Nook HD+ Tablet, 9" 1080p IPS display, 1gb ram, OMAP 1.5ghz DC CPU, 16gb storage +SD slot, Android 4, Cyanogenmod to 5, £70.95 refurb @ Morgan Computers on eBay
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Nook HD+ Tablet, 9" 1080p IPS display, 1gb ram, OMAP 1.5ghz DC CPU, 16gb storage +SD slot, Android 4, Cyanogenmod to 5, £70.95 refurb @ Morgan Computers on eBay

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Found 25th Apr 2015
Bored of seeing all the Hudl deals around, so posting an alternative.

Cracking price on a refurb Nook HD+

- Large, top notch, 9 inch IPS screen
- Excellent build quality
- Fast CPU, a gig of ram
- Long battery life
- SD card slot for expansion
- Highly active dev community - forum.xda-developers.com/noo…-hd

Cyanogenmod supported, daily driver releases up to 4.4 kitkat, 5+ is under heavy development.

EDIT: Also available grade A from CEX for £60 + £2.50 postage, with 12 month warranty. Thanks to Derek_Duval

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That does not seem to make for positive reading. I see lots of info around on how to install it, but there is little on it as to whether it is actually properly usable.

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LadyEleanor

http://forum.cyanogenmod.org/forum/967-barnes-noble-nook-hd-release/That … http://forum.cyanogenmod.org/forum/967-barnes-noble-nook-hd-release/That does not seem to make for positive reading. I see lots of info around on how to install it, but there is little on it as to whether it is actually properly usable.



I have one 5.0, not usable yet - runs very smoothly but there's a few bugs they need fixing, the screen doesn't wake up from sleep properly being the biggest. Kitkat and below are genuinely usable.

That screen is so annoying I've stopped using it!

I've been on 4.4 a while & it's very usable, there's nothing wrong with the screen either, 1080p display & very good, as good as my iPads.

£70 is a bit steep.
If you do really want one but aren't desperate a bargain can be had on an eBay auction.
Got myself a 32gb for £60 before Xmas barely used. Now I just use it for Kodi.

hol666

I've been on 4.4 a while & it's very usable, there's nothing wrong with … I've been on 4.4 a while & it's very usable, there's nothing wrong with the screen either, 1080p display & very good, as good as my iPads.


Second that. Very stable/usable on latest stable release CyanogenMod 4.4.
It's known as "ovation" build with CyanogenMod
wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/O…nfo
download.cyanogenmod.org/?de…ble

Whats the max SD Card Capacity on these things?, out of interest ..... :-)

I have one and am very happy with it. I run the last stable M12 Snapshot of Cyanogenmod KitKat. Use it for sheet music (the screen is fantastic, and in the right ratio for portrait reading PDFs) and Plex. Sometimes whack movies on a MicroSD card when I know I'll be offline. If you push it too hard it struggles, but generally very happy with it for what I need it for. Couldn't find anything with a 1080p screen of this size for anywhere near this price when I was looking. Heat from me.

HEAT! damn I want one

Got one 12 months ago. The only thing that wasn't 100% was the box having a bit of a mark on it, the tablet was in mint condition

Better battery life, so i suppose it fills the portability niche.
However in every other respect a hudl2 refurb will be the superior choice.
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 25th Apr 2015

Had one for around three years, been running CyanogenMod on it since the 4.2 Jellybean ROM. Always found it fairly sluggish. I blame the 1080p screen and mediocre processor - it was designed to run low maintenance e-reader firmware not full blown android tablet firmware. Using it in the kitchen for music, iPlayer and recipes atm, but it's barely worth the hassle as it takes an age to do anything. Picked it up for £150 new in 2012 when it was just starting to be reduced, so £70 seems a bit steep I think, considering it's age and performance. I'd stick with the hudl2 for my money nowadays.

amour3k

Whats the max SD Card Capacity on these things?, out of interest ..... … Whats the max SD Card Capacity on these things?, out of interest ..... :-)


32gb it seems, wouldn't recognise my 64gb

have two nooks in our house cracking tablets

I find cyanogenmod pretty flakey on mine, running the latest snapshot. Always had trouble with crashes (just decides to reboot when it wants). I use it as a remote for mediabrowser/emby and occasionally to read magazines.

The screen is super super nice, miles ahead of anything else at this price. So if you leave the stock firmware (which is google play enabled now, unlike when the thing was released) and use it as a reader, I think it's an excellent choice.

Nice screen for reading, however don't buy it planning to install CM and run it as a tablet for games etc, as it is very slow. Light usage OK, anything more grab a Nexus 7.

hol666

32gb it seems, wouldn't recognise my 64gb




Will take a 128gb SanDisk microSD. I have one in it completely full, used for 1080p kids movies. Brilliant thing, works perfectly with cyanogen. YouTube and browsing. Screen is fantastic for that price.

hol666

32gb it seems, wouldn't recognise my 64gb



Mine is quite happy with a 64GB card in it (one of the Samsung EVO Micro SD cards that were getting heat around here a few months back) for what it's worth.

Also worth noting that the screen is 1920x1280, not 1080p (i.e. more pixels and a 1.5 aspect ratio rather than 1.78)

heat. Have used and enjoyed this device for over a year running 4.2. occasional slow if heavy use but if you know the limitations it's a fantastic device and a total bargain.

I use mine for magazines and books and movies when traveling. Web browsing prefect also.

