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Barnes & Noble nook HD+

Barnes & Noble nook HD+

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74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

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

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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.

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74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

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

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

74
 

User Reviews

90
trentreviso
The Nook HD+ isn't the fastest tablet available. It doesn't have the best screen...read more
60
runfromfire
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
100
pokmeptb
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
71
Average Critic Score
 
80
CNET
Though lacking in media options, the Nook HD+ is a low-priced, quality entry point into the world of tablets.
 
60
PC Mag
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.
 
80
Laptop Magazine
With a beautiful screen, interactive books / magazines and strong parental controls, Barnes & Noble's Nook HD+ provides a superior tablet reading experience.
 
70
Mashable
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.
 
80
Engadget
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.
 
70
Business Insider
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.
 
60
IT Pro Portal
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.
 
90
Pocket-Lint
...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.
 
50
TrustedReviews
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.