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Refurbished Nook HD+ 16GB Android Tablet - 9inch 1920x1280 screen - £69.95 @ MorganComputers eBay

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An alternative to the 32gb version that was recently posted here. This is a refurbished Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ (1920x1280 resolution 9inch screen) Android tablet computer. I have one of these and … Read More
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2y, 10m agoFound 2 years, 10 months ago
An alternative to the 32gb version that was recently posted here.

This is a refurbished Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ (1920x1280 resolution 9inch screen) Android tablet computer. I have one of these and they are excellent for viewing movies, photos, magazines and eBooks. Not the fastest tablets by any means with their dual core A9 technology at 1.5GHz, but plenty adequate for consuming media content, and the usual web surfing. The build quality is excellent! Can be expanded with micro-SD cards.

They can be "upgraded" to run other versions of Android as an alternative to the stock B&N Android experience.

B&N are currently selling cases and extra chargers for £5 inc. delivery in the UK.

http://www.nook.com/gb/store/accessories


TechRadar's verdict

"The Nook HD+ is a well constructed tablet with a fine screen and an appreciable weight advantage over its rivals. It may not look the prettiest, but we'd back it to go a year or two without picking up any noticeable bumps or nicks."

For

Lightweight
Impressive 9-inch HD screen
Google Play access

Against

Poor custom UI
Ugly design
Sub-standard Nook Shop

Page 1 of 9Introduction

With the Nook HD, US bookstore giant Barnes & Noble entered the wide-open 7-inch tablet market, but with the 9-inch Nook HD+ it faces a single and much more daunting foe.

The full-sized tablet market continues to be thoroughly dominated by the device that defined it - Apple's peerless iPad. When even Google and its technically impressive Nexus 10 can't make an impression at retail, what hope does the Nook HD+ have?

Buy NOOK HD+ 16GB at Blackwell Books for £129

With a super-sharp 9-inch display, a slim and lightweight body, and a £229/US$269 full price tag for the 16GB version - or £269/US$299 for the 32GB model - Barnes & Noble certainly has some notable bullet-points to put on the box. But does the user experience match the raw specs?

Nook HD+ review

In that respect it needs to learn a few lessons from close rival the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9, which got the price and performance just about right, but failed as a full-fat tablet experience.

The Nook HD+ wins instant points for its unique design. While you'd struggle to pick an Amazon Kindle Fire HD from a lineup of budget tablets, here we have a device that sports a couple of key visual flourishes.

Nook HD+ review

Chief among these is the large hole-grip situated on the bottom left-hand corner of the tablet (in portrait view). It might be there to hook a lanyard through, but it also serves as a handy thumb-grip when handling the device, enabling you to get real purchase on it with a single hand.

Yes, unlike the iPad, this is a full-fat tablet that's light enough to hold in one hand - at least for brief periods. At just 510g (18oz), the Nook HD+ is almost 140g (5oz) lighter than the iPad 4. That's roughly the weight of an HTC One shorn from its body.

Nook HD+ review

This has been achieved, inevitably, through the heavy (or should that be light?) use of plastics, though that's not to say the Nook HD+ feels especially cheap. It's no iPad mini on the premium components scale, but it feels fairly firm in the hand.

We did get some disconcerting flexing and creaking when we applied a little two-handed pressure, but in general usage it's a reasonably solid construction.

Nook HD+ review

One slight negative from an aesthetic point of view is that typical bulging Nook bezel, which provides a raised ridge around the screen. With the aforementioned corner grip sitting flush with the screen, it makes the Nook HD+ look a little like a skinnier tablet that's been slid into some kind of protective bumper.

Still, the thick border aids handling, and will doubtless provide protection should you put the device down screen-first when in a hurry (shame on you).

Nook HD+ review

Around the back, the Nook HD+ has a pleasingly tactile matt finish that reminds us of the Kindle Fire HD range. Curiously, there's only one speaker grille here compared to the dual setup of the smaller Nook HD.

