UK gains iPad 4, mini alternative from Barnes & Noble

 

By Posted 22 Nov 2012, 13:56

The Barnes & Noble NOOK HD and HD+ tablet might not be one of the most popular portable computers, and certainly something Apple fans are unlikely to purchase, but it has finally arrived in the UK and we’ve heard from a few of our readers that are pretty excited about this. The iPad mini and iPad 4 will not be for everyone, even if they are extremely popular, so it’s nice to see alternatives arriving in the UK and US.

We’ve just received the press statement from Barnes & Noble, which explains that the NOOK HD+ is the lowest price 9-inch HD tablet to release in the UK, and the 7-inch NOOK HD is extremely light and apparently offers the “highest resolution” at 243 pixels per inch. The smaller option retails in the UK from £159, but you can also pick up a NOOK HD+ with no ads for just under £230.

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One of the reasons we see the Nexus 7 meeting such popularity is price, and while some users prefer Android to iOS, it comes down to price and the specs you get for your money at the end of the day. This is why the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD and HD+ tablet are a perfect alternative to the iPad mini and iPad 4, aka 4th generation, which is due to prices that are much cheaper but specs that offer something impressive for the cost.

Barnes & Noble like to explain that their offering has “superior” entertainment and reading, which is thanks to the “must-see displays“, so at the very least it might be worth getting hands-on with both the Apple and Barnes & Noble tablet options at a local store. If you can’t notice much difference between the displays, then the price will surly do the talking for you, although we know some people don’t want a tablet unless it has iOS installed, so in this instance they have to pay the price for an iPad.

Why do you think the iPad mini and iPad 4 cost more, and would you consider a Barnes & Noble NOOK HD and HD+ tablet? You can see a hands-on review with both the Barnes & Noble Nook HD and HD+ in the video below, so take a look at let us know what you think? If you want to see how the Nexus 7 stacks up to the iPad mini, then see our earlier article.

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