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Barnes & Noble Nook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4004 reviews of Barnes & Noble Nook. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and performance. The portability and price are also appreciated, but many are negative 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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Barnes & Noble Nook

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 user reviews of Barnes & Noble Nook from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design and performance. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the reliability. Reviews are divided on the battery.

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reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Barnes & Noble Nook

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2761 user reviews of Barnes & Noble Nook from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and performance. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, performance, screen

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Barnes & Noble Nook Color eReaderBarnes & Noble Nook Color eReader

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : K. T. Bradford (digitaltrends.com)

Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight review

 

The new Nook GlowLight has a better screen and brighter light, but that light is still uneven, its lack of page turn buttons make it difficult to use for lefties, and the overall package can't match the Kindle Paperwhite.

Screen is more pixel dense with deeper contrast ; GlowLight is brighter ; Speedy, responsive performance

No physical page turn buttons ; No improvements to the software or extras ; No MicroSD card slot ; Little space for non-B&N ebooks and files ; GlowLight still uneven

Ever since the first Nook debuted in 2009 each generation has improved on the last. Even when Barnes & Noble radically changed the design, it was done for the better. And each innovation from touch to built-in lights have made new Nooks highly...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Brian Heater (engadget.com)

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 : Brian Heater (engadget.com)

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 : Brian Heater (engadget.com)

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 : Ian Bell (digitaltrends.com)

Barnes & Noble Nook Review

 

There's no doubt that the Nook is a cool product – but the device feels a little rushed at this point which makes us question if it can truly give the Kindle a run for its money.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Joshua Topolsky (engadget.com)

Barnes & Noble Nook review

 

When we first caught wind of Barnes & Noble's Nook -- a device clearly positioned to give the Amazon Kindle and Sony's options a run for their money

Secondary color screen ; Great selection of books ; E-Ink is easy on the eyes

Sluggish Android performance ; Screens feel disconnected from one another ; Slower refresh rate than the Kindle

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight 3

 

The Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight 3 illuminates your reading with a warm, color-changing light, but can't get past Amazon's superior ebook selection.

Sharp screen. Color-changing front light goes from blue to yellow. Physical page turn buttons. ePub support.

Sluggish UI. Limited store selection. Awkward for library books.

The Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight 3 is a good-enough e-reader with some unique features for its price. Most notably, that color-changing front light is notable for $119.99; with Kobo, you need to go up to the $179.99 Aura H2O to get that. The screen is...

May, 2018

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight Plus review

 

After taking a beating with its Nook tablets, Barnes & Noble smartly retreated and stopped making its own hardware, opting instead to sell Samsung tablets with a custom Nook interface, plus full access to the Google Play Store.

Barnes & Noble's third-generation Nook GlowLight Plus has a sleeker design with an aluminum back, improved lighting scheme, a sharper 300 dots-per-inch E Ink display and a more responsive capacitive touchscreen. Its biggest competitive advantage over...

The aluminum casing has a bit of an edge to it on the front. Nook's ecosystem is good but can't beat Kindle's.

The new Nook GlowLight Plus probably isn't going to make any converts out of Amazon's Kindle customers, but at least Barnes & Noble now has an e-reader with competitive specs and performance to the Paperwhite.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Ben Radding (pcmag.com)

Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight Plus

 

The Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight Plus is a great waterproof ebook reader for the beach or the bathtub, but the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite remains your best option on dry land.

Waterproof. Sharp screen. Good book selection.

Unintuitive store interface. Slight performance lag.

Conclusions The Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight Plus is a very good ebook reader if you like to read at the beach or the pool, or in the bath. It has a sharper display and costs lest than the waterproof Kobo Aura H2O, though it doesn't support as many...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : David Pierce (theverge.com)

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...

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

Constant performance problems ; Weak speaker ; App selection is lacking

You get what you pay for, apparently

Dec, 2012

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

Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No

Audio Output

Type:Speaker(s)

Battery

Technology:Lithium polymer

Color

Color of product:Black

Design

Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.5in
Height:7.7in
Weight:11.2oz
Width:4.9in

Display

Color: No
Diagonal:6
Display Diagonal:6
Display Resolution:600 x 800 / 800 x 600
Gray scale levels:15
Technology:E Ink
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / Y

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

Battery life (max):1440

Features

Menu languages:Multi

File formats

Audio formats supported: No
Document formats supported:ePub, PDF
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Video compression format: No
Video formats supported:Not supported

Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB

GPS System

GPS Navigation: None

Header

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

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:2
Maximum memory card size:32

Modem

Type:Wireless cellular modem

Networking

Wireless Connectivity:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: No
Headphone Out:N
Interface Type:USB 2.0
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Power

Battery life (max):1440

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System

Handheld Type:eBook reader

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.469 / 5
Height:6.5 / 7.01
Weight:12.8 / 6.95 / 7.48
Width:5