Nook HD now £79 @ Nook / John Lewis / Argos / etc
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Nook HD now £79 @ Nook / John Lewis / Argos / etc

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Found 4th Sep 2013
Latest reductions.

Nook HD 8GB now £79
Nook HD+ £129

direct from nook or also at argos

Nook are also selling off the cases - all seem to be £10


Can't see these getting any cheaper than this....

The John Lewis price includes a 2 year guarantee.
- bobajob

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Great tablet for the price. I bought one of these a couple of months back and have been very impressed with the screen.

Original Poster

I've been thinking about one for a while.

Saw them the other day at £87 in argos and thought that must be the best price. Just thougth I'd check the nook site this morning and there they were at £79 - so I've ordered. Together with a nice case reduced from £29.95 to £10.

The screens seen to be brilliant.
Edited by: "mas99" 4th Sep 2013

Tempted but Nook is in financial trouble. Could be the beta max of the ereaders??

Original Poster

Well - runs android, reads epub stuff. so even thinking of it as a cheap android tablet with the best screen around its a good price I think.

If you use the free Calibre software you can convert between e-reader formats. I already have a nook simple touch and use it with the local library e-lending scheme. The books are provided in kindle format, but calibre converts to generic (and removes drm)

norbs121

Tempted but Nook is in financial trouble. Could be the beta max of the … Tempted but Nook is in financial trouble. Could be the beta max of the ereaders??



AFAIK it has official access to Google Play store so can run normal android apps. makes it the best bargain tablet right now.

ordered thanks. after found john lewis selling with 2 year guarantee but still happy.

mas99

Well - runs android, reads epub stuff. so even thinking of it as a cheap … Well - runs android, reads epub stuff. so even thinking of it as a cheap android tablet with the best screen around its a good price I think.If you use the free Calibre software you can convert between e-reader formats. I already have a nook simple touch and use it with the local library e-lending scheme. The books are provided in kindle format, but calibre converts to generic (and removes drm)


I tried this last night with my simple touch and both books I tried to convert ftom my kindle pc to calibre came up as DRM protected, can you tell me how you do it please?

Banned

Norbs I think your name should be noobs!
These are tablets not ereaders.
Damn I see some ignorant posts!

Don't forget Topcashback!

Chaps just to let you know John Lewis have it at the same price but 2 year warranty. Personally I would go for the extra years warranty.
For those not using John Lewis, quidco and TCB are also available guys.

Nook HD 7" Smoke 8gb
Nook HD 7" Snow 8gb

Just ordered one of each from John Lewis and JL's customer service is next to none

Original Poster

doczoidberg

I tried this last night with my simple touch and both books I tried to … I tried this last night with my simple touch and both books I tried to convert ftom my kindle pc to calibre came up as DRM protected, can you tell me how you do it please?



Sent you a pm with links etc. I seem to recall though that it doesn't work from the kindle app. needs to be from a real kindle or the adobe digital editions program.

Original Poster

bignigglet

Chaps just to let you know John Lewis have it at the same price but 2 … Chaps just to let you know John Lewis have it at the same price but 2 year warranty. Personally I would go for the extra years warranty.For those not using John Lewis, quidco and TCB are also available guys.Nook HD 7" Smoke 8gbNook HD 7" Snow 8gb




thanks - updated title to reflect this.

Looks to be the long awaited sell off. Presumably everywhere is now £79

mas99

Sent you a pm with links etc. I seem to recall though that it doesn't … Sent you a pm with links etc. I seem to recall though that it doesn't work from the kindle app. needs to be from a real kindle or the adobe digital editions program.


thanks for that , will have another look at it all, may have to root the touch!

Banned

gonna wait till they are £29.

Just incase anyone wanted some of these features it does not have:

A camera, 3G/4G or GPS.

Damn it. Bought one of these for £99 not too long ago.

ewwaxo

gonna wait till they are £29.


LOl you will be waiting a while.

big android fan here, and if I was going for a tablet, I'd go for this one.

Do you think Amazon are likely to follow suit on price in the coming weeks? I really want a tablet and this looks just the job but I have Amazon vouchers so really wanted to buy from there, hmm.

add a 32gb card and put custom cynogenmod software on it to truly open up its potential

I'm just looking at the 1.2 dual core cpu.. would it be comparable to using an s2 games wise etc? I'm after a cheaper tablet after my son broke his nexus 7.

norbs121

Tempted but Nook is in financial trouble. Could be the beta max of the … Tempted but Nook is in financial trouble. Could be the beta max of the ereaders??



Couldn't possibly be. It's a tablet, not an eReader. It doesn't have an eInk screen.

ewwaxo

gonna wait till they are £29.



