Nook HD Tablet Review

Nook HD

The Nook HD Tablet was released by Barnes and Noble in November 2012 as a successor to the Nook Tablet.

What do we get in a Nook HD

This Nook HD Tablet supports all the basic features that a tablet should have today like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. This Tablet is in the 7 inch category of Tablets and is a great competitor in this category to consider. This Nook HD Tablet is a Tablet, a Media Player and an E-Book reader.

Specifications of the Nook HD

The Nook HD Tablet comes with two internal memory sizes of 8 GB and 16 GB respectively and also allows an external memory microSD card upto 32 GB. The Processor is Dual Core OMAP 4470 @ 1.3 GHz. Even though the device is thicker than the competition in this range, it is lightweight which is a benefit.

The Look

It is available in two colors Snow which is white and Smoke which is black-grey in color. The display on the Nook HD tablet is 7 inches LED Backlit Screen with multitouch. The memory is I GB RAM. The input is capacitive multitouch screen.

What we did not like in the Nook HD

One of the negatives of this device as compared to others in this range is Camera. There is no Camera on the Nook HD devices where as its competition in this Tablet segment have cameras on the devices. Many users who want Cameras with their Tablets will not prefer this Tablet.

OS, E- Book Reader and Apps

The OS: The Nook HD Tablet is currently running on the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich Version Operating System which is a popular operating system among users.

Apps: There are fewer apps in Nook HD as compared to its competition.

As an E-book reader it can read from a number of different formats and it also has many features that will enhance the reading experience of the user.

Other Features of the Nook HD Tablet

The graphics specifications are POWERVR SGX544. The Nook HD has wireless internet connectivity via Wi-Fi and the speed of the Nook HD Tablet is impressive. The video resolution that the Nook HD offers is 1440×900 with 243 ppi which is really good in resolution to have in this segment of Tablets. One can watch videos and listen to music on the Nook HD Tablet. The battery life is quite standard in this segment.


The Nook HD Tablet is a good option for the people who are interested in buying a tablet primarily for E-book reading as it has great features regarding the same. Overall it’s a good Model of Nook Tablets by Barnes and Noble.


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