Too old and slow to be priced this high sorry

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amour3k

Whats the max SD Card Capacity on these things?, out of interest ..... … Whats the max SD Card Capacity on these things?, out of interest ..... :-)

i've got a 64gb sdxc kingston running fine in mine. Not rooted but has the mod for 3rd party apps. Only had it for a month or so and have a hudl 2 as well. It's a lovely ereader and personal video / streamer (i use plex). Don't expect it to be fast or responsive.

hol666

32gb it seems, wouldn't recognise my 64gb



I have a 64gb card in mine

I have mostly enjoyed mine over the last couple of years. I use it almost exclusively for imported content such as films and tv shows for when I go on journeys. The battery life is very good especially when you don't tax it with HD films. It is it has to be said hopeless as a web browser. It would be quicker to nip to the shop and buy a paper than it would to go on to a news app. Sluggish performance would be a kind way to describe it if I am being charitable. I keep meaning to change it over to cyanogen but have alway been a bit scared of bricking the machine if I tried it though.

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Got one a foot from me hacked up on cyanogen. Save your money and get something else. They're just to slow and old now and cyanogen never really ran perfect, apps and browser is slow and its just a generally poor experience. You won't get a 1080p screen tablet for cheaper but i'd personally be looking at a hudl 2 or similar as a better all-rounder.

Perfect for streaming, modded of course. 4od not supported though.

I sacked my Nook and I'm happy with 8" yoga now. Cgmod never worked flawlessly enough. Lovely screen shame about the OS. The proprietary connector is a pain too. Shame all tablets don't have the magnet fast charger like the playbook! Save the money towards something newer.

agree about the proprietary connector. I put CM11 on it to get the most out of it but it's only really any good as an ereader and some very light work with email & browsing. if that's all you want it'll just about do but, at the same sort of price refurbished I'd opt for the hudl2...

I bought 2 of the Nook HD 7" tablet from this company.

One had a screen that was a lot duller than the other one and the other the speakers did not work properly so I sent them both back as they came with a 3 month warranty.

One of the ones they exchanged was ok, but I found the memory card slot on the 2nd one did not work so it had to go back.

They have been ok for 6 months and have been great for my 6 year old twins (great child restrictions, good battery life etc), but one of them the speakers have gone quite again and I'm guessing it's too late to send back as well outside the 3 month warranty!

I might contact them anyway to see.

The screen on these is not 1080p... it's actually 1200p! (Ie 16:10, not 16:9).

The firmware / version of Android that comes as standard on the Nook HD+ suffers from a bug that renders it unusably slow over time (I bought mine in July 2013 and by March 2014 it was struggling). Something to do with a function called TRIM which helps with allocation of internal storage. I now have CyanogenMod on mine and it's.. meh - basic apps work OK but Chrome is a complete no-no (Opera Mini is alright). At £70 I would say this is not worth buying these days.

nickbooth

The screen on these is not 1080p... it's actually 1200p! (Ie 16:10, not … The screen on these is not 1080p... it's actually 1200p! (Ie 16:10, not 16:9).



1280p actually

£58 for grade A in CEX

I have one running a 64gb card no problem. I rooted mine,never done anything like it before but it was easy and a success. It was slow until CM11 mod but has been a great tablet since, stable, fast enough, good battery life and with good screen. I guess there is better on the market now so not sure if this is good value.

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Boyee

That screen is so annoying I've stopped using it!


In what way? The screen is great to my eyes

TehJumpingJawa

1280p actually



The screen is 1920x1200, a common (or used to be) 16:10 resolution. But "1200p" is not a thing.

Charging issues with the charger plug that comes with it. Need a Kindle charger.

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mittromney

£70 is a bit steep. If you do really want one but aren't desperate a … £70 is a bit steep. If you do really want one but aren't desperate a bargain can be had on an eBay auction. Got myself a 32gb for £60 before Xmas barely used. Now I just use it for Kodi.



I agree, you could get a much better deal, but people seem to like the safety blanket of being a bricks and mortar established store that has been around for a while, and the bit of warranty that entails

99rb

I sacked my Nook and I'm happy with 8" yoga now. Cgmod never worked … I sacked my Nook and I'm happy with 8" yoga now. Cgmod never worked flawlessly enough. Lovely screen shame about the OS. The proprietary connector is a pain too. Shame all tablets don't have the magnet fast charger like the playbook! Save the money towards something newer.


Me too!
With the Easter cash back and all the reductions mine ended up costing me about £17 more than this....lenovo cashback actually working.

Still use the 7" version of this tablet - few problems with ovation - weird zoom/scroll mix up - occasionally!

This 9" seems a great deal ... though the 1GB, I think, is starting to slow.

I've had one of these for the last couple of years too.
Whether this is a good deal depends what u want to use it for . If it's for fast slick performance and easy upgrading to the latest android version...forget it! As others have said, it becomes very sluggish.
But, if u just want it to watch films , Sky go etc maybe do some BASIC web/email then it has it's uses.It's a great screen and handles most video very well. It's great for travelling...pop 40 or 50 kids films on an SD card and you've got blissful silence from the back of the car :-) And at this price you don't have to worry about an expensive tablet getting smashed up!

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TehJumpingJawa

Better battery life, so i suppose it fills the portability niche.However … Better battery life, so i suppose it fills the portability niche.However in every other respect a hudl2 refurb will be the superior choice.



Why? This has better battery life, bigger screen, and ... updates
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