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Review of Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor
3.70 stars Good Form 482 Reviews
Reviewed on: October 29, 2012 Author: BoolPool.com
Price Range

$150

Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Good E-reader
  • Right size for carrying around
  • Touch interface works very well
  • Screen works well under most lighting conditions
  • Good Price
  • Books available online and from libraries
  • Can be easily rooted to work as Android Tablet

    Cons

  • Battery life is not so good
  • Don't buy it for use outside USA
  • Audio stops working after sleep mode
  • Little heavy
  • No USB charging from computer
Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor. The BoolPool rating for this product is Good, with 3.70 stars, and the price range is $150.

Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor is a 7 inches e-reader featuring a rich high resolution backlit display using more than 16 million colors and crisp text for easy reading day or night. It has built-in Wi-Fi connection and allows to do many more things like surf the web, check email, read a blog or search Google.

Barnes and Noble Nook Color is a very good and versatile e-reader available in the market. Most users love its fantastic display, responsive touch screen, excellent video quality, expandable memory and fast performance for a budget tablet priced under $150. It is easy to carry and there is lot of content easily available for download.

A lot of tech savvy users like the fact that they can root this device and make it a fully functional Android tablet.

A lot of users complain about the poor battery life and not-so-good customer service. Some users also feel that 7-inch screen is a bit small for magazines and comics.

Overall Nook Color is good, portable and inexpensive e-reader.

User Voice
Barnes and Noble customer service is awful Not very good company policy regarding replacement of defective units
Review Group #: 1 Rating :
1.50 stars
9 Reviews See Details
Touch screen does not work sometimes Compatible with multiple eBook formats Nice and bright LCD screen
Review Group #: 2 Rating :
4.00 stars
10 Reviews See Details
Books not downloaded over WiFi can not be put onto the home screen B&N is staying loyal to their original customers and keeping the devices updated
Review Group #: 3 Rating :
3.50 stars
13 Reviews See Details
Users don't like that it requires a credit card attached to the account even if paying with gift cards Bad thing that it requires an active credit card to access books already puchased
Review Group #: 4 Rating :
2.00 stars
13 Reviews See Details
Battery can not be replaced Battery life is short Nice color display Easy to navigate Good for kid's books
Review Group #: 5 Rating :
3.50 stars
14 Reviews See Details
"Read to me" feature is good for little kids Can read almost any book in most formats
Review Group #: 6 Rating :
4.50 stars
18 Reviews See Details
Once rooted, the device gains access to android market Inexpensive
Review Group #: 7 Rating :
4.50 stars
23 Reviews See Details
Books can be downloaded online and from library Easy and fast to buy books from Nook store Expandable memory
Review Group #: 8 Rating :
3.50 stars
24 Reviews See Details
Reading over extended periods of time is quite comfortable Very portable device Works well for PDFs No pinch to zoom in browser Screen brightness control makes it nice to read in all light conditions
Review Group #: 9 Rating :
4.00 stars
26 Reviews See Details
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