4.1
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Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet

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Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet
 
4.1

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Numerous problems, but I still like it

Although I have had to get my tablet replaced twice, I still like it very much. I started with a Nook basic ereader and upgraded to this tablet. I probably would have bought...Read complete review

Although I have had to get my tablet replaced twice, I still like it very much. I started with a Nook basic ereader and upgraded to this tablet. I probably would have bought a different tablet, but I already had many Nook Books, which don't convert to other readers. I had the first tablet less than a month when it would not hold a charge. I took it back to the local store and they replaced it with a refurbished tablet. A few months later, I noticed that the case was cracked - and I knew that I had not dropped it. I assume that the previous owner did or that the case is not very sturdy. This third one has worked well for several months. I was surprised that they replace the tablet twice, with little problem. At home, I usually only use this as an ereader. But, on a recent trip, I used it more as a tablet to surf the net and check email. It was faster than I expected and worked well with wifi signal. It kept me from doing without a computer or lugging my laptop along on the trip. I love the weight and size of the tablet and it is very responsive, especially as a reader.

Battery Life
My first tablet would not hold a charge, but the last two have been pretty good for battery life. If you are travelling and using it alot, you may need to charge it daily, but otherwise it will be fine for several days.

Processing Speed
Very fast as an eReader, not as fast as a tablet, but still satisfactory.

Weight
The weight is great. It is light enough to carry in your purse, and doesn't make you tired from holding it in bed.

App Availability
There are a lot of apps, but it is not an android or an iPad, so it is limited.

Design
Has a nice touch screen and controls are easy to use.

Durability
I have had to get it replaced twice in less than a year.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not that good of a product

i was not impressed with this at all. the slightest movement and the screen jumps. you can barely touch the screen and the page turns over to the next. makes it ver ydifficult...Read complete review

i was not impressed with this at all. the slightest movement and the screen jumps. you can barely touch the screen and the page turns over to the next. makes it ver ydifficult when you are reading a book and the page jumps to the next before you are ready. all in all not something i would buy again.

Battery Life
the battery life is not bad at all. but with the way the screen jumps around. it doesnt matter how good the battery is if you can not enjoy the book your reading.

Processing Speed
the processing speed is not to bad on this one. i have had 1 better. but, all in all its not bad.

Weight
it was a little heavier than i would like. not to heavy but, not light enough for long term reading.

App Availability
was not happy with the app. there are not that many that i could get. so i sold mine and got a different brand with more apps.

Design
the design is not bad. but, nothing special. i would have been happier if there was more colors to choose from.

Durability
the durability was the best part of this product. but, not much else

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3.0

Works well, but android OIS is probably better

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from Crofton, MD

Comments about Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet:

Nooks work very well as an ereader and basic tablet functionality that are within the properitary operating system developed by Barnes and Noble. Being a Nook owner and visiting the Barnes and Noble Bookstore is a very nice and enjoyed, friendly experience.

Battery Life
The battery actually runs for a decent amount of time.

Processing Speed
Can handle basic level and Nook supported Apps, but do provide the Nook adequate time too process your command.

Weight
For the viewing screen available, weight is adequate.

App Availability
Only Barnes and Noble supported Apps, cannot use Google Play. There are several Apps available, but you can definitely tell a difference in investment of quality and quantity to other platforms. A Nook2android software version can be downloaded to a memory card and installed, must be micro.

Design
The Nook looks nice, appeasing design, well made, and has as sleek interface.

Durability
My Nook has been dropped several times. Its is definitely durable.

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4.0

Good Tablet but I need MORE

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from USA

Comments about Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet:

This tablet is not one of the higher end tablets. It is really recommended for a person that just enjoy reading or maybe just searching the internet. This was actually a gift that I ended up returning because there were not many options associated with this tablet. I kept this product for 15 days and ended up returning it and getting a Kindle Fire HDX.

Battery Life
The battery life is not very useful for those on the go constantly. One would need to bring a charger with them everyday if going to be using for more than 2 hours. Browsing the web is often cut short if downloading or streaming.

Processing Speed
The processing speed is pretty good for this tablet. It actually may be the best feature on this tablet. Depending on your internet service, it is possible to get pretty high processing speeds. The processor seems like it runs well, and very efficient.

Weight
Very good weight and able to be handled by my 8 year old daughter. Average weight of most tablet its size. Not very bulky and fit in my standard case.

App Availability
Biggest concern for the NOOK tablet is the unavailability of apps. There is not a whole lot of variety when it comes to the apps offered for the NOOK. This was the real deal breaker for me. The apps offered are a bit pricey and not worth the money.

Design
The design is sleek and different from most tablets. It is not solid there is a bit of flair put into the design. I liked the silver strip at the bottom it gave it personality.

