(Pocket-lint) - Most people in to e-readers probably go for an Amazon Kindle or Fire tablet. But Barnes & Noble is still kicking around and wants you to remember it has the Nook line, which it has actually updated with a new Nook 10.1 model.
The 10.1-inch Nook e-reader costs $129.99 in the US and is supposed to have the line’s largest screen ever. It's a IPS display with 1920 x 2000 pixels and 224 ppi. Other than that, this is your basic Android slate, with 32GB of expandable storage, up to 8.5 hours of battery life, support for Wi-Fi, and charging over Micro USB 2.0. It also includes a headphone jack and a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
More interestingly, you can use this tablet not just for reading ebooks but also accessing apps from the Google Play Store. It's basically a Nook-branded, wallet-friendly Android tablet. For comparison, a 10.1-inch Samsung Tab A costs $170 with 16GB of storage. And Amazon’s 10.1-inch Fire tablet costs $149.99 but doesn't have the Play Store. Neither do Amazon's Kindle tablets. So, if you're looking for a budget slate, this is a great option.
It goes on sale from 14 November.