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

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REVIEW: Barnes & Noble Nook HD+
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16 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

The editors of Digitaltrends.com, Pocket Lint, Dgl.ru and Alphr.com all said that concluded that they would recommend this tablet and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at two more expert review sites thought that this Barnes & Noble tablet computer was good. This tablet computer received a "Bronze" award from Toptenreviews.com who concluded it was good and it received a Vrworld.com "Editor's Choice" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on thirty-seven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar this Barnes & Noble tablet has an overall expert rating of 72 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

Based on 34 owner reviews this tablet computer has an average owner rating of 82%.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Barnes & Noble NOOK HD reviewers who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. Cnet.com said on expert review site CNET.com “The Nook HD+ is a great value” in their review of this tablet and scored the product 70 out of 100. Computershopper.com said “Good value, too” in their Barnes & Noble NOOK HD review and scored the product 70 out of 100. Techradar.com wrote “With the likes of the similarly priced Google Nexus 7” but even so they gave it a score of 3 stars.

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it was cheap. Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com “The Nook HD+ is a low-priced, quality entry point into the world of tablets” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Laptopmag.com said “Barnes & Noble both entered the tablet market with compelling, low-cost 7-inch tablets” in their review of the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD and scored the product 80 out of 100. Expert review site Slashgear.com mentioned five years ago “They are rarely mentioned while talking about budget friendly tablets” in their Barnes & Noble NOOK HD review.

Three Barnes & Noble NOOK HD reviewers said in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote “The Nook HD is a cheap 7in tablet with a brilliant HD screen”. Five years ago expert website Itproportal.com mentioned “It's cheap considering this” in their Barnes & Noble NOOK HD review however they only rated this tablet 3 stars. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ said “It's cheap and cheerful design” in their review.

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Nice Design

Several people who reviewed this tablet concluded that it was good looking. Pcmag.com mentioned in their Barnes & Noble NOOK HD review on expert website PC Mag “The Barnes & Noble Nook HD is a gorgeous little tablet.”. Computershopper.com mentioned “Beautiful, highresolution screen” in their Barnes & Noble NOOK HD review. Computershopper.com also said “Gorgeous, highres screen”.

A few people who purchased the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD considered that it was a good design. Computershopper.com said in their Barnes & Noble NOOK HD review “Comfortable, light design” and rated it 70 out of 100. Computershopper.com also mentioned “Appealing design”. Computershopper.com also wrote “The Barnes Noble Nook HD has a light, comfortable design with a sharp screen”.

A number of people wrote in their reviews that this tablet was smooth. Computershopper.com wrote “Smooth performance” in their review of the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD.

Several Barnes & Noble NOOK HD reviewers said that this tablet was ergonomic. Computershopper.com said in their Barnes & Noble NOOK HD review four years ago “Lightweight, with good ergonomics”. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert website Trusted Reviews five years ago “Clever ergonomics make it the comfiest 7-inch tablet to hold one-handed” in their review of the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD.

One customer who bought it reckoned that it was neat. Computershopper.com wrote four years ago “The separate accounts for different family members is neat” in their review of the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD and rated it 70 out of 100.

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Robust

Some people who purchased it considered that it was well made. Expert review site Pcmag.com said in their review “It's light and well built, with a grippy body”. Expert review site Itproportal.com said in their review of this tablet five years ago “The Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ is a solid media and web tablet for £229”. Expert website Gizmag.com mentioned “Come out with a pretty solid stock Android 4.3 tablet” in their review of this tablet.

Several Barnes & Noble NOOK HD reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was strong and durable. Computershopper.com mentioned “We like the build of the Nook HD”. Computershopper.com also wrote “Its sturdy, attractive and looks thinner than it is”.

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Easy to Use

Some Barnes & Noble NOOK HD reviewers who purchased it wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Cnet.com wrote on CNET.com “Whistles, its sharp screen and comfortable body make it an ideal tablet choice for reading books” and gave this tablet a score of 70 out of 100. Cnet.com.au wrote on expert website CNET.com.au five years ago “The Nook HD is light, comfortable” in their review of this tablet and gave this tablet a score of 70 out of 100. Cnet.com.au also said “The Barnes & Noble Nook HD's sharp screen and comfortable body make it an ideal tablet choice, especially for reading books, magazines”.

