Barnes & Noble Nook HD and HD+ now shipping in the US

Nook HD

The Barnes & Noble Nook HD and HD+ tablets that were unveiled in September this year, have finally hit availability status in the US. The eReading devices are slated to reach stores this week itself and will be up for sale through e-retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, Target and more.

A competitor of the Kindle Fire HD, the Nook HD features a 7-inch laminated touchscreen and measures 194.4 x 127.1 x 11.1 millimeters. Weighing approximately 315 grams, it can render clear visuals in 1440 x 900p resolution at 243ppi. The slab comes with either 8GB or 16GB internal storage and an expansion slot for a microSD card of up to 32GB capacity. It offers wireless internet access, thanks to built-in Wi-Fi and coughs up the juice for reading time of up to 10.5 hours at a stretch. The slate is also embedded with a 3.5mm port and a 30-pin HDMI-compatible connector.

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Next up is the Nook HD+, a 9-inch tablet which acquires multitasking properties from a 1.5GHz dual core OMAP4470 processor. The Wi-Fi-enabled slate with dimensions of 9.46 x 6.41 x 0.45 inches, is also blessed with a laminated touchscreen of 1920 x 1280p resolution with pixel density of 256ppi. It arrives in variants with 16GB and 32GB internal memory and features a microSD card slot to hoard digital content of up to 32GB.

Splashed in shades of smoke and snow, the 8GB and 16GB Barnes & Noble Nook HD can be purchased for $199 and $229, respectively. The slate-colored 16GB Nook HD+ sets users back by $269, while the 32GB model is priced at $299.