Cracking Open: Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet

Cracking Open: Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet

Summary: Bill Detwiler cracks open the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet. Inside this Android-based tablet, he found hardware from Texas Instruments, SanDisk, and Hynix.

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  • Barnes & Noble is marketing the Nook Tablet as the company's first, full-fledged tablet. But our teardown and hardware analysis show the new Nook to have more in common with the Nook Color e-book reader than Android tablets, such as the Sony Tablet S, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, and Acer Iconia Tab. Perhaps the Nook Color was always a tablet in e-book reader's clothing.

    Follow along as I cracked open the Nook Tablet.

    For a complete hardware analysis, check out my article, "Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet teardown: Upgraded, improved Nook Color."

    Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
    Caption by: Bill Detwiler

  • The Nook Tablet has a 1GHz TI OMAP4 processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a 7-inch touchscreen display (1024x800 - 169 ppi), and 16GB of storage. It runs a heavily customized version of Android 2.3.

    As of this writing, the Nook Tablet is available for $249.00 (US).

    Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
    Caption by: Bill Detwiler

Topics: Laptops, Hardware, Mobility, Tablets

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