Barnes & Noble made a new Nook that’s on sale today, continuing its line of recent offerings that prove the Kindle rival is still alive and kicking. The latest Nook is Barnes & Noble’s smallest and cheapest model yet: a 7-inch model that costs $49.99.
The book giant announced a new Nook at the start of November that featured the company’s largest display at 10.1 inches. That Nook had 32GB of storage that could be expanded up to 256GB. You can also run Google Play apps on the Nook.
The 7-inch Nook is a scaled-down version of its bigger sibling
As expected, the 7-inch Nook is a scaled-down version of its bigger sibling. It starts off at 16GB of storage and maxes out at 128GB. Instead of a 1920 x 1200 resolution, it has a 1024 x 600 display. Still, other features remain pretty standard: it has up to seven hours of battery life, Wi-Fi connectivity, a Micro USB 2.0 port for charging, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a microSD card slot. While the bigger Nook has 2-megapixel front and rear-facing cameras, the 7-inch is bumped down to a VGA front camera, but the 2-megapixel rear stays the same.
The lower price of the Nook makes it competitive with Amazon’s Kindles, which only drop down to the $50 range during Black Friday or other major shopping holidays. But that also means that people who were looking for a new tablet may have just purchased one last month during Black Friday.
The new Nook is on sale today at brick-and-mortar Barnes & Nobles stores as well as on its site.