The Nook HD+ 16GB tablet is now only £49, and the 32GB only £65! @ Blackwell
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The Nook HD+ 16GB tablet is now only £49, and the 32GB only £65! @ Blackwell

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Found 4th Sep 2015
The Nook HD+ 16GB tablet is now only £49, and the 32GB only £65!
16GB was £99, NOW £49
32GB was £119, NOW £65
Also accessories up to 80% off...
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Still have my HD+ sitting around somewhere. While there are custom roms you can flash, it's pretty slow by todays standards. Screen is still lush though
Sold mine for £70 recently. Too slow for browsing, OS is several years old.
Yep avoid... apart from the one I need to sell!
The screen is the real selling point, but the old OMAP processor is very slow as Stealth_Fox says. Definitely benefits from one of the cyanogenmod roms, which does speed it up and makes the whole thing much smoother. I use mine almost exclusively for reading graphic novels / comics, and for that it is very good. If you're looking for a good reading device this is it. Skip it if you're into games or you want to skype / use bluetooth audio with it.
"Not available for sale"..ummm.
Joefez

The screen is the real selling point, but the old OMAP processor is very … The screen is the real selling point, but the old OMAP processor is very slow as Stealth_Fox says. Definitely benefits from one of the cyanogenmod roms, which does speed it up and makes the whole thing much smoother. I use mine almost exclusively for reading graphic novels / comics, and for that it is very good. If you're looking for a good reading device this is it. Skip it if you're into games or you want to skype / use bluetooth audio with it.



Same here - used for comixology and dark horse digital mainly - the mods make it useable for that level of use but a bit slow otherwise.
lovely screen and good at streaming music via BT, but now have the Sony z tablet.....anyone wanna buy my nook stuff.....got loads of accessories! :0)
forgot that point about books and mags....they look great on this too :0)
I got mine (with cyanogenmod on) out a drawer a few weeks ago, it was still on and the battery status said it had been on for almost 99 days since the last charge. Admittedly this was with no external connections (no wifi/bluetooth) and not doing anything, but still pretty good.

It's certainly not the best tablet ever, but it's still pretty good (particularly the screen). I'm tempted to make myself a smart digital photo frame/internet radio for use in the kitchen, might be a fun way to try out app development as well.
HedgyHoggy

Sold mine for £70 recently. Too slow for browsing, OS is several years … Sold mine for £70 recently. Too slow for browsing, OS is several years old.


This is an OS to read books and occasional browsing, impossible for it to be slow. If you had problem you read too slow or to browse speedily buy an internet browser rather than a book browser which I thought is bleeding obvious and does not need pointing out for a cheap old model.

Edited by: "splender" 4th Sep 2015
I bought and sold one of these before due to lack of HDMI out and general slowness.

Selling points are the screen and battery life. Tempted at £50 as an e-reader.
We still use our 2 everyday, for browsing and games. We use clean master and battery doctor to keep them from slowing down.
I honestly have no problem with the speed, providing you don't overload them with too many apps.

I'm sure it is slow by todays tablets though, how much does one of those cost?
Stealth_Fox

Still have my HD+ sitting around somewhere. While there are custom roms … Still have my HD+ sitting around somewhere. While there are custom roms you can flash, it's pretty slow by todays standards. Screen is still lush though


Ditto
ysdevil

We still use our 2 everyday, for browsing and games. We use clean master … We still use our 2 everyday, for browsing and games. We use clean master and battery doctor to keep them from slowing down. I honestly have no problem with the speed, providing you don't overload them with too many apps.I'm sure it is slow by todays tablets though, how much does one of those cost?



Precisely, it's still fairly capable as long as you don't try and do too much or anything too intensive. It has an SD (micro I assume) slot as well, which could make it quite useful as a portable media player and should support chromecast for those concerned about no HDMI out (possibly only with cyanogenmod).
d_1999

Precisely, it's still fairly capable as long as you don't try and do too … Precisely, it's still fairly capable as long as you don't try and do too much or anything too intensive. It has an SD (micro I assume) slot as well, which could make it quite useful as a portable media player and should support chromecast for those concerned about no HDMI out (possibly only with cyanogenmod).


Yeah, I've never even bothered cyanogenmod(ing) them, my 32gb one doesn't even have a SD card fitted, but the 16gb one does.
The screen and sound is better than my ipad 2, when I'm listening to the radio in the shed, it's the nook I will pick everytime.
I've just tried it browsing (as I do prefer the ipad 2 for that, as it is faster) and it is a little slow, especially on graphics intensive pages. With apps though, it is as quick as the ipad 2, although I realise this isn't fast by todays std.
Still use mine for watching kodi from the home server on when in the kitchen, & reading comics & magazines on.

It is way too slow for browsing though, prefer to use my nexus 7 2013.
d_1999

Precisely, it's still fairly capable as long as you don't try and do too … Precisely, it's still fairly capable as long as you don't try and do too much or anything too intensive. It has an SD (micro I assume) slot as well, which could make it quite useful as a portable media player and should support chromecast for those concerned about no HDMI out (possibly only with cyanogenmod).



