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conclusion:We're mixed

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The Nook HD+ has a very good high-definition display, and is one of the most affordable large-screen tablets available. However, it's still less practical than a more full-featured tablet like the Samsung Nexus 10 or the Apple iPad 2, both of which are available for $399. As PC Mag puts it, "a great 9-inch tablet experience is as much about content as it is about hardware, and that's where the Nook HD+ falls short." CNET concurs, saying that "for a less limited media and apps experience, there are viable, albeit more expensive, tablet alternatives." That said, the Nook's price makes it worthy of consideration if you're looking for a large-screen tablet that won't break the bank. And, the Nook HD+ is very good for reading magazines and other graphics-heavy material; as PC Mag says, it's an "excellent tablet for children's books."

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Critic reviews

7.3
9 reviews
  • Features
    6.5
  • Display
    7.9
  • Battery life
    8.4
  • Ease of use
    7.3
  • Storage capacity
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    7.4
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.7
  • Durability
    8.0

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8.5
8 reviews
8.0
Engadget Dec 12, 2012

All told, the Nook HD+ isn't likely to burn up the holiday charts like the Kindle Fire HD or iPad mini, but we definitely wouldn't mind finding one in our stocking this season.

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8.0
CNET Nov 29, 2012

Though lacking in media options, the Nook HD+ is a low-priced, quality entry point into the world of tablets.

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8.0
Laptop Magazine Dec 8, 2012

With a beautiful screen, interactive books / magazines and strong parental controls, Barnes & Noble's Nook HD+ provides a superior tablet reading experience.

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6.0
PC Mag Dec 6, 2012

The Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ is a good choice for book lovers, but its smaller 7-inch sibling is a better bet. We want a lot more from a 9-inch tablet.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint May 23, 2013

...we love the style and think the battery life is very impressive. The downside of the Nook has to be that it's not very light, and so reading with it will be a bit of a chore, but that HD screen really makes text look stunning along with anything else you care to throw on it.

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7.0
Mashable Dec 9, 2012

At $269 for the 16 GB model (I tested the $299 32 GB option), Barnes and Noble’s Nook HD+ is one of the most affordable large-screen tablets on the market.

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5.0
TrustedReviews Jun 4, 2013

The Nook HD Plus has a fantastic screen for its price and greatly benefits from the addition of Google Play apps to bolster the limited selection provided by the Barnes & Noble store, too. However, its sluggish performance and poor build quality are too much to overlook.

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7.0
Business Insider Dec 11, 2012

Should you buy it? No. The 7-inch Nook HD is not only cheaper, but it's also prettier and just as easy to use. The 9-inch Nook HD+ is supposed Barnes & Noble's "deluxe" e-reader, but it feels weird and wonky.

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6.0
IT Pro Portal Dec 7, 2012

The slate has an impressive screen and build quality, and it’s cheap considering this. However, compared to rival larger tablets, the Nook HD+ lags considerably behind on content and app selection. There’s no front-facing camera, either.

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arcsmurf arcsmurf

was looking for an 8 inch tablet as finding my old archos 70it a bit small, but struggled to find anything suitable. Then B&N announced the HD+ coming to the UK so was an easy choice(esp once xda guys had confirmed it could be rooted and had a custom ICS ROM booting). So far very impressed...

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9.0
danix180 danix180

For the price ( 150$) it's best tablet on the marker. And the display is just gorgeous. Slap a CM10.1 on and you have a 150$ Nexus tablet.

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8.0
armorris2001 armorris2001

The nook hd+ has a beautiful screen and and a very long battery. Comic books and magazines look great. With heavy use, I can get about 9.5 to 10 hours out of the device. The web browser functions, but isn't perfect. The barnes and noble store loads, but many apps aren't designed for the hd+...

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9.0
trentreviso trentreviso

The Nook HD+ isn't the fastest tablet available. It doesn't have the best screen or the easiest-to-use interface. It doesn't have a camera or GPS. But it is probably the best tablet you can buy for less than $200, and it is probably the best overall tablet value on the market, at the moment....

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