Barnes & Noble launches new Nook HD tablets

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  1. brewno macrumors 6502

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    Great price point on the 9". $269 for 16GB, 1080p display, Micro-SD expandable, HDMI out, and 20% lighter than 3rd-gen iPad. Not bad at all.
     
  3. EbookReader macrumors 65816

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    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012...ces-new-nook-tablets/?comments=1#comments-bar

    8GB (7inches) $199 with 1440x900
    16GB (7 inches) $229 with 1440x900

    16GB (9 inches) $269 with 1920x1280
    32GB (9 inches) $299 with 1920x1280

    So from 8GB to 16GB, B&N charges extra $30. From 16GB to 32GB, B&N charges an extra $30.

    Very consumer friendly.
     
  4. TheMarc macrumors member

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    Very nice! Very interesting!
    I was waiting for the ipad mini, but just might get this. It seems to have a great screen. And I must say I like that sd card slot, and also that they seem like light devices.
    Two "drawbacks", though:
    -I wish it had a faster wifi connection (like amazon),
    -but especially, why no front-facing camera?!
     
  5. brewno thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Definitely to reduce costs...
     
  6. TheMarc macrumors member

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    Obviously, but they'll see it could also reduce sales..!
    But, to be honest, all smartphones have a ffacing camera now, so if I want to chat, I can just use my phone.
     
  7. MustangJoe macrumors member

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    I'm really considering about buying one of these. The 7in, 16 GB tablet would be fine for me. I don't own an iPad or any tablet yet. It would probably be wise to wait and see if the rumors are true about a 7in iPad. The only thing that's holding me back from buying one of these nook's is the app support and leaving the apple ecosystem. I already own a MacBook Air and iPhone 4S. I wouldn't mind trying something new though.
     
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    I love what B&N is doing, and these look like quality hardware but they severely lack the ecosystems apple and amazon can offer. The 9 inch tablet would be pretty awesome if it could be flashed to run vanilla Jelly Bean.
     
  9. MrMacBookPro macrumors 6502

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    Still can't beat the price for what you get.. Pretty decent specs...
     
  10. token787 macrumors regular

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    I would love one of these. Have a Nook tablet but still moving toward the iPad.
    Will check this out in stores.
     
  11. Bokes macrumors 6502

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    As a straight up e-reader and netflix streaming- the tablet is excellent.
    I imagine the Nook HD will be outstanding.

    For the price it's the best one out there.

    The only thing that keeps on the ipad is the comicbook lover app.
    They do not make it for Android.
     

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