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PC Mag says:

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More than an ebook reader, less than a full-blown tablet, the Nook Color's artful compromises make for a compelling, color reading experience that is ideal for both books and magazines. quote


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Critic reviews

7.7
8 reviews
  • Features
    7.4
  • Display
    7.9
  • Battery life
    7.6
  • Ease of use
    7.4
  • Storage capacity
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.5
  • Durability
    7.5

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User reviews

8.3
45 reviews
8.0
Engadget Nov 16, 2010

If you're a hardcore reader with an appetite that extends beyond books to magazines and newspapers, the Color is the first viable option we've seen that can support your habit.

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8.0
PC Mag Nov 16, 2010

More than an ebook reader, less than a full-blown tablet, the Nook Color's artful compromises make for a compelling, color reading experience that is ideal for both books and magazines.

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8.0
ZDNet Apr 25, 2011

Bottom line is the Nook Color a worthwhile, low-priced $249, low-end tablet. ... I’ve said before that the Nook Color might be the first great Android tablet. It may not be “great,” but it’s certainly more than good enough. I highly recommend it for any would-be tablet user on a budget.

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8.0
Gizmodo Nov 16, 2010

If you're looking for a super portable tablet thing that's primarily for reading, it's hard not to give the seriously capable Nook a long look, even if you might wanna wait 'til the B&N app store opens and it gets its first major update early next year for maximum goodness.

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7.0
CNET Nov 16, 2010

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.

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7.0
TechCrunch Nov 16, 2010

The $249 you’d spend for a NookColor may be better spent on a more capable Android or iOS device. But if you’re looking for a color e-reader for reading a few black and white books as well as some color enhanced e-books and kid’s titles, this incarnation of the Nook is hard to beat.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Oct 28, 2010

Overall, the Nook Color is a great ereader. If you’re looking for more apps and more web accessibility, then maybe the Nook Color is not for you.

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7.0
The Gadgeteer Feb 8, 2011

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. ... As a magazine reader, I found the Nook to be lacking ease of use.

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8.0
tatsumaki tatsumaki

The NookColor is a wonderful alternative to a full-fledged tablet - especially when one is more concerned with reading than anything else. It would have been nice to have a cellular option available, but it's by no means a deal breaker. I have some concerns with the quality of the unit, as I...

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8.0
Bob0mb Bob0mb

once it rooted it and hacked it to think it was a evo so i could watch netflix its awesome. before all of that barnes and noble apps are lame. as an ereader it rocks not a ton of lag on page turns and that sort of thing. since rooting i read comics on it and it works well for that. video could...

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7.0
frankspin frankspin

I think this is the perfect device for someone looking for a cheap Android tablet to tool around with. You can't beat a $250 price tag for a 7" Android tablet that cane be rooted in a couple mouse clicks. Be forewarned though, if you root this an install the current iteration of CM7 (As of...

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6.0
susandoesengage susandoesengage

I haven't used this tablet in about a year, so I don't remember the specifics of why I didn't like it. (I replaced it with a Kindle HD that I much prefer.) I remember that I paid about $75 for a N2A card (Nook to Android) and I know it irritated me when I learned that I'd have to get the N2A...

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9.0
bwanamike bwanamike

Definitely not an iPad killer, but a good solid eReader for colored publications. I use it almost exclusively as an eReader, though I have a couple games, Dropbox and X-marks to use the browser and load photos. At times I find page turning to be erratic and the touchscreen to be too sensitive,...

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9.0
cammiso94 cammiso94

i put most of my thought in the ratings comments, i just wanted to add that porting android to it is a good idea. you can pull lots more features out of it and use it for stuff other that its intended use. thanks.

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8.0
chickenmad chickenmad

The nook color is a decent e-reader but lags as a tablet. Rooted it serves better as a tablet but with the lack of bluetooth and gps has limited usefullness. Its major downfall is the special charging cable which came apart shortly after purchase. Charging wtih a normal cable is a long and...

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8.0
jfc572 jfc572

As an ereader I was very happy with it but when it comes to reading publications and browsing on the web the 7" screen just didn't justify holding onto it. I commute on the subway to work and I found the weight of the nook as a drawback. I compared it to my wife's Sony PRS-350 ereader and it was...

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10
jlatzko jlatzko

Let's be honest: I used B&N's operating system for about as long as it took to charge the battery. Phiremod's CM7-based approach does the job ever since, and it's doing it very good. I use it with overclock to 925 MHz and that is fine for most things, however there are occasional hickups.

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