In terms of hardware buttons, the Nook HD+ benefits from a physical home key on the front, although the tiny n-shape doesn't feel as reassuringly clicky as Apple's iPad equivalent. But then, it only has two simple functions to fulfill - to wake the device up and to return you to the home screen.

Nook HD+ review

The other physical keys are even more vague, with the power button situated at the top of the right-hand side (again when held in portrait view), and the volume rocker just around the corner on the top edge, with a 3.5mm jack alongside.

These hardware keys are small and non-descript, and it takes a while until you can reliably hit them without having to look or feel around the edges.

One component that definitely punches above the Nook HD+'s weight is its 9-inch display. With a resolution of 1920 x 1280, it's virtually as sharp as the latest iPad's Retina display, and it's also remarkably clear.

Nook HD+ review

If you're used to the colder, bluish tinge of the iPad, you might find the tone of the display a little yellowish, but it makes for an easier text-reading experience (Nooks are, after all, ebook readers above all else) and isn't as pronounced as, say, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7.0.

Finally, along the bottom of the device we have a proprietary 30-pin port rather than a universal micro USB port. If like us you love the fact that you can lug a single charger around for your Android tablet, Android phone and point-and-shoot camera, you'll find this particularly annoying.

Nook HD+ review

There is some good news to be found along the bottom edge of the Nook HD+ though, in the shape of a microSD slot. Yes, unlike the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and the iPad, you can expand the Nook's memory by up to 64GB relatively cheaply.

All in all, the Nook HD+ is a well constructed tablet with a fine screen and an appreciable weight advantage over its rivals. It may not look the prettiest, but we'd back it to go a year or two without picking up any noticeable bumps or nicks, which is more than can be said for any iPad we've owned.

- cjabingham
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16 Likes
Finners
Brought! Seems like a half decent tablet with a great screen res for the price.

Will finally have ago at rooting and flashing a new OS I think. Not tried it before.

http://www.androidfornook.com/nook-shop/android-for-nook-hdplus-bntv600/afn-nook-hdplus-downloads
I used this download option because I'm not very technical being a nearly 60 year old granny. They include adobe flash player.You must use the recommend sd card. I started with jellybean and then upgraded to kitkat for free.
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Finners
Brought! Seems like a half decent tablet with a great screen res for the price.

Will finally have ago at rooting and flashing a new OS I think. Not tried it before.
This may help : http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/brought

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#1
Excellent price. Everyone should have just for watching videos in bed :)
#2
Great price
#3
Brought! Seems like a half decent tablet with a great screen res for the price.

Will finally have ago at rooting and flashing a new OS I think. Not tried it before.
16 Likes #4
Finners
Brought! Seems like a half decent tablet with a great screen res for the price.

Will finally have ago at rooting and flashing a new OS I think. Not tried it before.

http://www.androidfornook.com/nook-shop/android-for-nook-hdplus-bntv600/afn-nook-hdplus-downloads
I used this download option because I'm not very technical being a nearly 60 year old granny. They include adobe flash player.You must use the recommend sd card. I started with jellybean and then upgraded to kitkat for free.
#5
Heated. Word of caution - like most flash memory devices (even with TRIM) performance drops off markedly the 'fuller' the memory is. It's obv much worse with non TRIM devices.

With my 32gb HD+ running it over 50% capacity (due to UV movies) started to cause issues. At 75% it was quite noticeable. That said I'd consider 16gb system memory the minimum for the current iterations of Android.
#6
capriboycraig
Heated. Word of caution - like most flash memory devices (even with TRIM) performance drops off markedly the 'fuller' the memory is. It's obv much worse with non TRIM devices.

