Barnes & Noble once had their own branded tablet, the NOOK. they made a few version of the device and, at the time, it was fairly popular for the price and offered moders an easy tablet to install custom ROMs on. The company pulled back on their line and partnered with Samsung a while back to offer their services with an established brand. Following up on the previous Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1 that was launched with Barnes & Noble in October of last year is the new Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK 8-inch tablet.
Basically you are getting all the goods that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 offers, like a octa-core processor, 3GBs RAM, 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front camera and a 4,000 mAh battery. Not to mention the included finger print sensor for extra security. The difference between the general variant of the Tab S2 and the Tab S2 NOOK is all in the included apps and software for using your B&N account on the go. You will also find the usual things from Samsung as well as Microsoft apps.
One would think that a B&N branded variant would come in with a slightly different cost than a stock one online, but it doesn’t. The Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK will retail for the same $399.99 that Samsung sells the device for. However, your purchase does garner you some additional perks that you won’t get else where like three free books, three magazines and a $5 credit towards their first purchase from the online store that is pre-installed. All of which are great if you a big reader.