Barnes & Noble is expanding its partnership with Samsung today with the launch of a new tablet to complement the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. The new slate, also known as the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, features one major difference – a larger screen.
The model released this past August featured a 7-inch display which is suitable for most. The new Nook tablet, however, bumps the screen size up to 10.1 inches although it carries the same 1,280 x 800 resolution. As a result, the pixel density drops from 216 PPI down to just 149 PPI – or in other words, it’s not so great.
Aside from the bigger screen, the microSD card reader on the 10.1-inch Nook can accept cards with capacities up to 64GB which is twice the amount of the smaller tablet. Additionally, the new tablet features a 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor instead of the 1.2GHz Marvell chip found in the 7-incher.
Nook 10.1 buyers will also get access to the latest version of the Nook software, an update that 7-inch users won’t receive until sometime next month. The newer software is said to offer a cleaner visual design in both landscape and portrait modes.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1 retails for $299.99 (after a $50 instant rebate) and comes with more than $200 in free content from the Nook Store including an assortment of bestselling books, popular TV shows and top magazines and apps.