Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

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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
Noticeably bigger screen 10.1" vs 7" Around 45% bigger screen
Much better Input/Output port micro-USB vs 30-pin port 100% better Input/Output port
Thinner 9.7 mm vs 11 mm More than 10% thinner ; easily slides into bags
Front view of Barnes & Noble NOOK HD

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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD

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Significantly lighter weight 315 g vs 590 g More than 45% lighter weight
Faster web browser 1,271ms vs 2,150ms More than 40% faster web browser
Slightly higher resolution screen 1440 x 900 vs 1280 x 800 More than 25% higher resolution screen

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
NOOK HD 
Screen resolution 1280 x 800 1440 x 900
Screen size 10.1" 7"
Pixel density 149 ppi 242 ppi
Built-in light LED backlight LED backlight
Screen type LCD LCD
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Flashes screen black during page turns No No

form factor

Size 175.3 x 256.5 x 9.7 mm 194.4 x 127.1 x 11 mm
Weight 590 g 315 g
Interface touchscreen touchscreen
Headphone jack Yes Yes

connectivity

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
NOOK HD 
Input/Output port micro-USB 30-pin port
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n

features

Directly download library e-books to device Yes Yes
Web browser Yes Yes
Stereo speakers Yes Yes
Landscape mode Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD
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