Barnes & Noble Nook HD

  • Barnes & Noble Nook HD
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Based on 28 scores, 44 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    12
  • Average:
    8
  • Bad:
    7

Pros:

  • Sharpest display on a 7inch tablet is great for reading.
  • Spectacular screen.
  • Well built.

Cons:

  • App selection is limited.
  • No cameras.

Expert reviews and ratings

By howtospendit.ft.com on

Now I'd be lying if I said that this, the Barnes & Noble Nook HD tablet – one of a zillion enhanced eBook reader/tablets on the market – differs hugely from the rest. But its clever Read and Record feature does make it a bit special. A more advanced...

By Wired UK on

What's the best size for a tablet? The 7-8-inch standard may be too big for a pocket, but it's lightweight and compact enough to fit in a bag or even the glove compartment of a car, and of course it can do pretty much everything the big boys can do, just...

By Recombu on 80

After Amazon successfully launched its Kindle Fire, the way was paved for eBook readers-cum-tablets to make a splash, and so the Nook tablet range was born.Launching with the Nook Colour and the Nook Tablet, despite a slow launch here in the UK, the...

By Computer Shopper on 70

The Nook HD's high-resolution display and friendly interface are high points, and the tablet's recent Google certification (which opens it to Android apps and Google's own core apps) makes it a decent mainstream buy for both e-reading and media...

By TechRadar AU on 60

Is the Nook HD the best 7-inch tablet on the market? In short, no. It's cheap and cheerful design and interface at a sub-£200 price tag would have blown us away a year ago, but such is the fast pace of the tablet market these days, the Nook has been...

By Digital Trends on 80

The Nook HD is still a worthy tablet contender, even though there are now many more Android tablets that match its low price. Cost isn't everything, and the Nook's features are compelling, especially for people who love to read and use their tablet...

By Wired UK on 80

The Nook has tried to make a niche for itself by becoming the best magazine ereader there is. It may well have succeeded, but that won't be enough to get it a place at the top table with Android and Apple tablets. There's no Google Play, or a camera,...

By What Mobile on 60

This Nexus 7 slate rival has a great screen and is perfect for kids… but for anyone else?You might not have heard of Barnes & Noble before, but it€s one of the leagest booksellers in the US. It€s an American Waterstones, if you will. Imagine if...

By OCModShop on

The box is minimalist. The box claims that it has the highest resolution of any 7″ tablet, but fails to provide any specifics. Upon checking we find that the resolution is 1440 x 900, which is a little better than the average resolution of 1280 x 800...

By Know Your Mobile on 90

Hot on the heels of the likes of the Google Nexus 7, Amazon's Kindle Fire HD and the Apple iPad Mini, can the Nook bring a point of differentiation to the 7-8-inch tablet market?Available in two colours, Slate (grey) and Snow (white), the Nook HD is the...

By Phone Arena on 75

Here’s the deal folks. If reading is more of your forte than anything else, there’s no question that the NOOK HD is the ideal tablet for you, especially when it has a healthy and robust ecosystem in that particular category. And with that snazzy...

By tech.uk.msn.com on 80

The new challenger for the 7-inch tablet crown has a lot to recommend it, including a gorgeous display, but Android purists may prefer the Google Nexus 7 . Still, the innovation of separate accounts for each user is very...

By 5FWD on 80

It’s tough to recommend the Barnes & Noble Nook HD over the Nexus 7 for gadget loving adults. Sure, it’s far superior to the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, but as long as manufacturers insist on modifying out of date versions of Android, they’re simply not...

By Pocket-lint on 80

A great tablet for content consumption, offering plenty of choices, but lacking when it comes to apps and a native music offering. It's affordable and good quality, but has fierce...

By reviewed.com on 37

Android's open-source nature has led to many things, including the propensity for companies wanting to make a cheaper tablet to get in on the market. Barnes & Noble did just that with its newest line of Nook tablets by making a tightly-controlled and...

By reviewed.com on 37

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By Expert Reviews on 60

A sumptuous screen, but a disappointing range of apps...

By MobileTechReview on 60

We love the Nook HD's excellent high resolution IPS display and how light it feels in hand. It's relatively light and it's comfortable to hold. The user interface is fun and friendly, and non-techies will likely learn how to use it quickly. And we...

By Channel Pro on 80

The sparse app store and thin selection of certain types of content hold back an otherwise excellent tablet. Although prone to the odd stutter, the UI is largely responsive, and in benchmarks the Nook HD performed well, too. In the SunSpider test it...

By PC Pro on 83

A sharp screen, intelligently designed interface and a smattering of unique features can't quite compensate for an abject, half-empty app...