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Barnes & Noble Nook Color

alaTest has collected and analyzed 237 reviews of Barnes & Noble Nook Color. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and price are overall positive. The durability and battery are also appreciated. The reliability and size get less positive comments.

usability, battery, durability, price, screen

size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Barnes & Noble Nook Color is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (digitaltrends.com)

Barnes & Noble Nook Color

 
Jun, 2011

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

Barnes and Noble NookColor Review - PCWorld

 

Intuitive interface that's optimized for reading

Requires proprietary MicroUSB charger

Dual-screen portable may appeal to some students, but it's bulky.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (engadget.com)

Nook Color review

 

It's hard to believe we're already writing a review of the Nook Color, considering Barnes & Noble's first foray into the e-reader world was revealed

Beautiful industrial design ; Clear, crisp display ; Lots of quality content available

UI is buggy, sluggish ; Android 2.1 is dated ; No apps or app store yet

Nov, 2010
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Expert review by: K.T. Bradford (laptopmag.com)

Barnes and Noble Nook Color

 

The bookseller's second eReader adds a vivid color display and some tablet features while keeping the price affordable.

Whether or not consumers will truly consider the Nook Color a "reader's tablet," it's a very good eReader with benefits. At $249, it's $150 less than the least expensive Galaxy Tab (which requires a separate data fee and two-year contract at that...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Barnes & Noble Nook Color review: Barnes & Noble Nook Color

 

Editors' note (August 12, 2012): Barnes & Noble has cut the price of the Nook Color reviewed here to $149. Prospective buyers should note the rumor that Barnes & Noble is planning to launch an updated Nook Tablet later in 2012.

Color e-book reader with vibrant 7-inch touch screen; zippy performance; built-in Wi-Fi; Barnes & Noble Nookbook store; 8GB onboard memory, plus microSD expansion slot; built-in Web browser works well; supports PDF, Word, and ePub files; displays...

Eight hours battery life for reading pales in comparison with battery life on e-ink readers; no access to full Android Market; battery isn't user-replaceable; processor could be faster.

Barnes & Noble's Nook Color is a capable color touch-screen e-book reader that offers much of the functionality of an Android tablet for half the price of an iPad.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Noah Kravitz (technobuffalo.com)

Barnes & Noble Nook Color Review – A Tablet for the Everyperson

 

Before you discount what I'm about to say, hear me out: Barnes & Noble's nook Color just might be the best value on the market for somebody who wants a tablet computer but doesn't really know why. I know, I…

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Julie (the-gadgeteer.com)

Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor eBook Reader Review

 

I've been waiting for a dedicated eBook reader with a backlit color display since the early days of the original Sony Reader. During that wait, I found myself using my current smartphone as an eBook reader due to the fact that it is always with me and...

Color touchscreen ; Wifi ; Can buy books from device

Search funtion doesn't search library ; Zooming in and out of web pages and magazines using multi-touch gestures is clunky ; Screen has glare ; Can't access Android app store without rooting device

I have mixed feelings about the NOOKcolor. As an eBook Reader, it does a good job. It has good battery life and having a color screen is a big benefit for some people with eye problems like myself. That said, I found the glossy display to bother my...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Jenn K. Lee (pocketables.net)

Nook Color (with Froyo) review

 

This guest review was written by Aaron Orquia.

As the time of this writing, however, Froyo on the Nook actually works surprisingly well, considering the fact that it was never intended to work at all. Sound, WiFi, the display, the accelerometer, and the Market all work. In fact, everything you...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Will Shanklin (androidcentral.com)

Barnes & Noble Nook Color Review

 

The modding community helps a device with an identity crisis to "find itself" The Barnes & Noble Nook Color is a very unique device to review, because you're really talking ab...

However, when you look at the Nook as a full Android tablet, this just may be the best value on the market right now. It's not for those averse to tinkering, but if you're wanting an affordable tablet without some of the bells and whistles of more...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Allen Schmidt (anythingbutipod.com)

B&N Nook Color Review

 

The old forms of media have seen better days.  Newspapers are losing subscribers daily to internet blogs and internet media that provide up to the minute information impossible to be delivered in the classic format.  No longer do people need to wait...

Jan, 2011
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