Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Barnes & Noble Nook HD (BNTV400)

Barnes & Noble Nook HD (BNTV400)
alaScore 94

46 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Barnes & Noble Nook HD (BNTV400). The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews.

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 46 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 11 of 43 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (3)

Consumer review by:

Amazon.com review summary for Barnes & Noble Nook HD (BNTV400)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Barnes & Noble Nook HD (BNTV400) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Expert review by:

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.

Expert review by:

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...

When it comes down to what we want in a tablet this delivers in terms of hardware, but still fails just enough in the software and content to truly make it worthy of a full recommendation. While we love where the NOOK line is going — and hope it will...

ADVERTISEMENT

Expert review by:

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.

Expert review by:

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...

Expert review by:

Barnes & Noble Nook HD

 

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.

Expert review by:

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?

Expert review by:

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 transformation into a full-fledged tablet, but the Nook, it seems, is rarely mentioned in the same...

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.

Expert review by:

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...

Expert review by:

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

Expert review by:

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

Product Specifications

Built-in Camera: No

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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

Convertible: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Graphic

GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Processor:OMAP 4
Processor Brand:Texas Instruments
etilize