Barnes & Noble Slashes Nook Prices to Divert Attention from Nexus 7 - HotHardware
Barnes & Noble Slashes Nook Prices to Divert Attention from Nexus 7

Barnes & Noble Slashes Nook Prices to Divert Attention from Nexus 7

It's now cheaper than ever to own a Nook device following a series of price cuts Barnes & Noble rolled out over the weekend. B&N didn't make a big deal about the cuts, neglecting to issue a statement of any kind, but the writing is all over the wall for anyone who bothers to look. With the launch of Google's Nexus 7, the 7-inch tablet category is more competitive than ever before, and these price cuts could be the deciding factor for people who are mostly interested in reading eBooks and/or just looking to spend the least amount possible on a capable tablet-hybrid.

These aren't particularly deep price cuts across the board, though B&N did slash $50 off the cost of its 16GB Nook Tablet, which went from $249 to $199 overnight. The 8GB Nook Tablet dropped by $20, going from $199 to $179, while the Nook Color also dipped a Jackson, going from $169 to $149.

Nook Tablet

In addition to positioning its devices more competitively with Google's Nexus 7 tablet, the cuts are also being viewed by some as proof that Amazon is getting ready to unveil a new line of Kindle models. If B&N needed further reason, the timing also works in the company's favor in that the back-to-school shopping season is coming into view and it's not unusual to find college textbooks being offered in digital form.
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Always love to see prices drop, however, i'll wait a little longer until i replace my  kindle 2. Still working great after 3 years of use.

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Great news for anyone looking into the Nook. And I think the speculations about the new Kindle models are true as well. The real test is if it can stand up to the Nexus 7.

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For enthusiast specs are the selling point but for the general masses its all about the price.. so good job on getting competetive.

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Always nice to see price drops, plus the nook is particularly popular to hack if you are so inclined. Despite the drops i still think it might have a little trouble against the nexus 7.

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