Barnes & Noble NOOK HD+ Tablet Driver
Barnes & Noble grows its Nook HD family, literally, with its first large-screen tablet, the Nook HD+. With its roomier, 9-inch display and. More Info Barnes & Noble announces Nook HD+ 9-inch tablet, we go hands-on Nook HD review: a high-def tablet with the heart of a reader. : Nook HD+ 9" 16GB Wi-Fi Color Tablet: Tablet Computers: Computers Barnes & Noble NOOK HD+ Tablet 32GB Slate (BNTVGB).
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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD+ Tablet Driver
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Still, that's lighter than the ounce Kindle Fire HD 8. As with other Nook devices, there's an emphasis on function over form.
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The rounded corners and large bezels conform more nicely to the hand than the equivalently sized Kindle Fire the lighter weight definitely helps as well. As with the smaller Nook HD, we wish the company borrowed a page from the Simple Touch by including a concave back where users can rest their weary fingers.
The back of the tablet is covered in a nice, textured soft-touch material, with the customary engraved "n" logo in the center. There's a pair of stereo speakers hidden behind a single grille at the bottom of the device's rear.
The positioning leaves something to be desired, particularly compared to the latest Kindle Fire, which has dual-grilled speakers flanking the rear cover. The sound, too, is nothing to write home about: You're likely going to spend a lot time using the headphone port located next to the volume buttons atop the device.
But again, it's hard to justify totally skipping the feature at this point and time -- for something that's so family-focused, VoIP capabilities seem like a no-brainer. The killer feature, of course, is the display. With 1, x 1, resolution and a pixel density of ppi, it edges out the Fire HD 8.
It also handily beats the iPad Mini's 1, xppi screen. The company's still got some work to do on its movie offers, but, at least from a display standpoint, this is a compelling and compellingly affordable multimedia option. Software You're getting pretty much the same content experience here as on the Nook HD -- a version of Ice Cream Sandwich that's been skinned beyond recognition.
Still, Barnes & Noble NOOK HD+ Tablet not nearly as simplistic as the content delivery approach that defines the Kindle Fire experience. The home page is a mostly clean slate, where you can easily access your favorite content and apps. Toward the top, there's a carousel of recent content -- not unlike the one that serves as the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD+ Tablet for the Fire experience. Perhaps they just haven't been updated for this particular display, but many of the thumbnails of content that came with our device look fairly low-res.
Icons at the top of the thumbnails denote the newest selection and the ones that are located in the cloud. Just not quite as perfect as the smaller, lighter 7-inch Nook HD does.
Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ review: a high-def 9-inch tablet at an entry-level price
Also, applying enough pressure to the back or along the left or right bezel yields a visible screen-warping effect on the display. The home screen sports a light gray, slightly textured aesthetic that permeates all native apps and menus. The home screen shows Library, Apps, Web, Email, and Shop options near the bottom with a global search bar underneath. Directly above is a space in which to organize content shortcut icons, and near the top of the screen sits your Barnes & Noble NOOK HD+ Tablet carousel.
In the top-right edge of the screen is Your Nook Today, a widget that shows the current weather as well as book and movie recommendations based on recent additions to your library. Settings can be accessed by tapping the gear icon at the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD+ Tablet top right of the screen, with options too numerous to name. If you've ever used a tablet before, though, there's nothing included in the settings that will surprise you.
The default software keyboard thankfully includes a Tab key. This has been achieved, inevitably, through the heavy or should that be light? It's no iPad mini on the premium components scale, but it feels fairly firm in the hand.
We did get some disconcerting flexing and creaking when we applied a little two-handed pressure, but in general usage it's a reasonably solid construction. One slight negative from an aesthetic point of view is that typical bulging Nook bezel, which provides a raised ridge around the screen.
Still, the thick border aids handling, and will doubtless provide protection should you put the device down screen-first when in a hurry shame on you. Curiously, there's only one speaker grille here compared to the dual setup of the smaller Nook HD.
But then, it only has two simple functions to fulfill - to wake the device up and to return you to the home screen.