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Barnes & Noble Nook HD (BNTV400)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Barnes & Noble Nook HD (BNTV400). The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and screen. The performance and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the battery. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Barnes & Noble Nook HD (BNTV400) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Barnes & Noble Nook HD (BNTV400) from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the reliability and size. The design and performance also get good views. Many are less positive about the screen, and there are some mixed opinions about the price.

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82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Barnes & Noble Nook HD


A budget Android-based tablet that's out to sink the Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

Lightweight, with good ergonomics ; Good value ; Great screen

Limited app selection, expensive apps ; No movie rental in UK yet ; Patchy performance ; Poor app selection, expensive apps

. And while not everyone will appreciate the ebook reader-like design of the Nook HD, it's roughly on-par with the Google Nexus 7 in build quality and aesthetics.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Jim Martin (

Barnes & Noble Nook HD review


The Nook HD is has its sights set clearly on the Fire HD and Barnes & Noble is quick to point out that you won't get bombarded by adverts on the lock screen and that there's a mains charger in the box. That's two of the Kindle's flaws dealt with then.

We can hardly find fault with the hardware, and at this price it's hard to find fault with anything. Since the Nook was set free from the confines of the Barnes & Noble content store it has been an amazing deal. An easy-to-use and well-built tablet at...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

Barnes & Noble Nook HD review


A sumptuous screen, but a disappointing range of apps

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Jim Martin (

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.

Nov, 2012

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Barnes & Noble Nook HD


The £159 Barnes & Noble Nook HD is yet another entrant in the most savage of gadget deathmatches right now: the seven inch tablet fight for your money. Much like the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7 by Asus, it's packing a seven inch screen and...

It’s tough to recommend the Barnes & Noble Nook HD over the Nexus 7 for gadget loving adults. Sure, it’s far superior to the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, but as long as manufacturers insist on modifying out of date versions of Android, they’re simply not...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Martin (

Barnes & Noble Nook HD preview


Barnes & Noble has announced its Nook HD tablet as a straight up rival to Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD, and we've managed to get some hands-on time with the Android tablet.

At a glance, the Nook HD is a decent competitor for the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD. The excellent screen will be the main lure but customers will have to be content with using the customised Android user interface.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Tony Smith (

Barnes & Noble Nook HD and HD+ hands-on review


Review Giant US book retailer Barnes & Noble is coming to the UK, setting up shop here to sell e-books online rather than finding a foothold in the High Street. Its weapons against established retailers and arch-rival Amazon: the Nook Simple Touch...

Barnes & Noble is undoubtedly entering the UK e-content market at a gallop. It has four excellent products here – two e-readers, two tablets – that match or beat the best in their respective categories on price and deliver some impressive display...

Sep, 2012

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Barnes & Noble Nook HD review


A sharp screen, intelligently designed interface and a smattering of unique features can't compensate for an abject, half-empty app store

We like what Barnes & Noble has done with the user interface. The homescreen is clean and welcoming, with a carousel of recent items displayed at the top and shortcuts to favourite items below. A field to search the device is situated at the bottom of...

Expert review by : Brian Heater (

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.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

Barnes & Noble Nook HD+


Barnes & Noble's Nook HD+ is an impressive $269 (16GB, direct) tablet. But a great 9-inch tablet experience is as much about content as it is about hardware, and that's where the Nook HD+ falls short. The Nook has definite advantages over the Kindle...

Inexpensive. High-resolution screen. Quality build. Supports multiple users. Great children's books and magazines

Very limited media store, media-format support, and app selection. Slow Wi-Fi

The Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ is a good choice for book lovers, but its smaller 7-inch sibling is a better bet. We want a lot more from a 9-inch tablet.

Dec, 2012