Barnes and Noble slashes prices on the Nook HD and Nook HD+ for one week
0. phoneArena 05 May 2013, 14:12 posted on
No sooner did both the Barnes and Noble Nook HD and the Barnes and Noble Nook HD+ receive access to the Google Play Store, than the two Android flavored tablets go on sale for Mother's Day; the price of the HD is sliced to $149 for a $50 price break, and the HD+ price was reduced a ridiculous $90 to $179 with free shipping on both models...
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1. roscuthiii (Posts: 1949; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Ahh... dang it! Just when I'd decided on waiting on the the next Nexus 7, or seeing what the price reduction would be on the current one if the next is only an incremental upgrade, Barnes & Noble has to go and knock $50 and $90 off the Nook HD and HD+, respectively.
Now I have to go and rethink my tablet buying plans. Well played B&N, well played.
2. TNesmith (Posts: 13; Member since: 05 May 2013)
That's not a bad deal at all... With a $25 custom SD card you can have CM10.1 running on the HD+. Full HD 9-inch display, a 1.5 GHz processor, and now full access to Google Play... This is pretty tempting... I already have a Nexus 4, so I'm not to worried about updates or the pure Android experience. I might talk it over with the girlfriend... (aka ask for permission...) I wonder if I could install Nova Launcher Prime to get a real Jelly Bean experience...
4. Furbal (Posts: 589; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
Just picked one up due to the price drop and play store being installed. You can install any launcher you want as long as its compatible with tablets.
Runs pretty well, better than my tf700 at most things. Just need to root it for adaway so web pages load a bit faster...
3. imkyle (Posts: 1051; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
I played with the 7 inch version and it is really impressive. The only draw backs for me are ICS version and not Jellybean (4.1.1 would even be good) and no ambient light sensor. Other than that the screen is fantastic on either one and its a good deal.
5. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
These are great prices for their premium tablets. However, the only product that I would be interested in getting is a Nook Simple Reader with a faster processor, color E-ink and a screen with a higher resolution (i.e. 900 x 1200)
I am not big into videos, but love surfing the web and having some back-up gaming apps (i.e. chess, Sodoku, etc.). At around 7 oz and great battery life, it would make for a nice spare tablet.
If I ran BN, that is where I would focus on since Apple won't compete in this area of the market, i.e. an enhanced E-Reader at $99 at 6 oz.