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.