The Nook HD+ is a 7-inch tablet with a high-resolution screen(1440 x 900), HD Display and for a very attractive price (only $269), and for this reason alone it should be popular among those who are new to tablets. Besides this advantage, it has a sharp screen, a microSD slot (on the bottom edge) and gives good performance. The focus of Nook HD is newspapers, graphic novels, magazines and other media and these are implemented much better than in most other tablets.
The Nook HD has a 1.3GHz dual-core TI Omap 4470 processor and dual-core PowerVR SGX544 graphics. A major advantage of this tablet is the microSDXC expansion slot , which means that you can store potentially 80GB worth of data (however, you will need to buy microSDXC card for that).
The major disadvantage of the Nook HD+ is that it does not have access to tons of apps and media content, as compared to other tablets. The Nook store is quite limited. There’s no Gmail App, Google Apps, Google Play or Chrome browser. However, the Nook Video does include a fairly decent assortment of videos. You also get a few other options, e.g. if you want to stream or download the video, rent or buy, SD or HD etc. Moreover, two really good apps, are preloaded in the Nook HD: Pandora and Spotify.
The Nook HD has no cameras, which means that there can be no video calling or taking pictures from the tablet. This can be considered a disadvantage as many people nowadays use tablets for video calling and taking pictures if need arises!
The Nook HD+’s has smoothly rounded corners and with a weight of only 1.13 pounds, it’s one of the lightest tablets in the market. It has a tactile rubberized finish on the rear with a subtle ridge on the back, which makes it quite comfortable to hold and gives it a solid grip. It also feels solid and durable, despite its light weight.
A strong point in its favour is reading of magazines and books, as text in books is crisp and clean, has great colour and viewing angles, owing to its high-resolution screen. Reading is an absolute pleasure with Nook HD+, especially when compared to other tablets in this price range. For book lovers/ readers, it’s one of the best in the market. The battery life is also impressive, over 6 hours.
|Weight||1.13 pounds (315g)|
|Operating System||Android 4.0 Ice cream sandwich|
|Screen Resolution||1440×900 with a pixel density of 243 ppi|
|Processor:||1.3GHz dual-core TI Omap 4470 processor|
|Battery Life||Up to 6 hours|
The Nook HD is great choice for users who enjoy reading books and magazines, and offers quite a few options. It’s comfortable to hold and use as well as reasonably priced, and allows expansion of memory. However, there are a limited number of apps in the Nook HD store, and it has no camera.