Barnes & Noble’s Nook HD may be the Kindle Fire HD’s arch rival, but it’s not a clone — B&N chose a distinctly different set of tradeoffs to hit the $199 price point. For instance, the bookselling giant gave this Nook the highest screen resolution in its class, but skipped the camera. The narrower, lighter case is easy to hold for extended reading, too. And if you find the Kindle Fire’s built-in Amazon promotions grating, you might prefer the Nook’s more low-key, customizable interface. On the other hand, Amazon has the edge when it comes to content: B&N’s book selection is as bountiful as you’d expect, but it’s just now launching its video-streaming service.
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