Barnes And Noble Nook
For those looking at getting an E-Reader, the Barnes and Noble Nook is certainly one of the most popular. While it is similar in shape and function to an iPad, it is not designed to be a tablet with that type of versatility. Instead, it is primarily designed to be an E-Reader for eBooks, reports and the like.
However, the Nook is certainly a versatile tablet and has enjoyed a steady series of advancements over the past few years. Today, the biggest rival to the Nook is the Kindle Fire HD Series which does offer some more advanced features. However, the Nook itself is still quite capable and is priced very well for what it does have. Let’s take a look at what the Nook offers and see just how well it has held up over the years.
Most Notable Features on the Nook
- MP4 Video
- MP3 Audio
- Read different document types
- 169 pixels per inch for screen
- 8GB Memory
- MicroSD slot to add additional memory
- Quick Office Software
- Lend Me Feature
- Social Networking features
One of the great advantages of the Nook is that is can read a great number of different types of documents. You can read eBooks, reports and a wealth of other information drawn from a variety of sources. While the screen is not as advanced as the Kindle Fire HD or iPad, it is clear, sharp and well made for displaying eBooks, graphics and video.
There are a great number of eBooks to choose from, particularly children’s books that have vibrant colors and wonderful audio that work very well with the Nook. There is also a feature where the Nook has complimentary graphics as well to make reading children’s books even more interesting and enjoyable. However, most people choose the Nook for the “Lend Me” feature where they can borrow a tremendous amount of reading material.
The amble 8GB memory can be augmented considerably by adding a 32GB MicroSD card. This means that more videos can be stored in the system. Plus, the social media connections are very well handled, allowing for users to keep in touch on popular social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter for example. There are also a number of different internet stations such as Pandora that can be downloaded to the Nook.
However, there is little doubt that the HD features found in the Kindle & iPad have surpassed the Nook which will look to add this new feature in future editions. Given that, it is a minor annoyance at best since the Nook is primarily designed as an E-Reader first.
As one of the most established E-Readers on the market, the Nook is certainly still one of the most popular. While it cannot compete with tablets like the iPad for versatility and technological advancements, it is still a very versatile and affordable E-Reader. For those who want access to millions of eBooks, reports and other reading material along with large additional storage for videos, images and other information, the Nook is still one of the best on the market today.