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Remember the Nook tablet? It’s back with a new 10.1″ version that’s ridiculously affordable

Killer price, if nothing else.

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Image: Barnes & Noble

Remember when Barnes & Noble tried to take on the Kindle range? That effort kinda fizzled out, but that doesn’t mean that they’re out of the game.

Barnes & Noble just announced a new addition to their Nook range, the Nook 10.1. Just like the Kindle Fire range, it won’t compete with the iPad range on spec lists or features – but it’ll fight them in the trenches on price. The MSRP of the Nook 10.1 is only $130, which is insane for a tablet of this size.

The timing of the announcement is good as the holiday shopping season is just hotting up. Add to the mix that both the newest $800+ iPad Pro and the $600+ Pixel Slate recently launched, so that $130 price tag on the Nook should satisfy anyone who has big-tablet envy without the pocketbook to match.

More about the new Nook 10.1″ tablet

The Nook 10.1 is the largest tablet that Barnes & Noble has made to date. The 1920 x 1200 pixel panel is IPS (in-plane switching) and has a fairly low 224ppi density. That said, you won’t buy a tablet like this for its technical power – it’s designed to read books on. Instant access to Barnes & Noble’s ebook library is preinstalled, including large sections for children, magazines, and newspaper subscriptions.

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Image: Barnes & Noble

The tablet runs Android, with Google Play already installed, scoring points over its main rival, Amazon. The tablet has a soft-touch body for comfort while reading, there’s a keyboard dock sold separately in case you want to turn it into a laptop-lite, and plenty of space for ebooks on the 32GB internal storage.

There’s also a MicroSD slot for up to 256GB of expansion, WiFi and a 3.5mm headphone jack. No details on the processor or other internals are known at this time, other than a pair of 2 MP cameras and a supposedly 7-hour battery life.

If you want a larger tablet for reading, the Nook Tablet 10.1 is available from Barnes & Noble and priced at $130. The tablet releases on the 14th of November, but wait another week if you really want one. From November the 22nd to December the 26th it’ll cost $120, or you can get a bundle with a charging stand and a host of Good Housekeeping recipes for $160.

What do you think of the new Nook tablet? Would you pick it up? Let us know in the comments.

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