Some Barnes & Noble NOOK HD reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD had a good interface. Expert review site Computershopper.com gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review “The Nook HD's high-resolution display and friendly interface are high points”. Computershopper.com also mentioned “Attractive and simple interface”. Expert review site Channelpro.co.uk mentioned in their review “A sharp screen, intelligently designed interface and a smattering of unique features can’t compensate for an abject, half-empty app storeRating” .

A few customers thought it had a good experience. Pcmag.com mentioned in their Barnes & Noble NOOK HD review on expert website PC Mag “A great 9-inch tablet experience is as much about content as it is about hardware”. Computershopper.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “Excellent reading experience in ebooks, comics” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Expert website Laptopmag.com wrote in their review of the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD “Strong parental controls, Barnes & Noble's Nook HD+ provides a superior tablet reading experience” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Three customers who reviewed this tablet mentioned that it was easy to use. Computershopper.com mentioned in their review four years ago “Simple to use” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Computershopper.com also mentioned “Of all the plastic tablets out there, its by far the most enjoyable to use”. Expert website Mobiletechreview.com mentioned “Non-techies will likely learn how to use it quickly” .

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Good Size

Some customers wrote in their reviews that this tablet was thin. Four years ago Computershopper.com wrote in their review “Game options are thin and theres no native music service”. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote in their Barnes & Noble NOOK HD review on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “It's thin and fairly light at just over 500g”. Channelpro.co.uk wrote in their review “The sparse app store and thin selection of certain types of content hold back an otherwise excellent tablet”.

A few customers who reviewed it thought it was a good body shape.

Three people who reviewed the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD wrote that it was lightweight. Cnet.com wrote on expert review site CNET.com “It also includes a microSD slot and is lightweight;” in their review of the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD. Wired.co.uk mentioned four years ago “It's lightweight and compact enough to fit in a bag or even the glove compartment of a car” in their review.

Several Barnes & Noble NOOK HD owners said in their reviews that this tablet was compact. Expertreviews.co.uk said in their review of the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD on expert website Expert Reviews “It's a compact 7in tablet made of soft-touch plastic”. Expert website Channelpro.co.uk mentioned five years ago “4 (1 vote) Full-sized tablets have fallen out of fashion – the compact market is where all the ac”. Expert review site Alphr.com wrote “Full-sized tablets have fallen out of fashion – the compact market is where all the action is right now”.

One person who purchased the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD mentioned that it was a good weight. Computershopper.com mentioned “Great high-resolution display, weight, microSD card allows expansion, content makes the most of the hardware, movie options, supports UltraViolet” in their Barnes & Noble NOOK HD review and scored the product 4 stars.

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Good Battery Life

A number of Barnes & Noble NOOK HD reviewers who reviewed it said that it had a good battery life. Computershopper.com mentioned in their review of the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD “Best battery life among 7-inch tablets” and rated the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 70 out of 100. Five years ago expert website Laptopmag.com wrote “Barnes & Noble's new 7-inch tablet offers a gorgeous screen, category-leading battery life and the best family reading experience” in their review of this tablet. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned “Decent battery life”.

Good Product Quality

A few customers thought the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD was good quality. Computershopper.com gave the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD a score of 70 out of 100 and mentioned “Good build quality”. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com said five years ago “It's affordable and good quality.” in their Barnes & Noble NOOK HD review. Itproportal.com mentioned “The slate has an impressive screen and build quality” in their review of this tablet but despite that they only gave this tablet a rating of 3 stars.

Good Picture Quality

One person concluded that the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD had good picture quality. Computershopper.com mentioned in their review of the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD “For all Barnes Nobles claims about the powerful graphics inside the Nook HD, you should really know this”.

Good Brand

Barnes & Noble has good average ratings for its tablets as well as across its entire tablet range compared to other manufacturers.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

Most tablet computers of a comparable type and age to the NOOK HD have between one and three number of built-in speakerss, including the NOOK HD which has two number of built-in speakerss.

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Quite Short Battery Recharge Time

The battery recharge times of tablets that were launched around the same time as the NOOK HD range from 3h to 6h, and the average battery recharge time is 4.5h. With a battery recharge time of only 4 hours, the NOOK HD has one of the shorter battery recharge times amongst similar spec tablets of this age.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of tablets that have been on the market for more than two years range from 3h to 2,000h, and the average battery life (max) is 110h. The NOOK HD has one of the longer battery life (max)s (10.5 hours) amongst tablets of this age.

