Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of Opus vs HD

Display

How do the screens stack up?

Resolution, pixel density and Screen size

Bookstore

How good is the supporting ecosystem?

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

Performance

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

Battery life and Recharge time

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from multiple trusted sites

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Bookeen Cybook Opus

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Bookeen Cybook Opus

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Quicker recharging 4 hours vs 4.5 hours More than 10% quicker recharging; requires less time to re-charge
Front view of Barnes & Noble NOOK HD

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Can run Android apps Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support
Noticeably bigger screen 7" vs 5" 40% bigger screen
Directly download library e-books to device Yes vs No Somewhat common; offers quick access to browsing public library titles available for e-readers
Higher resolution screen 1440 x 900 vs 800 x 600 Around 2.8x higher resolution screen
Supports text to speech Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support text to speech

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Cybook Opus  vs
NOOK HD 
Screen resolution 800 x 600 1440 x 900
Screen size 5" 7"
Pixel density 200 ppi 242 ppi

bookstore

Uses an open platform Yes Yes

features

Cybook Opus  vs
NOOK HD 
Text to speech No Yes
Directly download library e-books to device No Yes
Stereo speakers No Yes
Evernote integration No Yes

storage

Memory 1 GB 8 GB
Bookeen Cybook Opus
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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD
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