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Barnes & Noble Nook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3458 reviews of Barnes & Noble Nook. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Comments about the screen and performance are overall positive. The portability and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, performance, screen


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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 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 4.2/5 for other eReaders on People are impressed by the design and performance. The portability and usability also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the reliability, while comments are divided on the battery.

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

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Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Barnes & Noble Nook


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2720 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 Reviewers really like the screen and performance. The price and portability also get good comments, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, performance, screen


77% 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]

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Brian Heater (

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.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: David Pierce (

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

Dec, 2012


Expert review by: Jeffrey Van Camp (

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.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Jeffrey Van Camp (

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.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Brian Heater (

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.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: JoannaStern (

Nook Tablet review


Exactly one year ago, Barnes & Noble made an interesting move, one no other company in the tech industry had yet been bold enough to make: it released the Nook Color for just $249.99. The 7-inch Color was positioned as an alternative to E Ink...

Design is still striking ; Lighter than the Nook Color ; Bright IPS screen with great viewing angles ; Faster performance

Weak music / video content ecosystem ; No tabbed browsing ; Cannot easily sideload apps ; Can only be charged with its “proprietary” MicroUSB cable

Does the Nook Tablet have what it takes to extinguish the Kindle Fire?

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: John C Abell (

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.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Paul Miller (

Barnes & Noble Nook review (2011)


The new Nook from Barnes & Noble has this funny little trick: I keep on reading on it. In fact, despite my best efforts otherwise, I'm often reading the very book I planned on reading, or the book that I was reading moments before...

Simple, intuitive touch UI ; Highly responsive ; Comfortable in hand

Can’t access the stronger Kindle ecosystem ; Single purpose ; E Ink is showing its age

The new Nook enters a highly competitive market, but it’s still a world ripe for new and better ideas — we’re still waiting on the perfect reader

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Brian Heater (

Barnes & Noble Nook WiFi


Many who follow the e-reader market keep coming back to the same question: how long does it realistically have left? The explosion of tablets and reader apps for smartphones have left their respective impacts on the space, while the market for devoted...

Clear, crisp reading experience ; Social functionality ; Portability

Somewhat buggy software ; Touchscreen less than ideal for non-reading interaction ; No 3G option

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: K.T. Bradford (

Barnes & Noble Nook (Update 1.5)


A software update brings improved performance and more features to Barnes & Noble's dual-screen eReader.

We're glad that Barnes & Noble kept its promise and delivered updates that enhance the Nook's features and functionality. The best aspects of the eReader--its design, display, and content--have held up even in the face of newer releases (including the...

Dec, 2010

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.

Audio Output



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