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Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet vs VIZIO Tablet

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Posted: 08 Aug 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (2.3)Android (2.3) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions8.10 x 5.00 x 0.48 inches (206 x 127 x 12 mm)8.10 x 6.60 x 0.48 inches (206 x 168 x 12 mm) 
Weight14.10 oz (400 g)
the average is 14.9 oz (426 g)
19.05 oz (540 g)
the average is 14.9 oz (426 g)
 
Display
Physical size7.0 inches8.0 inches 
Resolution1024 x 600 pixels1024 x 768 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.

170 ppi160 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  
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
Features Light sensor 
Camera
Camcorder   
Features Video calling 
Front-facing camera 0.3 megapixels VGA 
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 OMAP4  
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, 1000 MHz1000 MHz 
Graphics processorYes  
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 RAM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB4 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Video playback9.00 hours  
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, WAV, MP4, AMR, OGG  
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, 3GP, 3G2, Flash Video  
Speakers Stereo speakers 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, FlashHTML, Flash 
Built-in online services supportFacebook  
Phone features
Phonebook Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name 
Organizer Calculator, Alarm, Calendar 
Messaging Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTPYes 
Instant Messaging Hangouts / Google Talk 
Connectivity
Bluetooth Yes 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
USB USB 2.0 
Connector microUSB 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMI Micro HDMI (Type D) 
Other Computer sync, Infrared 
Other features
SensorsAccelerometer  
Availability
Officially announced07 Nov 2011  
Shopping information
AccessoriesNOOK Tablet, USB Cable, Quick Start Guide, Power Adapter, Rechargeable Battery (installed)USB power adapter, USB cord and cleaning cloth 

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