Barnes & Noble Nook HD and HD+ Tablets official; Specs and Price
After Kindle Fire HD, another eReader manufacturer Barnes & Noble has introduced its latest Nook HD tablets. The company has introduced two new tablets with a 7 and 9 inch displays. The 9 inch model resembles its predecessor in design while the 7 inch model has entirely new form factor.
B&N claimed that new Nook HD tablets are better than the Amazon Kindel Fire HD and Google Nexus, and didn’t forget to brag about the light weight at merely 11.1 ounces (315 grams). Comparing, the Kindle Fire HD weighs 13.9 ounces while Nexus 7 12 ounces and seems like you will certainly appreciate the new Nook HD for keeping more compact form factor.
The 7 inch Nook HD has a display of whopping 1440 x 900 pixel resolution, and 243ppi beating the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD, on the other hand, its 9 inch bigger brother named Nook HD+ has a 9 inch display with 1920 x 1080 pixels of resolution. The 9 inch Nook HD+ is lightest in its class weighing at 1.13 pounds (515 grams).
Both Nook HD and Nook HD+ are powered by new dual-core TI OMAP 4470 processor clocked at 1.3GHz and 1.5GHz. respectively and packs a 1GB of RAM. Both tablet also features stereo speakers with SRS TruMedia audio and get power from a battery promised to last more than 10 hours.
The tablets are running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but with a the B&N ecosystem, it means, you won’t have access to the Google Play but instead a curated B&N app catalog. On the B&N ecosystem, you will have easy access to books and other B&N stuff.
The Barnes & Noble Nook HD comes in two flavors of storage that include 8GB version with microSD card slot for $199 and 16GB version with microSD card slot for $229. The Nook HD+ also comes in two models, 16GB for a price of $269 while 32GB version for $299. Both tablets are now available for pre-order and release date is set to November 1.