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The new B&N Nook 10.1 can now get you productive on the cheap

The B&N Nook 10.1 is a great value productivity machine from just US$170. (Source: Barnes & Noble)
The B&N Nook 10.1 is a great value productivity machine from just US$170. (Source: Barnes & Noble)
Barnes & Noble have given its new Nook 10.1 some wings. After hitting the shelves on November 14, the company has now launched a matching keyboard cover and charging dock making it a very affordable productivity and entertainment package.

The new Barnes & Noble Nook 10.1 just got a lot more interesting. Already offering excellent value at just US$130, the book and e-book company has just made it one of the best value mobile productivity devices on the market. Joining the new tablet is a new Smart Folio Cover with Keyboard for US$40 and a charging dock/stand for US$35 meaning that you can get work done on the go from a miserly US$170.

As you might expect for a device this cheap, it is powered by a very modest quad-core Cortex-A35 ARM-based processor clocked at up to 1.5GHz and matched with just 2 GB or RAM.  However, the company is keen to highlight that the Nook 10.1 is fitted with a high quality IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels for a pixel density of 224 ppi. This is not quite iPad Pro Retina quality which is rated at a pixel density of 264 ppi, but it isn’t far off.

With battery life rated 8.5 hours for mixed use, 32GB of onboard storage with support for a 256 GB microSD card, the addition of the keyboard cover for only US$40 means that it make a great stocking stuff this holiday season for uni or school students. The cameras aren’t great rated at just 2MP each, but B&N has at least fitted the Nook 10.1 with dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac and even ships with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Who's in?

www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nook-tablet-10-inch-barnes-noble/1129812184

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2018-11-19 (Update: 2018-11-19)
Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - News Editor
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have been particularly interested in all things Apple, but also enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture.