By Sam Loveridge
Reviewed: 4 Jun 2013
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD+ Plus 16GB Wi-Fi 9in eReader BNTV600 Tablet - Slate Gray
NOOK HD+Plus 16GB Wi-Fi eReader BNTV600 Tablet Used #Rfa
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD+ Plus 16GB WiFi 9" Tablet BNTV600 + (2) Cases, LOOKS NEW!
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD+ Plus 16GB Wi-Fi 9in eReader BNTV600 Tablet Slate Gray
I use Nova Launche Prime for my GUI and Go Taskmanager for memory management and the Tablet "screams." I simply couldn't be happier - and I have owned an iPad2
I second the Rabbi (never thought I'd type that!) I use Nova Launcher and can't fault the tablet. It also formats the microSD card in a file system that allows files to exceed 4gigs, which is brilliant and still fairly unique. Great screen, plays 1080p stuff with no issue, couldn't be happier at half the price of an equivalent iPad.
I'm also perplexed by this review. I don't find it slow at all.I didn't like the built in launcher for various reasons, so installed one from the play store, also a more standard looking lock screen and it works great.I'm sure some apps wont work with the tablet, but I'm yet to see one.I'm also sure some give "bars" down the edge, but could someone give me an example - I'd like to see one.The thing that tipped the scales for me to get the Nook HD+ was actually the screen ratio that makes books/magazines easier to read, Oh, and the price, as it 32Gb one from Currys.co.uk at the time for £180 - quite a bit cheaper than the £229 mentioned in the editorial, making the iPad mini £90 dearer, and smaller and a worse resolution screen.
Just bought this at an irresistible price in US (Nook HD Plus w 16 GB for $150) and thought I was having problems because I am new to Android...had trouble registering with BN, but that was solved quickly despite the VERY heavy accent of the tech support woman w/whom I spoke. When I asked her to repeat, eventually got it. (Maybe BN and others can do something to make off shore tech support on phone more easy to understand?). Used for about a week, and MY battery life is much worse than expected--it's halfway to empty after 2-3 hrs of reading and web browsing. Customizing the opening screen is harder too...accidentally figured out how to put icon links on screen...(and i've become pretty good on my iPhone 4). So battery life and ease of use are mediocre at this point...still hoping for best.
Can't really agree with this review - the 5/10 is very harsh. If you stick on a new launcher it's pretty quick and has managed any game or app I have thrown at it.
I recently purchased nook hd + and I have no creaking on back and ui is zippy plus it runs icecream sandwich although she said in review an unknown android version .....its a customized version from b&n but still 4.0. I put my samsung tab 2 up against the nook plus,.processing speeds are.very close with the nook.faster at times,,plus it has a 1.5 gh processor which is very good ,,I tested it on games temple run is as good as my nvid integra quad core no lag. I mean is it perfect??? None of them including ipad are perfect they all have issues ,,,but with a high resolution screen and awesome sharp clear texts,,expandable memory and its not slow,,,quick.response,,great wifi connection and good battery time ,,,I paid 149.00 its agood deal.especially with google play access..I think this review is slanted.
I disagree with this review totally. Mine is super quick and I notice no poor build quality. Idk what tablet these people were given...
We join the majority of comments below insofar that the reviewer must have had a bad night before reviewing the tablet. As a software house undertaking OSCE practical assessment examinations we needed a low cost but high resolution tablet for an online solution that could be programmed for use by inexperienced and mainly technophobe examiners. We chose the Nook HD+, after testing several others ranging from IPad's through Android to Windows tablets, due to its price, build and screen quality plus that eye that the reviewer hated (from our viewpoint the best thing invented as it means we use very lightweight wire strops to secure the tablets to stop them walking away at the end of examinations). We found battery life excellent as the tablet lasts a complete day (9 hours) without a recharge and the feedback from examiners is totally positive on all counts regarding the User Interface as well as the weight, which is all important if holding the tablet for long periods. Only small minus point is no rear camera but at the price you cannot have everything and we will be looking at purchasing another 30 especially as the price is now under £130 (nearly half the price of an iPAD Mini and a larger screen).
Seriously? Kindle Fire over the HD+ ? The author should see a doctor IMO or better switch careers. Have the Nook since 11.2012 and it's one of the most satisfying gadgets I've bought ever.
Thanks for the info. My book collection is something like 100 GB so this won't help me.
I have had 3 Nook HD+ and had to return all because they work for a few months and then they won't charge. Very unhappy. I have tried different outlets and chargers even going to the barnes and noble store but still will not charge. Very frustrated customer
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