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Announced at Google's 2012 I/O conference, the Nexus 7 is the first tablet to be part of the Google-produced Nexus line of Android devices and is built by Asus. It was designed to compete against other budget tablets like the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet but differentiates itself with an unmodified version of Android 4.1.

Description

The Barnes & Noble Nook HD is an Android 4.0-based tablet featuring a 7-inch IPS display with a 1440 x 900 resolution. It comes with 8GB or 16GB of internal storage expandable via microSD, supports 32GB of external memory, and is quoted with a 10.5-hour battery life.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jul. 12, 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: October 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.00
  • Height: 7.82 inches
  • Width: 4.72 inches
  • Thickness: .41 inches
  • Weight: .75 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Speakers: Stereo

Hardware

  • Height: 7.65 inches
  • Width: 5 inches
  • Thickness: 0.43 inches
  • Weight: 0.69 pounds
  • Color: Black, White
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Screen size (diagonal): 7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1280 px
  • Resolution (Y): 800 px
  • PPI: 216
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 7 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 900 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1440 px
  • PPI: 243
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 4.1
  • Media streaming: DLNA

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Nook
  • Launch OS version: 4.0
  • CPU brand: Nvidia
  • CPU family: Tegra 3
  • Clock speed: 1.3 GHz
  • Cores: 4

Processor

  • CPU brand: TI
  • CPU family: OMAP 4
  • CPU model: OMAP4470
  • Clock speed: 1.3 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • Brand: Nvidia
  • Model: GeForce

GPU

  • RAM size: 1 GB

Memory

  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 8 GB, 32 GB

Storage

  • Internal size: 8 GB, 16 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 3.0
  • NFC: Yes

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Effective pixels: 1.2 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro USB

Ports

  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro USB, HDMI
Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer

Sensors

Ambient Light, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 4326 mAh
  • Quoted use time: 8 hr

Battery

  • Capacity: 4050 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 10.5 hr
  • Quadrant: 3605
  • Vellamo: 1740
  • GLB 2.1 Egypt 720p: 32 FPS
  • GLB 2.1 Egypt 1080p: 17 FPS

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