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Nook HD+ tablet with full HD display down to £179

The arrival of Google Play on Barnes and Noble’s Nook HD+ has suddenly boosted the attractiveness of that tablet. John Lewis sells it for £179, a price which includes an additional year of warranty as well as six months access to its own-branded broadband service.

The tablet comes with a 9in full HD (i.e. 1,920 x 1,080 pixels) resolution; only the Apple iPad Retina display and the Google Nexus 10 have a higher pixel density. It is also powered by a dual-core TI OMAP4470 SoC clocked at 1.5GHz with a powerful I.T. PowerVR GPU.

Other notable features include 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a microUSB port, Wi-Fi, a microSD card slot and a weight of 515g. Note that the tablet doesn’t come with a HDMI port or a webcam. Check out the review of the Barnes and Noble Nook HD+ tablet here, a review done when it was costing £229.

John Lewis also gives 90 days computer support for free. Note that a cheaper model with a slower processor and a HD display is available from the retailer for £20 less.

Barnes and Noble recently slashed the price of the Nook Simple Touch ebook reader from £79 to £29, possibly to boost the sales of the Kindle rival.

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