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Barnes & Noble Nook HD (BNTV400)

Barnes & Noble Nook HD (BNTV400)
alaScore 93

95 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 reviews of Barnes & Noble Nook HD (BNTV400). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. People really like the design and price. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative comments about the battery. Opinions are divided on the reliability.

screen, performance, usability, price, 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 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 Opinions about the size and design are on the whole positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the screen.

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

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Jul, 2015

Expert review by: K. T. Bradford (

Barnes & Noble Nook HD Review


Back when Barnes & Noble released the Nook Color, the company created a new category of Android tablet: a low-cost, paired down device with a focus on a certain kind of user. They called it a “Reader's Tablet” and made clear that they weren't trying to...

Beautiful, high-resolution screen ; Excellent reading experience in e-books, comics, and magazines ; Smooth performance ; Comfortable, light design ; Well-designed interface

Proprietary connection port ; App and multimedia selection lags behind competition ; Uninspiring speakers ; Not as open and unrestricted as stock Android tablets

The Nook HD is still a worthy tablet contender, even though there are now many more Android tablets that match its low price. Cost isn't everything, and the Nook's features are compelling.

Feb, 2013

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: Sascha Segan (

Barnes & Noble Nook HD


The Reader's Tablet strikes again. The Barnes & Noble Nook HD ($199 for 8GB, $229 for 16GB) has the best hardware of any 7-inch tablet in its price class. It's light and well built, with a grippy body and an absolutely stellar screen. As long as you...

Spectacular screen. Well built. Smooth performance. Memory card slot

So-so battery life. The most locked-down of any tablet we've seen. Other than books, much less content available than on competing tablets

The Barnes & Noble Nook HD is a gorgeous little tablet, but outside of reading, there's not enough you can do with it.

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: Eric Franklin (

Barnes & Noble Nook HD ( Gray, 16GB)


Editors' note, November 25, 2013: Due to increasingly stronger competition in the tablet space, CNET has lowered the score of the Nook HD.

The Barnes & Noble Nook HD has a light, comfortable design with a sharp screen and a well-implemented user profiles feature. Books, videos, and magazines look great and the microSD slot takes some of the sting out of the lack of internal storage.

It’s missing some typical tablet features and 8GB is still a low starting point for storage. Fingerprints easily sully the screen and performance can be sluggish at times.

The Barnes & Noble Nook HD's sharp screen and comfortable body make it an ideal tablet choice, especially for reading books, magazines and watching movies. Google Play now only adds to the allure.

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: BigPictureBigSound (

NOOK Tablet Review


Not that I'm an obsessive reader--that Twilight Zone with Burgess Meredith and the eyeglasses really freaked me out--but the drastic movement away from the tried-and-true form factor of books and into the modern realm of the eReader has been a...

Stunning LCD touchscreen, fast CPU, handy form factor, Always-welcome Adobe Flash Player support for online video!, A terrific value at $249, microSD card slot in addition to 16GB of internal storage

Only 1GB of the embedded memory is really at our disposal, No camera, Limited movie and music options, Several features require a credit card

Dec, 2011

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