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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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Engadget Review

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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Scores

Engadget

74
 

User Reviews

80
svk
If you are looking for a 7" tablet to use mainly for reading and the occasional...read more
90
LDM
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
40
binnym
A poor product that's more likely to be frustrating than useful. - Engadget
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Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
722
Storage type
Internal, Memory card
Camera (integrated)
No
Maximum battery life
Up to 10.520
Model
16GB

General

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

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
No

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))
Screen size
7 inches
Screen resolution
1440x900
Pixel density
243 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (16 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10.5 hours
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
8GB

General

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

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
No

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))
Screen size
7 inches
Screen resolution
1440x900
Pixel density
243 PPI
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal, Memory card (8 GB) (Flash) (MicroSD)

Power

Maximum battery life
Up to 10.5 hours
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