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Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB
Kobo Aura H2O
Top 33%443 points
Top 33%
Top 25%501 points
Top 25%
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB
Kobo Aura H2O
Top specs and features

Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB vs Kobo Aura H2O: 28 facts in comparison

1. has an external memory slot

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB
Kobo Aura H2O
73% have it

2. Has a white e-paper display

This e-paper display is much brighter and whiter than normal e-paper displays - it provides a better reading experience due to higher contrast.
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB
Kobo Aura H2O
16% have it

3. is self-lit

Self-lit devices have a back or front light incorporated, so they can be used in poor light conditions or in the dark.
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB
Kobo Aura H2O
28% have it

4. weight

110g lighter.
343g
Asus Eee Reader DR900: 47.3g
233g

5. Has an e-paper display

An e-paper display provides a high contrast allowing users to read in direct sunlight without requiring much power.
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB
Kobo Aura H2O
93% have it

6. has a anti-reflection coating

This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB
Kobo Aura H2O
19% have it

7. thickness

0.3mm thinner.
10mm
Aluratek AEBK01FS: 0.95mm
9.7mm

8. internal storage

4GB more internal storage.
8GB
Sony PRS 600: 512GB
4GB

9. has dictionary

The device has a dictionary that can be accessed offline.
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB
Kobo Aura H2O
69% have it

10. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB
Kobo Aura H2O
66% have it

11. height

15mm shorter.
194mm
Elonex eInk 621EB eBook: 117mm
179mm

12. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
7"
Irex Technologies Digital Reader 1000SW: 10.2"
6.8"

13. Has access to real library to “borrow” e-books

Users can get access to books from real libraries.
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB
Kobo Aura H2O
70% have it

14. resolution

19.17% higher resolution.
900 x 1440px
Kobo Aura HD: 1080 x 1440px
1080 x 1430px

15. every pixel has three subpixels

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB
Kobo Aura H2O
88% have it

16. Has 802.11n WiFi connection

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB
Kobo Aura H2O
54% have it

17. has free syncing OTA

All your contacts and calendar dates are synced over-the-air.
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB
Kobo Aura H2O
16% have it

18. supported file types

How many file types the device supports, such as PDF, JPG or PNG.
37
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB: 37
15

19. supports text-to-speech

This enables your device to verbalize on-screen content.
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB
Kobo Aura H2O
17% have it

20. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB
Kobo Aura H2O

21. has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB
Kobo Aura H2O
52% have it

22. width

2mm narrower.
127mm
Kobo Mini: 102mm
129mm

23. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB
Kobo Aura H2O
70% have it

24. has a search browser

With a search browser application you can surf the internet from your device.
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB
Kobo Aura H2O
64% have it

25. supports color calibration

A properly calibrated screen represents colors as they are and i.e. you can conduct a photo shoot while verifying your photos in real time. An internal sensor and/or colorimeter is usually included for trouble-free calibration.
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD Smoke 8GB
Kobo Aura H2O
8% have it

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