Reviews and Problems with Barnes and Noble Nook Color
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Barnes & Noble Gives E-Ink the Boot
9 April 2011
Excerpt: Definitely not an e-reader, and not quite a full-fledged tablet, the newly announced Barnes and Noble’s Nook Color ($250) blends an interesting mix of features that could change the current landscape of gadgets vying to replace your laptop, paperbacks, and magazines.
Excerpt: probably thought they were pulling an "Apple" when they dropped the "N" bomb late last year with the release of the eReader, but we seriously doubt that they realized that they had a monster on their hands; an affordable Android-based alternative to the iPad that would attract the attention of hackers worldwide. The original E-Ink Nook was an eReader; it lagged horribly when it tried to do anything else.
Pros: Solid build quality, Excellent screen quality, Easy to use interface, Large eBook selection, Improved web browser, Beautiful looking children's books and magazines, Pandora Internet Radio, Fantastic Android-based tablet that can be rooted, Great value for the money, Solid build quality, Excellent screen quality, Easy to use interface, Large eBook selection, Improved web browser, Beautiful looking children's books and magazines, Pandora Internet Radio, Fantastic Androi...
Nook Color Review - Barnes & Noble Nook Color eBook Reader
27 January 2011
Summary: f you are looking for an eReader that focuses on the reading experience, especially for expanded content like full-color periodicals, while also offering a few extra goodies then we think you’ll love the Nook Color. The biggest trade-off is that the very things we like about this unit, such as its captivating display, are also the things that drag it down (fabulous display equals not so fabulous battery life).
Pros: Award-winning display, Generous onboard storage space, Multimedia content including video and full color magazines, Access to word documents, Reasonable price in comparison to competition
Cons: Navigation requires a little extra thought, Too heavy, Large format content gets lost on small screen, Battery life pales in comparison to eInk readers
Excerpt: The old forms of media have seen better days. Newspapers are losing subscribers daily to internet blogs and internet media that provide up to the minute information impossible to be delivered in the classic format. No longer do people need to wait for the paper to be delivered in the wee hours of the night to their doorstep. Barnes and Noble (as well as others) has noticed this trend and is focussed on bringing content to users the way they have become accustomed to.
Excerpt: We’ve been impatiently waiting for a serious color e-reader for a long, long time. Monochrome e-readers have been out for a while now, and a...
Pros: Excellent display and build quality, 7″ display offers the perfect size for an e-reader in terms of portability and comfort, polished interface, fair price tag, social networking integration, massive library of over 2 million ebooks and periodicals, quick ebook downloads, magazines look brilliant, lots of, are already available for it, Extras have potential to extend the functionality of the device into tablet territory
Cons: No 3G option, some lag when turning magazine pages and zooming in and out, battery life isn’t as long as on most monochrome e-readers, a bit on the heavy side, very limited amounts of Extras available so far and no access to Android Marketplace yet.
Nook Color First Impressions: eBook and Magazine Reading Experience (Video)
31 December 2010
Excerpt: The Nook Color is the latest ebook reader from Barnes and Noble which comes with a 7 inch vividview screen for reading books and magazines. The Nook Color also has a collection of extras that add to the usefulness of the device such as games, a web browser and Pandora.
Nook Color Review – is NookColor better than Kindle or iPad?
16 November 2010
Conclusion: There are better devices that can be used as color eReaders currently on the market. In terms of pure software / hardware, both Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab are better. However, both are more than twice as expensive as Nook Color and iPad is not really that portable. As the current price ($249) Nook Color is a good choice for a color eReader and when Barnes and Noble app store will launch next year it will be even better.
Conclusion: So, is the Nook Color worth your hard-earned cash? Well, we'll say this -- if you're a hardcore reader with an appetite that extends beyond books to magazines and newspapers, the Color is the first viable option we've seen that can support your habit. Not only does Barnes & Noble have an astoundingly good selection of e-book titles, the company seems to be aggressively pursuing the periodical business, which is a big deal.
Pros: Beautiful industrial design, Clear, crisp display, Lots of quality content available
Cons: UI is buggy, sluggish, Android 2.1 is dated, No apps or app store yet
Summary: Whether or not consumers will truly consider the Nook Color a "reader's tablet," it's a very good eReader with benefits. At $249, it's $150 less than the least expensive Galaxy Tab (which requires a separate data fee and two-year contract at that price) and $250 less than the least expensive iPad. And for this you get a first-class color screen, a robust content ecosystem, and reader-friendly features, but not as much freedom as a full-fledged tablet.
Pros: Beautiful color screen with wide viewing angles, Well-designed user interface, Robust ecosystem and large content selection, Social sharing on Facebook and Twitter
Cons: Relatively heavy, Screen smudges easily, No pinch to zoom in web browser, Can only charge with included USB cord, Limited number of apps