Reviews and Problems with Barnes and Noble Nook HD / BNTV250 (7 inch)
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NOOK Tablet Review
23 December 2011
Excerpt: Not that I'm an obsessive reader--that Twilight Zone with Burgess Meredith and the eyeglasses really freaked me out--but the drastic movement away from the tried-and-true form factor of books and into the modern realm of the eReader has been a fascinating revolution to watch. Not surprisingly, book purveyor has been actively involved in this migration to the digital realm with its growing line of NOOK products, offering bibliophiles the ability to read a multitude of...
Pros: Stunning LCD touchscreen, fast CPU, handy form factor, Always-welcome Adobe Flash Player support for online video!, A terrific value at $249, microSD card slot in addition to 16GB of internal storage
Cons: Only 1GB of the embedded memory is really at our disposal, No camera, Limited movie and music options, Several features require a credit card
Summary: The Barnes & Noble Nook HD has a gorgeous high-resolution screen and slick software, though its movie library is currently non-existent. If, when it launches, Nook Video offers a lot of films and TV shows at reasonable prices, that may give this tablet a slight edge over Amazon's Kindle Fire HD. If you can handle the slightly more complex Android interface however, you'd still be better off with the excellent and supremely flexible Nexus 7.
Excerpt: Update: While the Nook HD and Nook HD+ only previously included a cherry-picked selection of top line apps, as of 3 May 2013 the Google Play store will now be available on both devices. Customers will also have access to Google Search.
Pros: Multiple user profiles, Comfy to hold, Bright, crisp screen
Cons: Slightly sluggish operation, Build looks a little cheap, Ring-fenced app selection