NOOK Tablet 7

NOOK Tablet 7" (16 GB)

by Barnes & Noble
  • Read forever®, for less
  • 16GB of storage to download your favorite books
  • 7" IPS display optimized for reading
  • Powered by Android™ Oreo™ Go edition with access to apps in the Google Play™ Store Learn More
  • Members save 10% off all NOOK tablets, eReaders, and accessories


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NOOK Tablet 7"

Barnes & Noble at
Your Fingertips

The new NOOK now has double the storage so you can read more than ever before. Choose from our vast eBook library with more than one million titles under $4.99. Or browse collections curated by our expert booksellers to find your next great read.

NOOK Tablet 7" and Browsery

Join the Conversation

Your new NOOK comes pre-installed with our Browsery™ app. Talk about your favorite books and get recommendations for new ones from a community of fellow readers.

Using the NOOK Tablet 7"

Experience a Soft Touch & Vivid 7" IPS Display

Lightweight and sized for carrying everywhere you go, our soft-touch case and clear, beautiful display provides the perfect framework to read, watch movies, or browse the web.

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B&N Library of eBooks

Barnes & Noble at your Fingertips

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.


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.

Powered by Android™ Oreo™ (Go edition)

Powered by Android™ Oreo™
(Go edition)

Best of Android™ built with new and re-imagined apps for better performance, better battery life, and more storage.

7" IPS display

Vivid, bright 7" IPS display

Whether you're reading, using your favorite apps, or surfing 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.

Family Friendly by Design

Family Friendly by Design

Explore one of the largest selections of books tailored to kids of every age and ability. Create individual profiles and unique bookshelves for your entire family. Parental controls allow you to manage what your kids see.

Battery Life

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



Visit Browsery™ to talk about your favorite books and get recommendations for new ones from a community of fellow readers.

Free 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


  • 16 GB 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)

Operating System

  • Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)
  • Optimized for entry-level devices with less than 1 GB of RAM
  • Recommended downloading lite versions of popular apps


  • 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

* microSD™ 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.

