NOOK Tablet 7

NOOK Tablet 7"

by Barnes & Noble
  • Read forever®, for less
  • 7" IPS display optimized for reading
  • Full access to Android apps in the Google Play™ Store
  • More than a million books priced under $4.99
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NOOK Tablet - "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult

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Vivid, 7” IPS Display

Enjoy the clear, beautiful IPS display as you read, watch movies, or browse the web.

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Library of Books

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Choose from our vast library of eBooks, including more than a million titles under $4.99. Scroll our aisles with collections curated by our expert booksellers to help you find your next great read.

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Comes with GooglePlay™

Millions of Android™ apps, games, movies, songs and more are available on Google Play, your entertainment hub right at your fingertips, instantly accessible across devices wherever you go.

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Family Friendly by Design

Learning is magical on NOOK. Explore one of the largest selections of books tailored to kids of every age and ability. Create individual profiles and unique bookshelves for all the members of your family. Parental controls allow you to manage what your kids see.


Vivid, bright 7” IPS display

Whether you’re reading, watching a movie or surfing we the web, enjoy the new NOOK Tablet’s beautiful IPS display.

NOOK Cloud

Take Barnes & Noble with You

Get up to 128GB of additional storage with an optional microSD card, and store eligible eBooks to make more room.1 All of your NOOK® purchases are stored for free in the NOOK Cloud.

Newsstand with Magazines & Newspapers

Best Selling Magazines & Newspapers

Have the convenience of a newsstand delivered straight to your NOOK®. Purchase, subscribe, and read your favorite magazines and newspapers with ease.


Read for Hours

The long-lasting battery keeps you powered up to read at home or on the go for up to 7 hours of reading, web browsing and video watching.2

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Enjoy a quick read for every moment with our digital discovery feature—a complimentary daily selection of book excerpts, magazine articles, and rich commentary. Only on B&N Readouts™, explore Serial Reads, and receive a book delivered in free daily installments.

In-Store Support

Free In-Store Support3

Visit any Barnes & Noble for help setting up and troubleshooting, great book recommendations, and tips and tricks on using your new NOOK®.

Device Specifications

7” IPS Display

  • 1024 x 600 Pixel Resolution
  • 171 ppi

Battery Life2

  • Up to 7 hours of reading
  • watching videos and web browsing


  • 8GB on-board memory
  • Add up to 128GB with an optional microSD card*

Built-in Wi-Fi

  • Wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) Dual-Band (2.4GHz/5GHz)


  • Micro-USB 2.0
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
  • microSD slot


  • Front: VGA
  • Rear: 2 MP

Supported File Types

  • Audio: M4A, 3GA, AAC, MP3, FLAC, WAV, OGG, AAC
  • Video: MP4, 3GP, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM Gallery (pictures): JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP

In the Box

  • NOOK Tablet®
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Power Adapter
  • Micro-USB Cable

* microSDTM card sold separately.

1. NOOK Books® with Digital Rights Management enabled only.

2. Based on reading, watching videos and web browsing. Testing conducted using specific units at default brightness; actual results may vary based on device settings, usage and many other factors.

3. In-store support provides assistance for setup, connectivity, and basic troubleshooting when you visit Barnes & Noble bookstores.

4. Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.

5. User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device's features. Actual user memory may change after software upgrades are performed.

6. Adobe, the Flash logo, and Flash are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

Google Play, Android, and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc.

© 2016 Nook Digital LLC. Nook, the Nook logo, Nook Tablet, and B&N Readouts are trademarks or registered trademarks of NOOK Digital, LLC or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Android, Google, Google Play, and other Google marks are trademarks of Google Inc. Other company and product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Screen images simulated. Appearance of device may vary.

