The Barnes and Noble Nook HD gives you the power of a tablet with the convenience of an e-reader. You can check your email, watch videos, read books, surf the Web, and check on social media sites because of the Wi-Fi connectivity. You can choose to buy the 8GB tablet, but the Barnes and Noble Nook HD comes with 16GB of storage. The Nook HD has a microSD slot if 16GBs won’t hold all of your content. You can use 32GB microSD cards. The 7-inch display is a laminated, no air 1,024x600 pixel screen. Barnes and Noble has updated processor and software in this later version of the Nook, which makes the screen-rendering performance better. It has a faster dual-core CPU and double the RAM of previous Nook tablets. It runs a customized version of the Android 2.3 operating system, but it is customized for Barnes and Noble, so you won’t have a lot of the same functionality of Android unless you root the directory, which can void warranties. This means there are some apps that you won’t be able to play on the Nook HD. It has an integrated microphone, so you can voice chat or record sounds. The lithium-ion battery has a life of up to 11.5 hours of reading time and 9 hours of video time, as long as you keep Wi-Fi off and Power Save mode turned on. The Barnes and Noble Nook HD has a store you can shop at to purchase apps, magazine subscriptions, and books. You can change the fonts and backgrounds when reading to make viewing easier. For instance, you can set a different background for nighttime reading than you have for daytime reading. Using a black background with white letters will help you read better at night, in a dark room, and not wake up anyone next to you. On top of this, if you are in an actual Barnes and Noble store, you can stream your media for free, and you can sample a book for up to an hour while you are in the store. If you are having trouble with your Nook HD tablet and you are in the store, you can get support right there. No need to call, chat, or email – just go in and ask for help. You can use apps like Hulu and Netflix to stream video, among other video apps. While it does not have Bluetooth compatibility, it does have a headphone jack so you can watch your videos without everyone else listening. You can’t go wrong with the Barnes and Noble Nook HD tablet.