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Barnes and Noble and Amazon cut the prices of their tablets

Customers in Europe and the US can pick up a Kindle Fire HD starting at US$169 or a Nook HD starting at US$129.

It may be the right time to pick up a cheap tablet. With Barns & Noble announcing that they are getting out of the tablet game and slashing their prices (US$129 for the Nook HD and US$149 for the Nook HD+), other manufacturers are following suit in an attempt to hold onto their sales.

The most prominent of these is Amazon's Kindle Fire HD. The retail giant recently dropped the starting price of it's 16 GB model to only US$169, 169 euros, or 139 pounds depending on where you might be. The offer also includes 500 Amazon Coins to spend on apps and games (US$5 value).

Not wanting to be left out, HP have also cut the price on their Slate 7 tablet (US$140). The Slate 7 has the advantage of offering an unrestricted Android experience but has received relatively poor reviews.

The Nook HD(+) and Kindle Fire HD on the other hand seem to be almost universally well received, though they both fall short of the current king of the small tablet category Google's Nexus 7 (price unchanged at US$200).

All of these sales are listed as being 'for a limited time' but the Nook is likely to drop further still as Barnes & Noble clear our their stock.


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Craig Munro, 2013-07- 5 (Update: 2013-07- 6)