Reviews and Problems with Barnes and Noble Nook 1st Generation
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Battery performance 10
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
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