Customer Reviews

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NOOK Tablet 7" 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 124 reviews.
Jorge Torres More than 1 year ago
This is the first E-reader I have owned. I was already looking into purchasing a tablet but was dismayed at the prices. I like to peruse news articles, and I wanted a device to check my email that was NOT my phone. The price for this product was right for what I needed. The display quality is good enough. As a film enthusiast, I would never recommend watching a movie or a show on such a small screen. However, YouTube videos seem crisp enough to satisfy an occasional video browsing. I am comfortable with the speed of accessing content. The audio is not spectacular, but I usually use headphones, so it does not really matter to me. The only thing I found unsavory was the amount of time it takes to load from being off. It was not too long (about 90 seconds) but I don't like to wait. It came with 50% battery life and it took 80 minutes to fully charge. I have not used the device until the power was depleted, but 3 hours in and the battery is still above 50%. It looks like it will deliver on the advertised 7 hour battery life. I did not need much. I did not want to pay much. So this product was perfect for my needs. (I wrote this review using the same device.)
miss_dobie More than 1 year ago
This is not my first Nook. I have several and I use each one at different times for various reasons. I am just as happy with this Nook as I am with all the others, the original Nook Color being my most favorite. The Nook Tablet is crisp and clear and responds really well. Best of all, it's the lightest. Looking forward to covers being available soon.
Rachel_Wilder More than 1 year ago
Excellent value for the price. The only reason it's not getting 5 stars is the 8gb internal storage. It fills up REALLY fast if you try and put more apps on it. I've now mounted a 128gb microSD card as permanent internal storage. The wi-fi also has a shorter range than I'm used to, but it's not enough of a reason to be unhappy. I've owned a Nook since the first generation of E-Ink and adore my Simple Touch. I've been looking at budget tablets all year, and when I stumbled across this one up for preorder, it was practically a no-brainer. I don't need or want fancy or super fast or a giant screen. Plus full access to the Play store, full Android functionality, AND Marshmallow out of the box? Sold. Even a lot of the high-end tablets don't yet come with Marshmallow out of the box. The reading options within the Nook app, from fonts to filters for screen opacity, knocked my socks off. A blue light filter app is a must for me on any electronic device, and between my Android go-to, the built-in Nook one, and the Nightlight option in Play Books, I can get it just right. This tablet does have Bluetooth. I plan to get a small Bluetooth keyboard for mine so it can take the place of my laptop on short trips. I'm a published romance author under another name, and the ability to write on the go is very important to me. Another major selling point for me on this tablet is the almost stock Android it comes with. I've gotten used to it on my Google phone. Marshmallow on this tablet looks and behaves as Marshmallow should, including total control of which apps can show me notifications. I'm a bit of a techie and no stranger to Android, so I've managed to get the speed of the device improved. Out of the box it is very slow, but a couple of tweaks in developer options and performance sped up dramatically. So if you're techie and enjoy messing with stuff, go hunting. Also impressed with standby battery life. It stayed on standby for three days before I had to charge it again.
Markj More than 1 year ago
In response to Madison, I tested one at my local B&N store. I was able to watch the Limbaugh show and read the Des Moines Register on it with no problems at all. Display was crisp and clear, easy to read and navigate.
AikoG84 More than 1 year ago
Getting it setup is frustrating. You have to activate the side loading to put books from your computer onto the tablet. The Nook Library won't read books from the MicroSD card unless you create a "Nook" folder, and then a "My Documents" folder onto the SD card manually. The device formatting won't actually create this folder for you and tech support won't tell you how to do this. So far I like the android app functionality. That part has improved drastically from the Nook Color I've been using. Reading items purchased through Barnes & Nobel hasn't changed. Setting up non-B&N books shouldn't be as frustrating as it has been though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
9 to 5 Google said it all-easily the best tablet you'll buy this tear for $50. This is my 3rd Nook, after my HD and HD+. Customizable from the Play Store if you want to, access to the rich variety of apps from Google, and much more. I just returned my Amazon HD 8 and bought my Nook 7. The hardware build on the Nook is superior, it's snappy and smooth for just about every task. The Nook 7 is a winner.
Leslienation More than 1 year ago
This is the best BN tablet ever. Small, light weight and easy to carry around tablet. This tablet display quality is very sharp, very clear. It can add external micro SD card and expanded the storage space to 128Gb. Therefore, I had no problem to install all the apps that I want. The processor speed are running very smooth, very fast. In conclusion, this is a low price and best tablet ever. It is worth to buy it.
NookJewell More than 1 year ago
This was an impulse purchase. B&N had it on sale for $10 off. Plus, accessories were 25% off. You could hardly lose. At this point, I've had it a month. I'm very pleased. I had been sort of thinking about getting a smaller, less expensive tablet to carry around with me since my 10 inch Samsung tablet gets awkward for my arthritic hands to hold for extended periods of reading. The Samsung really does work better for surfing, when I'm more likely to prop it up in its case. For the price, I was not expecting a powerhouse of a tablet - and I did not get one. What I got was what I wanted, a small, easy to hold tablet, geared more towards readers than Internet surfers or binge watchers. Despite what others have said, I've not had any problems with lack of storage. Since I don't use for much other than reading and checking my email occasionally, I've only downloaded three apps: Library Thing, Google Documents, and the reading app from that large online seller of practically everything from a to z. I can always check my book wish list. When I have WiFi access, I can check my library catalog on Library Thing. All my apps loaded to the memory card I installed. The screen is crisp and clear enough for extended reading. If you read from your Nook library, you can easily change the color of the screen to avoid eyestrain. Page turns are snappy. However, loading your library may take a moment. Most of the Nook books you download will load to the internal memory. According to the manual, some will load to a memory card, but none of mine have done so. I've not downloaded any books from that other reading app, so I cannot say where they will land. If you are looking for a tablet to do heavy lifting, look elsewhere. This is a tablet geared towards reading and simple tasks. That is what I wanted. If that is what you want, you will probably be pleased with this particular Nook also.
patches_mcmatt More than 1 year ago
I first bought a Nook from Barnes & Noble way back when the Nook Color was introduced. I loved it and it really helped to kickstart a love of reading again. I introduced the Nook to friends and family and enjoyed my Nook Color until the usb charging port broke. By that time, I had an iPad and could not justify buying another Nook device when I could use the Nook app on the iPad. So for many years, I used the Nook app on the iPad and iPhone and was happy with that experience. Around the time the Nook Tablet was introduced, my old iPad was showing its age. So I decided I would gift the iPad to my niece and buy the Nook Tablet for $50, thinking it might not be as weak as its specs sound on paper. Plus for $50, it's difficult to pass up. However, if I had to do it over again, I think I would have opted for the more expensive Nooks from Samsung. Here are the reasons why. 1. 8 Gb of built-in storage. Android OS takes up 4.7 Gb of that and you're left with 3.3 Gb of usable built-in storage. You are able to add an SD card to store files to but keep in mind that many of the built-in apps and Nook content cannot be stored on the SD card. If you have a large Nook library, I hope you make use of the Nook archive as the Nook app will soon take over the majority of the usable storage space. I added a 64 Gb SD card to my Nook and moved a couple of apps to it. I have 0.2 Gb of space left on the built-in storage. 58 Gb of free space on the SD card. I'm unable to update any of my apps because the majority of them cannot be stored on the SD card. It has been months since I've been able to update any of the built-in apps like Chrome or Gmail. The only way I can see to get that done at the moment is to wipe my Nook account completely off the device so that none of that content is on there and then try to update the Google apps and reading the Nook to my account. That seems like too much of a pain, so I've just neglected updating any of the apps. I don't use them anyway. 2. Touchscreen responsiveness. The touchscreen on this tablet is severely sub-par compared to any other device I've used. Much of this probably stems from the sub-par hardware running this Nook Tablet. Often, I find that there is lag between the time I make a gesture on the screen and the application actually processing that gesture. Touchpoints are rather inaccurate. I find that I sometimes have to try several times to get the screen to register that I'm pressing on the screen on an icon or button. 3. The camera (front and back, both) are not good. I don't know why you'd put a camera on a tablet of this kind to be honest. It can barely run the bare OS as it is. The Nook Tablet is not without its good points though. One of the reasons I chose it was its size. I found the iPad to be too big usually for reading and holding for any length of time. The Nook Tablet is a perfect size for an eReader. Actually, that's the only good thing I can think of to write in this review. I use the Nook Tablet daily. I read the newspaper every morning on it. I read ebooks that I have in my library from time to time. It does what I want it to do, I just wish it did so better. Would I recommend the Nook Tablet to anyone else? No. There are better options out there for not that much more in cost.
doowopgirl More than 1 year ago
If you want a useless tablet that has an operating system that takes up most of its memory and with preinstalled apps that take up the rest, then this is the tablet for you. I bought it thinking it would be a nice little reader that would slip into a pocket or bag for travel. It's a nice size, but it's useless. Although B&N touts its ability to expand with an SD card, that doesn't help with memory issues. The preinstalled -- and unremoveable apps -- can't be moved onto it and many of your books won't go there either. I have lots of nook books and all I wanted to do was put my library into my pocket. My old Nook color still works so I'm using it along with a regular Samsung tablet with the nook app loaded onto it. Right now the Nook 7 inch is somewhere under my sofa where it's likely to remain. Save your money and buy a more useful tablet or reader. I should say that I only paid $29.00 for it after a coupon, but the aggravation I've gotten from this Nook has far outweighed any benefit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't expect to use it as a tablet. There is almost no memory available. It's hard to use and not very responsive. I have the original Nook Color tablet and it's great. This is not nearly as good. You need to buy a SD card to increase memory and it doesn't recognize some of them. I have had nothing but trouble with it. Then they recalled the charger adapter. It's OK for reading books if you don't mind saving most of them in the cloud. wouldn't recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I upgraded from the original Nook (literally the very first one), so the charge is much longer and the specs are much better. I love it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a cheap and functional ereader. I only gave 4 stars because it has a an extremely slow response time when loading apps, but other than that it's great.
Bisbis More than 1 year ago
The best thing about the new NOOK 7" is its light weight and small size. You can easily hold it in one hand, using thumb to wipe to turn pages backward and forward, which is a big advantage for ebook readers. Reading books/magazines/streaming video is very smooth without lagging. Bluetooth works well, I can walk around the room without loosing signal. Battery life is good too with 5-6 hours active using. Screen is very comfortable for reading, video is clear and smooth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I simply love this little gadget! To begin with, I am never a big supporter on reading on tablet. That said, my tablet is only used for web surfing and video streamings for the most part. There are days I don't feel like using my laptop, or my phone, this tablet hence comes into handy for my daily uses these days. Being a long time android user, the interface and setup of the tablet are exactly the same as that of my phone. Ease of use together with the affordable cost, therefore, are the reasons drawn me in buying it home. The size is about right, good storage capabilities with a SC card, and the decent battery life are also some attractive features of the tablet. If I have to make a slight complain that would probably be the processing speed. It is about a second or two slower when starting up apps. The time lagging isn't too big an issue to me, but could be a problem to some. Overall, I think my money is very well spent. I might consider getting a few more for hubby and family for Christmas.
Gigi118 More than 1 year ago
I bought two of these for my grandkids for Christmas. I just received them and started setting them up and I was very pleased with them Great for kids. Lots of apps. I mainly got them for the nook books for kids. Especially the read to me books. I am very thrilled wit them as I am an Ipad user, but would definatley use one for myself if my ipad decides to die on me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This device is loaded with problems, and I am very dissatisfied with it. By the way, this is a tablet. Some people who reviewed this thing don't know the difference between a tablet and an e-reader. Pros: It's cheap and comes with the Google Play app store and a microSD slot for expandable storage. Cons: I had to exchange it after the first day because it was defective. The apps crash often, and some just randomly disappear and need to be reinstalled. There is only about 1 GB of usable space without a microSD card; even after moving all my apps to the microSD, there wasn't space to update pre-installed apps without clearing the cache. It doesn't come with a built-in blue light filter. The power button is located right where you hold the device, so it's easy to turn it off accidentally. The power adapter had to be recalled, and there's a report of these Nooks being infected with Chinese spyware. For the price, I don't expect great specs, but the device should at least work and not be a hazard.
Kimbie More than 1 year ago
I just bought this tablet on a whim because of the price and I love it. It was a little confusing at first because I didn't even know that an SD card wasn't a micro SD card. I'm listening to Audible books on it, which Amazon bought recently so it's versatile. I've also watched a Netflix movie. I'm an Apple user so learning this new operating system has been fun. It comes with manuals and lots of easy to understand help and live chats plus I could take it to a Barnes & Noble store. So far it's been really easy to use, way easier than Apple products. It's the best $ I've spent in awhile. That said you really need the micro SD card for a few additional $ but still well worth it. I didn't buy it to read books but now that I own it I probably will use it for books too, starting with a Mark Bittman cookbooks. It's just so easy to use
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The tablet works very well, most appropriate for reading. It has a fast , responsive Android and it is very portable. It does what any good Android tablet does ( this one come with Marshmallow, Android 6.0) but, as always, remember this is a 7 inch tablet. Overall I am satisfied with this Nook and its performance. I like this reader better than the one offered from the competition, it is m ore user friendly. It navigates the internet reasonably well and I recommend this product.
Mona815 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love it! My goal was to get away from my ipad and just read and this allows me to concentrate on just that. Its light weight and good to use with one hand and the battery is awesome. I am very happy with this very affordable purchase.
MoonSongJK More than 1 year ago
Just got this today...think it's my 4th Nook. So far I like it EXCEPT the charger port is on the TOP, which is totally bizarre. This means if you need to charge while reading (if that is even possible with this really short cord, shorter than any I have ever seen), you have to turn the tablet upside down. That would not be too much of a problem unless you have it in a case like I do. That makes it all a little awkward and just not worth the effort. Maybe I should have spent more money and gotten the Samsung but other than that issue this tablet seems fine for my needs. I just find that extremely irritating and I hate not being able to use my tablet while it charges. Cannot imagine why it was done this way. At least, if the cord was a reasonable length, you could kind of work around this but that's not going to happen unless you sit right by the electric socket. Guess that explains the price. But if you plan ahead and don't need to charge while using it, I'd say for the money it's a good deal.
KoalaFisher More than 1 year ago
For 50 bucks, this is amazing. You will want to get an SD card because it fills up fast. Decent battery and reading is nice on here. Casual web browsing and video watching is pretty nice too on here. Not overpriced like iPad.
msebe More than 1 year ago
I have been pleased with all my nooks, and still use them for different purposes and locations. I purchased this one as a travel alternative reader for my son (he has one of the Samsung 10" nooks) and am very impressed by its quality, which is even better considering the low price! Contrary to other commenters, I found it incredible easy to set up, it mirrored (and gave a choice of which one to mirror) one of our other nooks and voila! it was set up, even down to the screen background we had chosen for the other nook. Thank you B&N!
SGMomma More than 1 year ago
This is my third nook. I have been using my new nook for about 2 weeks. I can't give it 5 stars because the battery life is stinky! You aren't getting close to 7 hours. If you turn off wifi and Bluetooth, you can almost get 5. That being said, it serves a purpose. I don't want to read on my iPad anymore for a variety of reasons, and my Nook simple touch doesn't have a light. I was between this Nook and the Glow light Plus. The $50 price point sucked me in. I now wish I had popped for the Glow light plus. I do hate having to charge it so much. If the price drops, I will probably splurge for the Glow light plus.
GraceKL More than 1 year ago
Recently purchased this 7" Nook and I find it to be great for casual use. It's running android system which I thought is great, because then it's not just a ereader, also can check email, play game and watch movie. Very good size and light weight for me to carry out, so I could watch movie or read book during on the subway. Comes with 8gb, can be expand to 128gb, good for store more movies :D Screen resolution and battery life are good. Only the processor a little bit slow, but it is acceptable and hey it's only $50. Overall I think it's pretty good deal for this 7" Nook.
Rapp_M More than 1 year ago
Fantastic purchase for the price. Great for books and magazines.