Barnes & Noble is all set to stun the UK markets once again with its two android tablets the Nook HD and the Nook HD+. Both the tablets have already hit the shelves and one can also buy them online from their official website as well as other major retailers too. The devices have been brought in the market just in time for Christmas and New Year that indicates that the company can expect some good sales figure by the year end itself. Let us have a quick look at what the company is offering.
One will like the Nook HD the moment they hold it owing to its soft-touch finishing at its back and sides. With 11mm thickness also it fits comfortably in your palm. On the other hand, the Nook HD+ is 11.5mm thick and weighs 515g and one may feel that it’s a little hefty compared to other devices available in the market. Both the tablets are available in grey and white.
The Nook HD tablet is powered by a dual core 1.3 GHz processor and the Nook HD+ by a dual core 1.5 GHz processor that ensures that both the tablets are fast enough and responsive to your gestures. The battery also lasts for seven hours and more. The Nook HD has a 7.7 inch screen with a resolution of 1440X900 pixels that is better than the other 7-inchers in the market. The high resolution display offers a great display so that you can enjoy reading and watching videos on it.
The Nook HD+ has a 9.5 inch screen with a resolution of 1920×1280 pixels that is worth the price tag that comes along with the device. The display is crisp with bright colours. One interesting feature in its design that will immediately capture your attention is that it has a hole bored in the bottom left corner.
The Nook HD is available with 8 GB and 16 GB storage capacity that can be expanded due to the presence of the microSD slot. The microSD slot gives it a niche over its competitors. Powered by android 4.0 ICS version which is modified a little, the tablet supports all the major e-book formats. The Nook HD+ is also powered by android 4.0 ICS version which is customized to offer an interactive interface. It is also available in two versions with varying storage of 16 or 32 GB.
One interesting feature about these tablets is that it allows multiple accounts that imply you can share your tablet with your family members and can still maintain your privacy. You can also control the accessibility of media available to other users.
The 8GB model of the Nook HD is available for £159 while one will have to pay £189 for the 16GB model. Owing to its features, the Nook HD+ will put a little extra burden on your pockets. The 16 GB model is available for £229 and paying £269 will get you the 32 GB model.