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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Review

Barnes & Noble NOOK HD

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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Review
With our normal usage, we’re able to milk out its battery enough to provide us with a solid one day of usage, which is normal in this day and age. Still, we’d fathom it can get more if it packed an ambient light sensor, but instead, there’s only a manual brightness setting.


Conclusion:

Here’s the deal folks. If reading is more of your forte than anything else, there’s no question that the NOOK HD is the ideal tablet for you, especially when it has a healthy and robust ecosystem in that particular category. And with that snazzy looking display, it’s sure to be swell for other things – like watching movies and surfing the web. However, its limited apps selection combined with its heavy skinned interface (while still appreciable experience) lacks the comprehensiveness that the Google Nexus 7 offers with its vanilla Android experience.

Well, it might not be so much of a deal breaker for some people, but you still have to figure in that it’s lacking even a front-facing camera for video chatting, which many of these affordable Android tablets offer. Needless to say, if those aren’t concerns to you, then you’ll make good use out of Barnes & Noble’s latest offering. At $200, there’s no denying there’s still a good amount of value in it, but you’ll seriously need to figure out what features are most pertinent to your needs before making a decision.

Software version of the review unit: 2.0.4

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Pros

  • Sharpest display on a 7-inch tablet is great for reading

Cons

  • App selection is limited
  • No cameras
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PhoneArena rating:
7.5Good
Display7.0 inches, 1440 x 900 pixels (243 ppi) IPS LCD
Hardware
TI OMAP4470, Dual-core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 processor
1 GB RAM
Size7.65 x 5.00 x 0.43 inches
(194.4 x 127.1 x 11 mm)
11.11 oz  (315 g)

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