While the new Nook is meant to be a low-priced tablet, Lenovo’s new design looks distinct with square edges and an aluminum back, giving it a more modern design.
In terms of hardware, this is a fairly standard Android tablet with an unlimited version with an IPS screen measuring 10.1 inches and a resolution of 1080p.
The screen features TÜV Rheinland certified eye protection to help reduce harmful blue light, and the 85 percent screen-to-body ratio (in portrait orientation) delivers thinner sides, but is thicker at the top and bottom.
There are front and rear cameras with a full metal body weighing 420 grams, as well as dual speakers supported by Dolby Atmos technology.
Inside, it is powered by a 2.3GHz octa-core processor with 32GB of storage that’s expandable via a microSD card slot, and the battery is rated for up to 10 hours on a single charge.
On the front of the program, the Nook app was previously installed for books, magazines and newspapers, and there is also Kids Space, a comprehensive family experience from Google for Android tablets that features a dedicated launcher.
Lenovo’s addition to the Kids Space Experience makes sense especially given who is likely to buy this tablet.
And just like previous Nook tablets, the new tablet is still powered by Android with Barnes & Noble’s e-book purchase program from the popular bookstore.
Lenovo’s Nook 10 tablet starts at $ 129.99, and will be available in early April at Barnes & Noble andwebsite.
The bookseller previously partnered with Samsung about the tablets before it launched on its own, and the last tablet was released in 2018, while it still sells e-ink readers.