The NOOK is back, and this time Barnes and Noble had the good sense to let Samsung build it. Yes, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK is ready to give Amazon a run for its money at a price point of just $179, which includes free shipping. Buy it now, and you’ll get over $200 in free content from B&N, which at publisher’s prices, will translate to a few books.

So they don’t completely “get” the whole eReading experience as much as Amazon. We’ll let it slide thanks to the vibrant and colorful 1280 x 800 7-inch display, the multi-window mode, the 10 hours of battery life, and lightweight 9.7-ounce size. Also, we’re really digging the size, which allows it to fit perfectly in one hand for the ultimate reading experience. While we’re still mighty impressed by Amazon’s offerings, this isn’t a bad entry, and the native NOOK was always a fun device back in the day. Count us in!