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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD

Announced
Sep 26, 2012
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Dual core processor
  • HDMI connector for TV-out ()

Cons

  • No rear camera
  • Battery is not user replaceable
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

The Nook HD is the “lightest 7-inch tablet on the market,” and B&N didn’t hesitate to point out why it’s better than the Kindle Fire and the Google Nexus 7. First, getting the weight to merely 11.1 ounces (315 grams) is definitely something you’d appreciate when you have to hold the tablet for longer. In comparison, the Nexus 7 is 12 ounces and the Fire HD is 13.9 ounces.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.0)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 7.65 x 5.00 x 0.43 inches (194.4 x 127.1 x 11 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 11.11 oz (315 g)
      the average is 14.9 oz (426 g)

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  • Physical size:
    • 7.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1440 x 900 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 243 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • TI OMAP4470
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
  • Graphics processor:
      • PowerVR SGX544 @ 384 MHz
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1024 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 233 MHz) / LPDDR2
  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 5 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Video playback:
    • 9.00 hours
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes

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  • Music player:
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, SRS TruMedia
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), MP4, AMR, 3GP, OGG
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, AVI, 3GP
  • Speakers:
    • Stereo speakers

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
    • supports:
      • HTML, HTML5
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook

Phone features

  • Organizer:
    • PopupCalendar, Document viewer (Office, PDF)
  • E-mail:
    • Popup
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • HDMI:
      • Yes
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Other features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 26 Sep 2012

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • NOOK Tablet, USB Cable, Quick Start Guide, Power Adapter
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 199
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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB


Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 13 GB
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 229

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