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The Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ is a 9-inch tablet with a $269 price tag. It also features a bright screen with a 1,920x1,280-pixel resolution.
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The home

The Nook HD+ is one of the few tablets with a physical home button.
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Ring

Barnes & Noble says the ring is there simply to hang "charms" on. You know, if you have charms.
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Buttons

Other than the home button, these are the only buttons you'll see on the HD+.
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Expand

One of the Nook HD+'s trump cards is its ability to expand its onboard storage with a microSD card slot, seen here.
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Books

The Nook HD+ excels at books, magazines, and catalogs. Its high color accuracy assists in the presentation of book text.
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Smooth

The Nook HD+'s smooth back isn't as durable as the Nook HD's more rubberized one.
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Speaker box

The Nook HD+'s speaker is improved over the 7-inch version, but still can't compete with the Kindle Fire HD 8.9's speaker.
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