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Old 11-07-2018, 05:38 PM   #16
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But it's B&n and losing money on hardware is sort-of their specialty.
Are you saying that since this new Nook tablet is practically last years Fire HD 10 at a price that is $20 cheaper ($40 if you want to consider removal of special offers)?
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Thanks for helping me convince myself I don't need this.
After googling IPS confusion reigned.
Hmm... On Bing I searched "IPS Screen" and the first result is a Wikipedia page for IPS panel:

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IPS (in-plane switching) is a screen technology for liquid-crystal displays (LCDs). It was designed to solve the main limitations of the twisted nematic field effect (TN) matrix LCDs which were prevalent in the late 1980s. These limitations included strong viewing angle dependence and low-quality color reproduction.
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Are you saying that since this new Nook tablet is practically last years Fire HD 10 at a price that is $20 cheaper ($40 if you want to consider removal of special offers)?
Not at all.
I was referring to B&N's record of taking writedowns on unsold tablets and ereaders to the tune of hundreds of millions.

Like in 2013:

https://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/06...olor-versions/

Not the only year it happened but those $222 million would come in handy right now.

Still, as long as you bring up the FireHD10, its holiday price for the 32GB version is the same as last year: $99.

http://www.aftvnews.com/the-fire-hd-...-black-friday/

...it starts Nov 16:

http://www.aftvnews.com/amazon-revea...-180-and-more/

And, with the Fire you at least know it has a four core CPU:

http://www.aftvnews.com/amazons-new-...n-tablet-form/

You do have to spend five minutes adding the Play store if you feel the need for it but it's no biggie.

Note that I made no mention of the 2016 B&N tablets, with their "bonus" software bundle...

https://www.engadget.com/2016/12/22/...adups-malware/)

...and boomerang power adapters:

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/reca...-7-020617.html

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Old 11-11-2018, 06:16 PM   #19
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I was looking for a 10" tablet for strictly a comic book reader. This might be the one for me.
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I was looking for a 10" tablet for strictly a comic book reader. This might be the one for me.
I also only use my tablet to read comics and used a Lenovo Tab2 A10-70 for years. It has the same screen resolution as the new Nook tablet and it was great as a comics reader. The only reason I moved to the Surface was want of a larger screen.

I wish B&N would list the processor and RAM, but realistically, I can't imagine it being worse than my three year old Tab2.
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I also only use my tablet to read comics and used a Lenovo Tab2 A10-70 for years. It has the same screen resolution as the new Nook tablet and it was great as a comics reader. The only reason I moved to the Surface was want of a larger screen.

I wish B&N would list the processor and RAM, but realistically, I can't imagine it being worse than my three year old Tab2.
Hey Zod can you get the comixology app for the Microsoft surface? I would definately go for the surface if so.
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Hey Zod can you get the comixology app for the Microsoft surface? I would definately go for the surface if so.
Not Zod, but I found this:

https://mspoweruser.com/comixology-r...windows-store/

Back in Sept 2015, Comixology updated their Windows app and four days later retired it.
They expect PC users to rely on the website.

Not sure if it allows offline reading.
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Hey Zod can you get the comixology app for the Microsoft surface? I would definately go for the surface if so.
Yeah, fjtorres is right. No ComiXology app for Windows. I download all the comics I buy on ComiXology (even those not 'allowed' to be downloaded, I like to back up my comic purchases just like I back up my ebook purchases) and read them with an app called Cover.

Android comic readers are definitely better than their Windows competitors, but I couldn't find a good 12" Android tablet.

Before the Surface, I tried the HP Chromebook X2 tablet. But even though you could install Android apps, none of the comic reader apps I use (Perfect Viewer, Challenger, ComicRack, CDisplay EX) could see the SD card. If you're just using the ComiXology app, maybe that's not a problem for you. (It costs considerably more than the new Nook tablet though.)
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An anonymous reviewer of the B&N 10.1" tablet states:
"Chat confirmed ram is 2gb and android os version is 8.1; she stated they will find the cpu model number and add it to the specs section within 1 week."

If this is true- this tablet is really looking to be a winner for only $130. I am going to wait until black friday next week until I pull the trigger. I also have my eyes on a Samsung 10.5" tablet. (I'm looking for a dedicated comic/magazine reader). Size matters.

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According to SplashDMG Tech the Nook 10.1 contains:

SoC: MediaTek MT8167A
CPU: Quad core ARM Cortex-A35@1.5GHz
GPU: PowerVR Rogue GE8300
RAM: 2GB
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SoC: MediaTek MT8167A
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Would anyone know if the Kindle Fire HD 10 is comparable to this?
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Would anyone know if the Kindle Fire HD 10 is comparable to this?
Kindle Fire HD 10:
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CPU Quad-core (2x1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & 2x1.4 GHz Cortex-A53)
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Looks like the Nook has a significantly slower CPU and GPU.

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Nook SOC:

https://www.mediatek.com/products/tablets/mt8167a

Fire HD10:

https://www.mediatek.com/products/tablets/mt8173

Nothing wrong with the Nook SOC for reading.

But for video and gaming, FIRE HD10 laps it.

The real question is in the screen and the FIRE is known to have a great screen with excellent color reproduction. The Nook... Reviews will tell.

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The real question is in the screen and the FIRE is known to have a great screen with excellent color reproduction. The Nook... Reviews will tell.
I won't be surprised if the Nook and Fire use the same screen.
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Could be but the difference in SOC price doesn't account for all the difference in list prices. If they went with a cheaper chipset, they might have gone for a cheaper screen too.

It wouldn't be noticeable for books, comics, and magazines so going with a more expensive screen might be seen as overkill for their purposes. As Adam Osbourne used to say, "adequacy is sufficient".
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