Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Review
If you’re looking for an entry-level tablet with a little more under the hood, the Nook Tablet is a fair pickup.
Device & Specs
Barnes and Noble seems to have found a design that they like, because these tablets look awfully similar. Despite that, the innards have changed, and what's under the hood is often what matters most: with a dual-core processor and a full GB of RAM, the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet has more in the inside than the previous iteration of the Nook.
Upgrading to an IPS display, the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet has a much better contrast ratio and peak brightness, but falls behind the older Nook Color in terms of color gamut. Neither impress in that regard, but the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet 's gamut is just plain bad.
As eReaders, these tablets are about as close as you possibly can get. You really can't go wrong with either here, although the newer Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet is more likely to be maintained from a software standpoint for longer.
Where the original Nook Color had only a tiny handful of internet features, the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet has marginally more at the time of publish for this review. With expanded file format support and web features like the Netflix app, the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet is the better buy for the app-hound, even though both devices have access to the same app store.
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