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
Excerpt: Barnes and Noble recently came out with their newest eReader, the Nook Color . This eReader features a completely new operating system, with it being based on the Android OS. Being in color means that the new Nook can also take full advantage of markets that the Amazon Kindle cannot cater to. Children's books and full color magazines are two areas where the Nook should dominate the market. The Nook is almost a hybrid between an eReader and a tablet.
NookColor review: Barnes & Noble makes its mark with the first colour tablet optimised for reading
Good Gear Guide.au
29 September 2011
Summary: Barnes & Noble's NookColor succeeds in combining much of the readability of the E-Ink based e-readers with the speed, customisation, and graphical advantages of the LCD-based e-reading apps on competing touch screen devices, phone or tablet. And at US$249, NookColor even has limited viability as a reasonably priced, contract-free tablet for those who prize reading and Web surfing above playing games and downloading apps.
Pros: Intuitive interface that's optimised for reading, display produces good colours and minimal glare
Cons: Requires proprietary MicroUSB charger, app store not coming until 2011
Conclusion: Mais do que um simples leitor de e-books, mas menos do que um tablet de verdade, o Nook Color promove uma experiência de leitura rica em cores e detalhes, ideal tanto para livros quando para revistas.
Pros: Tela de LCD 7'' com 16 milhões de cores e ótimo brilho. Navegação por toque intuitiva. Roda aplicativos de terceiros. Profunda integração com redes sociais. Vários jornais disponíveis.
Cons: Sem conexão 3G, apenas Wi-Fi. Adaptador AC proprietário. Bateria com duração curta para um leitor de e-books.