Barnes & Noble NOOK HD+ Tablet 32GB Slate (BNTV600-32GB)

Spectacular 9″ HD Display
Packed with pixels and boasting playback up to 1080p, watching video is better than ever on NOOK. Books, magazines, and apps look ultra-crisp from every angle. 1920 x 1280 pixel resolution 256 PPI (pixels per inch)

Massive Selection
Shop over 3 million books, magazines, and newspapers – including 1 million free titles – and get them in seconds via built-in Wi-Fi® with no annoying ads. Sample books free before you buy.

The Apps You Want
NOOK HD+ has all the most popular apps, including games, business, news and weather, cooking, entertainment, lifestyle, and a special selection of games and learning tools just for kids.

The Lightest 9″ Tablet in Its Class
NOOK HD+ is ultra-portable and small enough to slip into your purse, backpack, or briefcase. Can’t plug in? No problem. Get up to 10 hours of use on a single charge. Weight: 18.2 oz (515 g)

Movies & TV Shows in Stunning HD
Buy or rent and start watching in seconds – on your NOOK or on your TV, smartphone or computer.

The Best Tablet for Families
Create up to 6 NOOK Profiles one for every member of the family.

Bestselling Newspapers & Magazines
Enjoy popular newspapers & magazines in spectacular HD delivered instantly to your NOOK, as soon as they hit the newsstands.

Kids’ Stories, Games & Learning
Storytime is even more magical on NOOK. Explore one of the largest collections of interactive books for kids – as well as fun apps, learning tools and games.

NOOK Scrapbook lets you save magazines and catalog pages you love in one spot so you can go back and enjoy them later.

Cinema-like Sound
NOOK HD+’s special audio technology lets you enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows in high-quality surround sound.

Flexible Storage & NOOK CloudTM
Get up to 32GB2 of built-in storage and even more when you add a microSD Card. Additionally, all of your purchases are stored for free in NOOK Cloud.

Product Features

  • Amazing HD display for movies, mags & apps
  • Light, thin & super portable
  • Over 3 million books to browse
  • No annoying ads
  • Comes with free power adapter

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3 Responses to Barnes & Noble NOOK HD+ Tablet 32GB Slate (BNTV600-32GB)

  1. Convert to Android and it’s fabulous This is a terrific tablet with a couple of notable caveats. As the other reviewers have mentioned, the software that it comes with out of the box is very limiting. You need to convert it to run native Android. This is a tricky process to do yourself, but is easy to simply pay for. Go to N2Acards dot com and pay them $20 plus the cost of a new micro SD card. You will not regret it!Once you have it running the native Android Jelly Bean software, it’s terrific. You get access to both the Google and Amazon app stores and all their content. You can play videos from Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, etc. etc. There are free apps from ABC, CBS, and NBC to let you watch all of the latest TV shows (with commercials) anytime you want!The screen is spectacular – better than the retina display that we have at home on an iPad3 because it is brighter, and has better black levels. It’s great from all angles, and the aspect ratio of 1920×1280 is perfect. It’s exactly the same ratio as a 4 by 6 photo – ever wonder why those always look good in either portrait or landscape? It’s because that is an ideal compromise between the 4:3 ratio of Apple’s screens, and the 16:9 ratio of HDTVs (and the Kindle and Nexus devices).There are a couple of important caveats – all of which are reasonable given the very very low cost of entry at $269 (MSRP for the 16GB model). > There are no cameras (a front webcam would have been fantastic for Skype, but tablet cameras on the back are worthless – you get infinitely better photos from a much smaller $100 Canon or Sony). > There is no ambient light sensor, so you have to manually adjust the brightness. > There is no 3g or 4g model. So you need to have wifi nearby, or be able to tether it to your phone. > There is no GPS sensor built in. Google maps and Earth still work by finding the location of your Wifi. Navigation loads but doesn’t know where you are.If you already have a smart phone, most of these issues are moot. I own an iPad and to be honest it’s a great toy for the kids, but not very productive – file access is a nightmare. Before buying the Nook I carefully evaluated the Nexus 7 and 10 (which are both beautiful – and get second place), all of the Kindles, The Samsung tablets (low resolution displays all around), and the Asus Transformers (too big and heavy – especially with the keyboard).It weighs the least and has the slimmest bezels, yet is easily gripped and handled. Here’s the table from CNET. Nook HD+, iPad, Kindle, Google Nexus 10Weight in pounds 1.13, 1.44, 1.25, 1.32Width in inches 9.5, 7.3, 6.4, 10.4Height in inches 6.4, 9.5, 9.4, 6.9Depth in inches 0.45, 0.37, 0.35, 0.35bezel width in inches 0.63, 0.87, 1 0.9It also has the best screen. Here’s another table from CNET. Nook HD+, Apple iPad, Kindle HD 8.9, Google Nexus 10Maximum brightness 496 cd/m2, 398 cd/m2, 413 cd/m2, 368 cd/m2Maximum black level 0.48 cd/m2, 0.49 cd/m2, 0.45 cd/m2, 0.44 cd/m2Maximum contrast ratio 1,033:1, 812:1, 917:1, 836:1And here’s the best part of all, only the Nook offers a removable memory card slot!!! So the two hundred bucks you’d spend going from the 16GB iPad to the 64GB model will pay for 256 GB to go in the Nook HD+. You can also get a card reader to pop that micro SD into your computer for fast and easy transfer of videos, music, photos, and books. No fancy software needed on either end to accomplish lightning quick data transfers.To me, the screen, form factor, and micro SD card slot make this tablet the current winner. Just remember to get an N2A card for it.

