Which tablet should I get?
I have a nook color, and I dont like it cause I thought it’d be a full fledged android ereader tablet, and it wasnt. I want something thats both a good ereader and a good cheap android tablet. So I was thinking about waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (smaller version of 10.1) to come out, but then I hear about the kindle fire, which looks like what I thought the nook would be, and its $150 cheaper than the Samsung Tab. Which tablet do you think I should get?
Hi, Arthur Picklewits, you’re the first person in the world that didn’t like Nook Color. You can make it a full fledget tabled in a matter of hours and you don’t even need to root the device itself. Android 2.3 is the best tested version on the Nook Color thus far. Just buy a microSD card (class 6 or above), burn the new OS to it, and you’ll be able to boot off the card. If you want to go back to original Nook, just power down the device, take out the card and boot it up again. There are plenty of instructions on how to do it on the Internet.
How does this Android ereader tablet compare to others?
Now, I’ve just gotten into the Android game. I have a HTC Desire, but I want more (no surprise, )
Normally, I’d post such a question at my favorite forum, but unfortunately, it is down, and I was hoping the folks here could help out.
The Nook Color.
This eReader tablet attracts my attention for several reasons,
1) It’s cheap. Half the price of usual tablets
2) People say that it can out-perform the iPad in certain areas.
3) I love hacking stuff! There seems to be quite a bit of development going on, correct me if I’m
4) The size seems to be just about right, a good compromise between portability and legibility
Now, I don’t really need all the features that other tablets have, namely the 3g/4g wireless connectivity. I was just looking to use this at home, or at my grandparent’s place (Where the computers there are absolutely ancient!) just for web browsing, facebooking, and the occasional game of Angry Birds.
Now, to the question. How does this stand up to other tablets of today? (Examples would be iPad, maybe iPad 2, XOOM, Galaxy Tab (7 inch and 10 inch)
I know that the Nook Color can be overclocked to 1Ghz, and more (1.3 – 1.6 ghz?) which puts it to the same clock speed as most of today’s tablets, except for they have dual core processors. How much of a difference would it make? Also, It can play a lot of high end android games when overclocked (Tegra 2 games?). However, I’m sure all the rooting and overclocking is bound to kill the battery. The original battery is said to last 8 hours with WiFi off. If Overclocked, and with WiFi, can I expect to have 5-6 hours of constant usage? Also, assuming it does last about 5 hours overclocked, I know that there are some kernels that allow for the Nook Color to be a USB Host, meaning keyboard, camera, and (maybe) mouse support. But such devices require power to be used, so can I expect 3-4 hours?
So, to wrap this whole thing up:
If anybody with a rooted Nook Color as well as a mid-high end android tablet could post their opinions, that would be great.
The reasoning behind the question, is that even if the Nook Color is cheap, I don’t want it becoming obsolete any time soon. I’m hoping for 6 months to a year before I’ll have to switch to keep up.
Thanks for your help,
Just looking at the processor, the Nook is powered by the 3rd generation, single-core OMAP3 family. The next-generation Android tablets coming out this fall will be powered by quad-core processors, including the TI OMAP5 and NVIDIA Kal-El, with a 5x performance boost. So, processor-wise, the Nook is already obsolete. Better go with the Kindles.
Will the Nook survive Amazon’s new wave of Kindle products?
The new line up of e-Ink Kindles are far cheaper than the equivalent Nook, and the new Kindle Fire is a true multi-media ereader tablet tightly integrated with Amazon’s movies, music, ebooks and app store. The Nook Color is just a glorified color eReader, and it’s more expensive at that!
Hi, Uncle Pennybags, first of all, Barnes & Noble is coming out with Nook Color 2 very soon in a matter of weeks. Also, current e-Ink Nook Simpletouch is still better designed than even the new Kindle Touch and Nooks battery lasts two months with ONE hour of reading with Wi-Fi off thus it’ll still last twice as long as new Kindle’s two months with HALF and hour a day with Wi-Fi off. More, Kindle Touch still flashes black on each page turn while Nook Touch reduces flashing by 80%. Also, Kindle Fire is no more a media tablet than a current Nook Color, most of the specs are the same. You get videos, music, ebooks and app store on Nook Color as well.
All the super low Kindle prices that are being advertised out there are all with units that force you to look at advertisements. Normal units cost Kindle Touch Wi-Fi, for example, is $139 which is the same as Nook Touch and Kindle Touch 3G is $189.
If you walk in with the Nook to Barnes & Noble store, you’re allowed to read any available eBook (over 2 million) for free while in the store via free provided in the store Wi-Fi.
what are the cheapest android 3 tablets(10″)?
i can get an archos 101 for £179 with android 2.2
but the new g9 is £279 aparently (not released yet tho) with and-3.2
are there any others around to £200 mark and is there a big difference between android 2 and 3?
i dont want and cant aford an expesive tablet and i only want it mainly as a colour ereader for graphic novels
While there are substantial differences between Android 2.x and Android 3.x, if you’re only looking for a color ereader for graphic novels, you can save money by foregoing Android 3.x. You can save more if you’re willing to drop to a 7-inch display — checkout the Nook Color (£162 / $249) or the Kindle Fire (£129 / $199). If you want the larger 10.1 inch display, yes, go with the Archos 101.
If you want to spend a little more to get Android 3.x and a 10.1-inch display, check out the Acer Iconia Tab A500 or the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer.
Should I buy the kindle or wait?
I want to buy a kindle 3 from Amazon, but with all the hype over ereaders lately I’m wondering if I should hold out. I know that I definitely don’t want to spend over $150. I’m wondering if I should wait for either the kindle to get cheaper, or for a competitor to release something better. Right now, tablet pc’s are definitely not in my price range, but I feel like the basic ereader market is getting more complex and competitive.
What do you think, should I get a kindle now, or wait a few months to see how the ereader market changes?
In short, I won’t choose iPad or Nook Color, because they’re using backlight screen like computer screen, and is difficult to our eyes. Just not suitable for reading purpose. For other ebook readers including the B&N Nook, Sony Reader, and Amazon Kindle, I’ll go for the Kindle. For the Sony Reader, many books (especially new releases) cannot be easily find on it. For the Nook, it is good but it is slower and less user friendly compared to the new version of Kindle.
There is also quite a good comparison between the ebook readers and ereader tablets.
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- Amazon Beware: The New Nook Tablet Is Out With Some Impressive Specs [News] (makeuseof.com)
- Nook Tablet vs. Kindle Fire vs. iPad 2 vs. Nook Color (q-ontech.blogspot.com)