Reviews and Problems with Barnes and Noble Nook HD+ (9 inch)
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Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet HD+ Review
Good E-Book Readers
9 January 2013
Conclusion: The Nook HD+ is heavy and cumbersome. It is not the most portable of units, when you compare it against the Nook Tablet or Nook HD. This is going to be used in the home or the classroom. You certainly aren’t going to be carrying this around in your day to day life. One of the main drawbacks is the inability to load in your own apps. You won’t be able to find anything that directly competes with Barnes and Noble’s store.
Pros: Updated Store Looks Amazing, Article View Technology Makes Image Heavy Content Easy to Read, High Resolution, Newspapers Have Text to Speech, Family Friendly, Large eTextbook Library, Movies and TV Shows
Cons: No Cameras, Heavy, Inability to Sideload Apps, Locked into Barnes and Noble’s Walled Garden, Sparse App Selection for Alternative Reading Apps
Conclusion: Staring deeply at the $270 price of the 16GB base model of the NOOK HD+ ($300 for the 32GB version), there’s no arguing that their intent is to keep Amazon itching with anticipation. Rightfully so, they’re able to do just that, as the NOOK HD+ has the more detailed display of the two – while also being lighter as well. However, it’s missing out on several key features to make it an instant buy over other highly-prized full tablet offerings on the market.
Pros: Super affordable price point, Very sharp looking display, great for reading
Cons: Sluggish overall performance, App selection is limited, No cameras
Summary: Like its little brother, the Nook HD+ provides a sharp screen, solid performance and the best book and magazine experience you can get on a mobile device. Moms and dads will like how easy it is to set up multiple profiles and the built-in parental controls. Considering that it's still light enough for many users to hold in one hand and costs just $70 more, many will prefer the added screen real estate on the HD+.
Pros: Sharp display, Best tablet reading experience, Useful parental controls, Long battery life, Affordable price
Cons: Limited Android implementation, Few apps, No camera