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Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ Tablet Review

It might work in a pinch for an uncomplicated tablet, but the Nook HD+ falls flat.

December 11, 2012
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Reading Books

If you're a big reader, you'll be happy to hear that reading eBooks on the Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ is a cinch, as the controls mimic what you'd be doing on a paperback anyway. While holding the tablet with one hand, tapping the side of the screen or swiping it like you would turn a page will advance or retreat your position in your title. Tapping the top of the screen will call out a menu that allows you more control over your text, such as changing font size, type, and color.

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Buying Books

While you're pretty much limited to porting over your existing library of eBooks or buying from the Nook store, buying books is relatively easy. Once you've registered your device and linked your credit card information to your account, all you'll have to do once you find a title you like in the store is tap "buy." It's that easy: after your payment clears your download will begin and end within seconds, file size depending.

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eBook Formats

As far as eBook formats go, the Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ can surprisingly handle quite the array of file types, assuming you don't have any files from competitor eBook stores to transfer over. According to the Barnes and Noble website, you should be able to transfer files of PDF, ePUB, DRP, FOLIO, OFIP, CBZ, TXT, RTF, XLS, DOC, PPT, PPS, PPSX, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, CSV, EML, and even ZIP files. Should your eBooks not appear on that list, you'll have to convert your files using a free or paid utility.

Newspapers & Magazines

Periodicals work on the Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ exactly like the books do: they are found in the same store, purchased in the same way, and controlled with the very same gestures. Simply locate the section of the store entitled "Newspapers" and away you go.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Conclusion
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