If you are looking for an e-reader only, this would be the perfect product for you. They are great for reading, and basic applications. However, if you are looking for a tablet, I would not recommend this. While the nook is capable of connecting to wifi, it is not very fast, and it is pretty limited with what you can do. Also, the apps that are available are extremely limited. There was not even a facebook app. It is pretty durable though. Mine lasted 2 years, with minimal wear, and I'm an avid reader, so it went with me just about everywhere. So I would definitely recommend the nook color if you are looking for a basic e-reader.