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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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Screen

The Nook Color is built around a 7-inch LCD screen, with a resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels. The front of the screen is coated with an anti-glare material that partially blocks reflections.

Front Image

Indoor & Outdoor Use

The Nook Color uses an LCD screen, which means that the brightness of the screen comes from a backlight. The upside of this is that the device doesn’t have to rely on the ambient light: it can be used in total or near darkness with no problem. However, the downside of this approach is that in brighter lighting conditions, the backlight has to fight with the ambient light for your attention, and this poses an issue for the Nook Color. We found that the device looked good in indoor lighting and subdued sunlight, but in brighter or direct sun, the screen became pretty much unreadable.

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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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