7 Replies Latest reply on Nov 30, 2014 5:35 PM by Froide

    Comparing the HD+ to the Tab 4

    Mrs-Smith

      Has anyone compared these two devices side by side? And I mean, actually side by side, not using an online chart. I'm curious, what are the real differences? I mean besides the obvious.

      I guess my biggest question is, can you see the difference in resolution. Also, what about computing while using games; I know that sometimes, while playing, my hd+ will slow down for a minute or so before going back to normal.

      I'm trying to decide if I want one right now, or if I should wait a bit longer to upgrade. My hd+ still works fine, so I'm not in any kind of rush.

       

      ~Melissa

        • Re: Comparing the HD+ to the Tab 4
          EB613

          IMHO, the resolution of the HD+ is much better than the SGTN. I had the HD for a day to test it out and from what I remember, it's much nicer. I'm not completely picky about resolution, even though I do have an iPad with retina display. My eyes just don't notice the difference.

           

          As for performance, I can't attest to that. I had a NOOK Tablet and the SGTN was my upgrade. I didn't spend much time with the HD to see about performance.

           

          I hope this helps!

           

          -Emily

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          • Re: Comparing the HD+ to the Tab 4
            BarneyInBend

            I find the Tab 4 Nook to be FAR brighter than the setting I had in my old HD+ - even though I'm having a bit of vexation with the reading app on my new tablet, it's lighter, thinner and far brighter. Once I get this nagging problem with the reader app resolved (keeps the guide atop/bottom page, keeps trying to read the book to me, highlighting not working right) all will be great - and some Android apps that DON'T work in the HD+ any more - like my very own workplace/TV station - are super in the new Tab. For $129/$249 it's a great deal!

              • Re: Comparing the HD+ to the Tab 4
                Mrs-Smith

                I think that's one of the reasons I'm looking to upgrade; apps not working properly.

                As far as the screen brightness, I'm light sensitive; I have the brightness setting turned all the way down on all my electronic devices. (drives my family nuts! lol)

                 

                I've read others having trouble with the Nook app. . . first of all, what's up with that? I thought this was the Tab 4 Nook? Shouldn't anything BN related be native to the device?

                  • Re: Comparing the HD+ to the Tab 4
                    Froide

                    As far as the screen brightness, I'm light sensitive; I have the brightness setting turned all the way down on all my electronic devices. (drives my family nuts! lol)

                    I darken my screen - and simultaneously protect my sleep cycle - by using the Twilight app on my Android devices and the F.lux app on my Windows devices. Both apps are easy to turn on and off (without losing one's settings); for my personal use I've set them to be always-on, rather than to fluctuate by time of day.

                     

                    One instance when I turned Twilight off was when I asked my favorite tech support guy at Best Buy to see if he could improve my smartphone's battery life. I chuckled when he took one look at the screen, recoiled, and immediately asked why it was so dim. He visibly relaxed when I explained the app's purpose and then swiped the icon to turn it off.

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