Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ Hands-On! (Video)

Yep, earlier this morning we provided you with a bit of a teaser gallery for the Nook HD and the Nook HD+, Barnes & Noble’s incredible new tablets, and now we have a full clip for you to check out. The Nook HD is the larger 9-inch brethren of the Nook HD and offers a higher resolution display. Despite its size, it’s still incredibly light. During our demo time, we also took note of the amazing speakers and Barnes & Noble’s attention to detail; for example, the company built the tablet so that it can sit on a coffee table and still play music or video without muffling the sound.

Better yet, the reading experience is top notch – the best we’ve seen yet. The text is super sharp and the screens have been calibrated so that they are super white and text is amazingly crisp. Barnes & Noble also offers its new “Paper” user interface that allows you to customize the home screen to your liking, including with custom backgrounds, multiple user accounts and more. A new button allows you to quickly see the weather and view recommended books or short 3-minute reads. It’s perfect for when you wake up and are sipping a coffee before heading out on the morning commute.

I’m in love with the 7-inch tablet, but I still think the Nook HD+ will have a popular following all on its own, especially since it’s going to hit the market before Amazon’s own larger tablet. We’ll be bringing you a full review as soon as we can, so stay tuned for more.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...