Durability
The NOOK is not as durable as I would want. The casing seems easily to scratch or dent. Not built with the most durable of materials.

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4.0

Good E-Reader but Not Impressing

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from USA

Comments about Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet:

This was my first tablet ever so I was so excited to get it for the cheap price nooks run for compare to other tablets on the market. However, they run cheap because they lack the things that make tablets now adays so fun and efficient.

Battery Life
With the lack of fun games and ability to put music on it (you can, but it's a lengthy process) , the only thing to really do is read. Reading books and the brightness levels don't kill the battery life so it's a great replacement for traveling and wanting to read with out having to haul 20 books with you.

Processing Speed
The processor is slow, but bearable.

Weight
For the size, it's a tab heavier than what I would like. It makes my hands tired to old it for long periods of time while reading.

App Availability
There are a few classic games and a handful of creative ones, but mostly only books. I don't really feel this is a tablet, it more like a spruced up e-reader.

Design
The design is unique and so is the interface.

Durability
It is heavier than the average tablet so it will hold up against falling and I have dropped it, and it survived.

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3.0

Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet

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from USA

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This is an awesome product. I really enjoy using it

Battery Life
The battery life on this is excellent. I was very impressed with how long the battery lasts.

Processing Speed
The speed on this is great. Although i think it could processes things a little faster.

Weight
I really like how light weight it is. i can put it in my purse and not even know it is in there

App Availability
I would really recommend that you could put it in to android mode to where you can down load games also

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4.0

Great Little Tablet

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from USA

Comments about Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet:

I really enjoy the Nook HD tablet but wish that it had more books available at a cheaper price. The picture quality is impressive compared to my Kindle HD and love the fact that it has a micro sd slot for memory expansion something that the Kindle lacks. The 7 inch size is just perfect for putting in my purse to take on the go. Love the android play store as I have an android phone and can have all the apps I am use to on this device. I have to say I enjoy the Nook better than my Kindle Fire. I also enjoy being able to set up individual users so that everyone has there own login and content for them to enjoy. The only disappointing feature in it is that with the kids parental controls there is no way to set a time limit on the activities that they can do like you can on the Kindle. Watching movies is fun on this tablet and picture looks good but sound was disappointing when listening without headphones. In a noisy room the sound can be drowned out even at full volume but with headphones it sounds decent. Overall this is a great tablet for the price range.

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4.0

Great tablet for a low price.

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from USA

Comments about Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet:

I bought this tablet a few months ago for school. This is a great tablet. It is much cheaper than the kindle and it does all of the exact same stuff. I will never understand why some people are willing to pay more to buy from amazon when the nook can do all of the same stuff as the kindle. It has internet, ebooks, magazine, apps, everything. It is lightweight and has a nice battery life. You can pretty much use it like a netbook in class. The only drawback to this thing is that you can't sideload apps onto it. If it had that feature it would be perfect. But it doesn't so you are stuck with what you find in the google play store, which is not half bad at all. My advice would be to get the nook HD over the kindle HD. I don't like to waste my money buying overpriced things. I think the only reason it hasn't sold more is due to bad marketing, which is really sad. If you want a cheap tablet that is the best buy for the money, go for the nook. You will be pleasantly surprised by this thing.

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4.0

Great tablet but not many apps.

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from USA

Comments about Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet:

Overall its a great tablet to have if you are mostly reading. It does not have many apps like the Kindle does, but the graphic quality is great and reading is easy on the Nook. I've had one for a year now and I use it for reading, internet and games for the kids to play on.

Weight
A bit heavy.

App Availability
Not many apps available on the Nook as it is on the Kindle.

Design
Simple design.

Durability
Has held up great though I have a case for mine.

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4.0

over all enjoyable.

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from USA

Comments about Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet:

I have had 3 different brands of tablets and by far this one is the best. Its very user friendly and interactive

Battery Life
Kinda drains the battery but thats with any tablet.

Weight
Average at bestnbut not bad at all.

App Availability
Everything is available so dont hold back if its apps you are wanting.

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4.0

Convenient

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from USA

Comments about Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet:

This was actually the first the "tablet" I ever owned. I loved the convenience of having an electronic book within my fingertips. I loved the fact that there were so many options other than just reading books. I loved the fact that my children took great interest in reading because they had an electronic book. Books are becoming obsolete anymore and I do not want my children to lose interest in reading. This a great way of keeping them engaged!

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a little on the slower end

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3.0

Good Product with some major flaws

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from USA

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This tablet is good for kids. It works for an ereader but is extremely slow to use as a tablet. It doesn't have a lot of power. It is fairly lightweight and has a fairly stylish design. I most likely would not reccommend this product to a friend or family member.

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