Barnes & Noble NOOK HD 

Released November, 2012
  • Wi-Fi
  • 7"
  • 1440 x 900
  • 8 GB
7.9 Out of 10

For the price, this is a great media device too, BN is still adding to their movie and TV offerings, but you can use netflix which looks great.
by c|net (Nov, 2012)
The Nook HD is beautiful in it's design.
by c|net (Nov, 2012)

Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD


How do the screens stack up?

Resolution, pixel density, Screen size and anti-glare


How good is the supporting ecosystem?

e-bookstore size, average NYT best sellers price, NYT's top selling titles and 4 more


How responsive and how long does the e-reader last?

Battery life, SunSpider and Recharge time


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Reviews Word on the street for the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD


Overall this device feels very responsive, fast, and the scrolling menus are so fluidly smooth.



7.3 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

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Cons: I keep hitting "Switch keyboard" instead of space bar, keyboard cover up what I'm trying to type, sometimes browser seems slow, can't use Nook study, need more graduate-level academic books, and no back arrow for email, browser, and calendar apps.
by c|net (Nov, 2012)


It's also really responsive and the scrolling feels really smooth.
by c|net (Nov, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Screen resolution 1440 x 900
Screen size 7"
Pixel density 242 ppi
Built-in light LED backlight
Screen type LCD
Touchscreen Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Flashes screen black during page turns No


Sync across multiple devices Yes
Note taking Yes
Text to speech Yes
Directly download library e-books to device Yes
Web browser Yes
Stereo speakers Yes
Evernote integration Yes
Landscape mode Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Parental controls Yes


Internal storage 8 GB
Expansion slot microSD (up to 64GB)
Memory 8 GB


Input/Output port 30-pin port
Cellular data None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n

technical specs

RAM 1,024 MB
Processor 1,300 MHz
Document support
  1. ePUB
  2. PDF
  3. CBZ
  4. PDF
  5. TXT
  6. DOC
  7. XLS
  8. XLX
  9. PPT


Uses an open platform Yes
Bookstore NOOK Book Store
EBookstore size 3.27 M book
Free content free content 1.84 M books
Customer loyalty program No
Average NYT best sellers price $9.64
Number of NYT top-selling titles offered+ 38
Reader-to-reader lending Yes
Cloud storage Yes
Reading apps iOS, Android, PC and Mac
Additional electronic offerings newspapers, magazines, comics/graphic novels, textbooks, and audio-books
Has retail store locations Yes

form factor

Size 194.4 x 127.1 x 11 mm
Weight 315 g
Interface touchscreen
Headphone jack Yes
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