Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ comparison

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Barnes & Noble Nook HD+

Barnes & Noble Nook HD+
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Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013)

Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013)
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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
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Apple iPad Air

Apple iPad Air
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)

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Price $154 at 1 store $189 to $259 at 11 stores $339 to $379 at 3 stores $488 to $679 at 5 stores $399 to $1,683 at 8 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 15 reviews 3.0 stars out of 48 reviews 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 20 reviews 3.5 stars out of 10 reviews
Release date September 25, 2012 May 10, 2013 November 08, 2013 November 01, 2013 September 03, 2013
The Bottom Line The Nook HD+ is a low-price, quality entry point into the world of tablets, especially now that it has full Google Play support. Thanks to its stellar performance and affordable price, the Nexus 7 is the Android tablet to get. With everything that was great about the HDX 7 and more, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 isn't just a great value, it sets the standard for a media consumption tablet. Functionally, the iPad Air is nearly identical to last year’s model, offering only faster performance and better video chatting. But factor in design and aesthetics, and the iPad Air is on another planet. It’s the best full-size consumer tablet on the market. The improved S Pen goes a long way to making this high-end tablet worth the extra cost, but if you're not sold on the stylus, it's easy to find a better deal.

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Weight 1.13 lbs
0.64 lbs
13.2 oz
1 lbs
18.9 oz
Height 9.45 in
7.9 in
6.2 in
9.4 in
7.9 mm
RAM installed size 1 GB
16 GB
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OS provided Android 4.0.3
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito"
Apple iOS
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Wireless connectivity IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Flash memory form factor Integrated
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Clock speed 1.5 GHz
Info unavailable 2.2 GHz
Info unavailable 1.9 GHz
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