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Barnes & Noble nook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3440 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the battery and portability are overall positive. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Barnes & Noble nook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 157 user reviews of Barnes & Noble nook from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other eReaders on

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2450 user reviews of Barnes & Noble nook from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on

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76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Barnes & Noble Nook Color eReaderBarnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch eBook Reader (Wi-Fi Only)Barnes & Noble NOOK ebook reader (WiFi + 3G)[B&W]

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Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight review: much improved, but the competition is still winning


There's a lot to be said for being first. Barnes & Noble beat the competition to the punch with the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight -- an e-reader

Lightweight ; Much-improved frontlight ; Better display than last time

No more physical page buttons ; The microSD slot has been removed ; Frontlighting still not on par with the competition

The GlowLight has a much nicer display than the last-gen model, but other e-readers still offer better screens. In the meantime, too, the GlowLight has lost some defining features like a microSD slot and physical page turn buttons.


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Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ Review


Barnes & Noble invented the low-cost, basic tablet category with the Nook Color, a paired-down Android slate aimed at people who love e-books. Since the Color, the Nook has evolved into ever more sophisticated tablets and has now grown in size. The...

Comfortable, lightweight design ; Excellent display ; Good reading experience for magazines, comics, kid's books ; Well-designed interface ; Profiles for multi-user households and kids ; Speedy performance ; Long battery life

Limited when compared to most Android tablets ; Small app selection ; No cameras

The Nook HD+ is an excellent choice for people who want a simple, easy tablet experience focused on consuming books, video, and other media.

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Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ review: a high-def 9-inch tablet at an entry-level price


More Info Barnes & Noble announces Nook HD+ 9-inch tablet, we go hands-on Nook HD review: a high-def tablet with the heart of a reader

Brilliant high-res display ; Tempting price ; Device is comfortable to hold ; Good reading experience

Uninspired UI ; Limited selection of apps, multimedia content

With the Nook HD+, Barnes & Noble is offering a nice piece of hardware at a good price. Too bad it's somewhat limited on the software side.

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Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ review


Barnes & Noble picked a tough time to revamp its lineup of tablets. On the one hand, the 7-inch market is both more crowded and more mature than ever thanks to the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, and iPad mini. Meanwhile, the newest iPad is better than ever,...

Terrific display ; Nice design and build quality ; Great reading experience

Constant performance problems ; Weak speaker ; App selection is lacking

The bookseller-turned-manufacturer takes on the tablet goliaths

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Barnes & Noble Nook HD+


Barnes & Noble's Nook HD+ is an impressive $269 (16GB, direct) tablet. But a great 9-inch tablet experience is as much about content as it is about hardware, and that's where the Nook HD+ falls short. The Nook has definite advantages over the Kindle...

Inexpensive. High-resolution screen. Quality build. Supports multiple users. Great children's books and magazines

Very limited media store, media-format support, and app selection. Slow Wi-Fi

The Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ is a good choice for book lovers, but its smaller 7-inch sibling is a better bet. We want a lot more from a 9-inch tablet.

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Barnes & Noble Nook HD+


Editors' note, November 25, 2013: Due to increasingly stronger competition in the tablet space, CNET has lowered the score of the Nook HD+.

The Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ starts at only $149, and has a sharp screen, good performance, and a microSD slot. It's also lightweight and comfortable, and implements magazines and catalogs better than any other tablet.

There are no cameras, the screen is susceptible to fingerprints, and the OS can feel sluggish at times.

The Nook HD+ is a low-price, quality entry point into the world of tablets, especially now that it has full Google Play support.


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Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet


The Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet is definitely not an e-reader, but it's also not a proper tablet. Like the Kindle Fire, it's in a bit of a class of its own. Still, this reading-focused tablet is likely the third best-selling tablet out there for good...

Better performance than Kindle Fire ; Bright, vivid screen ; Nice interface built around e-book reading ; Good battery life for a tablet ; microSD card slot

Battery life can't match E-Ink e-readers ; App selection is limited ; Fewer multimedia features than Kindle Fire ; No cameras or Bluetooth

If you're looking for a tablet hand-built around reading, but want access to some extra features like email, kids books, magazines, comic books, a Web browser, apps, Hulu, Netflix, Pandora, and some games, then this is for you.

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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with…


Dedicated e-readers like the Nook and Kindle deliver sharper text, longer battery life, and better outdoor readability than multifunction tablets, but they also come with one inconvenient caveat for bookworms: No backlighting. Unlike a backlit LCD,...

Readable in the dark (with GlowLight) ; One-month battery life ; Responsive infrared touchscreen ; Support for ePub ; microSD slot ; Good refresh rate

GlowLight adds $40 to price ; No speakers ; Navigation buttons a bit confusing ; No DOC or TXT file support

The Kindle may beat Nook slightly in a few areas, but when it comes down to it, nobody getting a Nook is going to walk away disappointed because it's not a Kindle. And in many ways, the Nook is superior to Amazon's market leader.

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Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet review


Back in April, the Nook Color underwent a magical change of sorts: a software update that transformed the device from a color screen e-reader into an

Excellent video quality ; Expandable memory ; Fast performance for a budget tablet

Upgrades from the Color are relatively minor ; Limited built-in storage for side-loaded content ; 7-inch screen is a bit small for magazines and comics

Barnes & Noble's budget tablet manages to give the Kindle Fire a run for its money, even though it costs $50 more.

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The Nook Nails It


By now, most everyone in your circle of friends has played with a Kindle and an iPad. Fewer have picked up a Nook. But you should give this dark horse a shot.

Product Specifications

nook's easy-to read Ink display is more like a traditional book than a computer screen. With no glare or backlight, and adjustable text size, you can read comfortably hours. nook makes it easy to bookmark, highlight passages, or make notes - plus, look up words mid-sentence using the built-in dictionary. Use reading now, your virtual bookmark, to bring you back to the last book you've read, right where you left off.

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Technology:Lithium polymer

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:4-bit (16 gray levels)
Diagonal Size:6in
Diagonal Size (metric):15.2cm
Technology:E Ink

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB

GPS System

GPS Navigation: None


Manufacturer:Barnes & Noble
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Barnes & Noble nook


Type:Wireless cellular modem


Wireless Connectivity:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Handheld Type:eBook reader