (with ad subsidies), but with Christmas just around the corner, we're not complaining about more choice for less dollars.- James Trew, engadget
Barnes & Noble cutting Nook Color and Tablet prices to $139 and $159
The price cut coincides with the release of the company's new flagship tablets, the $199 7-inch Nook HD and $269 9-inch HD+, which will both be available on November 8th.
Barnes & Noble Dropping Prices of NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet
Starting Nov. 4, the Color will run for just $139, while its Tablets, both in 8GB and 16GB iterations, will run for $159 and $179 — no doubt a response to Amazon’s cheap line of Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD tabs.
Barnes & Noble cut the price of Nook Tablet, Nook Color once more, really wants to be on your Christmas list
This still puts last year's lower capacity model shoulder to shoulder with Amazon's 2012 Kindle Fire (with ad subsidies), but with Christmas just around the corner, we're not complaining about more choice for less dollars.
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