NOOK HD+ Slate 16GB Product Review

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NOOK HD+ Slate 16GB Product Review

Product Features:

  • 9″ HD display at 1920 x 1280 pixel resolution (256 PPI)
  • 16GB total memory of which approximately 13GB is available to store user content
  • 1.5 GHz OMAP4470 Dual-Core Processor
  • Up to 10 hours of reading and up to 9 hours of video
  • Universal 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack
  • 30 Pin Port for charging and connecting to a computer (HDMI Compatible)
  • Expandable microSD slot
  • Audio: MP4, M4A, 3GP, AAC, MP3, FLAC, WAV, OGG, AMR
  • Video: MP4, 3GP, WEBM
  • Gallery(pictures): JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
  • 9.46″H x 6.41″W x 0.45″D, 18.2 oz.

Where to purchase? Staples for $269.00

I was really excited about the opportunity to review this new Nook HD as it was just released in November, and having no real experience Nooks, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Right out of the box, the first thing that I noticed was the sleek design. Very well thought out and it is so easy to hold and handle. I will admit that set up was a little bit tricky for me, but on that note, it almost always is. Thankfully, the directions were quite clear and I was able to find quite a bit of support online.

This unit is SO lightweight… I was shocked at how light it is and how easy it really is to sit and read (or watch) this screen. I was also really surprised at how easily this tucks into a purse or tote, and I am excited about the fact that it is a great option to take with me when I am being a sports mom and waiting for my kids at practices and such.

The screen? Very clear and crisp. We have played games and read books and I even downloaded a few magazine subscriptions (I have been dying to do that!) I love the parental controls, and actually it has quite a few display and control options that were easier than I thought they would be to set up. I am still trying to figure out a few things on the syncing side of things (emails and calendars and such) however, that will be just a matter of me finding the time to sit down and learn.

One of my favorite features? NOOK Scrapbook…so cool!  See something you like? Tear it out! NOOK Scrapbook lets you save magazines and catalog pages you love in one spot so you can go back and enjoy them later.  Perfect for a scatterbrain like myself!! I haven’t totally figured this one out either, but was super excited when I saw it.

The story time and game features for kids and great, as while I try to not let my kids get wrapped up too much in video games, I realize that tech items are part of their future, so I do love reading a book with them this way, even if it’s not the “old fashioned way” … it’s still fun and actually, kind of exciting!

For the family: I love that we can each have a profile (you can have up to 6) which makes it really nice for sharing and keeping our interests seperate.

Overall… very impressed with this product, and while I have quite a ways to go in learning how to use it, I have to say that for a rookie like myself, this was a fun and exciting review!

*Disclosure: Staples provided me with this Nook Tablet for review, all thoughts and opinions are my own


  1. Thanks for your review, makes me decision even easier I have been wanting it and now I just have to wait till I can afford it.

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