|Screen Size||7 inches|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||8 hours|
Nook HD 7" 8GB Tablet
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- 1440 x 900 pixel resolution (243 pixels per inch)
- Fully laminated screen with no air gaps reduces glare and provides extra-wide viewing angles
- Up to 10.5 hours of readingUp to 9 hours of video
- Wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)
- Expandable memory with microSD card
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The two main downsides are that it lacks a front facing camera, but I really have no use for that and the parental controls are not that easy to set as in the Kindle (you can create a child profile and make sure that the password has to be entered, but I have not fully figured it out).
I liked it so much that I bought a second nook in smoke color today.
Here is what is great about this tablet, you get a decent stock operating system now that B&N allows access to the Google Play store and apps. Right out of the box, it is very nice already. But for tinkerers like myself, the best thing is to set it up with a custom Android ROM, there is a great one called Cyanogenmod 10.1 - this is basically a stock Android 4.2.2 set up to run on the Nook HD - gives you an interface and user experience much like what you get on the new model Nexus 7. I requires some computer skills and a 4GB or bigger microSD card, took me about 30 minutes to do.
There are plenty of tutorials/directions online, it is not terribly difficult for anyone who is even mildly computer savvy. The most important thing to do for the sake of being able to go back to stock - for warranty or any reason - is to use a recovery tool to first back up the stock B&N ROM before you flash the tablet with the custom ROM. The same recovery program that I used to flash the custom ROM has an option right in the menu to create a backup of the stock ROM right onto the microSD card, pretty easy.
While I decided to completely overwrite the stock B&N ROM, there is also an option to set up a microSD card with a custom ROM and you can then basically dual-boot and not even affect the stock B&N ROM. Take out the SD card and reboot the tablet and you are back to a totally stock Nook HD.Read more ›
I sold the 2nd gen Kindle Fire and gave the other daughter the Fire HD, but she has since switched to a Nook also (HD+). So now I have the Fire HD and the Nook HD for myself. I like the Nook HD better for the reasons stated above. Size and weight are so much smaller on the Nook HD. The screen resolution is also better. There is nothing I don't like about the Nook HD. I did put a GreatShield Glare Screen protector on the Nooks, to reduce the shiny glare. We use them without cases, just sleeves. They are phenomenal tablets.
If you or the person you are buying for loves to play games and will likely download hundreds of them, definitely get the 16gb Nook HD. You will want as much space for apps as you can afford, despite the SD card slot. Games have to be installed to internal memory, for the most part. The SD card slot comes in handy for books, movies, photos and music. I got the 8 gb Nook HD for myself, because I don't play games, the only apps I need are for reading, playing music, news, web, stuff like that. I put my files on the SD card and I am set!
I don't plan to buy the new Fires when they come out. They are far too limited, in my opinion.Read more ›
As an e-reader, the text is crystal clear and pristine. As a tablet, it's quick, easy to navigate, and has a spectacular picture. I find it very user-friendly and intuitive to download books, read, and organize my book "shelves." I also appreciate being able to download books from Project Gutenberg and other free sites and the public library directly onto the Nook using the Wi-Fi feature instead of having to use a USB cord to plug into my computer. You can also rent or buy movies to watch on the spectacular HD screen.
I enjoyed the experience of going to a store and seeing the different Nooks that are offered and asking questions from the representatives there. I can't imagine purchasing an e-reader without touching it, feeling it, and testing it out before deciding which one I wanted. If you're debating between the Simple Touch and the HD, I would recommend the HD: you get a tablet for the price of an e-reader, you don't have to use your computer to "sideload" content from sites other than B&N, and you get a much crisper and more legible reading screen that you can read in the dark at night.
I don't think that I'll ever be without a Nook in the future. I thought that I was married to actual books, but the Nook really captures the book experience. It's like having an entire library at your disposal in the comfort of your own home. It's also amazing that you can carry a giant, epic 3-inch-thick piece of literature in a slim little e-reader. If you're hesitating on making this purchase, I say go for it. You won't be disappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The batteries dies within an hour.. plus the batteries dies even u are not using the product.Published 13 days ago by samer azer
So far so good. I bought this as a replacement for the nook I had previously. They are super kid friendly with out being childish and more durable that the new tablets that are... Read morePublished 1 month ago by H. Ottery
I love my 8GB Tablet I have the original Nook and didn't want to change. But with this tablet I can do so much more than read my books.Published 2 months ago by angelbabies
was exactly what I wanted and works perfecrly. I am very satified.Published 2 months ago by Jim McGonigle
Love this so much I have over 300 books on it and I take it everywhere I go! And when I'm done reading I can play games or play on Facebook!Published 3 months ago by Kimberly Reese