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Barnes & Noble debuts $50 Nook tablet to take on Amazon

It's set to directly compete with the $80 entry-level Kindle and $50 Fire.
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The battle for bookworms' hearts and eyes this holiday season is officially underway! Barnes & Noble announced on Wednesday the forthcoming release of its new Nook tablet. The tablet will retail for just $50 -- 30 bucks less than the baseline Amazon Kindle and on par with the Amazon Fire -- when it becomes available on Black Friday, November 25th. It features a 7-inch IPS display, 7 hours of battery life and 8GB of onboard storage, which can be boosted by up to 128GB using a microSD card. Take that, Macbook Pro.

Barnes & Noble offers millions of digital book downloads from its online store which the Nook can pull from. Plus, it has full access to the Google Play content library so finding something good to read while your relatives political discussions devolve into fist fights at the family dinner table.

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