Gather around, bargain hunters, as the 8GB Nook Tablet 7 is on sale for $30 ($20 off)
It's hard to imagine anyone not being able to afford Amazon's $50 Fire 7 tablet, but if you're indeed looking to spend even less on a brand-new, untouched, and unused Android-based slate, Barnes & Noble has you covered until March 18. After unveiling a refreshed rival for the entry-level Fire just a few months ago, the bookseller that occasionally makes reading-friendly gadgets can hook you up with a solid $20 discount on the previous Nook Tablet 7 generation.
Even though this was originally released way back in 2016, it's actually not that different from the newest model. In fact, the two look exactly the same on the outside, with thick screen bezels and a chunky 9.9 mm profile. The older variant, which is currently available for a measly $29.99 from Barnes & Noble's official US e-store, only comes with 8 gigs of internal storage space, but you can easily expand that local digital hoarding room by using a microSD card.
Obviously, the rest of the specs and features are nothing to write home about either, including super-low-end stuff like 1024 x 600 screen resolution, a VGA front-facing camera, 2MP rear shooter, micro-USB port, and no option to add cellular connectivity. But at 30 bucks, it's hard to ask for more. Besides, the Nook Tablet 7 has something going for it that Amazon's Fire family does not - full access to Google Play for millions of popular Android apps and games.
That's in addition to Barnes & Noble's impressive library of eBooks, said to include over a million titles priced under $4.99 a pop. This crazy affordable Nook Tablet 7 also touts a respectable battery life of up to 7 hours of mixed use on a single charge, although we sure hope the power adapter that ships with the slate nowadays is safe to use.