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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi
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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi 1.3GHz 16GB 7" Tablet

1.3GHz 16GB 7" 2 Mar 2013
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- Stunning HD 1440x900 display for rich color & deep contrast- Apps & Games you love - Angry Birds, Pandora, Netflix, Twitter & thousands more- Movies & TV Shows to rent or buy - download or... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on two expert reviews from sites including computershopper.com and goodhousekeeping.com the average expert rating of this tablet is 70 out of 100.

Nice Design

Four people concluded that the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi was a good design. Computershopper.com wrote in their review “Comfortable, light design” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Computershopper.com also wrote “Appealing design”. Computershopper.com also said “The Barnes Noble Nook HD has a light, comfortable design with a sharp screen”.

Several people who purchased it concluded that it was smooth. Computershopper.com scored it 4 stars and said three years ago “Smooth performance” in their review.

A few Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi owners concluded that this tablet was good looking. Computershopper.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “Beautiful, highresolution screen”. Computershopper.com also wrote “Gorgeous, highres screen”. Computershopper.com also mentioned “Gorgeous display”.

One Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Computershopper.com said “Lightweight, with good ergonomics” in their Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this tablet was neat. Three years ago Computershopper.com said “The separate accounts for different family members is neat” in their review of this tablet and rated the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi 70 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

A few customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Some Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi owners said in their reviews that this tablet was easy to use. Computershopper.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “Simple to use”. Computershopper.com also said “Of all the plastic tablets out there, its by far the most enjoyable to use”.

A number of Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi owners agreed that it had a good interface. Expert review site Computershopper.com said “The Nook HD's high-resolution display and friendly interface are high points” . Computershopper.com also mentioned “Attractive and simple interface”.

One person who reviewed it considered that it had a good experience. Three years ago Computershopper.com wrote “Excellent reading experience in ebooks, comics” in their review of this tablet.

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Robust

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Three years ago Computershopper.com said in their review “Well built”.

Several Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi owners thought this tablet was strong and durable. Computershopper.com said “We like the build of the Nook HD” in their review of the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi. Computershopper.com also wrote “Its sturdy, attractive and looks thinner than it is”.

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Good Size

Two Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi owners who purchased the product thought it was thin. Three years ago Computershopper.com wrote “Game options are thin and theres no native music service”. One person concluded that the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi was lightweight.

One customer said in their reviews that the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi was a good weight. Three years ago Computershopper.com scored the product 4 stars and said “Great high-resolution display, weight, microSD card allows expansion, content makes the most of the hardware, movie options, supports UltraViolet”.

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Good Battery Life

Several Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi reviewers said in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Three years ago Computershopper.com said “Best battery life among 7-inch tablets”. Last year Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “Decent battery life”.

Good Product Quality

Two people agreed that this tablet was good quality. Computershopper.com said “Good build quality” . Goodhousekeeping.com wrote in October last year “Great screen quality and high resolution”.

Good Picture Quality

One Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi reviewer said in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Computershopper.com wrote three years ago “For all Barnes Nobles claims about the powerful graphics inside the Nook HD, you should really know this” in their review of the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi and gave this tablet a score of 4 stars.

Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

Tablet computers that were launched more than two years ago have internal storage capacity of between 0.25GB and 260GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 19GB. With an internal storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the NOOK HD 16GB WiFi has one of the larger internal storage capacity amongst tablet computers of this age.

There are a number of alternative 16GB internal storage capacity tablet computers currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Apple iPad[plb_829095_price], the Yarvik TAB09-211 Xenta 9.7ic[plb_1546029_price], or the Amazon Kindle Fire HD[plb_1828157_price].

Tablet computers with a larger internal storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung Galaxy Notepro 12.2[plb_3256484_price] (32GB and higher rated), the Toshiba Encore WT8-A-102[plb_2661229_price] (32GB and higher rated), or the Hip Street 10IN WIN8.1 QCORE 1YR 365HE KEYBCASE[plb_3190470_price] (32GB and higher rated).

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Two Built-In Speakers

The NOOK HD 16GB WiFi is a two built-in speaker tablet. Most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the NOOK HD 16GB WiFi have between one and three built-in speakers.

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Fairly Long Maximum Battery Life

The shortest maximum battery life of tablets of this age and spec is 3h and the longest is 1,700h. The NOOK HD 16GB WiFi has a quite long maximum battery life (10.5 hours) compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for a similar time to the NOOK HD 16GB WiFi.

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Quite Short Battery Recharge Time

At only 4 hours, the NOOK HD 16GB WiFi has a quite short battery recharge time compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable age and spec to the NOOK HD 16GB WiFi. Across all the tablet computers of a comparable age and type to the NOOK HD 16GB WiFi the battery recharge times range from 3h to 6h, and the average battery recharge time is 5h.

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Very Light

At only 315 grams, the NOOK HD 16GB WiFi is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec tablet computers that have been around for more than two years. The average weight of tablet computers that were released more than two years ago is 610g, and the weights range from 120g to 8.5kg.

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Very Narrow

The widths of tablet computers that have been around for around the same time as the NOOK HD 16GB WiFi range from 100mm to 470mm. At only 127.1 millimeters, the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi is quite narrow compared to most of the other tablet computers that came out around the same time as the NOOK HD 16GB WiFi.

