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Barnes & Noble Nook HD vs Amazon Kindle Fire vs Nexus 7: spec comparison

0. phoneArena 26 Sep 2012, 03:07 posted on

The Barnes & Noble Nook HD and HD+ tablets have just arrived and if you're into the market for affordable tablets, these might be two of your favorite new devices...

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posted on 26 Sep 2012, 03:47

1. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


doesn't the Nook HD+ have 1920x1200 resolution?

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 10:16

4. Dr.Phil (Posts: 893; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Close. According to B&N's own website it actually has 1920x1280 resolution, giving it 256ppi.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 04:57

2. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Nexus 7 still undefeated!

Also, I wish phonearena would specify that the n7 has expandable storage via USB otg. I have a 64+8gb n7.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 10:24

5. Dr.Phil (Posts: 893; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Well, it's defeated depending on how you look at it. For those who want a stock Android experience with the latest and best specs, then yeah the Nexus 7 wins. However, if you are just looking for an everyday tablet that you mostly would read books and magazines on while also playing a few games and apps, then the Nook HD would be up your alley.

Also, while it may be true that you can technically get expandable storage that way, everyday consumers are not going to really want to do that. I mean I don't even think I would really care to have a USB dangling around while using my Nexus 7 (but that's just personal taste). The everyday consumers would more-so just want to be able to buy an SD card and put it in than have to deal with all of those cords and USB drives.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 09:49 2

3. Sam_K (Posts: 24; Member since: 03 Feb 2011)


There are a couple of mistakes in this chart. First, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has a screen resolution of 1024 x 600 resolution screen not 1280 x 800. Only the Samung Galaxy Tab 7.7 has a 1280 x 800 resolution screen. Second, the new Nook HD+ has a screen resolution of 1920 x 1280 (yes 1280) not 1920 x 1080.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 14:05

6. paul48 (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Your comparison table not much use as its incomplete, requiring the reader to visit another arena site to find missing information like :
Is WiFi agbn & dual-band, WiFi-Direct ?
Bluetooth 2, 3, or 4 ? - not even mentioned here
HDMI Out ?
USB Host, mhl, otg ?

Under memory, rather than just 'expandable', better to have a line uSDslot: 32 or 64GB

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