90-day returns policy at John Lewis ;-)

excuse my ignorance here - can i use this to access iplayer? watch match of the day on my commute for £79......mmmmm tempted.

bluepeter

excuse my ignorance here - can i use this to access iplayer? watch match … excuse my ignorance here - can i use this to access iplayer? watch match of the day on my commute for £79......mmmmm tempted.



there is an iplayer app, so if you have access to wifi very likely yes.

bluepeter

excuse my ignorance here - can i use this to access iplayer? watch match … excuse my ignorance here - can i use this to access iplayer? watch match of the day on my commute for £79......mmmmm tempted.



Just tested it, and yes it does. Just download iPlayer and BBC Media Player (it needs the Media Player app to run iPlayer) and you are good to go. It is wifi though, so you will need a hotspot of some kind.

How much difference between the HD and HD+? Is it just a case of sizing? I ask mainly because the picture on the Nook website includes Netflix on the HD+, but not on the HD, just wondering if its an oversight.

holdaway

How much difference between the HD and HD+? Is it just a case of sizing? … How much difference between the HD and HD+? Is it just a case of sizing? I ask mainly because the picture on the Nook website includes Netflix on the HD+, but not on the HD, just wondering if its an oversight.



I have the HD model, and Netflix has downloaded fine on to it.

I've been looking at the Nook simple touch GlowLight as a book reader. How are the tablets for reading at night, do they look in the same way as the GlowLight, ie, I can see it in the dark?
Sorry to sound a bit dumb!

threlfaw

I've been looking at the Nook simple touch GlowLight as a book reader. … I've been looking at the Nook simple touch GlowLight as a book reader. How are the tablets for reading at night, do they look in the same way as the GlowLight, ie, I can see it in the dark?Sorry to sound a bit dumb!



Tablets have a backlit screen, the same as a smartphone. So yes you will be able to read it at night - but it is similar to staring at a computer screen, and can hurt your eyes after a while. Much different to "proper" ereaders which use eInk displays..

sterankin

Tablets have a backlit screen, the same as a smartphone. So yes you will … Tablets have a backlit screen, the same as a smartphone. So yes you will be able to read it at night - but it is similar to staring at a computer screen, and can hurt your eyes after a while. Much different to "proper" ereaders which use eInk displays..



So, I should still go for the Glow Light over the tablets as I already have an I-pad.

threlfaw

I've been looking at the Nook simple touch GlowLight as a book reader. … I've been looking at the Nook simple touch GlowLight as a book reader. How are the tablets for reading at night, do they look in the same way as the GlowLight, ie, I can see it in the dark?Sorry to sound a bit dumb!



It has its own backlight, so you can read books, view content in a completely dark room, with no lamps, etc switched on. You can adjust the brightness for comfort as well.

threlfaw

So, I should still go for the Glow Light over the tablets as I already … So, I should still go for the Glow Light over the tablets as I already have an I-pad.



Well it depends on what you want your device to do. Are you looking for something only to read books on? Then the glowlight would suffice as its screen looks exactly like paper (e-Ink) and it illuminates in the dark. You can read without getting eye strain (which can happen when reading on tablets for a long time).

The Nook HD+ is much more than an eReader, its more like your iPad in terms of functionality. Yes you can read books on it, but much more. Although if using a tablet to read, in direct sunlight you may get glare and it can be harder to see the screen.
Edited by: "sterankin" 4th Sep 2013

As the Nook Glow Light is £69 and the Nook HD is £79, for £10 difference I want to make sure i'm not wasting money in getting just the functionality of a book!

I just got one of these for my girlfriend and went for the+ as for a full hd 9 inch tab 129 is hard to beat with a return policy that doesn't require you to send it to China. I forgot the John Lewis warranty tho. Damn!

Does this have Bluetooth? seen conflicting opinions on the Nook HD 7".

Argos site said it has, John Lewis says it doesnt, online reviews says it does?!?

Thinking of getting one for my mum who likes audio books, the audio books are in m4a format and will they play on the nook hd either natively or with the akimbo app?

floopie

Thinking of getting one for my mum who likes audio books, the audio books … Thinking of getting one for my mum who likes audio books, the audio books are in m4a format and will they play on the nook hd either natively or with the akimbo app?



It will install any app available to it in the google play store and that includes audiobook players. I have just tried akimbo and it installs fine. I use Smart Audiobook Player myself. Worth noting that the nook hd/.hd+ will only allow apps to install that are obtained from either google play or the nook store. It can be modified to allow apps to be sideloaded (e.g. pirated apps) but requires some tweaking to do so.
Edited by: "topazz" 4th Sep 2013
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