B&N Announces NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ 7 and 9-Inch Tablets starting at $199, $269
Sep 26, 2012 6:52 AM –
Today Barnes & Noble launched two new Android-powered tablets in 7″ & 9″ models, the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ starting at $199 and $269 , respectively. B&N claims the NOOK HD offers the world’s highest-resolution display on a 7-inch tablet at 1440 x 900 at 243 pixels per inch and HD video playback of up to 720p. The NOOK HD+ is slated to be the lightest & lowest priced full resolution HD 9-inch tablet with display resolution of 1920 x 1280 and 256 pixels per inch for up to 1080p for movies, magazines and more.
NOOK HD+ and NOOK HD
NOOK HD Key Specs
- 7-inch tablet at 1440 x 900, 243 ppi resolution
- 1.3GHz processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 11.1 ounces (315 grams)
- Starting at just $199 for an 8GB model and only $229 for a 16GB version – both featuring expandable microSD memory storage.
NOOK HD+ Key Specs
- 9-inch tablet at 1920 x 1280, 256 ppi resolution
- 1.5GHz dual-core processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 18.2 ounces (515 grams)
- Features expandable memory for even more storage with options of 16GB for $269 and 32GB for $299.
B&N compares the new NOOK tablets often to its closest competitor, Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD, stating it is “25 percent more pixels than Kindle Fire HD for a better overall viewing experience”, “it’s more than 20 percent lighter and nearly a half-inch narrower than Kindle Fire HD”, “with its more powerful processor, it’s not surprising that NOOK HD is faster than Kindle Fire HD for a nimble overall experience and 80 percent faster”; and it doesn’t have annoying ads (taunting the ad supported Kindles).
What’s your thought, are you getting one?