Huge Hands-On Photos Of The New Nook Tablet From Barnes & Noble

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We got to try out Barnes & Noble’s newest slate, the Nook Tablet, at the company’s new Nook display centre at its NYC Union Square location.The new Nook Tablet costs $249 and features several hardware upgrades over its predecessor including a zippy dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage. It’s on sale now for pre-order and will be available in stores late next week.

Keep reading for our first hands-on impressions of the new Nook Tablet.

This demo unit was turned off, but we got a good feel for the device. It's slightly lighter than the original, but looks almost exactly the same.

Here's the new home screen. It looks a lot better than the old OS, giving you access to your favourite apps and publications.

Barnes & Noble partnered with Marvel Comics to bring graphic novels to the new Nook Tablet.

You can swipe through each comic panel or zoom in on each one individually.

The Nook Tablet integrates with your magazine subscriptions so you get a notification when a new issue is available.

The Nook also integrates with Netflix. This notification centre lets you know which movies are in your queue and recommends new ones to watch.

Since Barnes & Noble doesn't have a store for purchasing movies or music, you have to side load your own content from your computer. This file manager organizes all your media.

Here's a look at the video quality on the Nook Tablet. Pretty impressive. The tablet is capable of playing full 1080p HD video.

This hatch on the back flips open to reveal a Micro SD card reader. You can expand the storage up to 32 GB on the Nook Tablet if you have an SD card.

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