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A 'Holy' Book? Nook

Ever heard of Barnes & Noble? If you haven't means you definitely stay outside the U.S.A because Barnes & Noble is the largest U.S bookstare chain with over 1300 stores in all 50 U.S states. The bookstore company has also launched its very own tablet,the Nook,in November 2010 and this year released an expansion to its tablet,the 7-inch Nook HD and 9-inch Nook HD+. 

One of the most special features of these tablets is that they're literally featherweight! The smaller of the two tablets,having a 1400x900 display,weighs 314grams while its larger brother weighs 515grams and has a 1920x1280 display. Another special feature is the processor of this e-book reader. The 7-inch tab uses a 1.3 GHz OMAP 4770 while the 9-inch has a 1.5 GHz version of the same chip. Both the tablets are built on the conventional Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.  
The Nook HD dosen't look like a premium tablet. Its got a cheap plastic exterior and looks very junky. Why can't gadgets these days be made of metal? In addition to its plasticity,the tablet seems to have speakers only on one side,when its actually said to have a stereo software that is supposed to give the impression of fullness of sound. Another useless feature of the Nook is that the 9-inch has a hole at the bottom left corner. Already the tablet feels cheap when held in hand, do they want us to make it look dorky as well by attaching a key-chain to it or use it for other satisfying purposes.

Specifications at a glance 

  • Built on Andriod 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
  • The Nook HD has a 1.3 GHz processor while the HD+ has a 1.5GHz processor.
  • The 7-inch supports a 1400x900 display while the 9-inch supports a 1920x1280 display.
  • Upto 9 hours of HD playback and over 10 hours of reading.
  • The 8GB and 16GB versions of the 7-inch can be bought for $200 and $230 respectively 16GB and 32GB versions of the 9-inch for $270 and $300
Post by Karan Jaisinghani

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