Monday, December 19, 2011

Barnes & Noble NOOK Color eBook

Display: 7-inch IPS display @ 1024x600 (169 ppi)
Size: 8.1x 5.0 x 0.48 in; 15.8 oz
Storage: 8GB oboard + microSD
Wireless: Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
Battery Life: 8 hours w/o Wi-Fi

The screen: The Nook Tablet's screen uses the same 1,024x600-pixel resolution like the Kindle Fire, but it seems better to many eyes. Apps appear to fit the screen's resolution better than on the #1 competior Kindle Fire.

Memory to expand: 1GB of space for dragged-and-dropped user content is reserved. But the built-in 16GB still leaves a good space for apps, and you can have up to 32GB of your own content if you buy a micro-sd.

Kids' books: Barnes & Noble is number on efor color e-books for kids since the introduction of the Nook Color in 2009. This tablet  integrated microphone to allow parents to record as they read to their children.

The interface: Like most Android tablets, the Nook Tablet's home screen acts like a virtual desktop that you can customize with your favorite items and spread across multiple pages.

Battery life: 4-6 hours.

Pros: The Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet is a full-featured tablet with a vibrant 7-inch touch screen, built-in Wi-Fi, 16GB of built-in storage, and a microSD expansion slot.
This reader offers more than a thousand apps at its integrated Nook Store and is optimized for Netflix and Hulu Plus video playback. It has a built-in Web browser which works well and offers Flash support.

Cons: It has limited access to Android Market, it has no Bluetooth, GPS, or camera; no video rental (or purchase) option; sideloaded content beyond 1GB needs to be housed on microSD.

Conclusion: With more storage and a growing app store, the Nook Tablet is a worthy competitor to the Kindle Fire.


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