Barnes and Noble slashes prices on the Nook HD and Nook HD+ for one week
posted by Alan F. / May 05, 2013, 2:12 PM
Just the other day, we were happy to pass along the news that both the Barnes and Noble Nook HD and the Barnes and Noble Nook HD+ received access to the Google Play Store. And with that access, users of the two models now have the ability to load up many popular apps like YouTube and Google Maps, not to mention the popular games now available for the two devices. In honor of Mother's Day, for the next week Barnes and Noble has greatly slashed prices on both tablets.
From today through May 12th (which happens to be Mother's Day), you can pick up the 8GB Barnes and Noble Nook HD for just $149. That is a $50 cut from the usual price of the slate. This model carries a 7 inch screen with resolution of 1440 x 900 and is powered by a dual-core 1.3GHz TI OMAP 4470 processor, with 1GB of RAM on board.
The price of the 16GB Barnes and Noble HD+ has been sliced to $179 from $269 for a $90 reduction. This unit has a 9 inch screen with resolution of 1920 x 1280 while a dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4470 processor is running the show. 1GB of RAM is inside the slab.
Both tablets have Android 4.0 installed and are available with free shipping from the sourcelink, or you can buy both tablets on the spot at Barnes and Noble stores.
source: Nook.com via CNET
- Display 7.0" 1440 x 900 pixels
- Processor TI OMAP4470, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
- Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
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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.
posted on May 05, 2013, 2:38 PM 2
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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...
posted on May 05, 2013, 2:46 PM 3
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...
posted on May 05, 2013, 8:16 PM 0
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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.
posted on May 05, 2013, 2:50 PM 1
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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.
posted on May 05, 2013, 10:53 PM 1
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