Barnes & Noble nook HD

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.

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Nook HD review: a high-def tablet with the heart of a reader

The Nook HD is a nice piece of hardware at a great price that's hampered somewhat by skinned Android.

Pros
  • Low priceNice, distinct hardwareGreat screen
Cons
  • Bland UINo access to Google PlaySoftware not fully baked at time of review
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Model
8GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
no
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to10.5 hour

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Ice Cream Sandwich [4.0])

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
no

Location

Location support
no

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV) (AVI, MPEG-4) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
no

Sync

Sync PIM data
no

Other features

Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Ruggedized
no
TV out
yes (Other HDMI (proprietary))

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (8 GB) (Flash) (microSD)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to10.5 hour
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (no)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version)

Hardware

CPU
1.3 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
Model
16GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
no
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to10.5 hour

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Ice Cream Sandwich [4.0])

Input

Keyboard
no
Predictive text
yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
no

Location

Location support
no

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV) (AVI, MPEG-4) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
no

Sync

Sync PIM data
no

Other features

Fingerprint reader
no
IR port
no
Ruggedized
no
TV out
yes (Other HDMI (proprietary))

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card (16 GB) (Flash) (microSD)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to10.5 hour
Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (no)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)
Bluetooth
Yes (unspecified version)

Hardware

CPU
1.3 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core