Barnes & Noble is offering deep discounts on the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets this week. The company’s latest 7 and 9 inch tablets normally sell for $199 and up, but right now you can buy a 7 inch model for $129 and up, and 9 inch models have prices starting at $149.
Those are pretty great prices for Android tablets with high resolution displays, reasonably fast processors, and support for the Google Play Store, whether you plan to buy apps, books, or other content from the NOOK Shop or not.
The discounts are available from a number of retailers, including:
The deals are expected to run for at least a week. This isn’t the first time B&N has marked down prices. The company ran the same sale a little over a month ago.
B&N’s NOOK HD is a 7 inch tablet with a 1440 x 900 pixel display, a 1.3 GHz TI OMAP 4470 dual-core processor, and 8GB of storage or more.
The NOOK HD+ is a 9 inch model with a 1920 x 1280 pixel display and a 1.5 GHz TI OMAP 4470 dual core processor and 16GB or more of storage.
Both tablets run a custom version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Up until recently the tablet was tied tightly to the NOOK Shop for apps and eBooks, but the latest NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ software brings access to the Google Play Store. That means you can choose from hundreds of thousands of apps, and even install the Amazon Kindle or Kobo book store apps if you’d like.