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bassplayer95
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Taking the Plunge-is it worth it?

I have a nook 1st ed. and I want to take the plunge and get a nook tablet. Is it worth it? I want all your opinions, the good, the bad, the ugly, etc. Thanks!

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My wife and I bought the first edition soon after it came out. She loved it. We then bought the Color when it came out and it was suppose to be for me, but she liked it so much better than the first edition, she was using it all the time, so I got a Tablet when the tablet came out. If you love to read, it's great plus it's easier to navigate through a book and much easier to use the Web and email etc.

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I had a 1st edition and thought it was a great reader.  I upgraded to the tablet and was disappointed with the lack of apps and the poor email client.  I did like the Dolphin web browser but overall I didn't think the upgrade was really worth the money.  Then I bought a N2A card to get full Android functionality.  Now I love everything about my tablet. 

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I assume you're aware that the NOOK Tablet screen won't be so easy to read in direct sunlight. Take a look at one in the store and be sure you like reading on the illumunated screen. Keep in mind it will need to be charged more frequently than an eInk device. If you're aware of those differences, I think you'll be quite pleased. 

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Well truth be told I think the Nook Color is a better buy for e-reading. Nook tablet for movies and online streaming and such may well be worth it.

 

But can watch preloaded movies just fine with no glitches. Web browsing and email fine. And the occasional game or other app with no problems.

 

For me would be hard pressed to justify the additional cost of the $50-$100 more for the Tablet over the Color. Which now can be had for the $129 $150 to $199 full price now.

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You cannot compare the operating systems between the color and the tablet. .  You think they do the same but the hardware is different. The tablet is superior!

My brother tells me when in doubt get the new version! There is always something newer, better, bigger etc!

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Take the plunge :smileyhappy:

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bassplayer95 wrote:

I have a nook 1st ed. and I want to take the plunge and get a nook tablet. Is it worth it? I want all your opinions, the good, the bad, the ugly, etc. Thanks!


Well it really depends on how you're planning to use it.  If you want to read on it, it's really nice.  I was apprehensive before I got mine because wasn't sure if I would like reading on a backlit screen.  I can now say, I love the screen being backlit and I have no eye strain at all.

 

If you can see yourself watching videos on it.  There's no question you'll like it.  It definately excels at this.  Crystal clear display, and no stuttering at all.  I watch Hulu, Netflix and SD stored movies on mine all the time.

 

If you're more interested in apps.  That may (or may not) be a show stopper if you can't find the ones you want in the B&N app store.  The selection doesn't bother me, I'm not big into games, but I was able to find a lot that I do like.  I will say that any of the apps I've downloaded through B&N work and look really good on the tablet.  If you download from the Amazon app store, or the Google play store (what a rediculous name), the apps you find are not always going to look nice on a tablet because most of them were written for a phone sized display.

 

Personally, I love the thing.  I use it without fail every day.  And if you're worried about the available content from B&N you can always use CM7 on an SD card if it really bothers you.  For me, it was worth it.

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It is definitely worth it! I have a nook 1st edition that I love. I have had it since it was first introduced. For Christmas I received a nook Tablet. Now I use both regularly. For reading in bed the tablet is perfect. Now I use the nook 1st edition when I am away from home. I carry it in my purse, and use it at work. When I want to use apps, and watch movies I use my tablet.

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bassplayer95,

 

Take the plunge, you won't regret it.

 

 

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I recently bought my wife an 8GB tablet, even though she'd said she didn't want an e-reader. But I knew she'd use a tablet that just happened to have e-reader abilities. Sure enough, once I'd set it up for full Android access via an SD card, she's gone crazy with all the tablet functions -- and even doing some reading as well.

 

It's an excellent machine for the money, with great capabilities. But unless you go full-access, be aware of the limitations on those capabilities that come with being tied to what's available via the BN store.

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 I loved my NE1 since the very beginning and swore that I would never buy a new version...

 

Then my husband gave me the Tablet for Christmas.  I haven't touched my NE1 since!

 

I miss the 3G and it's difficult to read in bright sunlight, but it's not enough, IMHO, to discourage anyone form buying one!

 

Take the plunge!!

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TelSC
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If you're mostly going to be reading, email, and light internet surfing, then the color is all you'll ever need.

As for reading in full sunlight, with my tablet and Aldiko reader, i just slide the brightness up and I can read fine in direct sunlight. The brightness can be adjusted with the out of the box color or tablet, just not as easily as on a rooted device.

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TelSC wrote: The brightness can be adjusted with the out of the box color or tablet, just not as easily as on a rooted device....


???

 

  1. Tap the lower right-hand corner.
  2. Tap "Brightness".
  3. Slilde the slider.

 

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TelSC wrote:

[...] The brightness can be adjusted with the out of the box color or tablet, just not as easily as on a rooted device.


If you've rooted the B&N firmware, you set the screen brightness exactly the same way. If you mean on non-B&N firmware (e.g. CyanogenMood), then there are a number of shortcuts (widgets, status bar mods, notification menu additions) you can use for this sort of thing to put settings a click away.

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TelSC
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bobstro wrote:

TelSC wrote:

[...] The brightness can be adjusted with the out of the box color or tablet, just not as easily as on a rooted device.


If you've rooted the B&N firmware, you set the screen brightness exactly the same way. If you mean on non-B&N firmware (e.g. CyanogenMood), then there are a number of shortcuts (widgets, status bar mods, notification menu additions) you can use for this sort of thing to put settings a click away.


Not exactly the same way. I'm talking about from within the book app itself. In Aldiko and a couple of others all you have to do is slide you finger up and down the left edge to lighten and darken the screen. To me that makes it a tad easier on a rooted device.

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TelSC wrote:

[...] Not exactly the same way. I'm talking about from within the book app itself. In Aldiko and a couple of others all you have to do is slide you finger up and down the left edge to lighten and darken the screen. To me that makes it a tad easier on a rooted device.


Exactly the same way if you've rooted the B&N firmware. It's the same reader software and the same exact interface. I think you're possibly confusing rooting the B&N firmware (running the stock B&N NC/NT reader program) with running alternate firmware off of uSD or over-writing the B&N firmware on eMMC (running some other reader).

 

If you're running an alternate reader, regardless of underlying firmware, the interface varies.

 

If you're running CyanogenMod, and you enable the feature, dragging on the notification bar will (sometimes) change brightness, regardless of what program you're in.

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Not exactly the same way. I'm talking about from within the book app itself. In Aldiko and a couple of others all you have to do is slide you finger up and down the left edge to lighten and darken the screen. To me that makes it a tad easier on a rooted device.



Great tip.  Thanks... I didn't know that before.  Love my Android Nook.

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Take the plunge. The nook tablet is a wonderfully wonderful device.

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