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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook review

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is a 7-inch tablet which is lightweight and easy to hold. Its dimensions are 7.36 x 4.25 x 0.35 in and it weighs 9.74 oz.

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It has a 7-inch display with an impressive resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels translating to a pixel density of 216 ppi. The screen produces high quality colors and it has wide viewing angles. It is a capacitive touchscreen build on LCD technology.

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The 2012 Nook HD tablet had a resolution of 1440 x 900 at 243 ppi meaning the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook’s screen has been stepped down – this is quite annoying to several customers.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook has a battery life of 10 hours with light usage. But on a taxing video rundown test it drains off in less than ten hours. The tablet managed about seven and a half hours of looping a 1080p video at fixed brightness.

It comes with 8GB of internal storage with only 2GB being user-accessible. There is a microSD slot on the device for those who may want to expand the storage up to 32GB.

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It is powered by a quad-core Marvell PXA 1088 processor clocked at 1.2GHz and has 1.5GB of RAM.

For connectivity the device offers a USB 2.0 port and support for Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n

If you are a loyal Barnes & Noble customer, you will enjoy the improved reading app, but if you want a budget Android tablet, you better look elsewhere. At its price you can get better tablets.

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Pros:
• Good-looking design
• The Nook app here is an improvement over the regular Nook for Android
• Bright screen
• Price includes some free magazines, books and TV shows

Cons:
• Short battery life compared to competing devices
• Skimpy built-in storage
• Sluggish performance

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