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Nook HD or Galaxy Tab 2 7"

by jamesban1772 / February 22, 2013 1:05 AM PST

I need opinions on which tablet to buy. I want one with external card option so Ive narrowed it down to these 2. The nook HD sounded impressive with a faster processor and higher resolution. Then I heard it stutters in games and some apps and it actually runs slower and less smooth then the galaxy tab 2 and also the speakers suck. I also like it has a regular OS. So is the Nook HD still slower with recent updates. Does it run any better with Cm10.1 running from a card instead of the proprietary Nook interface? Will movies look good on the galaxy tab 2 even though its not HD? Most of the movies I watch will probably not be HD anyway but some games will be. TIA.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 22, 2013 1:14 AM PST

Sorry but any game can stutter on any tablet if the author didn't tune for that tablet.

You used short hand such as "Cm10.1" and while I know what that is, you are asking a lot for the uninitiated.

OK, because the office is working on porting apps I have access to the Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 7 and a lot of tablets. But we omitted the Nook because it was not open to apps like the others.

If you are asking for rooted tablet performance, I'd post in the forums that talk about rooting and more.

-> You seem fixated on speed. Why not skip the Nook and get a nice Nexus or Samsung?

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About running the OS from SD (or any size there of.)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 22, 2013 2:51 AM PST

Sometimes you have to try it as folk can't believe it. So far, all boot a little slower than if the OS was in internal flash. I'm sure some variance is going to be seen and some unit or some memory card will boot faster but remember that the boot time of any OS is a fickle thing. I don't see why we need to re-discuss that old area. But you may find folk new to computers and they want to re-discuss every aspect. For those I tend to give the summary.

-> My opinion. Forget tablets if you can do without. They are nice but around here, even with us working on apps, we use laptops and smart phones more than any tablet. I think Amazon has a winner in their Kindle HD line but for another reason.

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