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coultersca More than 1 year ago
I have many Nooks which I have enjoyed using. I own the predecessor Nook 7 inch and like it very much especially for the SDHC cad slot where I can organise my books in any way I choose. With more onboard memory I can have more books, update more apps easily. For the price it is amazing value.
YrObdientSrvnt More than 1 year ago
I love my Nook :) - let's start there. A simple, easy to understand declarative sentence. Great size - not too big, not too small. B & N has really stepped up and has made a plethora of eBooks available at a VERY REASONABLE price [read SMALL PRICE]. Great color on the display, great sound [ok, I'm spoiled, I wirelessly connect to my Bose speakers so the music sounds GREAT ;-)]. Speaking of wireless, instantly connect to the Interwebz. I use Opera mini - very fast, minimal overhead. So, with all this and, this is a LOT how can things get better? Well, how about $49.95? What? Are you kidding me? At that price, get two, heck get three! Seamless updates, excellent in every respect. What are you waiting for? Christmas? oh... wait ;^D
iGaucho More than 1 year ago
I've been a longtime Nook user and have had a few e-ink readers. I decided to give the new Nook Tablet 7 a try for more technical books. At $50 I knew it wasn't going to scream performance. The screen is extremely unresponsive most of the time and very dim even at the highest brightness. The device is barely usable.
ElenaMatria More than 1 year ago
Do not waste your time or money on this device. I would give this device 0 stars if I could. I got this device in July thinking that it would be fine since I was only planning on reading on it, not using it for any other tablet functions. God, was I wrong! This device takes forever to boot up, it takes a really long time to simply load the book that you are currently reading. God forbid that you have to step away and screen turns off because we then have to start the whole process all over again. The Nook app is forever locking up on the device as well, you would think that a Nook branded device would at the very least be able to run the software it was specifically designed to run. And then to top it all off, when my device was barely five months old it decided that it did not want to charge anymore, not on the charger cord that came with it, or with any other charger cord. And Barnes and Nobles customer services only offer was to replace the same piece of garbage device. They wouldn't even offer me a store credit so I could use it toward the purchase a Nook Samsung device that I know from experience actually works. I guess I just have to eat the $50 I spent on this tablet shaped paperweight I now own, something I really can't afford to do. I love Barnes and Noble and every other Nook device I have owned (and there have been several in the last 9 years) but this is a enormously disappointing situation all around.
BooksNooks89 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love my Nook Tablet 7". I am an Apple users (iPad, iPhone, MacBook Air, Apple Watch, iPod, etc), and I have to say for the price this is pretty good. Although the speed is not that of an Apple device, B&N has definitely made a new customer. If B&N worked closer with Samsung to really wow the world with the tablet selection to compete with Apple (and the growing popularity of the Remarkable--which is too expensive), they will definitely increase their revenues. This tablet is what I hoped for for Christmas, and it meets all my expectations. Being a college student, a lot of schools are required Android based devices (although Apple devices can function well). I am temped to convert to Android devices though, seeing the innovation that is rising; and while Apple is definitely consistent, the documents and apps that require Adobe become a pain because it requires paying more; where these device do not. B&N please look into a stronger partnership with Samsung, this is definitely a device for college students!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this tablet as a gift for my wife for Christmas and compared to the 2003 nook e-reader she had it's like night and day. She loves it, not only does she get to keep the e-reader functionality and not lose her existing digital books ordered from Barnes and Noble, she also has an operating system running Android Oreo with many applications that she can download. I'm so happy I picked this as a gift.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so impressed with this NEW NOOK TABLET 7 that I am giving it out as chanuka presents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've had two Nook 7 tablets that died in less than a month. The first one died and it was replaced at my local Barnes and Noble store. Now the replacement died as well. It won't wake up or turn on. I've tried charging it overnight, hard resetting it, pressing the buttons...nothing works. Chat support wasn't helpful. It was working perfectly but then suddenly it just died. Going back to the store for a third tablet. Maybe the third time will be a charm.
mwdv More than 1 year ago
This is my 3rd Nook, and with 16gb of memory, it is exactly the upgrade I have been waiting for. It is a very good e-reader, but on a tablet that gives you a lot of capability in addition. The 7" size makes it convenient to carry around. It is altogether a terrific value.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible Battery Life. Does not last. I called to ask how to extend, and was told that the pre-loaded apps were required and used a significant portion of battery life. The only suggestion they had was to turn down the backlight! I had better battery life with the old 8gb version,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have spent hours trying to transfer my old library of pdfs .to no avail. First opinion of it is that it is a50 dollar paperwieght. I will be going back to my nook hd.
NookLover-2 More than 1 year ago
I love my 7'' Nook! First of all the price is great! You have apps already downloaded. Apps that are useful. Nook apps. Barnes & Noble apps. Plus you get Google play! I have other book apps that work perfectly with the Nook tablet! I downloaded games too! A perfect sized tablet! Also bought the 128 GB memory card! Oh and also the cover to keep my tablet in good shape. There are a variety of covers to choose from! Thank you so much Barnes & Noble for this wonderful Nook tablet!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Nook is quite terrible. I have had it for a few weeks, and it has rebooted every few hours during that time. It has also gone into factory reset mode several times. I am in the process of trying to return it, but have to call during certain customer service hours to receive an RMA. They don't make it easy, which makes it all the more clear to me Barnes and Noble recognizes the company has inferior products matched by inferior customer service in comparison to its competitors. If I hadn't gotten a gift card for a gift, I never would have chosen to shop here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the Nook for my daughter-in-law for Christmas. I don't know if she has started using it yet, but if she's anything at all like me, she will absolutely love it! I've had mine since they first came out and didn't think that I could ever switch to the Nook from reading hard copy books. But, I did and even though I still read the hard copies, I go back to my wonderful Nook.
JohnLuke More than 1 year ago