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

Three Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi owners who purchased the product concluded that it did not have good sound quality. Computershopper.com said three years ago “Uninspiring speakers” in their review of this tablet. Computershopper.com also mentioned “Terrible speakers”.

A Bit Expensive

A few Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi owners who bought the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi said that it was not cheap. Computershopper.com wrote “Proprietary charger Questionable looking design Expensive content Limited app selection”. Computershopper.com also wrote “Limited app selection, expensive apps”.

Not 3G Compatible

The NOOK HD 16GB WiFi is not 3G compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other tablet computers of this age and spec are also not 3G compatible.

If you would prefer a tablet that is 3G compatible then you might also want to look at the HP ElitePad 900[plb_1529601_price], the Point of View TAB-P6412[plb_2662901_price], or the Samsung SM-T235 Galaxy Tab 4[plb_2449417_price].

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Not 4G Compatible

The Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi is not 4G compatible. Most of the other tablet computers that have been around for more than two years are also not 4G compatible.

Tablets which are 4G compatible that might be worth considering include the SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3[pl_2231848_price], or the SM-T337 Galaxy Tab 4[pl_2232356_price] both from Samsung or the Motorola ET1[plb_1805693_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only 2 Bluetooth Version

The Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi supports a 2 Bluetooth version which is newer than most tablets of this age and type. Most tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to it support a 4 Bluetooth version.

A 2 Bluetooth version is actually the worst supported Bluetooth version across all similar spec tablet computers that are a comparable age to the NOOK HD 16GB WiFi.

Across similar types of tablet computer the best supported Bluetooth version is 4.1.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi

Released Over Three Years Ago

Barnes & Noble released the NOOK HD 16GB WiFi over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The NOOK HD 16GB WiFi has a pretty standard processor clock speed (1.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other tablet computers of this spec and age.

If this tablet computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Encore WT8-A-102[plb_2661229_price] (1.33GHz), the Archos 90 Neon[plb_2211178_price] (1.4GHz), or the Samsung SM-T235 Galaxy Tab 4[plb_2449417_price] (1.4GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other 183 tablet computers of a similar spec and age to the NOOK HD 16GB WiFi that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the NOOK HD 16GB WiFi is a two processor core tablet which is average.

There are a number of alternative 2 processor core tablet computers currently available that you might also want to consider including the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2[plb_1497692_price], the HP Slate 7[plb_1583999_price], or the CnMemory TP7-1000DC[plb_1922973_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a tablet computer with more processor cores then you might also want to look at the Pixi 8[pl_2664778_price] (3 processor cores and higher rated), or the Pixi 7[pl_2433821_price] (3 processor cores and higher rated) both from Alcatel or the Nabi DreamTab HD8[plb_2698573_price] (3 processor cores and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 7 inches, the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 16GB WiFi has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the NOOK HD 16GB WiFi.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 7" tablet computers currently available including the Blackberry Playbook[plb_1907458_price], the Kobo Arc 7[plb_1807076_price], or the Samsung SM-T217 Galaxy Tab 3[plb_1608774_price] which has better reviews.

Tablet computers with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Storex eZee Tab 785[plb_1992022_price] (7.85"), the Ematic EGD078[plb_2479190_price] (7.9"), or the Mediacom 8.0 HD Pro[plb_2363666_price] (8") which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Touch Sensitive Screen
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Camera
Second Camera
Video Recording
Built-In Camera
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
3G Compatible
Ethernet LAN Connection
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
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Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Messaging
E-Mail
Performance
Document Format
Video Format
Video Compression Format
Image Format
Audio Format
Design
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Battery
Battery Recharge Time
Continuous Video Playback Time
Maximum Battery Life
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Weight & Dimensions
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Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Cable Included
AC Adapter
Keyboard Included
Quick Start Guide
Memory Card Included
Other Features
Docking Connector
Kids Tablet
WiFi

Expert Reviews

(2)

The Nook HD comes in two sizes, a 7-inch and a 9-inch version. We tested the 7-inch option, and it's our top pick for a budget-oriented portable tablet. This device is often compared with the... Read more…

Consumer testers liked the design and feel
Great screen quality and high resolution
Great Full HD screen
Expandable memory
Decent battery life
Slightly small screen for its size
Lacks connectivity options
Does not have a camera
Poor sound quality
Nook OS isn't for everyone

The Nook HD's high-resolution display and friendly interface are high points, and the tablet's recent Google certification (which opens it to Android apps and Google's own core apps) makes it a...

Sharp, brilliant display
Light for the screen size
Now supports full Google apps
Google certification
Lightweight
Least-expensive model still has only 8GB of built-in storage (with only about three-quarters usable)
USB and HDMI connectivity is via proprietary cables
No cameras
Sluggish
Limited interface

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 12 August 2014 by Edward L.
(Verified Purchase)

Just ordered a Nook HD 8GB and it came with a battery that would not hold a charge. Come to find out it's a refurbished unit and had already been registered back in 5/2013. Seller was apologetic... Read more…

Replacement unit works
Excellent 7" tab. Own both 9" tablet and Kindle, but find I use the 7" Nook for everything
And Newegg price and order fulfillment tops
Nice bright, high res screen. Comfortable to hold. Best cheap tablet for use as an eBook reader
Not new
Well, it's an older model and doesn't have cameras or GPS. Which is a shame. But it does everything else reasonably well. Including Netflix

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