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Old 09-26-2012, 03:09 AM   #1
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Barnes & Noble Unveils Nook HD and Nook HD+

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Nook HD starts at $199, and the 9" HD+ at $269.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:21 AM   #2
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The screen resolutions are very good. The 7 inch one is rather unique at 1440x900, better than anything else out there on 7". I look forward to checking them out.

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Old 09-26-2012, 07:04 AM   #4
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It looks good and I have been thinking of getting a new reader. If this is as good as suggested, it goes to the top of my list.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:49 AM   #5
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:06 AM   #6
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Very impressive stuff - It appears Nook may end up winning the 2012 tablet sweepstakes.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:46 AM   #7
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Hardware: very impressive.
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Still under B&N app lockdown.
I'd rather pay a bit more to be able to sideload my choice of apps. Like competig reader apps, for starters.
(Also, proprietary connector and charger instead of micro-USB? Who do they think they are? Apple? )
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:42 AM   #8
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(Also, proprietary connector and charger instead of micro-USB? Who do they think they are? Apple? )
As much as I lust after some tech I can't see myself ever buying something that uses a proprietary connector.

The screen specs are drool worthy. My hope is that this spurs other tablet makers into uping their game. Nexus 10 with 1920x1280, yes please.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:54 AM   #9
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They both look SO nice! I like that they both take the SD card.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:28 AM   #10
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I'm not in the market at the moment but they do look very nice.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:29 AM   #11
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It's all about the content. I just received my Kindle Fire HD yesterday and I'm very impressed by what amazon put out, the screen is fantastic and the speakers and sound blow away any tablet I have owned and I have owned many. It's so nice to hear it clearly without Headphones. I really leaning toward getting the 64gb 8.9 incher now, the Nook looks nice but B&N cannot compete against Amazon's ecosystem.
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Interesting and I do love the screen specs. But I'm not buying because it is Locked to B&N the same as I'm not buying a Kindle for the same reason. I'll stick to the Nexus 7 and have the ability to get my content from anyone with out having to root it.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:34 AM   #13
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They lost me at "proprietary connector."

The 1:5 aspect ratio is interesting, though, as it is kind of a straddle between 4:3 for reading and 16:9 for video.

Edit: Sorry, it's a 3:2 aspect ratio.

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They lost me at "proprietary connector."

The 1:5 aspect ratio is interesting, though, as it is kind of a straddle between 4:3 for reading and 16:9 for video.
It certainly isn't "1:5". That would be ridiculously long and narrow - like a stick .
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