Cheap tablets are not hard to come with, with Amazon's Four line de facto choice for most consumers. The fire pills lack Google Play support from the box, but fortunately, Barnes & Noble is here with a newer, bigger NOOK tablet.
B & N already sells a 7-inch NOOK, but if you want something more to watch Netflix or other video services, the bigger model will be your best bet. The larger NOOK has a 10.1 inch IPS 16: 9 aspect ratio and 1920 × 1200 resolution. You get 32GB of internal memory, as well as a Micro SD expansion slot. The tablet is charged via Micro USB and includes a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The tablet also contains POGO pins for connecting a keyboard cover or charging dock, but at this time no price or availability is mentioned for any of these. Battery life is just okay, with 8 1/2 hours of alleged use for video playback and browsing. If you're just using it as an e-reader, you're likely to get more life from each charge.
A very easy place for manufacturers to save money on tablets in this price range is by having sharp Wi-Fi specifications. Fortunately, this is not the case. You get full support for 5GHz Wi-Fi, so your app downloads will be fast and fast. Finally, you have front and back cameras, and while they will not compete with smartphone cameras, they will be nice for video calling.
You can get the NOOK app on other devices, so you do not really need this tablet to read your e-book collection, but even if you do not care to read long novels it's still a really convincing product. Amazon's latest Fire HD 10 starts at $ 20, and you have to jump through hoops to download applications from the Google Play Store. The Play Store has a much larger app catalog than Amazon's store, so you can only turn on the tabletop and start downloading all your apps a big plus.
If the new NOOK points your interest, you can pre-order it now.