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Barnes & Noble BNTV400 NOOK HD Tablet with 8GB Memory - Smoke

alaTest has collected and analyzed 193 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and touch screen. The portability and screen also get good opinions, but many are negative about the camera and reliability. There are some mixed comments about the storage and build quality.

usability, screen, portability, touch screen, price

features, reliability, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Barnes & Noble BNTV400 NOOK HD Tablet with 8GB Memory - Smoke is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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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.

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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.

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Barnes & Noble Nook HD video review

 

It has a 7in screen and weighs about the same as an iPad mini. It's comfortable to hold in one hand, and is primarily designed to be used upright.

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Great product kides can use easly also

 

Very easy to use good product. My three year old can even use it very easily and it has time limits so he can only play for time Dad allows. works great for everything I need also.This product is... responsive touch screen, Good sound quality, easy to...

Like the profiles for kids can set time limits and what they use

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Great upgrade

 

Love the new screen, color, and size. Speed great. Only complaint is the desktop. Everything shows up and you have to keep arranging and deleting things to keep it from getting too busy. Also shelves are hard to find and set up. Original was better...

Fantastic color

New library not as user friendly

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Love it

 

Love all nooks they are the best . Great choice . Glad I purchased it. Like 7inch sizeThis product is... responsive touch screen, easy to set up, Variety of apps available, A nice compact size, Comfortable to holdAbout me... Parent with kids

Easy light

All good

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Fantastic for books, screen, and ease of use

 

The Barnes & Noble Nook is awesome, and great deal!This product is... easy to set up, Great screen sizeAbout me... Technology guru, Business Professional

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This is a wonderful value

 

This device by itself is okay and will probably work for most folk, however, even with some of the tweaks this system still feels sluggish. That said if your will to load CM10.2 onto this device then you'll be amazed at how well this device runs.I have...

You can load CM10.2 onto the device

Stock OS is ICS

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Just what I needed

 

I love everything about my nook. I wanted some thing for apps and reading and this can't be beat. it's doesn't allow .wma or .mp4 video format, but that's the only down sideThis product is... responsive touch screen, Good sound quality, easy to set up,...

Ease of use, battery life

video formatting

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Great for downloading books

 

I was looking for a nook without camera so that I could take it to work and be able to use it during my lunch break. It is a great product so it fit the bill perfectly. Also, it was easy to transfer my book purchases on my broken Nook to my new Nook...

does not have camera so I can take to work and use