We’re really excited to welcome another member to the NOOK family: NOOK Tablet – 8GB* is available starting today for just $199 online and in-stores. This new version of our fastest and lightest tablet offers the great features of our top-selling NOOK Tablet – 16GB, but with 8GB of on-board memory, 512MB of RAM and a lower cost.


For all of the details on this exciting new NOOK Tablet – 8GB, please read our full press release here.


*5GB for content, of which 1GB is reserved for NOOK Store content

by on ‎02-21-2012 09:15 AM

"*5GB for content, of which 1GB is reserved for NOOK Store content"


Wait, old partition scheme? Waaaaa

by AmazingluvPW on ‎02-21-2012 03:22 PM

Oh great! I just got a Nook for a birthday gift 18 days ago and can't exchange it to the new tablet... Arrgh!!!

by E-ReaderAZ on ‎02-22-2012 01:21 AM
I like having 16GB, that is worth the extra $$ to me.
by WildKnitter on ‎02-22-2012 03:54 PM
I think, if I were to get another Nook, I'd prefer the 16 g one. Right now, I'm happy with my STR and the Nook Color.
by kah9932 on ‎02-24-2012 03:33 PM

I would have thought that the 8g should have been first at the $199 price point with the same processor and the 16g coming as an upgrade at the $249 price point


The cheaper price would have made me happy and I might have thought of purchasing the tablet it at the time I got the touch

So far the touch and the color Nook is working quite well for me

by mjjmlaf on ‎02-25-2012 06:27 PM

Regretfully, I feel like the Nookcolor was a rip-off scam .  My understanding when I purchased it l purchased it after Christmas (returning the Nook and anteing up the extra bucks) was that B&N would issue upgrades that would in effect bring it up to what the new tablet is.  For the price I paid for the Nookcolor and the disappointing "upgrade" I feel like we were cheated.  I would have kept the regular Nook  had I known what the REAL deal would be.!


The only think I can satisfactorily do with the Nookcolor is download and read books which I could have done for $150 less using the regular Nook or a similar device.  For that purpose, I love it!  Anything else, forget it.  For a while, our library system only had e-pub or adobe downloads for eBooks and that definitely gave the Nook a huge advantage (for me) over the Kindle, however, that advantage has disappeared because Kindle downloads are now available.  

by Billiamaire on ‎02-28-2012 04:25 PM

I think its worth the extra $50 for the 1 gb of RAM and extra 8 gb of memory.  The funny thing is that the 8gb version has only 1 gb of memory reserved for B&N content and 5 for your content and the 16 gb version only has 1 gb for your content and 11 gb for B&N content.  I guess they felt the backlash on that.