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Barnes and Noble announce Nook HD and Nook HD Plus price cuts

Barnes and Noble has announced price cuts for the Nook HD and Nook HD Plus, cutting a large chunk of the RRP of both tablets.
The 7-inch Nook HD 8GB version can be purchased for £79, or consumers can opt for the 16GB edition for £99. The larger 9-inch Nook HD Plus tablet has had its price cut to £129 for the 16GB model, while the 32GB option is now £149.
 “As families across the UK prepare for students to go back to school, Nook has made digital reading even more affordable by lowering prices on the Nook HD and Nook HD Plus tablets”, said Jim Hilt, Managing Director, Barnes & Noble. “We are committed to the cause of literacy and learning in the UK and this new pricing on our highly versatile tablets will bring a world of books, apps, films, music and more to customers at an unbeatable value.”
The new prices make the Barnes and Noble slates more comparative rivals to the Amazon Kindle Fire range, or Google’s own Nexus tablets like the new Nexus 7 2.
Both of the Barnes and Noble Android tablets come with the company’s own Nook content store and access to the Google Play store too, something lacking from the Amazon slates.
Whatever Nook HD or Nook HD Plus option chosen, both tablets have a microSD card slot for expandable memory.
The Nook HD has a 7-inch 1440 x 900p resolution IPS display, but the Nook HD Plus has a 9-inch 1,920 x 1,280p resolution screen, that leaves it just short of the iPad 4 Retina display resolution.
The Nook HD and Nook HD Plus are both available for the new price drops from today. They can be bought from stores such as Asda, Currys, Foyles, PC World, John Lewis and Sainsburys, among others.  
Next, read our pick of the best Android tablets of 2013.

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