Barnes & Noble Nook HD 7-inch

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The Barnes & Noble Nook HD is a 7-inch tablet released in 2012. It received critical acclaim for its very light and comfortable design which makes it a darling to hold and walk around with. Reviewers praised the quality of the screen, as well as the well-integrated user-friendly software. The lack of typical tablet features was however cited as a downside. Users also saw the performance as average and the 8GB onboard storage as inadequate. Nonetheless, the Barnes & Noble Nook HD is an ideal tablet for reading and multimedia use

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  • Beautiful, light and compact design
  • High resolution screen
  • Multiple profiles
  • Full access to Google Play Store
  • Decent battery life


  • Limited tablet features
  • Average performance
  • Low internal storage space

Bottom Line

Sure the Nook HD lacks common tablet features like cameras, Micro USB and GPS, but with its light weight and excellent display, it is perfect for books and magazine reading as well as entertainment with music and movies.

  • Weight: 1.25 lbs
  • Display Size: 7 inch
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Battery Life: 10.5 hours

Critic Reviews

  • 70 October 30, 2012

    The Barnes & Noble Nook HD's sharp screen and comfortable body make it an ideal tablet choice, especially for reading books, magazines and watching movies. Google Play now only adds to the allure.

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  • 60
    TechRadar May 10, 2013

    The Nook HD is a sturdy, well-built tablet with an impressive screen and weight, but the cheap plastic bezel does make it painfully clear that this is a budget device, and when you put it side by side with the competition the HD struggles to look 'grown-up'.

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Full Specifications

Operating System Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Weight 1.25 lbs
Battery Life 10.5 hours
Connectivity Wi-Fi | HDMI | headphone jack |
Internal Storage 8GB
Removable Memory up to 32GB
Display Size 7 inch
Display Resolution 1440 x 900
Display Type TN
Display Technology TFT active matrix
Graphics PowerVR SGX544
Additional Features microSD card reader
Dimension (LxWxH) 7.7 x 5 x 0.43

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