Barnes & Noble launched a 7 inch Android tablet with a $50 price tag in late 2016… and then stopped selling it and issued a product recall earlier this month for a faulty charger that shipped with the Nook 7″ tablet.
Now it looks like Barnes & Noble is selling the NOOK 7″ again. You can order the tablet from the B&N website for $50.
Update: A B&N spokesperson has confirmed that replacement chargers are being provided to customers who participated in the recall, and the NOOK 7″ is now available again in stores and online.
The tablet features a 1024 x 600 IPS display, a MediaTek MT8163 quad-core processor, 8GB of storage, a microSD card reader, a 3,000 mAh, 11 Wh battery, front and rear cameras, a headset jack and a USB 2.0 port.
It’s basically B&N’s answer to Amazon’s popular $50 Fire tablet, but while Amazon’s tablet features a custom version of Android designed to work with Amazon’s own app store, music store, video store, and Kindle eBook Store, the NOOK Tablet 7″ is basically a standard Android tablet that just comes with a few apps pre-loaded (including the NOOK Store, of course).
Unlike Amazon’s tablet, the NOOK Tablet 7″ features the Google Play Store.
It’s amazing to me how good the low-end has become. The only real issue with this (at its price point) is that the 8 GB of internal storage is going to get tight, even with Android’s ability to move some apps to an SD card. Still, that’s hardly crippling, and this is an entirely usable device, with a quad core processor.
I mean, of course I’d prefer an 8-inch 2048 x 1536 screen and USB 3 and so forth, but you ain’t getting that for $50.
Not with that attitude…
This is a good cheap tablet if you add a $9 microSD card. That being said you should probably spend an additional $50 and get the new Lenovo Tab 4 8″ with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 with Adreno 308 GPU.
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