Barnes & Noble nook Tablet

79
Global
Score
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet review

Summary

Barnes & Noble's budget tablet manages to give the Kindle Fire a run for its money, even though it costs $50 more.

from $199+
Pros
  • Excellent video qualityExpandable memoryFast performance for a budget tablet
Cons
  • Upgrades from the Color are relatively minorLimited built-in storage for side-loaded content7-inch screen is a bit small for magazines and comics
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 honest to goodness Android tablet. It was the company's first swipe at the space -- a backdoor approach that beat out fellow e-reader manufacturers like Amazon and Kobo. Its follow-up, the Nook Tablet, marks the company's first out-of-the-box shot at the consumer tablet market. Not to mention, it also goes head to head with the Kindle Fire, a device that's sure to be one of the best-selling gadgets of the holiday season, thanks to its price and wide content selection.

Does the Nook Tablet have what it takes to topple the Kindle Fire? Do the product's benefits justify its $50 premium over Amazon's device -- or the recently discounted and soon to be upgraded Nook Color for that matter? Find out the answers to these questions and so, so many more, after the break.

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Scores

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Breakdown

Ease of use
7.5
Portability (size / weight)
7.8
Battery life
7.3
Design and form factor
8.0
Display
7.5
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Specs

nook

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
no
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to11.5 hour
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Specs

nook

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
no
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to11.5 hour
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