Features & Content
Highest Resolution 7” HD Tablet
NOOK HD's display is best-in-class, with brilliant color, ultra-crisp definition, and minimal glare. Pictures and video look spectacular from every angle and each word is crystal clear.
Brave available on NOOK Video starting 11/13/12
Customize your NOOK for each family member
Create up to 6 NOOK Profiles™ — one for every member of the family. Transform it into your own personalized device and build a private library full of books, movies, apps & more.
Shop over 3 million books, magazines and newspapers — including 1 million free titles — and get them in seconds with built-in Wi-Fi.® Sample books free before you buy.
Movies & TV Shows in Stunning HD
Buy or rent and start watching in seconds — on your NOOK or on your TV, smartphone or computer. Watch on one device & pick up where you left off on another. It’s easy!
Toy Story 3 available on NOOK Video.
The Apps You Want
NOOK HD has all the most popular apps, including games, business, news and weather, cooking, entertainment, lifestyle, and a special selection of games and learning tools just for kids.
High-Speed Web Browsing
Who wants to wait? We gave NOOK HD a speedy dual-core processor and an improved multi-tab browser. The result? Now you can do more of what you love — faster.
Email & Calendar Syncing
Keep an eye on your inbox. NOOK's all new email app supports Microsoft Exchange Active Sync® as well as popular email services like Gmail, Yahoo!, and Hotmail. Our new calendar widget lets you sync your schedule, too.
NOOK IQ™ Recommendations
Looking for that next great book or movie? Our revolutionary discovery engine gives you custom recommendations of books, movies, and more we know you’ll love, delivered right to your NOOK.Secretariat available on NOOK Video.
A Joy to Hold
Feather light and designed to fit naturally in your hand, NOOK HD is easy for anyone — even a child — to hold for hours at a time.
Toy Story 3 available on NOOK Video
The Lightest 7" Tablet in Its Class
NOOK HD is ultra-portable and small enough to slip into your purse, backpack, or briefcase. Can’t plug in? No problem. Get up to 10.5 hours of use on a single charge.1
Bestselling Newspapers & Magazines
It's easy to keep up on all your favorites. Enjoy your favorite newspapers & magazines in spectacular HD delivered instantly to your NOOK, as soon as they hit the newsstands.
Kids’ Stories, Games & Learning
Storytime is even more magical on NOOK. Explore one of the largest collections of interactive books for kids — as well as fun apps, learning tools and games.
New! Browse interactive catalogs from top brands. They're free, and with seamless delivery straight to your NOOK, it's easy to discover something new.
See something you like? Tear it out! NOOK Scrapbook lets you save magazines and catalog pages you love in one spot so you can go back and enjoy them later.
Your NOOK Today™
Enjoy a daily selection of quick reads, cool apps, new titles and even a weather forecast — all chosen just for you.
Simple-to-use parental controls help create a "kid safe" experience and let parents keep tabs on activity and purchases.
NOOK HD's special audio technology lets you enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows with high quality dual-stereo speakers. The bass & clarity are unsurpassed.
Pirates of the Carribbean: On Stranger Tides available on NOOK Video.
Flexible Storage & NOOK Cloud™
Get up to 16GB2 of built-in storage and even more when you add a microSD Card.3 Additionally, all of your purchases are store
Super Light & Portable4
The lightest 7" tablet ever made
- Weight: 11.1 oz (315 g)
- Height: 7.65" (194.4 mm)
- Width: 5.00" (127.1 mm)
- Depth: 0.43" (11.0 mm)
Toy Story 3 available on NOOK Video.
Brilliant HD Display
Looks incredible from every angle
- Displays 720p
- Fully laminated screen with no air gaps reduces glare and provides extra-wide viewing angles
Cars 2 available on NOOK Video.
Spectacular High Resolution
- 1440 x 900 pixel resolution
- 243 PPI (pixels per inch)
Extra-long Battery Life1
- Up to 10.5 hours of reading
- Up to 9 hours of video
Store books, magazines, movies, apps & more
- NOOK HD 8GB: 8GB total memory of which approximately 5GB is available to store user content.
- NOOK HD 16GB: 16GB total memory of which approximately 13GB is available to store user content.
- Add microSD™ memory card (purchased separately)
Connect wirelessly in seconds
- Wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi® (802.11b/g/n)
- FREE Wi-Fi® in all Barnes & Noble stores
- Universal 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack
- 30 Pin Port for charging and connecting to a computer (HDMI Compatible)*
- Expandable microSD slot
Supported File Types5
- Audio: MP4, M4A, 3GP, AAC, MP3, FLAC, WAV, OGG, AMR
- Video: MP4, 3GP, WEBM
- Gallery pictures: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
- Reader/Other: PDF, ePUB, DRP, ePIB, FOLIO, OFIP, CBZ, TXT, RTF, XLS, DOC, PPT, PPS, PPSX, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, LOG, CSV, EML, ZIP