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Old 10-30-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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Nook HD reviews

Reviews for the Nook HD start showing up.

Here's the one from Engadget.

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Old 10-30-2012, 05:10 PM   #2
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Another one here with some benchmarking, for those fond of that.

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Enduring longer than any tablet its size, the Nook HD lasted an epic 8 hours and 30 minutes on the LAPTOP Battery Test, which involves continuous surfing over Wi-Fi at 40 percent brightness. That time is an hour and a half longer than the 6:53 tablet category average and an hour longer than the Kindle Fire HD (7:30) and the Google Nexus 7 (7:26).
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Barnes & Noble's Nook HD is a strong choice among 7-inch media tablets. The device offers the sharpest screen and the longest-lasting battery in its class inside a design that's thinner and lighter than the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD.However, despite making some strides, Barnes & Nobie's ecosystem simply isn't as robust as the competition.
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Reviews for the Nook HD start showing up.

Here's the one from Engadget.

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I'm a bit disappointed by the low build quality.
It even shows on the pictures (two are attached) in the Engadget review:
The frame isn't glued evenly. There are some gaps between the frame and the housing.
Do all nook HDs have these gaps? If you know where to look, you see those gaps on most pictures in most reviews.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:41 PM   #5
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Another pic from a review, which clearly shows the gap between frame and housing.
I'm really surprised: Nook classic had been a real beauty. And the reviews of Nook HD in general are quite favorable.
Does no one care about such aesthetic flaws? I do: Once I've seen them, I can't forget about them.
I even gave back my HP Slate 2 because of similar gaps.
On HP Slate 2, there even was a potential risk of getting dust below the screen. I don't think, this can happen with Nook HD.
Still, very strange...
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I played with the Nook HD in store yesterday, the display quality is superb, but the physical design and build indeed look cheap.
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My first nook color had this gap too - returned it for my current one - no "surprise" issues since then

I'm sorry (or glad) to read about the HD build quality - was leaning toward the HD+ for my self gifting christmas present - have to assume it would have the same problems

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My HD+ does not have this problem.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:40 AM   #9
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My first nook color had this gap too - returned it for my current one - no "surprise" issues since then...
Strange!
I can understand (not accept, though) such problems for a single batch.
But for an entire range of products?
Quality controls obviously should identify such flaws...
I won't go through the hassle to send it back. From Germany to the US and back - not worth it. I knew about that risk, but I'm still quite surprised and a bit disappointed by B&N...
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My first nook color had this gap too - returned it for my current one - no "surprise" issues since then

I'm sorry (or glad) to read about the HD build quality - was leaning toward the HD+ for my self gifting christmas present - have to assume it would have the same problems
Nook HD+ is a different beast.
Build quality is fine.
But quite a few users did confirm my complaints about Nook HD.
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I'm a bit disappointed by the low build quality.
It even shows on the pictures (two are attached) in the Engadget review:
The frame isn't glued evenly. There are some gaps between the frame and the housing.
Do all nook HDs have these gaps? If you know where to look, you see those gaps on most pictures in most reviews.
I haven't seen any of the gaps on my Nook HD or HD+. My biggest complaint is the junky cover for the SD Card.
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I haven't seen any of the gaps on my Nook HD or HD+. My biggest complaint is the junky cover for the SD Card.
I don't have any gaps on the Nook HD+ either. Entirely different, way better build quality than Nook HD.

But quite a few others have confirmed the gaps on their Nook HDs. Not all of those people are bothered by those gaps, though.

I wanted to have a Nook, as I've got a few hundred B&N books from my Nook classic.
First, I went for the Nook HD, as for now I prefer 7" to the 9" or even 10" tablets.
But I was bothered that much by the gaps on Nook HD, that eventually I had to replace it by the Nook HD+.

I don't like the different designs of Nook HD and Nook HD+.
Same for Nexus 7" and Nexus 10".
I prefer, what Amazon has done with Kindle HD 7" and Kindle HD 8.9". Basically, it's the very same units, only difference obviously is size.

I'm fine with the Nook HD+ though on its own...
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