15 Replies Latest reply on Jul 14, 2016 9:35 AM by tterrill

    Which B&N tablet would be the best replacement for my Nook Color?

    vladymere

      I am thinking of replacing my Nook Color as the Netflix app stopped working.  I tried the A2N route and Netflix still will not work.  As an e-reader it is fine but I miss Netflix.

       

      Of the three tablets that B&N offers, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, the Samsung Galaxy Tab E and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, which would be the best all around tablet for watching video and shows and also for reading?  I'm leaning towards the Galaxy Tab E.

       

      Would it be better to buy the tablet from B&N with their software loaded or find the tablet I choose at another vendor for the best price I can find and then download the nook app?

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          Froide

          My recommendation: buy your preferred, non-NOOK tablet at your vendor of choice, and then download the NOOK app, Netflix app, and any other apps your heart desires.

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            gb18

            Food for thought on this:

            It also looks like they are going to unveil an Amazon-esque trade-in program so customers can ditch their older devices and get more money to upgrade to something new.

             

            http://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/barnes-and-noble-number-one-priority-is-to-reduce-nook-expenses

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              mogulman

              I have the Galaxy Tab 10.1"  which is similar to the E.  It is large enough to watch movies on.  The screen resolution is more than adequate for books.  I read a lot of PDFs and you can view them in landscape and they are large enough to see.  I also have the NookColor which still works and had the Nook HD+ which broke after 3 years of use.  You can get the E at other stores for less than $200.  I don't read in store so those perks don't entice me.

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                  vladymere

                  I want to thank all that have replied.

                   

                  I think I will purchase a tablet other than at B&N.  I'm looking at the Galaxy Tab S2.

                   

                  I just purchased a Galaxy Tab A for my granddaughter.  I'll see how that is and then find an S2 in a store to compare with.

                   

                  Thanks to all,

                   

                  Eric

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                      byter67

                      I do wish B&N offered the other two color choices (white and gold) and assurance that you would get model version 713 which has loaded the latest Android (Marshmallow). Otherwise with the 10% member added discount the B&N price for the S2 is decent. I understand from glancing through the Galaxy Tab S2 Nook for Dummies book (on-line) that loading the B&N apps is optional and full access to the Google Play store is available assuming you set up a Google account. So feature-wise I’m not seeing any disadvantage to the B&N purchase and perhaps some bonus with in-store support. Perhaps I’m missing something.

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                          vladymere

                          byter67,

                           

                          I have a significant credit from the lawsuit distribution which would help with buying a tablet from B&N but I can find better prices online.  I will use the credit to continue buying e-books.

                           

                          An example, B&N wants $349.99 for the 8" Tab S2 and I can find a new one online for $230.  B&N wants $219 for the Tab E and I found a Tab A (similar but the Tab A has less memory) online for $149.

                           

                          The Tab A should be well suited for my 12 year old granddaughters first adult tablet, particularly since I got a $139 check from the extended warranty company for her broken child's tablet.

                           

                          One thing to watch for when looking at the lower than normal priced tablets is whether it is a refurbished or new tablet.  Most of the refurbished (all that I have seen so far) have only a 90 day warranty and extended warranties are not available for them.  If a refurbished tablet had the manufacturers warranty and an extended warranty could be purchased then I would certainly consider it.

                           

                          Eric

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                      AnitaInTN

                      As others have said, go for a generic tablet.  The Android tablets with a Nook app do everything the BN version does except Read in Store which may not exist anymore  having been replaced by those 2min teaser reading bites (whatever they're called).  I have an S2 and love it.  Avoid the Tab 4 - woefully inadequate memory.

                       

                      I advise you keep your NC - it is a good backup and one way to future-proof your books.  Search  Calibre for an excellent library mgt tool since BN never bothered to develop this.  Apprentice Alf will help you feed Calibre so you don't lose your library if/when BN decides to exit the ebook market.   Also, the NC files are correct for photo-heavy magazines like National Geographic  (so I'm guessing other graphics tho I don't know for sure).  If your  NC battery is going,  see www.newpower99.com.  Also, get Calibre Companion app from Google Play store.  Calibre on PC with big screen for library mgt and setup, and CC on your tablet for sorting and finding things. Also, when you upgrade devices, Calibre working with CC will mass-load your library onto the new device.  BN wants you to load books  one or a few at a time.  I want my library always at my fingertips,  and loading thousands of books a click each is just nonsense.  

                       

                      You still need a reader app for the tablet, and I actually prefer Nook App from Google Play to some of the other reader apps.  It has great magazine display and good book reading behavior.  You can buy BN ebooks from in-app, and they are part of your BN library.  Library mgt is awful,  though (adding your  own tags, searching,  series and other metadata mgt, etc.) I'm very happy with the combo of Calibre, CC, and Nook app.  So long as they continue to play well together (with Alf's help ).

                       

                      I really hate to see how BN has bungled the Nook line...I still buy ebooks there but only so long as I can protect my library.

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                        heav

                        Yes, go for a non nook tablet.  I picked up the Samsung Tab A and have not looked back.  The nook app does everything the Nook tablet does, and you can pick one up at a pretty good price.  Good luck on your decision.

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                          vladymere

                          I want to thank all that have participated in this thread.

                           

                          I took delivery of a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 today that I ordered off of e-bay.  It was a new, opened box unit.  It was the best price i found online or in a brick and mortar store.  Also got an extended warranty for 1/2 price.

                           

                          I have already loaded the Nook app and the Netflix app.  Not having been involved with android platforms or apple products before I have no idea what apps there are out there and what might appeal to me.  I found the Nook app loaded my current library and when I opened the book I am currently reading, the collected woks of H. Rider Haggard (13,196 pages), it took me to the same page I was at on my Nook Color.  It also loaded the book so much faster than the Nook Color does.  Very nice!

                           

                          Eric