Barnes & Noble’s best Black Friday deal is an all-new $50 Nook Tablet 7

How are Nook tablets still a thing? Barnes & Noble was reportedly supposed to put the moribund brand out of its misery altogether months ago, and yet we’ve received both a rebadged Samsung Galaxy Tab A and ultra-low-cost B&N-developed 7-incher in the meantime.

The aptly named new Nook Tablet 7 is in fact the American company’s most affordable product ever, cutting even the retail price of the GlowLight Plus e-reader by a whopping $80.

At just $49.99, this very obviously goes after Amazon’s own entry-level Fire 7, although Barnes & Noble may have not picked the best time to commercially launch the Nook Tablet 7. Black Friday is one of the year’s two single biggest shopping days stateside, but Amazon and a number of third-party retailers will discount the $50 Fire 7 to $33.33 next week.

Of course, you can already pre-order the “full-featured”, Android Marshmallow-powered, Nook Store and Google Play-supporting $50 7-incher from the nation’s largest bookseller, complete with an undetailed quad-core processor, 8GB internal storage space, microSD expansion, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

The “vivid, bright” IPS display is sadly nothing to write home about, at 1,024 x 600 pixel resolution, the “up to 7-hour” battery probably lasts a lot less in real life, and the RAM count remains under wraps, so it’s likely 1GB. On the bright side, the Nook Tablet 7 is much lighter and slightly thinner than the Fire 7, also offering better 5 and 2MP cameras. November 25 is D-Day, keep in mind.

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Adrian Diaconescu
Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).