Barnes & Noble nook HD+

74
Engadget
Score
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ review: a high-def 9-inch tablet at an entry-level price

Summary

With the Nook HD+, Barnes & Noble is offering a nice piece of hardware at a good price. Too bad it's somewhat limited on the software side.

from $219+
Pros
  • Brilliant high-res displayTempting priceDevice is comfortable to holdGood reading experience
Cons
  • Uninspired UILimited selection of apps, multimedia content
Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ review: a high-def 9-inch tablet at an entry-level price
More Info Barnes & Noble announces Nook HD+ 9-inch tablet, we go hands-on Nook HD review: a high-def tablet with the heart of a reader Amazon Kindle Fire HD review A couple of weeks back, we referred to the Nook HD as a "tablet with the heart of a reader." And given Barnes & Noble's roots in brick-and-mortar bookstores, the sentiment makes sense; the company has given the world a product that felt a bit like an LCD reader with some solid tricks up its sleeve. While it shares the same core operating system as the HD, the HD+ brings a bit more to the hardware party -- namely, a high-def, 9-inch HD display. The change shifts some of the product's focus toward multimedia, with a particular emphasis on the recently announced Nook Video service. That, coupled with a $269 price tag, makes for a pretty compelling combination. But is it enough to ensure that Barnes & Noble will have a winner on its hands for the holiday? Find out after the break.
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Scores

Engadget

74
 

Breakdown

Ease of use
7.5
Battery life
8.4
Display
8.0
Durability
8.0
Features
6.3
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Specs

nook

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
no
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
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Specs

nook

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
no
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
View Full Specs
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