dealsbarnes & noble 8gb nook tablet™ for $89.99 + free…

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There was a deal for refurbished nook tablets for $65 a while ago, and 1st gen kindle fire's for $70, so this isn't a great deal, but still ok. Modded with full android Jellybean and rooted and it is awesome for reading, music, games, and watching movies.

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Got one of these models for my birthday last August. Very satisfied, but it does have hiccups every once in a while -- always seems to work itself out though. This is a good deal at this price.

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For $20 (+ cost of SD card) more you can add Android jellybean and still maintain the Nook OS as a dual boot. I have used this product and it works really well. https://www.n2acards.com/
Don't take my word on it, just google it yourself and you'll see a ton of stuff about it. Android jellybean gives it much more flexibility (especially with the google play) than the Nook tablet OS gives you. Definitely worth the investment it you buy this tablet.

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Pretty good deal, but it's important to note that this tablet only has 512mb RAM, not 1gb as stated by 1saleaday - only the 16gb NT has a gig of RAM.

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@nyisless13: I never knew that the 8gb NT only had 512mb RAM, I always assumed they had the same specs except for storage capacity. The NT I had was a 16gb- that's why N2A works well. I'm not quite as sure if this version with the 512mb of RAM will be as smooth with N2A. Good point to bring up!

Here is a 16 GB model, preowned from Cowboom for the same price with free shipping
http://www.cowboom.com/product/1056950

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@bardic: That deal was for a Nook Color, not the Nook Tablet.

The Color was their first gen android tablet. Very low powered, and you can get them on CowBoom for $59.99 anytime. I got one and rooted/loaded CM10 on and it works great, aside from being very, very slow. I gave it to my father-in-law, for whom it is "just his speed."

This seems like a decent deal if you want to root and give it to a parent/child. Power users will be disappointed though.

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@gak0090: Um, no.
I dual booted for awhile and hated the slowness, but it's cleaner and easy to just root it and enjoy it. Plus, for a little work, it's free to do. Between Cyanogen Mods' how-to's and various YouTube videos, practically anyone can do this. You can even backup the original OS and restore if needed to avoid any warranty issues, if you believe it's needed.
On the deal, this makes an excellent 1st tablet(when overclocked), and you likely won't get hurt at this price(sure, there have been a little better deals, but who knows when the next will be?).

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@gak0090: I did this with the Nook Color (tablet predecessor) and it did work great. Very tempting to grab this

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@havocsback: I didn't have any issues with slowness using the right SD card. Did you have the 8gb or the 16gb Nook Tablet? What SD card did you use...they can be pretty picky? They recommend a Sandisk class 4. When I did it with a class 10 card made by Team, I had issues. Before I ordered the Sandisk card, I tried a class 6 card made by Team that I had lying around and it worked fine. It's weird because you would assume a faster card would work better, but they only recommend the Sandisk class 4. Basically this was a gift to someone, I wanted to keep the option of a dual boot scenario- I rooted it and put google play on the nook side, but I wanted to try this out- it was quick and easy and worked well for me.

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@havocsback: This.
Go to places like xda and you can easily find plenty of guides to rooting and installing, or dual booting from an SD card etc. I was able to get my old Nook Color dual-booted from CyanogenMod within about 3 hours, and part of that was getting the formatting right and making sure I used the proper CM build.
If you do your research and downloading while this is shipping to you, it shouldn't be an issue, you can have your SD card and software ready to go when it arrives. As stated above, stick to a class 4-6 and you shouldn't have issues, long as it's name brand (this might be more important than the class, actually).

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I have made MANY (a hundred?) cards for the Color. It is Class 2 and 4 by a name brand maker that work best. A class 6 or 10 will NOT work as well. It has to do with the smaller bits being read at a time (whatever that means). I have experimented many times and am sure of this.