10-28-2010 04:18 PM
I may have just missd them, but have the hardware specs for the nook color been revealed? I'm considering getting one instead of the original Nook because of the more tablet-like functions. But I'm not sure it'll be worth the trade-off of not having the e-ink and battery life.
I'm wondering how fast the CPU is and how much RAM it has so I can figure out how good of an android device it's actually going to be.
10-28-2010 04:32 PM
I did see the new info from TI about the CPU, but no speed mentioned.
I'm also wondering about how well the screen will do in sunlight for reading. e-Ink is great at this, but LCD screens not so much.
I'm not going to take it to the beach and try to read in direct sunlight, but I do like to sit out back in the shade and read. But a laptop screen is pretty much unreadable out there.
10-28-2010 04:33 PM - edited 10-28-2010 04:36 PM
everything seems to be pretty high end
LG IPS 1024 x 600 resolution screen very very sharp, this will be nice
TI OMAP 3621 processor very solid, no word on speed but from what I've read around the horn should come in anywhere from 720ghz to around 800ghz, that's pretty sweet for this price point.
multi touch capactive screen
It def. appears they did not cheap out and went high end all around.
Im pretty excited.
10-28-2010 04:50 PM
It seems to me to be like a smaller iPad, and considering the price and the fact that the reason I'm getting it so I can use it as an e-Reader, I think its a better price. Overall, I like the new color version.
10-28-2010 05:14 PM
The CPU is an OMAP3, the same CPU range used in many high-end cell phones. It should be fast and support 3D games. Seems pretty good, but B&N could easily be shooting themselves in the foot if they don't support the already large Android app store, or if coding for it is wildly different than other Android devices.