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