With my 32gb HD+ running it over 50% capacity (due to UV movies) started to cause issues. At 75% it was quite noticeable. That said I'd consider 16gb system memory the minimum for the current iterations of Android.
I think the performance of any memory or storage devices , without TRIM or no TRIM or whatever, (storage/memory device = CPU cache, disk cache, memory, RAM ...) drops dramatically beyond around 80% full. This rule of thumb has been around as long as computers have been around.
I am surprised that the £10 deal for the 32GB got amazingly hot and this 16GB is barely lukewarm.

Edited By: splender on Jul 06, 2014 12:23
#7
Sorely tempted just as this is bigger than my Nexus 7 2012 3g and higher screen res than both this and the iPad.
#8
Do any company buy topups from simcards?

I've got a few from cpw but lying around not bring used, I'd rather sell them for cheaper price or even half the price...
banned#9
Good price!
#10
Great price. Ordered for my mum. Thanks OP.
#11
splender
capriboycraig
Heated. Word of caution - like most flash memory devices (even with TRIM) performance drops off markedly the 'fuller' the memory is. It's obv much worse with non TRIM devices.

With my 32gb HD+ running it over 50% capacity (due to UV movies) started to cause issues. At 75% it was quite noticeable. That said I'd consider 16gb system memory the minimum for the current iterations of Android.
I think the performance of any memory or storage devices , without TRIM or no TRIM or whatever, (storage/memory device = CPU cache, disk cache, memory, RAM ...) drops dramatically beyond around 80% full. This rule of thumb has been around as long as computers have been around.
I am surprised that the £10 deal for the 32GB got amazingly hot and this 16GB is barely lukewarm.

I don't disagree. You'd be surprised how many people just don't realise this though. Or maybe you wouldn't!
1 Like #12
If you haven't noticed, tablet has no camera
So no video conference at all

I just bought it and I am thinking of cancelling

great price though for the screen

Edited By: nikknikolas on Jul 06, 2014 14:44
#13
Excellent comic book reader!
#14
Awesome price. CyanogenMod is perfect for tablets like these. Heated! :)
#15
capriboycraig
splender
capriboycraig
Heated. Word of caution - like most flash memory devices (even with TRIM) performance drops off markedly the 'fuller' the memory is. It's obv much worse with non TRIM devices.

With my 32gb HD+ running it over 50% capacity (due to UV movies) started to cause issues. At 75% it was quite noticeable. That said I'd consider 16gb system memory the minimum for the current iterations of Android.
I think the performance of any memory or storage devices , without TRIM or no TRIM or whatever, (storage/memory device = CPU cache, disk cache, memory, RAM ...) drops dramatically beyond around 80% full. This rule of thumb has been around as long as computers have been around.
I am surprised that the £10 deal for the 32GB got amazingly hot and this 16GB is barely lukewarm.

I don't disagree. You'd be surprised how many people just don't realise this though. Or maybe you wouldn't!

Does this not support Trim then?

Isn't it wear leveling that makes solid state storage slow down when there's not enough spare space? I didn't know SD cards had wear leveling. Although I can see 80% being a good rule of thumb for spinning HDDs purely due to build up of fragmented files - Reckon defrag' has to be harder when space is running out?
#16
Ordered been looking for a 9" with a good screen. heat added
#17
I had one of these before I got my Nexus 7, a great tablet
#18
I've got the 32gb version. Typing this on it now. It's great for the money. CM11 has been the best for me
#19
samsun
I've got the 32gb version. Typing this on it now. It's great for the money. CM11 has been the best for me

This will be the first device that I'll ever have flashed a new OS to, do you have a link on how to load CM11 on?
#20
I have this model, I use it for sky go and TV catch up. I have not rooted it as I read somewhere sky go would stop working (does anyone know if this is true on a rooted/modded device?)

it has over the months slowed down and got very laggy, but I just do a factory reset and reinstall apps like sky go.

So overall I'm very happy.

