Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Plus

Reasons to consider the
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Plus

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Significantly higher resolution screen 1920 x 1280 vs 1024 x 768 Around 3.2x higher resolution screen
Bigger screen 9" vs 8" Around 15% bigger screen
Front view of Archos Elements 80 Titanium

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Archos Elements 80 Titanium

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Doesn't use a proprietary power connector No (micro-USB) vs Yes (30-pin port) Somewhat common; Standardized connectors are cheap, compatible and easy to find
Much better Input/Output port micro-USB vs 30-pin port 100% better Input/Output port
Thinner 9.9 mm vs 11.4 mm Around 15% thinner ; easily slides into bags
Lighter weight 440 g vs 515 g Around 15% lighter weight
Slightly faster processor 1,600 MHz vs 1,500 MHz More than 5% faster processor; a faster processor improves responsiveness

Specifications Full list of technical specs


NOOK HD Plus  vs
Elements 80 Titanium 
Screen resolution 1920 x 1280 1024 x 768
Screen size 9" 8"
Pixel density 256 ppi 160 ppi
Built-in light LED backlight LED backlight
Screen type LCD LCD
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
Flashes screen black during page turns No No


Note taking Yes Yes
Text to speech Yes Yes
Directly download library e-books to device Yes Yes
Web browser Yes Yes
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
Evernote integration Yes Yes
Landscape mode Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Parental controls Yes No

form factor

Size 240.3 x 162.8 x 11.4 mm 200 x 154 x 9.9 mm
Weight 515 g 440 g
Interface touchscreen touchscreen
Headphone jack Yes Yes


NOOK HD Plus  vs
Elements 80 Titanium 
Input/Output port 30-pin port micro-USB
Cellular data None None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity Yes Yes

technical specs

RAM 1,024 MB 1,024 MB
Processor 1,500 MHz 1,600 MHz


Uses an open platform Yes Yes


Expansion slot microSD (up to 64GB) microSD (up to 64GB)
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Plus
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