Nook HD+ hands-on: Impressive $269 big-screen tablet counters Kindle Fire HD - Tablets - CNET Reviews (click for full article) CNET Editors' Take September 25, 2012 10:00 PM PDT "Earlier today at a meeting in San Francisco, I was treated to a behind-closed-doors unveiling of two brand-new Barnes & Noble tablets. Christened the Nook HD and Nook HD+, the tablets will go head-to-head with Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire HD 7 and $299 Kindle Fire HD 8.9 this fall. The Nook HD is a 7-inch tablet priced at $199 for 8GB and $229 for 16GB. The 9-inch Nook HD+ will retail at $269 for 16GB and $299 for 32GB. Although my hands-on time with the tablets was brief, I definitely walked away with a positive impression. Keep reading for the details of how they compare with the Kindle Fire HD. The tablets are available for preorder starting today from Barnes & Noble's Web site and will begin shipping around late October. The tablets are just the latest arrivals in what is shaping up to be a very crowded season."