Barnes & Noble Nook HD and HD+ now on sale in the UK

After a month on pre-order, Barnes & Noble has launched its Nook HD and Nook HD+ in the UK. The tablets are available in retail locations and from B&N directly at its online store.

Announced in September, B&N's new tablets will go head-to-head with Amazon's Kindle series, as well as Apple's iPad and iPad Mini, and Google's latest round of Nexus tablets.

The Nook HD features a 1440x900 display, and is powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM. The Nook HD+ bumps this up to 1920x1080 ("Full HD"), along with a small CPU speed increase to 1.5GHz. The HD is priced at Nexus 7-matching £159, while the HD+ can be yours for £229.

Anyone in the UK considering picking one of these up over the weekend?

Source: Nook UK

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  • Isn't that HD+ resolution actually 1920 x 1280? Looked it over in store and it is beautiful!
  • I don't fancy the Nooks chances over here. Unless I'm living under a rock, B&N have minimal to zero brand recognition in the UK, unlike all the other competing products that you mention.
  • After owning both the Nook and Kindle Fire I'm going to have to say the Kindle Fire wins. It's usability is just off the charts compared to the Nook and it has many more useful features. I'd recommend checking out the Kindle Fire before settling on the Nook, trust me, you won't regret it. I got mine on amazon here
  • You know what Nook can do that Kindle can't though? Live wallpapers! I just found you can search for "live wallpaper" on their website ( I have one called "ornate garden", it's very pretty. (Not affiliated)