Nook HD 8GB 7-inch tablet (Barnes & Noble, Target, $79.99)
Nook HD 8GB (read review)
Barnes & Noble and Target are blowing out the 7-inch Nook HD 8GB for $79.99 (regularly $129). While 8GB of internal memory is a bit skimpy, it's got an expansion slot for more memory and has the Google Play store on board, which makes the whole package a bargain at this price.
Runner-up Nook deals: Barnes & Noble is also selling the Nook Simple Touch (basic e-reader) for $39.99 (regularly $79), and Best Buy has the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight for $49.99 (regularly $99).
- Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
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The good: The Barnes & Noble Nook HD has a light, comfortable design with a sharp screen and a well-implemented user profiles feature. Books, videos, and magazines look great and the microSD slot takes some of the sting out of the lack of internal storage.
The bad: It’s missing some typical tablet features and 8GB is still a low starting point for storage. Fingerprints easily sully the screen and performance can be sluggish at times.
The bottom line: The Barnes & Noble Nook HD's sharp screen and comfortable body make it an ideal tablet choice, especially for reading books, magazines and watching movies. Google Play now only adds to the allure.Read CNET's Full Review Back to Holiday Gift Guide
November 26, 2013 4:07 PM PST
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