Barnes And Noble Nook Tablet Review
A Review Of The Barnes And Noble Nook Tablet
Barnes And Noble have made a late entry into the race for the best Christmas gift this year. In
order to compete in the tablet market currently dominated by the Apple iPad and even the new Amazon Kindle Fire,
Barnes And Noble has announced the release of their Nook Tablet (you may want to take a look at the comparison
chart of Nook Tablet vs Kindle Fire). Priced competitively and
released November 18, 2011 it would be safe to assume that this new release will fill many Christmas stockings this
The Barnes And Noble Nook Tablet comprises a good looking 7 inch VividView Color Touchscreen
with a high 1024 by 600 resolution. This means you can watch all your favorite TV shows and movies with remarkable
detail and clarity - and with no annoying glare. It also has a 1 GHz dual core processor with 1 GB of RAM making
streaming images seamless, web browsing ultra fast and downloading books almost instantaneous. With 16 GB of
storage you can also easily store those movies and books for as long as you need them. In addition to being
technically competitive in the tablet market the Nook Tablet also offers a range of pre-installed apps, ongoing
free Nook support and lots of free subscription trials.
Main Specifications Of The Barnes And Noble Nook
* List Price: $249
* Released: November 2011
* Operating System: Android
* Size (inches): 8.1 by 5 by 0.48
* Weight: 0.88 lb / 0.4kg
* Display Size (inches): 7
* Screen Resolution: 1024 by 600
* Disk Size (GB): 16
* CPU: TI OMAP 4 dual core processor
* CPU Speed: 1 GHz
* Connectivity: Wi-Fi
* Cameras: No
* Battery Life: Reading 11 hours / Video 9 hours (wireless off)
Barnes And Noble Nook Tablet Review - The Advantages
The Nook Tablet offers several improvements over its predecessor the Nook Color, one of which is
the increased storage capacity. The Nook Tablet offers 16 GB of storage and with the addition of microSD memory
card you can add up to 32 GB of storage for this tablet. The 16 GB alone will be more than sufficient for most
people - enough to store up to 10,000 books!
The very decent 1 GHz TI OMAP 4 dual core processor coupled with 1 GB RAM means the Nook Tablet
is built for speed. When compared with some other tablets, users will note faster download times and seamless
streaming of TV and movies. All this saves time and makes the users experience much more enjoyable.
Built In Microphone
A built in microphone allows you to record your own voice to accompany children's Read and
Record books - a great feature that will go down well with the young ones in the family.
The Nook Tablet has built in Wi-Fi so you can stay connected wherever you go. In addition Barnes
And Noble have taken that one step further by offering free Wi-Fi in all of their stores.
While you are at Barnes And Noble you'll have access to free Nook support from helpful staff at
over 40,000 booksellers.
Barnes And Noble have designed the Nook Tablet with portability in mind. This is the tablet that
you can comfortably and easily carry with you during every step of your day. Start reading in the morning when
commuting to work, and pick it up to keep reading or check emails throughout the day. It is incredibly light weight
and slim making it comfortable enough to hold in one hand for long periods of time.
As you would expect you'll have access to thousands of the most popular apps. In addition to
this Barnes And Noble offer you a few free apps with the Nook Tablet and have also preloaded free trials and full
versions of popular programs such as Pandora.
A battery life of 11 hours for reading and 9 hours for videos (with wireless off) is fairly
impressive from a relatively small device. You could watch several movies or read for hours on end on a single
charge. This is a fantastic feature for those who travel long distances and intend on making the Nook Tablet their
Barnes And Noble Nook Tablet Review - The
A built in webcam would have broadened the appeal of the Nook Tablet to an audience that is not
so focused on reading but more on social media and uploading those spur of the moment candid shots whenever the
mood strikes. A webcam would have made the Nook Tablet more functional and more of a 'one stop shop' for your daily
Bluetooth connectivity would have been a nice addition to the Nook Tablet and make it just that
little bit more functional.
Should You Buy The Barnes And Noble Nook Tablet?
The competitive price and impressive technical specs will ensure the Barnes And Noble Nook
Tablet is going to be popular with a wide audience. It is however more tailored towards the reader and the addition
of a webcam and perhaps more connectivity could have changed that. With that said, it will more than cope with
meeting the needs of the majority of tablet users who are looking for on-the-go internet on a fabulous looking
screen, a wide range of apps and a seemingly endless supply of books, magazines and newspapers at your
To order your Barnes And Noble Nook Tablet today - click here.