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Coby Kyros Tablet Review

The Kyros performs well for the money if you can tolerate the limitations of the unit itself.

February 24, 2012
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Barnes & Noble Nook

Device & Specs

Though both tablets have comparable processors, the Nook tablet has better RAM, a better screen, and a slot for a microSD card. For the extra $150, you get a lot more tablet.

Screen

The screen of the Nook Tablet is brighter, clearer, and employs a much more responsive capacitive touchscreen than the Kyros' dimly-backlit resistive touchscreen.

Battery

Possibly the biggest value you get with the Kyros is the battery. Clocking in with a better battery life than the Nook Tablet, the Kyros is a solid bet if that's what you're looking for.

eReader

As a pure eReader, the Nook Tablet is the better bet if you're going anywhere brighter than an unlit cave. IT stands to reason that to make the battery life better, Coby would cap the maximum brightness, but it does prevent it from displaying a visible image in sunlight.

Internet

Even though neither tablet has full access to the Android Market, the Nook has a slightly wider array of familiar apps for the casual Android user. While neither dazzle in this area, we'd stick with the Nook Tablet.

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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. Amazon Kindle Fire Comparison
  11. Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Comparison
  12. Velocity Micro Cruz Tablet r103 (4 GB) Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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