Sales and Deals: Tablets and eBook Readers – 12/15/11
Christmas is only ten days away so the sales and deals are still rolling in steadily, especially when it comes to tablets and ereaders.
Here’s a roundup of tablets and ebook readers currently on sale as of today, December fifteenth. Some of these overlap from earlier posts, but I didn’t want to leave anything out. The links for the device names direct to the reviews for more information about them.
Tablet and eBook Reader Sales – Top Picks
Nook Color – The refurbished Nook Color is on sale once again. This time it is selling for $129 from Barnes and Noble’s eBay store. Or you can use the coupon above to get the Nook Color for $179 new. This is a top pick if you don’t want to spend at least $199 for a better tablet.
Kobo Vox – The Kobo Vox tablet is on sale at Walmart for $169. It normally sells for $199. The Vox is a decent budget tablet comparable to the Nook Color in terms of specs and performance. One benefit over the Nook, the Vox runs open Android 2.3 so you can install Android apps out of the box without having to hack it or use ROMs.
Tablet and eBook Reader Sales – Lesser Picks
Toshiba Thrive – This is a 10″ Honeycomb tablet that is on sale at
Best Buy for $299. That’s $80 off the regular price. This is one of the few tablets with a user replaceable battery.
Velocity Micro Cruz T301 – The Cruz T301 is an Android tablet on sale again at Walmart for $99. It runs Android 2.0 and has a capacitive touchscreen. Velocity Micro’s tablets are pretty crummy but this is about as cheap as it gets for a tablet with these specs.