07
Aug
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If you're looking for a cheap, mod-worthy tablet with a great screen, look no further. Today eBay Daily Deals has the Nook HD+, with a 9-inch, 1920x1280 screen and built-in access to the Google Play Store for just $119.99. It's a refurbished model, but that's $30 and 20% cheaper than the already-low $150 retail price. The eBay listing has free standard shipping, plus you won't have to pay sales tax outside of New Jersey and New York.

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The Nook HD+ doesn't have the latest and greatest internal hardware: the processor is a relatively dated Texas Instruments OMAP 1.5Ghz dual-core, there are no cameras, and storage is a bit lacking at 16GB. But at the time of its release it had one of the best screens of any Android tablet, and what's more, it was a full $120 more expensive ($150 more than eBay's price today). Barnes & Noble added access to the Google Play Store back in May, shortly before putting the future of the Nook tablet line itself in some doubt.

But easily the most exciting thing about this deal, at least for Android power users, is that the Nook HD+ now has official CyanogenMod support. That means that with some light hacking, you could get a solid 9-inch tablet running Android 4.2 (and 4.3 soon enough!) for just $120. It's almost like going back in time to when the trusty old Nook Color was the modder's tablet of choice.

As always with eBay Daily Deals, sales are limited by stock, so pick one up quickly if you're ready to buy.

eBay - Barnes & Noble Nook HD+

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Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Kenny O

    I bought one of these as a mother's day present for my wife when they dropped the price back in May. I must say I was pleasantly surprised with performance and overall quality of the device. The screen is beautiful and responsive.

  • Bryan Pizzuti

    Should be good with JellyBean and Netflix.

  • Austin Campbell

    Or you could use the 20% off OfficeMax coupon and get a brand new one for the same price

    • Bryan Pizzuti

      You mean the one that's only available in store? Well I suppose you could if there is an actual store somewhere around. Which, for me, there isn't.

      • Austin Campbell

        Yeah that one. That sucks that there isn't one near you:/

        • Bryan Pizzuti

          Given that I work for eBay I don't mind a whole lot. ;)

    • IamTheFij

      Or another store that accepts competitor coupons.

  • Cristian Borsa

    I bought one and returned in about a week. It just isn't worth the money. The hardware is too slow.

    • Jeremiah Rice

      Yeah, with that TI processor I can believe it. I'd still like to see how it does with CyanogenMod, though.

  • pangoo

    I installed cyanogenmod 10.1 which made the UI smoother, faster, and more "buttery"!

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