- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A look at some of the hardware specs for Barnes & Noble’s new Nook HD and HD+ tablets, compared with Amazon.com’s new Kindle Fire and Apple’s iPad3.

_Nook HD

Maker: Barnes & Noble Inc.

Price: $199 for 8 gigabytes of storage; $229 for 16 gigabytes

Screen size: 7-inches at the diagonal

Display resolution: 1440 x 900 pixel resolution

Software: Android 4.0 OS

Storage: 8 to 16 gigabytes, and expandable memory with a microSD card

Thickness: .43 inches

Weight: 11.1 oz

Processor: Dual-Core 1.3 GHz OMAP4470

Battery life: Up to 10.5 hours of reading and up to 9 hours of video

Connectivity: Wi-Fi

Camera: No camera

_Nook HD+

Maker: Barnes & Noble Inc.

Price: $269 for 16 gigabytes of storage; $299 for 32 gigabytes

Screen size: 9 inches at the diagonal

Display resolution: 1920 x 1280 pixel resolution

Software: Android 4.0 OS

Storage: 16 to 32 gigabytes, and expandable memory with a microSD card

Thickness: .45 inches

Weight: 18.2 oz

Processor: Dual-Core 1.5 GHz OMAP4470

Battery life: Up to 10 hours of reading and up to 9 hours of video

Connectivity: Wi-Fi

Camera: No camera

_ Kindle Fire HD

Maker: Amazon.com Inc.

Price: $199 for 16 gigabytes, $249 for 32 gigabytes

Screen size: 7 inches at the diagonal

Display resolution: 1280 x 800 pixel resolution

Software: Android 4.0

Storage: 16 or 32 gigabytes.

Thickness: .4 inches

Weight: 13.9 oz

Processor: Dual-core 1.2GHz OMAP4460

Battery life: 11 hours continuous use

Connectivity: Wi-Fi

Camera: Front facing camera

_Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inches

Maker: Amazon.com Inc.

Price: $299 for 16 gigabytes, $369 for 32 gigabytes, $499 for 4G LTE service

Screen size: 8.9 inches at the diagonal

Display resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution

Software: Android 4.0

Storage: 16 or 32 gigabytes, or 32 or 64 gigabytes on 4G device

Thickness: .35 inches

Weight: 20 oz

Processor: Dual-core, 1.5GHz OMAP4470

Battery life: N/A

Connectivity: Wi-Fi, or 4G LTE data service

Camera: Front facing camera

_iPad

Maker: Apple Inc.

Price: $499 to $829

Screen size: 9.7 inches at the diagonal

Display resolution: 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution

Software: Apple

Storage: 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes

Thickness: .37 inches

Weight: 1.44 lbs

Processor: Dual-core Apple A5X

Battery life: Up to 10 hours of web use on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music

Connectivity: Wi-Fi or 3G data service

Camera: Front and back facing camera

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