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Barnes and Noble has the Nook Tablet 7" on sale for $29.99

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Last Edited by The_Deal_R December 1, 2017 at 09:51 PM
Before you buy this tablet, be aware of its underwhelming performance.

Speaker quality (terrible):
https://forum.xda-developers.com/...y-t3644719

Speed (terrible):
https://forum.xda-developers.com/...d-t3644691
https://forum.xda-developers.com/...g-t3593132

Malware concern:
https://forum.xda-developers.com/...s-t3523008

Is this tablet worth $30? That's a subjective judgement. I don't think it is, but you decide for yourself. I just want to make sure you know what you are paying for.

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I suspect that wasn't quite the question they were asking.

Personally, this is a no-brainer over the Fire Tablet 7" at the same price. Most of the specs are the same (1024x600 resolution, 1GB RAM, SDHC slot), but the NOOK is running Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) instead of FireOS (based on 5.1 Lollipop). I've never heard anyone say anything positive about FireOS.

If the OS isn't enough of a reason, the chipset should be. They both have MediaTek chips with 1.3GHz quad-core CPUs, but I believe the Fire tablet uses the MT8127, which has 32-bit A7 cores and a Mali-450 GPU. The NOOK uses the MT8163V/B, which has 64-bit A53 cores and a Mali-T720 GPU, which can decode h.265/HEVC content. Side note: these differences lend credibility to the speculation that both tablets are actually the Emdoor EM-T8370, which offers two variants that are identical to the Fire/NOOK.

The NOOK is simply a faster, better-performing tablet for the same price as a Fire tablet on sale.

That said, be aware what you're getting. It does have a microSD slot and since it's (fairly) stock Android, you should be able to use adoptable storage, which you're almost certainly going to want to leverage given the 8GB of onboard storage. But because app updates are downloaded to internal, if you have too many apps or media, you may hit the point where you can't update the apps until you've moved some stuff. This is not a high-end tablet by any stretch of the imagination and root will likely never happen.
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Where is the $30 iPad?
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What time last year? Because I know for a fact this thing will play Netflix and 720p HEVC content without issue. I can't imagine email is that taxing on it.



I'm not calling anyone a troll, but I would like to point out that one you purchased "years ago" has no bearing on the one in the OP as they are not the same device. I mean, you literally said that an old computer is not "fast" anymore. Does it surprise you that older electronics do not perform as well as newer ones?

As noted multiple times in the thread, this has fairly updated hardware using A53 cores and a GPU that can do HEVC decoding. Any suggestions for better performance at $30 would be appreciated.
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Nice deal. Seems comparable to Fire 7 but has Google play installed already.
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Nice. I would grab this. But want ipad.
Where is the $30 iPad?
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Can this be used as a reader? Need a gift for an avid bookworm.
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wasn't there a recall on these?
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Can this be used as a reader? Need a gift for an avid bookworm.
It can, in that you can read words on any screen. Is it an ideal reader? Not for me, but that's a personal choice. I won't be good in direct sunlight and if your bookworm likes to read at night, it's possible they will be bothered by a backlit screen (phones, tablets, laptops). I read a lot and only use a backlit screen if I forget my E-reader.

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wasn't there a recall on these?
There was a recall on the power adapter earlier this year. I'm sure they're shipping with different adapters now.
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Can this be used as a reader? Need a gift for an avid bookworm.o
No, Barnes and Noble doesn't sell books.
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No, Barnes and Noble doesn't sell books.
I suspect that wasn't quite the question they were asking.

Personally, this is a no-brainer over the Fire Tablet 7" at the same price. Most of the specs are the same (1024x600 resolution, 1GB RAM, SDHC slot), but the NOOK is running Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) instead of FireOS (based on 5.1 Lollipop). I've never heard anyone say anything positive about FireOS.

If the OS isn't enough of a reason, the chipset should be. They both have MediaTek chips with 1.3GHz quad-core CPUs, but I believe the Fire tablet uses the MT8127, which has 32-bit A7 cores and a Mali-450 GPU. The NOOK uses the MT8163V/B, which has 64-bit A53 cores and a Mali-T720 GPU, which can decode h.265/HEVC content. Side note: these differences lend credibility to the speculation that both tablets are actually the Emdoor EM-T8370, which offers two variants that are identical to the Fire/NOOK.

The NOOK is simply a faster, better-performing tablet for the same price as a Fire tablet on sale.

That said, be aware what you're getting. It does have a microSD slot and since it's (fairly) stock Android, you should be able to use adoptable storage, which you're almost certainly going to want to leverage given the 8GB of onboard storage. But because app updates are downloaded to internal, if you have too many apps or media, you may hit the point where you can't update the apps until you've moved some stuff. This is not a high-end tablet by any stretch of the imagination and root will likely never happen.
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Still have the 7" hd and 9" hd+ previous versions. Installed CyanogenMod. They were my first daily use tablets. They are great devices and my son still uses 9" one. But resolution on this one is not impressive.
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