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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
wjbecker wjbecker

This is definitely not an IPad, but if you are a reader this is the tablet for you. The default Android browsers is fine for web surfing. Better for reading books then an Ipad. The Nook Color is not as bulky as the IPad. This screen is vivid and colors show well. It is good for reading, easy on...

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8.0
dvdcatalyst dvdcatalyst

Great eReader. A lot of questions on the boards about "official" Android on it, but seriously, its an eReader. Apps and games would be fine, but you can pick up a PSP or a DS cheaper anyway.

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10
m1le5 m1le5

Currently am running CM7 with the latest overclocked kernel from dalingrin. Absolutely amazing product, totally configurable, even runs honeycomb but I prefer the full feature list of CM7. I can recommend it on 1.2 stock OS from B&N too... A great product and so much fun to use.

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9.0
marcmeansfun marcmeansfun

When I purchased the NOOKcolor there was no app support, and even now it is still very limited. Browsing the web was nice, however not very responsive and the small screen size made it difficult to navigate certain pages. Facebook was always a challenge, I usually gave up and resorted to my...

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9.0
treesloth treesloth

The device is great. I tend to review in a "no news is good news" way, so treat these comments in that light. 1) A strange bit about the NC Gallery... For some reason, it seems to lump many different media types and locations into one gallery. My niece always pursues me to get her...

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8.0
TAP1994 TAP1994

I love this e-reader, and it has been good to me. I have many books on the Nook and have read so many more. I use it as a tablet as well. I do love this e-reader, but I feel like it is trying to be something more than it truly is. I have tried to use it as a table, and it does okay. It does a...

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9.0
bibliodriod bibliodriod

As a long-time *nix/gadget freak, the Nook Color surpassed my expectations. It is infinitely hackable. Would be great to see B&N open completely to the Android Market, heck, completely OPEN the device up. This would be a great 'mud in yer eye' move to quickly deflate the expected marketing...

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6.0
Badmojoman Badmojoman

Overall, I have to admit I use this tablet the least in my arsenal (iPad 1, iPad 2, Kindle, Kindle Fire, and this). It's decent, but the customized OS really limit what you can do with it out of the box. It's a perfectly fine e-reader, but battery life is a challenge. I've used it to watch some...

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