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Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet, Color get price cut in time for back to school season

Nook Price Cut

With the back to school season nearing, the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet and Color devices have received price cuts, bringing their retail tags down to just about $180 and $150, respectively. The deductions in cost are already in place and potential buyers can pick up these slates through the company’s website as well as nationwide stores.

For refresher’s sake, the Nook Tablet houses a 7-inch VividView display with a 1024 X 600p resolution and 169ppi pixel density. The device weighs just about 14 ounces and packs in a 1GHz TI OMAP4 processor dual core processor with a battery life capable of delivering 11.5 hours of reading or 9 hours of video playback.

“Our Reader’s Tablets have consistently been the highest rated products by the leading technology experts and now they’re available for the lowest prices ever,” commented Jamie Iannone, President of Digital Products at Barnes & Noble. “With Nook Color for $149 and Nook Tablet starting at $179, customers can enjoy our best-in-class digital reading and entertainment experience with an expansive selection of digital content and apps at an unbeatable price.”

Nook Series

The Color device is also equipped with a VividView touchscreen spanning 7 inches diagonally. It provides users access to a wide catalog of content comprising of books, magazines, apps and much more through the Nook Store. And with Wi-Fi connectivity on-board, they can even browse the web, check e-mails and preview content from popular video and music services.

The Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet price amount to $179 for the 8GB version and $199 for the 16GB edition, while the Color eReader can be picked up for $149, after the reduction.