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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD vs Samsung ATIV Tab 7

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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Remove phone

Posted: 26 Sep 2012
Market Status: Released
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Samsung ATIV Tab 7 Remove phone

Posted: 30 Aug 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (4.0)Windows (8) 
Dimensions7.65 x 5.00 x 0.43 inches (194.4 x 127.1 x 11 mm)11.97 x 7.46 x 0.47 inches (304 x 189.4 x 11.89 mm) 
Weight11.11 oz (315 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
31.32 oz (888 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
 
Tablet dock Yes 
Features Keyboard 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches11.6 inches 
Resolution1440 x 900 pixels1920 x 1080 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 ppi190 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 LCDLCD 
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
Features Light sensor 
Camera
Camera 5 megapixels 
Camcorder Yes 
Front-facing camera 2 megapixels 
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-A9Intel Core i5  
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX544 @ 384 MHzIntel HD Graphics 4000 
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 RAM4096 MB RAM 
Built-in storage8 GB256 GB 
Maximum User Storage5 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Not user replaceableYesYes 
specifications continue after the ad
Multimedia
Music player   
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, SRS TruMedia  
SpeakersStereo speakersStereo speakers 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook  
Technology
Data LTE, HSPA (unspecified) 
Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0USB 3.0 
ConnectormicroUSB  
HDMIYesYes 
Other features
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer 
Other Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced26 Sep 201229 Aug 2012 
Shopping information
AccessoriesNOOK Tablet, USB Cable, Quick Start Guide, Power Adapter  
MSRP price$ 199  

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