Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet (8 GB)

The Nook Tablet from Barnes & Noble features a low-glare ("fully laminated") 7-inch IPS LCD touchscreen display from LG, 8GB of internal storage, and 512MB of RAM. This model with halved RAM and onboard storage was introduced 3 months after the initial Nook Tablet model to comete directly with the Amazon Fire selling at the same price.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Feb. 21, 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.00

What You Need To Know

  • It uses an Android-based custom OS from Barnes & Noble
  • Battery increased to up to 9 hours of video playback
  • Netflix and Hulu Plus apps are preinstalled
  • Gets free Wi-Fi in Barnes and Noble stores
  • Released alongside B&N's Nook Comics store, which brings color comic books to the device
  • Nook Support offers free in-store support for the device
  • Has a built-in microphone to be used to record a parent reading aloud a children's book

Basic Specs

Thickness 0.48 inches
Weight 0.88 pounds
Screen size (diagonal) 7 inches
Operating system Android
CPU brand TI
CPU family OMAP 4
RAM size 512 MB

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Height 8.1 inches
Width 5 inches
Thickness 0.48 inches
Weight 0.88 pounds
Color Gray
Speakers Mono
Display
Screen size (diagonal) 7 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution (X) 600 px
Resolution (Y) 1024 px
PPI 170
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Software
Operating system Android
Skin Nook Color
Notable apps Hulu Plus, Netflix
Processor
CPU brand TI
CPU family OMAP 4
Clock speed 1 GHz
Cores 2
Memory
RAM size 512 MB
Storage
Internal size 8 GB
External storage Yes
External storage support microSD
Max external size 32 GB
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
Bluetooth No
Ports
Headphone 3.5mm
Data connections Micro USB
Sensors
Sensors Accelerometer
Battery
Removable No
Quoted use time 9 hr
Benchmarks
Quadrant 2302
SunSpider 4169.1 ms
The Verge Battery Test 6 hours 57 minutes
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