Barnes and Nook HD and HD + Specs, features, Review, Pros and Cons

Amazon has recently launched the Kindle Fire HD to compete with Nexus 7 and now Amazon’s most close competitor in the market Barnes and Nook has launched their Android ICS Tablets Nook HD and Nook HD+.

Nook HD is a 1.3Ghz Dual Core Processor powered Android Ice Cream Sandwich Tablet. It features 1GB RAM and 8/16GB Storage. It features a 7 inch HD screen with 1440X900 px resolution screen with high 243ppi pixel Density. The screen looks quite competitive to Kindle Fire HD. Nook HD also features a 4050 mAh battery which can give a 9 hours of HD video watching experience.

Nook HD + has a much higher resolution 9 inch capacitive HD screen that works at 1920X1280 PX and 256 ppi density. HD+ is powered by a 1.5Ghz Processor and 1GB RAM. Other features include SRS TruMedia Sound and 6000 mAh battery that provide upto 10 hours of nonstop video session.

Barnes and Nook HD specs and features detailed:

Nook HD Specs, features, Review, Pros and Cons

  • 1.3 Ghz Dual Core processor TI OMAP4470 with Mali 400MP graphics.
  • 1GB RAM. 16/32 GB Storage
  • Android 4.0.3 IceCream Sandwich [Customized]
  • Stereo speakers with SRS TruMedia Audio.
  • 7 inch HD screen
  • 4050 mAh battery
  • 315 Gms

Barnes and Nook HD+ specs and features Detailed

Nook HD+ Specs, features, Review, Pros and Cons

  • 1.5Ghz Dual Core processor TI OMAP4470 with Mali 400MP graphics.
  • 1GB RAM. 16/32 GB Storage
  • Android 4.0.3 IceCream Sandwich [Customized]
  • Stereo speakers with SRS TruMedia Audio.
  • 9 inch HD screen
  • 6000 mAh battery
  • 515 Gms

Barnes and Nook has made it much clear that they want to compete with Amazon Kindle Fire and Nexus 7 directly in the market and this reflects in Nook HD and HD+ pricing as well. Nook HD will be available for $199 for 16GB and $249 for 32 GB. While the bigger screen HD+ will cost $299 for 32GB and $269 for 16GB. Both the Tablets looks like Directly Targeted on Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9. You will be getting access to Barnes and Nook’s 3 million EBook library and ever growing app, TV Shows, Newspaper, Magazine, and Content Library they have developed it strongly over the years of evolution. As far has hardware is concerned both tablets are par with Kindle Fire HD and features SD card expansion slot that are missing on Kindle Fire Tablets.

Barnes and Nook HD Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • HD High resolution screen
  • SRS TruMedia audio
  • 4050 mAh battery
  • 315Gms lightest 7 inch Tablet

Cons:

  • Heavily customized ICS environment is not that user friendly.
  • New Tablet yet no Android Jelly Bean
  • No Camera

 

Barnes and Nook HD + Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • 9 inch Full HD screen
  • SRS TruMedia audio
  • 6000 mAh battery
  • 515 Gms and just
  • SD card support

Cons:

  • Over Clocked Processor
  • No camera
  • Without Jelly Bean

I will wait for a Hands on review to present my Final verdict. Nook HD and HD + will start shipping in October 2012 end.

Credit: BGR

 


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