  2. H. Sewell "H.S."

    Not bad at all. My boyfriend bought me an HD+ for Christmas with the intent to throw Android on it and use it as a tablet with the ability to take handwritten notes for school.We chose this over an actual tablet because the specs were very good, and also for the micro sd slot.As that was the case I was not expecting to particularly like the operating system that came stock. As of yet we still haven’t thrown Android onto it but I have had lots of time to play around with the stock system.The operating system is pretty stripped, and the market (although growing) really limits what you can buy. If I were to buy this without the intention of using “real” android I would have been annoyed by this.The native reader is quite nice though and I’ve had no problem at all sideloading books and accessing them easily on the Nook HD+. While you do have to enter a debit card to access anything on the nook, I have not bought much of anything. (Hint, if you love books and like older ones project gutenburg has a very nice selection for free. Also check out Calibre, which is a free program that can convert any file of ebook to another file. I often will find books for kindle, convert to nook and read from there)Pros:—–1) Micro-SD slot2) Large internal storage3) Ability to install other operating systems/ie not completely locked down4) Native reader is nice5) While the web browsers aren’t super, the speed is pretty nice after this last system update6) Battery life is pretty good7) No problems with hooking into wi-fi8) Build quality seems nice9) Screen looks lovely, blacks are deep black, colors are true and saturatedCons:—–1) Proprietary connector which is hard to keep plugged into Nook. I feel like they went backwards with this, and it is of course just different enough from the old Ipods that the connectors won’t work- which means finding a replacement for Nook is a pain.2) Along with the proprietary connector you can no longer charge while being hooked into a computer which is really dumb.3) If you are going to use it straight out of the box the market and operating system are pretty restricted4) The back of the Nook is not as comfortable as say the nook simple touch, although this is so big it makes sense to be holding it in a holder/case which helps.* Side note: If you are interested in using a different operating system you do not need to us N2Android unless you want to. Google android for nook hd+ and you will find free solutions that you can install yourself onto a microsd which can then be plugged in. This makes sure you don’t mess with any of the system internals and if you don’t like the new system all you have to do is take out the microsd.

  3. Janice Devereau "jdevereau"

    Nook HD 32GB Color Tablet I pre-ordered this tablet from B & N and received it the first week of November. I was impressed with its image quality and how it felt while holding it. Plus, when reading and surfing websites it was awesome because of the image quality, video images and being able to see the entire page without having to make adjustments. As I began to explore the device more I became disappointed because of the following:1. No camera2. Proprietary OS; plus old OS should have been upgraded to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)3. B & N have limited apps and those you may be interested in are free from the Google or Amazon Stores will cost you on B & N.4. Proprietary cable (very disappointed in this)5. B & N adds apps onto device that you can’t deleteI did contact B & N and ask for a return number so I could return it and go with a different tablet, not Kindle it has its own issues. However, I waited awhile before sending it back basically giving it another chance. Here’s why:1. Image and video quality is beautiful and clear2. I ended up rooting it which allowed me access to Google and Amazon apps (check the web for instructions)3. Bought a 64GB card for it which increased my memory from the 32GB offered4. Was able to find the power adapter and cable at Fry’s electronics. The B& N here in TX didn’t have any. I haven’t been able to find a generic cable for the device, but for one thing I do know, the one for the iPad doesn’t work. Been there, done that. Plus, you will notice the cables for the iPad has two notches in it while the Nook HD cable has three.5. Really began to appreciate the largeness of the screen when surfing the net although I am having to find an alternative way to transport it without buying a bulky carrier. I may spring for the Nook 7″ HD so I can still read while on the go and be able to carry it in a small purse or bag.Be careful of the microSD cards you buy. I had a Kingston that wouldn’t work but the SanDisks Class 10 cards will work.Overall, I am happy with my purchase, but really disappointed that BN didn’t include a camera or upgraded OS. BN claims most people do not use their tablet for video chat or taking pics preferring their smartphones.I would have used the camera for video chat, but not taking pics or recording video. It would have been nice to at least have had the option. Also, BN brags about how light the 8.9″ tablet is, but I have not found that to be true when holding it for an extended period of time. I think it’s heavy from my perspective.Further, the Nook HD has no ads on it to opt-out from. You get the power adapter and cable in the box. Not bad, but could be better.

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