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
Much better Input/Output port micro-USB vs 30-pin port 100% better Input/Output port
Thinner 9.7 mm vs 11.4 mm More than 15% thinner ; easily slides into bags
Bigger screen 10.1" vs 9" More than 10% bigger screen
Front view of Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Plus

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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Plus

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Significantly higher resolution screen 1920 x 1280 vs 1280 x 800 Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Lighter weight 515 g vs 590 g Around 15% lighter weight
Faster web browser 1,083ms vs 2,150ms Around 50% faster web browser

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy Tab 2 10.1  vs
NOOK HD Plus 
Screen resolution 1280 x 800 1920 x 1280
Screen size 10.1" 9"
Pixel density 149 ppi 256 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 240.3 x 162.8 x 11.4 mm
Weight 590 g 515 g
Interface touchscreen touchscreen
Headphone jack Yes Yes

connectivity

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

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 Plus
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