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Barnes & Noble Nook HD (BNTV400)

Barnes & Noble Nook HD (BNTV400)
alaScore 91

76 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews of Barnes & Noble Nook HD (BNTV400). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

price, screen, usability, performance, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Barnes & Noble Nook HD (BNTV400) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Barnes & Noble Nook HD (BNTV400) from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on People really like the size and design. The performance and price are also appreciated, but there are some negative views about the screen.

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (

Barnes & Noble Nook HD+


Barnes & Noble's Nook HD+ is an impressive $269 (16GB, direct) tablet. But a great 9-inch tablet experience is as much about content as it is about hardware, and that's where the Nook HD+ falls short. The Nook has definite advantages over the Kindle...

Inexpensive. High-resolution screen. Quality build. Supports multiple users. Great children's books and magazines

Very limited media store, media-format support, and app selection. Slow Wi-Fi

The Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ is a good choice for book lovers, but its smaller 7-inch sibling is a better bet. We want a lot more from a 9-inch tablet.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Cory Gunther (

Barnes & Noble Nook HD Review


The popular bookseller Barnes & Noble surely have a great pair of tablets on their hands, but they are rarely mentioned while talking about budget friendly tablets. With a strong focus on e-readers and digital content the Nook HD puts up a great fight...

In the end Barnes & Noble invested a lot into both their hardware and software, and it shows. The screen is vibrant and crisp, performance is snappy and family friendly, and their unique industrial design stands out from the competition while remaining...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (

Barnes Noble Nook HD


Barnes & Noble's new 7-inch tablet offers a gorgeous screen, category-leading battery life and the best family reading experience.

Bright sharp screen; Best battery life among 7-inch tablets; Family-friendly features and content; microSD Expansion

No camera; Few compelling videos in store for now; Less apps than competing tablets; No music store

Click to EnlargeBarnes & 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...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Brian Heater (

Nook HD review: a high-def tablet with the heart of a reader


Barnes & Noble knows where it stands in the tablet race. Sure, the company has been plugging away at the space since the day the Nook Color made its

Low price ; Nice, distinct hardware ; Great screen

Bland UI ; No access to Google Play ; Software not fully baked at time of review

The Nook HD is a nice piece of hardware at a great price that's hampered somewhat by skinned Android.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: David Pierce (

Barnes & Noble Nook HD review


Barnes & Noble's Nook tablets may not have the brand cachet of the iPad or the Kindle Fire, but the bookseller's done an impressive job of turning itself into a consumer electronics company. While it's done so, though, the company's had trouble keeping...

Gorgeous display ; Reading-friendly design ; Lots of smart software features

Constant, pervasive performance issues ; Terrible speakers ; App selection feels unnecessarily curated

In an ultra-competitive 7-inch tablet market, is there room for one more?

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: John V. (

Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Review


With its rivals getting the head start, Barnes & Noble made sure to deliver some standout points with its latest 7-inch tablet offering in the NOOK HD. Not only does it follow the recipe in making it a convincing offering on paper, such as having a...

Sharpest display on a 7-inch tablet is great for reading

App selection is limited ; No cameras

Here’s the deal folks. If reading is more of your forte than anything else, there’s no question that the NOOK HD is the ideal tablet for you, especially when it has a healthy and robust ecosystem in that particular category. And with that snazzy...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Thomas (

Barnes & Noble Nook HD


If you're a fan of apps, widgets, streaming content, or games, this is a tablet to skip.

Fair hardware, but a cripplingly bad user experience

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

Barnes & Noble Nook HD review


If you're looking for a tablet, then you're spoilt for choice. This year has seen a great move towards smaller tablets, with the launch of the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD and the iPad Mini. Joining this rather prestigious bunch is the Nook HD.

Great high-resolution display, weight, microSD card allows expansion, content makes the most of the hardware, movie options, supports UltraViolet and Adobe DRM

App selection could be better, no music offering, locked-down hardware means it's tricky to add your own apps, case vibration when volume turned up, shop results could be returned bettter

A great tablet for content consumption, offering plenty of choices, but lacking when it comes to apps and a native music offering. It's affordable and good quality, but has fierce rivals.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Jim Martin (

Barnes & Noble Nook HD review


The Nook HD is has its sights set clearly on the Fire HD and Barnes & Noble is quick to point out that you won't get bombarded by adverts on the lock screen and that there's a mains charger in the box. That's two of the Kindle's flaws dealt with then.

We can hardly find fault with the hardware, and at this price it's hard to find fault with anything. Since the Nook was set free from the confines of the Barnes & Noble content store it has been an amazing deal. An easy-to-use and well-built tablet at...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (

Barnes & Noble Nook HD review


A sumptuous screen, but a disappointing range of apps

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications

Built-in Camera: No


Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Phone Function: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth:No / Yes
USB:No / USB 2.0
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Aspect Ratio:15:9 / 16:9
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Technology: No
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:1-Point Touch / Multi Touch

General Features

Built-in Camera: No
Convertible: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich


GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic


Processor:OMAP 4
Processor Brand:Texas Instruments
Processor Number:OMAP4470