CURRENTLY THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS FOR THE PRICE! I was originally looking for an mp3 player to replace the one I lost, but then I realized I can get a tablet for about the same price, and do all the extra things you can do with a tablet. Books, apps, internet, etc. It doesn't play WMA files, though, but I think some music player apps allow you to bypass that snag. I'm glad to see this newer version comes with 16GB of storage. the one I bought - in October 2018 - came with 8GB. I downloaded three apps and the storage was almost full. Why are these tablet makers so stingy on memory? A 64GB thumb drive costs about $7 more than a 16GB! I would gladly pay the extra $7! Glad to see it has a Micro SD slot, which a $300 ipad doesn't have. All my music is on the SD card. Headphone volume comes up a bit short when using cans, OK with earbuds. Sound quality is not audiophile grade, it's just passable, but hey - it's 50 bucks. Startup is a bit slow, but hey- it's 50 bucks! Haven't tried Bluetooth yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was looking for a compact reader at a reasonable price and I found it in this NOOK! I am impressed with its design (7" works well with smaller hands) and the fact that its run through the Android platform. Easy to set up and use for reading! The price is also unbeatable for what you can do with this NOOK. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a small reader with internet and application access.
CleteH 8 months ago
Worst tablet/reader I have ever owned. (I have owned 6) Extremely slow. An average page will take 20 seconds to load. A book that loads in 2-3 seconds on my iPhone or LG tablet will take several minutes to load on this device. It crashed fairly regularly while trying to read a book. Tech support had me wipe it and reload and that helped the crashing but speed is still pathetic.
nycam327 More than 1 year ago
I have had my Nook for 1 year. Bought it for a birthday present for myself. My second brand new Nook after having one for 7 years that I loved. Of course I realise my version is the 8G and this is the 16G. I can't bury my mistake as easily as BN since I actually paid for my device. My thinking was 8G was fine with the extra card storage. I might have one or two additional apps and would still have room with all my books on the extra storage. Not how it works when the tablet has mandatory apps that take up about 6G of space. Apparently the design was so bad and they has so many complaints that they dropped the price and came out with another version that had 2x the amount of space. Only problem, I've already wasted my hard-earned money on that first lemon. So this one device has turned me off from ever buying another Nook device again. Also making me seriously think about where I purchase the ridiculous amounts of books I read via ebook and in physical form.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you choose the extra layer of security at set up you will regret it. It requests the same password twice (dumb) and the tiny on screen keyboard is a nightmare. It takes about 8 tries before the nook decides it likes your password....each time. But worse of there appears to be no B&N support or a method of resetting it to clean up the double password problem. Sorry, this is really a poorly programmed excuse for an nook e-reader, the worse of the four that I use.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two Christmases ago, my wife and I bought two Nooks and accessory charging adapters. The devices very quickly began to exhibit numerous issues. Among these were: arbitrary freezes, crashes that called for re-connecting to B&N, strangely deep, coma-like sleep from which it proved difficult to wake the devices, and so on. Before long, both devices quit working entirely. Our adventure proved to be a complete waste of money. The fact that book organization and titling software for non-B&N books (via the Gutenberg Project) was a complete mess, difficult to readily fix when connected to a laptop, coupled with absolutely NO price break on electronic books vis-a-vis paper from B&N for the titles we most wanted to buy, we cannot recommend the Nook (or the B&N electronic bookstore) to anyone. We read a lot. Often, hours per day. We've been effectively inoculated against ereaders. Though we've borrowed other vendors' ereaders from friends to try them out, we've chosen to go without, since. If only someone would make a reliable and long-lasting ereader! We long so much for an ereader that doesn't depend upon crappy, half-thought-through, rushed-into-production software, isn't devoted to monopolistic dependency upon a single book vendor, and (most of all), is built with a replaceable battery. ("Long" battery life is an illusion. The solution is to build a reader which allows for ready battery replacement, so that when the inevitable battery failure comes from repeated cycling, it can be replaced without sending the ereader to the landfill.) We would be willing to pay a premium price for an ereader of the kind we'd like to buy. If you must buy an ereader, based on our experience, DO NOT BUY A NOOK. We cannot recommend the Nook to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!! Bought this back in June 2018 to replace my original Nook (it was dying) since B&N wasn't supporting it anymore. I never got more than 3 hours from a full charge. I only use it to read, nothing else. Now I only get 25 minutes on a full charge, it will just shut off & restart without warning, or gets stuck in a startup cycle forever. Glad I only paid $25 for this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have any other device choice for your Nook account don't buy this piece of junk. Yes, it takes forever to boot-up or switch functions or download a book. These would all be tolerable if it could do it's main job as a Reader. Instead embedded "extras" like a the menu on the bottom and popup highlight and search functions are intruding when all I want to do is "turn the page" on the book I'm reading. So, if you're okay with spending over a minute to get to the next page after recovering from unintended functions, then I guess this is the tablet for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The NOOK Tablet 7 is extraordinarily difficult to use. There does not seem to be a way to bring up a menu, go to bookmarked pages, jump to a page, or any of the things that you can do with the Glowlight.
readingish6 More than 1 year ago
Okay, I don't have this new NOOK 7", I have the 2017 predecessor which came with 8GB of internal storage only, but I love it! I've recently started having issues with it, particularly with the external storage, after a while it'll tell me my SD card is corrupt and needs to be fixed (SD is fine, the tablet is just glitchy now) and I'm seriously thinking of buying this new one. I don't use it for the tablet function, but strictly for reading. It's kind of laggy when it comes to using apps (mini versions of apps work better), therefore I wouldn't recommend it if you want it for all-day, heavy app usage. Reading is nice, fits good in your hands. Speaker isn't the best, but sounds just fine with wireless audio devices (speaker, earphones). Movies play fine and so do other videos. OS takes up a lot of space, but you can work around that with external storage installed. I just wish mine had more storage, or at least accept my SD card, but I will definitely be upgrading to the newer model soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i bought the 7 " table because it was small enough to drop in my purse. Bought first one Nov. 2017 Loved it.. Then in Oct. 2018 stopped working. I thought for $50 I would just go buy another one. Well after 2 months it went out. I called the 800# I was happy they replaced both. After 2 months The new replaced one went out. As in dead, black screen. Nothing. Then 2nd replacement after 2 weeks and reading 2 books. Got message" Out of storage." I had used 7.92GB of my 8 GB. Where is the 16 GB I was suppose to have.??? I called 800 # The 1st one that was replaced after 2 months was out of warranty!!!!! 2Nd replacement they had me go in and reset. So will see how long it will last. I don't play games on my tablets. I use only for reading. Not happy.