9 Replies Latest reply on Jul 11, 2013 5:46 PM by DeanGibson

    Nook HD faster but not better overall than Nook Color, so Nook Tablet?

      I've had Nook Color for two years now to read newspaper and books, read e-mails, and surf the web. I really like the way you could switch between the dictionary in the reader and wikipedia on NC. Lately though, I noticed NC won't play YouTube videos because Flash Player wouldn't update. Web browsing has slowed down considerably also. Sometimes reader would stop running and screen would go blank and I'd have to turn off and turn on again.

      So I bought Nook HD and tried it for a week. It was faster and played movies well, but switching between reader and web was a hassle. So I returned it. Now I'm looking into Nook Tablet. Since B&N doesn't make or sell it anymore, I'd have to get one online. I've found a few online. Is suppose NT is faster (than NC) at 1GHz. For those who have or had NT, is it easy going back and forth between the reader and the web? Does it play YouTube videos and movies well? Does the reader ever stop? Should I get NT (for roughly $100)? There's no refund for NT if I get it online.

        • Re: Nook HD faster but not better overall than Nook Color, so Nook Tablet?
          patgolfneb

          The NT is really a slightly souped up nook color.  There is a modest performance upgrade. I would say the non book functions are a step down from the hd.  The reading and shop functions are equivalent to those on the color. 

            • Re: Nook HD faster but not better overall than Nook Color, so Nook Tablet?

              There are two versions of Nook Tablet. One with 8GB ROM and 512MB RAM, the other with 16GB ROM and 1GB RAM. Which is faster? One might just go with bigger ROM and RAM...

                • Re: Nook HD faster but not better overall than Nook Color, so Nook Tablet?
                  orb9220

                  ydk wrote:

                  There are two versions of Nook Tablet. One with 8GB ROM and 512MB RAM, the other with 16GB ROM and 1GB RAM. Which is faster? One might just go with bigger ROM and RAM...


                  Nether per say just more storage.

                  For some that just read play few games and just surf then the 8gb model will suffice.

                  For others wanting to store movies,music,magazines and a slew of books and playing the higher HD games and need ot have 10-20 games on their device then would say go with the 16gb model.

                   

                  My nook color running CM7 android with goggle play as an 8gb device. I have couple of dozen apps,games,etc.. 3 movies and a couple of albumns of music with about 40 books on it with still room left on it.

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                    • Re: Nook HD faster but not better overall than Nook Color, so Nook Tablet?
                      NookGardener

                      Disagree. Always get more memory and RAM if you can afford it. 

                        • Re: Nook HD faster but not better overall than Nook Color, so Nook Tablet?
                          DeanGibson

                          NookGardener wrote:

                          Disagree. Always get more memory and RAM if you can afford it. 


                          Disagree on the storage, agree on the RAM.  If you have a lot of side-loaded content, and you don't want to have to reload it on a device reset (factory or de/re-registration), the SD card slot may be a better choice.

                            • Re: Nook HD faster but not better overall than Nook Color, so Nook Tablet?
                              Swamprat

                              DeanGibson wrote:

                              NookGardener wrote:

                              Disagree. Always get more memory and RAM if you can afford it. 


                              Disagree on the storage, agree on the RAM.  If you have a lot of side-loaded content, and you don't want to have to reload it on a device reset (factory or de/re-registration), the SD card slot may be a better choice.


                              I agree with NookGardener - you can't add system memory after purchase and the $20 difference for 16 GB is not a bad price.  I agree that it the SD card is a more proteced location for sideloaded content than the system memory but if you content is backed up in an image of the on device directory structure, restoring sideloaded material is a minor chore in comparison to restoring BN purchased content from the cloud.

                                • