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2011-07-01 11h08_51

The NOOK Color is probably one of the most popular Android tablets on the planet - and it's not even a full-fledged tablet out of the box. Regardless, it's quite easily hacked, and because of this, has been embraced by the Android modding community. In a world of dual-core processors and ten inch screens, it's no powerhouse, but for price and portability, you can't beat it. Here's a look at the hardware specifications:

  • 7 inch, 1024x600 display
  • 800MHz TI processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 8GB built-in storage

It runs a custom version of Android 2.2 out-of-the-box, but can easily be modded to run custom firmware, like CyanogenMod 7, for example.

2011-07-01 11h02_32

Normally, the NOOK Color will set you back $250, but until supplies run out, you can grab this makeshift beauty from eBay Daily Deals for a cool $190 with free shipping. It's worth noting that it's a refurbished model, which some users may scoff at. Either way - this a good deal, and if you're looking for an inexpensive tablet solution, there's no better choice. You can pick yours up by hitting the source link below.

NOOK Color

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://digitaldumptruck.jotabout.com Mike

    I already have a NOOKcolor that's been hacked to run CyanogenMod 7. I thought it would be a fun toy to tide me over until "real" Honeycomb tablets like the Galaxy Tab 10.1 became available, but it's been so good that I haven't (yet) felt the need to upgrade. If I could justify having a second NC, I'd jump on this deal.

    True, the processor is a bit pokey, but it's servicable and CM7 offers some mild overclocking built-in - which does make a difference. But what a lot of writeups about the NC miss is that it has a very bright, crisp screen, due to its heritage as an e-Reader. I'm an Android dev in my day job, and I've seen the screens on some other popular Android tablets. The NC's display quality is competitive with all of them, and better than some other tablets that cost more.

  • http://facebook.com/lamarw LW

    I bought one, couldn't resist the deal. If I don't like it after 90 days, I can still sell it for $200 "street price".

    I plan on running CM7 on it & overclocking to address the processor HP complaints.

    I was also looking at the new Archos tablets, but those seem difficult to root/re-ROM.

  • Jeremy

    I missed the deal!

  • http://swallen62.twitter.com Scott