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£120 Barnes and Noble Nook HD tablet; A rival to the Galaxy Tab and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

The Barnes and Noble Nook HD is the company’s answer to Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD which carries a suggested retail price of £159.

B&N’s tablet in comparison is available from online retailer cheapest_electrical via eBay for a mere £120, that’s nearly a quarter off its SRP. In addition, you also get 120 Nectar points and free delivery.

The device runs on a TI OMAP4470 SoC, a dual-core model clocked at 1.3GHz, faster than that in the BlackBerry PlayBook. It has 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi and a 7in display with a 1,440 x 900 pixel resolution (that’s a pixel density of 243ppi).

It’s worth also noting that the tablet can be fairly easily rooted and that its onboard capacity can be greatly enhanced which make it a perfect multimedia platform.

The Nook HD, which comes with 12-months warranty and its own operating system, weighs a mere 315g, making it one of the lightest 7in tablets on the market. Check out our reviews of the Barnes and Noble Nook HD tablet as well as the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet here.

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