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Old 11-01-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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HD+ On Display at Barnes & Noble

My wife and I went to a Barnes & Noble this morning and the HD+ was on display along with the new covers for both the HD+ and HD.

They had not received any HD's (7" unit), nor did they have any units (HD or HD+) for sale yet. They indicated they expected them soon, as in any day now. The resolution on the HD+ screen was indeed impressive. I did notice some lag at times, as had been noted, in some early reviews. My understanding is they are planning to send a system upgrade this week to address the issue.

Overall I was impressed and my wife who had told me again and again during the past month, "I don't need a tablet, I'm perfectly happy with the one I have now." asked them to set one aside for her as soon as they arrived.

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Old 11-06-2012, 04:50 PM   #2
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Waiting on the 7" to check it out. Probably worth it to get the larger one though and believe it or not the screen alone would be my main reason for purchase. Yep, it's that good! Nothing in this price range competes IMHO with its screen.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:58 PM   #3
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Waiting on the 7" to check it out. Probably worth it to get the larger one though and believe it or not the screen alone would be my main reason for purchase. Yep, it's that good! Nothing in this price range competes IMHO with its screen.
Indeed, $269 for a device with a 1920x1280 screen is impressive.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:40 PM   #4
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I had to exchange my HD+ tonight (screen problem with the one that came UPS today) and they had both the HD and HD+ in stock. The HD+ seems quite nice so far and from what little I played with the HD in store it seemed like a nice little piece of equipment.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:52 AM   #5
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Huh? I thought they didn't go on sale until 11/15?

I guess I'll have to check my local store to see if they have anything more than the display models.

I can't recall from the specs. Does this new one have any sort of graphics/3D accelerator for gaming like some of the other tablets that have nvidia chips?

I'm still getting by just fine with my 16GB NT but my wife wants one of these really bad for Christmas and I know if I get her one and play with it, then I'll be drooling over hers. Maybe we could both get a new one then, once we know these can be successfully rooted, we could sell our NTs to recoup a little of the cost... I guess I'm always looking for an angle.

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Tried the 7" last night side by side with the larger one. If I go for one, it will be be the larger as I liked what I tried and saw on it better. Comics, magazines, games, web pages, etc.

Yep, the screen smokes big time. Tried a you tube planet earth hd video as well. Jaw dropped and when the B&N rep saw it, she bookmarked!

By the way, you may be able to trade in the NT at best buy to buy the new one.

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All I can say is my wife picked hers (HD+) up and she is one very happy lady. I on the other hand am going to take over her NT and that along with a N2A card is going to make me one very happy man.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:34 AM   #8
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It's nice to have three locations within 10 miles to try these. Best Buy will make four when they get them. Can't just go to one place or I'll get thrown out.

The screen on the 7" inch blows away the kfhd and nexus 7 I have.
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There are reports that Target stores now have them in stock as well.
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Yes, there is a built in web browser. From what I can tell it's the stock ICS browser.
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it there after i sign in. skipping oobe had 0 apps. i wnt are @nd took the update since it doesn't break root. netflix runs horribly on this device, at least the queue is slow as heck.
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it there after i sign in. skipping oobe had 0 apps. i wnt are @nd took the update since it doesn't break root. netflix runs horribly on this device, at least the queue is slow as heck.
Actually you can download Maxthon MX browser from the BN App store (it's free) and it is pretty good.
I was able to sideload ES File Manager via adb commands (after installing the Win 7 drivers - no problems there) and subsequently stream videos from my PC via my LAN - the quality is fantastic - this screen really rocks.
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I was able to sideload ES File Manager via adb commands (after installing the Win 7 drivers - no problems there)...
Thanks, we have then confirmation that sideloading via ADB is available.
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