Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Barnes & Noble NOOK HD

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Lighter weight 315 g vs 440 g Around 30% lighter weight
Higher resolution screen 1440 x 900 vs 1024 x 768 Around 65% higher resolution screen
Front view of 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 mm Around 10% thinner ; easily slides into bags
Bigger screen 8" vs 7" Around 15% bigger screen
Faster processor 1,600 MHz vs 1,300 MHz Around 25% faster processor; a faster processor improves responsiveness

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Elements 80 Titanium 
Screen resolution 1440 x 900 1024 x 768
Screen size 7" 8"
Pixel density 242 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 194.4 x 127.1 x 11 mm 200 x 154 x 9.9 mm
Weight 315 g 440 g
Interface touchscreen touchscreen
Headphone jack Yes Yes


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

technical specs

RAM 1,024 MB 1,024 MB
Processor 1,300 MHz 1,600 MHz


Uses an open platform Yes Yes


Expansion slot microSD (up to 64GB) microSD (up to 64GB)
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