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Barnes & Noble Nook Color Tablet eBook Reader Review

The Barnes & Noble NOOKColor costs $249, but you get quite a lot for your pennies.

March 07, 2011
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Back

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Sides

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Size Comparisons

In the Box

As well as the Nook Color itself, you get:

  • Power/USB cable
  • Power adapter
  • Quick Start guide

The quick start guide is very basic, but is enough to get you started. A fuller manual is offered on the device as a PDF file.

Handling

The Nook Color is a fairly small device at just 0.48 inches thick, but it is heavy, weighing in at a rather hefty 15.8 ounces. It is possible to hold it in one hand, but it is a little too heavy to hold comfortably in one hand for longer periods. Instead, we found ourselves more naturally holding it in two, with one hand occasionally moving to the touch screen to flip the page.

There are no physical page flip buttons on the Nook Color. Instead, the device uses the touch screen: a quick tap on the right side goes to the next page, and a tap on the left to the previous. A longer touch is used to highlight a word or piece of text for highlighting or clipping. There are physical buttons for power and volume, though on the left and right sides respectively.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Apple iPad Wi-Fi (16 GB) Comparison
  11. Amazon Kindle Keyboard Wi-Fi Comparison
  12. Sony Reader Daily Edition Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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