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Very Light

The average weight of tablets that came out more than two years ago is 590g, and the weights range from 120g to 8.5kg. With a weight of only 315 grams, the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD is one of the lighter tablets of a comparable type and age to the NOOK HD amongst tablet computers of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

Several customers who purchased the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD agreed that it did not have good sound quality. Computershopper.com wrote “Uninspiring speakers” however they still rated it 4 stars. Computershopper.com also mentioned “Terrible speakers”.

Inferior Technical Features

A few Barnes & Noble NOOK HD owners said in their reviews that it did not have good features. Cnet.com said on expert website CNET.com “As long as you're not looking for bells and whistles, its sharp screen” in their review nonetheless they gave the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD a score of 4 stars. Expert review site Alphr.com mentioned in their review of the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD “A sharp screen, intelligently designed interface and a smattering of unique features can't quite compensate for an abject, half-empty app store” although they still rated it 4 stars.

Not 3G

The NOOK HD is not 3G. Most of the other similar spec tablet computers that came out more than two years ago are also not 3G.

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Not 4G

Like most of the other tablet computers of this age and type, the NOOK HD is not 4G.

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Only 2 Bluetooth Version

The Barnes & Noble NOOK HD supports a 2 bluetooth version which is newer than the 4 bluetooth version supported by most comparable spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as it.

A 2 bluetooth version is in fact the worst supported Bluetooth version amongst all comparable spec tablets that have been available for more than two years.

The best supported Bluetooth version across similar types of tablet is 4.1.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Barnes & Noble tablet was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.3 gigahertz, the NOOK HD has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other tablets of this spec and age.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD has a relatively typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of this type and age.

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Two Processor Coress

Compared to the other 218 tablets of a comparable spec and age to the NOOK HD that we have assessed the number of processor coress of, the number of processor coress on the NOOK HD is two which is average.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 7 inches, the NOOK HD has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

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E-Mail
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Video Formats Supported
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AC Adapter Included
Keyboard Supplied
Quick Start Guide
Memory Card Included
Other Features
Docking Connector
Kids Tablet
Wi-Fi

6 Awards

dgl.ru Recommended toptenreviews.com Bronze Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product alphr.com Recommended Pocket Lint Recommended vrworld.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

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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
27 December 2013

Bottom line: Good tablet for the money, especially give the screen size. It's at it's best when considered a coffee table companion for all the family...

28 November 2013

Now I'd be lying if I said that this, the Barnes & Noble Nook HD tablet ? one of a zillion enhanced eBook reader/tablets on the market ? differs hugely from the rest. But its clever Read and... Read more…

5 November 2013

If you're a heavy tablet user, the Nook HD+ probably isn't for you. However, that's not to say it won't appeal to a lot of people, especially at its new price point of £129 for the 16GB model and...

9 September 2013

This is a rather nice book reader however it can be far more as it is Android based, so you can surf the WWW and collect your emails however for some reason not quite all the content of the... Read more…

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User Reviews

(34)
Reviewed 4 June 2013 by MystiKaL

This really is the best 9" tablet you can buy considering the price. I have had mine for 2 weeks now and I have nothing but great things to say about it. I did a little research before buying and... Read more…

Reviewed 15 March 2013 by Small&Mouthy

Yes rarer than a unicorn - that's the availability of the 30 pin proprietary charger cables for the Nook HD+ in the UK since launch .The product is excellent- assuming it has power. If you lose or... Read more…

Reviewed 11 October 2013 by MG

Just to clarify I have an Nexus 7 (and access to an Ipad 4) and my girfriend has a Kindle Fire HD. I used my nephews Nook 32Gb HD+ for a day and immediately ordered one as was very impressed with... Read more…

Reviewed 13 February 2013 by Anon
(Verified Purchase)

The screen is brilliant and very high resolution. Battery life is very good particularly with a lower brightness setting. Memory is plenty big enough. Android works perfectly, all the gestures,... Read more…

Reviewed 30 April 2015 by Jsteph

I have been using a 32GB Nook HD+ most days for a year now. It hasn't blown up or died and chugs along reasonably well, though it's a bit slower than it was 12 months ago (I haven't tried a... Read more…

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