Edited By: Berniboy on Jul 06, 2014 15:44
#21
If you are going to buy one; make sure you do several software updates to receive Google Play. Software updates are manual.
#22
Anyone confirm the maximum amount of total memory for the HD+, have googled and read maximum ext card size is 64gb so would it be correct to say maximum memory is 32GB (internal) + 64GB (external) total 96GB ?
#23
tipperman
Anyone confirm the maximum amount of total memory for the HD+, have googled and read maximum ext card size is 64gb so would it be correct to say maximum memory is 32GB (internal) + 64GB (external) total 96GB ?

yes - I can confirm these will read a 64GB SD card

EliTom
#24
This is a great price for this. Hot.
#25
Is it 5x nectar points at ebay this weekend - ie 5% back?
#26
Great price I bought one from sainsburys think 109. Must of got a faulty one it was a nightmare couldn't turn it on took ages to boot. So was unlucky bought a iPad as for my son and needs to be reliable. Lost my nerve after that. Any one else had problems with this tablet?
Must admit it did feel like a quality product !! Must of been dropped in shop lol
#27
Berniboy
I have this model, I use it for sky go and TV catch up. I have not rooted it as I read somewhere sky go would stop working (does anyone know if this is true on a rooted/modded device?)

it has over the months slowed down and got very laggy, but I just do a factory reset and reinstall apps like sky go.

So overall I'm very happy.

sky go will not work on rooted devices
1 Like #28
to ppatto 'Must of got a faulty one it was a nightmare couldn't turn it on took ages to boot.' - I have one and if the battery goes really flat, it can be a pain to recharge, but the 'fix' is to plug it in then when you see the battery icon on the centre of the screen use the button to turn the display off, then leave it 30 mins

to avoid this don't let it go completely flat which isn't easy with kids like mine :)

hot deal thanks OP
5 Likes #29
Finners
Brought! Seems like a half decent tablet with a great screen res for the price.

Will finally have ago at rooting and flashing a new OS I think. Not tried it before.
This may help : http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/brought
#30
Have this version (from Cex, think it was £109). Great thin tablet but no cameras, GPS and no automatic brightness sensor (don't need any of those for my bedroom tablet, use it to consume content and brightness can be easily adjusted in menu). Installed Cyanogenmod and performance is good

I do notice the (gorgeous) screen is not as brightly lit on the right-hand side (when holding tablet in portrait side), not sure if that's just mine? It's not bothering me really, barely noticeable.
#31
Finners
samsun
I've got the 32gb version. Typing this on it now. It's great for the money. CM11 has been the best for me

This will be the first device that I'll ever have flashed a new OS to, do you have a link on how to load CM11 on?


http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2317500

This is for 10.1 but the principle is the same. Do lots of reading first to make sure you understand everything. And find the CM11 thread and read that too to make sure you choose a stable build
#32
or refurb hudl from Tesco ebay outlet 58 quid
1 Like #33
I connect my Nook to an external hard drive using a female to female usb adapter (99p off eBay) and a free app called usb switch.

I also use data from my mobile and share GPS from my mobile via bluetooth so I can use the tablet as a large sat nav.
#34
wow great deal
#35
GeorgeJungle
or refurb hudl from Tesco ebay outlet 58 quid
hudl has 12mth warranty + cameras
nook+ has awesome screen
but at £59 hudl is getting close to pocket money
I'm torn tbh
#36
Can anyone confirm if this works on Sky go app, please not on the support items just
http://help.sky.com/tv/sky-go/sky-go-supported-devices#!tablet

Edited By: guru_the on Jul 06, 2014 18:43
#37
Works fine as it is. There is no major need to install an alternative ROM, even less need to pay for a more hit and miss one ! This is a decent Retina tablet with great battery life.
#38
Can you share iphone gps over bluetooth with this ? Cheers
#39
Not sure if this suffers from the same charging issues as the 7" model but very frustrating when you can't charge properly (and it's not the charger or cable btw).
1 Like #40
The chargers will be difficult to find in the future. They are £5 from Nook with free delivery, you need the Universal Power Kit In Asphalt here


Edited By: violetd on Jul 06, 2014 19:03

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