Reviews and Problems with Barnes and Noble Nook Color
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Good e-reader, but locked down and low battery
April S., Newegg
10 January 2014
Summary: This product falls in the middle of liquid ink readers and tablet devices. The unfortunate part of compromise is that no one gets what they want. You don't get the readability of eInk in direct (sun) light, ease on eye strain, and long battery life.
Pros: It's color, works as a great e-reader, supports apps that connect to my local library for e-book checkout, ergonomic, and lightweight.
Cons: Not very fast, but I don't know if it's supposed to be. Low battery life (about 4-hours between charges). Locked down on B&N's system. The Nook HD has an open Android system, allowing you to use apps from the Google Play store. But then again, it's a color e-book reader, not a tablet computer.
Summary: I purchased this as a gift for a librarian friend, but I did give it a go around before I gave it away to see how it worked. I can't judge it too harshly because it is an older version, but it worked well for it's intended use.
Summary: As an e-book reader it's fine. Just don't expect miracles if you root this device.
Pros: The unit I received looked and acts like new. Good battery life as long as you're using it as a Nook (See cons below).
Cons: Yes you can root this thing and it's easy and cheap. But just because you can do something doesn't make it right. What they don't say is that if you install Ice Cream sandwich it's slow and the touch screen often becomes unresponsive. The battery isn't powerful enough to run a rooted android devi...
You are leasing books, limited sharing, AWFUL power cord quality.
27 August 2012
Summary: GOOD: fairly intuitive use, wireless is quick, removable drive allows big-file extras to be added (movies, etc). Visual image is good, great for 'toss-away reading', although a VERY limited number of newspaper subscriptions available for a national device. Decent magazine availability.
Good for casual reading. Not better than a Kindle as a true ereader device
16 December 2010
Summary: Bought mine days ago and returned just today. It is an ok device but does not truly shine as an ereader and I will expand on it shortly. 1st, this is more a hybrid device than an ereader. An ereader basically is for reading documents in an electronic format.
Excerpt: Результат: четыре нука за 2 недели и ни одного без дефекта. Главная проблема - корпус. Он даже на вид не производит впечатление качественного. Засада ещё и в том, что люфт и скрип появляются не сразу. В общем, будьте внимательны при покупке, а лучше остановите свой выбор не чём то другом.
Pros: Экран, батарея , бла-бла-бла, и т.д и т.п, про достоинства уже не раз говорили. Скажу лучше про недостатки.
Cons: Мне так и не удалось приобрести этот девайс. Главная проблема - корпус. Первый купленный мной нук скрипел корпусом внизу слева, возле той приблуды. Обменял на другой. Стало ещё хуже. Этот экземпляр имел ужасную засветку внизу экрана и два битых пикселя. Вернул, забрал деньги. Заказал в другом маг...