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£100 Barnes and Noble NOOK HD tablet: A real rival to the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Galaxy Tab 7in

The Barnes and Noble NOOK HD is one of best-selling tablets on the market behind the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Apple iPad range. It is also on sale, via an online retailer called Cheapest Electrical, on eBay for only £100.

That’s a 37 per cent off the device’s suggested retail price and that comes with free delivery and 100 Nectar points.

The device is refurbished but comes with a one-year warranty. This model has a 1,440 x 900 pixels resolution, the highest of any 7in tablets on the market (which usually stop at 1,280 x 800 pixels). It is powered by a dual-core TI OMAP4470, a SoC clocked at 1.3GHz, with a PowerVR SGX543 GPU solution.

Other features include Wi-Fi, 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a weight of 315g and a number of applications such as NOOK Scrapbook and NOOK video.

Given that the tablet is powered by a customized version of Google’s Android OS, you should be able to root it and get the vanilla version of the popular OS on it. Check out our review of the Barnes and Noble Nook HD here.

Competition at this price includes the Acer Iconia B1, the Sumvision Cyclone Voyager, the Amazon Kindle Fire as well as a slew of white-label tablets.

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