Chromecast works, mine desynced with the Nook+ sometimes but I think that's because it was far from the router. The chromecast kept playing fine though.
Are these refurbs, returns, or sealed & new?
Edited by: "HedgyHoggy" 4th Sep 2015
Good for browsing if you use Opera Mini or Firefox with their Javascript Off and/or images off add-ons.
Very good value at £49.

There are other compression browsers out there too.
Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 4th Sep 2015
Great screen. I bought one for my Mother and after a couple of years it's still in use, mainly for watching movies
Really well screwed together bits of kit, with ipad killer screens

Install cyanogenmod and away you go.....
I ordered the hdmi adaptor and desktop charger from nook in the US. the desk top charger and especially the hdmi adaptor are a god send! :0)....I might actually cyanogen it up :0)
poolman

Really well screwed together bits of kit, with ipad killer screens … Really well screwed together bits of kit, with ipad killer screens ;)Install cyanogenmod and away you go.....



Very much this, have the hd and it is a great bit of kit as long as you are not bothered about no camera.

Mine's no slow at all.
what's the quickest rom that you can put on this now?
splender

This is an OS to read books and occasional browsing, impossible for it to … This is an OS to read books and occasional browsing, impossible for it to be slow. If you had problem you read too slow or to browse speedily buy an internet browser rather than a book browser which I thought is bleeding obvious and does not need pointing out for a cheap old model.


You really haven't got a clue what you are on about

This is an android tablet and still performs quite well
splender

This is an OS to read books and occasional browsing, impossible for it to … This is an OS to read books and occasional browsing, impossible for it to be slow. If you had problem you read too slow or to browse speedily buy an internet browser rather than a book browser which I thought is bleeding obvious and does not need pointing out for a cheap old model.



​Relax!
Stock OS sucks on these devices, flash with Cyanogen mod, great devices!
splender

This is an OS to read books and occasional browsing, impossible for it to … This is an OS to read books and occasional browsing, impossible for it to be slow. If you had problem you read too slow or to browse speedily buy an internet browser rather than a book browser which I thought is bleeding obvious and does not need pointing out for a cheap old model.



What the hell are you on about?
I've been using mine everyday for 2 years, mainly for reading comics and it was perfect.
Tempted to get a 2nd one at this price just because it is cheap, but I have no idea how I can make use of it...
Root it and it's great for watching films, sport streams, tv progs in bed and browsing. Absolutely fine. You won't get a better tablet for that price or one with a better screen. Mine will also read a 64gb card so I'd go for the 16gb and use the difference to buy a 64gb cxard and keep the change.
Edited by: "carltonbp" 4th Sep 2015
surfer69

what's the quickest rom that you can put on this now?



cm-12.1-20150829-UNOFFICIAL-ovation.zip

forum.xda-developers.com/noo…260

I was reluctant to switch from CM 10.1 but the latest version of 12.1 (dated 2015-08-29) has been very smooth so far.
Got one of these a while back when they were going cheap. Solid as a rock! Not used it for ages as the kids are always on it, watching U tube, playing games etc. They love it!
How do you put cyanogen mod on the tablet, is it fast enough to read comics etc?
I can only echo the comments made. I installed Cyanogenmod about 18 months ago and I used it flawlessly until I upgraded to a Hudl 2 a few months back (£70 refurb deal on here). It was actually quite speedy for the age of the tablet. The Mrs now uses it and its performance genuinely stopped her going out to buy her preferred tablet, the iPad Mini and saved her £200 to boot.
Sorry, but can I flash with Android and then have comics on the sd card
1) Is the this nook very good for reading pdf files as well?

2) is screen ok on the bright sun?
many thanks


Edited by: "radissimo" 4th Sep 2015
monsterism

Sorry, but can I flash with Android and then have comics on the sd card



Yes, I believe you can
Had my HD+ for two years now. It isn't very responsive on a lot of apps, and there are performance issues. The stock OS is pretty horrendous. There is no camera or GPS.

However, the screen is wonderful and as a portable comic book reader it is great.
I own one, and have done for ages.

It's a good little tab for £50 is not a bad price.

However, I'd be tempted to go with a more modern tab like a hudl - as the nook is no longer supported & spares can't be obtained. The charger is a bespoke to Nook & the USB cable which when brakes can't be replaced.

The older units are notoriously prone to charging failures (mine it temperamental) - google "nook green light"

Still not a bad machine for the price. The display is lovely.

With some tweaking can run hearthstone.
radissimo

1) Is the this nook very good for reading pdf files as well?2) is screen … 1) Is the this nook very good for reading pdf files as well?2) is screen ok on the bright sun?many thanks


I can only comment on the Cyanogenmod software. Of course you can get very nice PDF readers, even Acrobat is half decent, although a bit slow.

Reading in sunshine is not great. The display is quite good, and brightness can be adjusted from very dark to quite bright, but in my experience any large display struggles in the sunshine.
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