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The smaller version of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD has a 1280 x 800 7-inch IPS screen. Other than the different display size, the Android-based tablet features the same dual-anntena 5GHz Wi-Fi, stereo speakers, OMAP 4470 processor from Texas Instruments, HDMI, and Bluetooth connectivity as the 8.9-inch Fire HD.

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: Sep. 14, 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: October 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.00
  • Height: 7.6 inches
  • Width: 5.4 inches
  • Thickness: .4 inches
  • Weight: .87 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

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Nook
  • Launch OS version: 4.0
  • CPU brand: TI
  • CPU family: OMAP 4
  • CPU model: OMAP4460
  • Clock speed: 1.2 GHz
  • Cores: 2

Processor

  • CPU brand: TI
  • CPU family: OMAP 4
  • CPU model: OMAP4470
  • Clock speed: 1.3 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • RAM size: 1 GB

Memory

  • RAM size: 1 GB
  • Internal size: 16 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
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • Bluetooth: Yes

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro USB, HDMI

Ports

  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Micro USB, HDMI
Proximity, Ambient Light, Accelerometer

Sensors

Ambient Light, Accelerometer
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 11 hr

Battery

  • Capacity: 4050 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 10.5 hr
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