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7.4 out of 10

Barnes and Noble Nook 1st Generation

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Overall 8
Performance 8
Battery performance 10
Display 7
Software 8

Barnes & Noble is going all-in with a touchscreen UI -- can it pull it off?

2 June 2011
  • Summary: The new Nook enters a highly competitive market, but it’s still a world ripe for new and better ideas — we’re still waiting on the perfect reader. I don’t think the Nook is The One, but it offers up some nice improvements over the standard formula. Perfect simplicity of operation, endless battery life, speedy page turns, and a retail juggernaut for backup.
  • Pros: Simple, intuitive touch UI, Highly responsive, Comfortable in hand
  • Cons: Can’t access the stronger Kindle ecosystem, Single purpose, E Ink is showing its age
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Overall 7

Barnes & Noble Nook Review

21 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Read between the virtual lines, what with runaway sales of Amazon’s Kindle and news of Plastic Logic and co. splayed all over the evening headlines: eReaders are the hot items to have this holiday season. Luckily enough, retail bookselling giant Barnes & Noble was able to get into the game just in the nick of time with their new Nook eBook player, which goes straight for Jeff Bezos and co.’s throat.
  • Pros: Large readable E Ink display, Lower color LCD touch display looks great, Expandable storage, Large book catalog
  • Cons: Touch Display is hard to use at times, Slow refresh on E Ink display, Lacking blog and magazine content, Questionable durability, Unintuitive menu system, Lag between two displays
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Barnes & Noble nook eBook Reader Review

The Gadgeteer
14 December 2009
  • Excerpt: The era of the eBook reader is now upon us. Two years ago the Sony PRS-500 eBook Reader came out to little attention. At that time, a lot of people said that eBooks would never catch on. When Amazon released their first generation Kindle , people showed more interest, but not enough to contradict the eBook naysayers. A year and a half later the Kindle 2 was announced and I could tell that the tides were starting to shift.
  • Pros: Wonderful E-ink display, AT&T wireless may be nicer for some than Sprint on the Kindle, Free WiFi in B&N stores, WiFi access at home is nice and fast for buying and shopping for books
  • Cons: Overall slow performance, Touch screen sensitivity is hit and miss, Annotation feature needs buffed up
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Обзор Barnes and Noble Nook: король читалок

26 April 2010
  • Summary: 2010-й — год читалок. Вслед за Sony, Amazon (читайте о них в нашем коллективном обзоре читалок — часть 1 , часть 2 ) и уймой неизвестных в иных областях производителей (например, ударно работающая украинская компания Pocketbook ) в игру вступают серьезные игроки — Samsung, Asus, Viewsonic, LG. Но сегодня мы говорим не об их продукции, а о своеобразном аналоге Amazon Kindle, читалке-от-магазина, Barnes and Noble Nook.
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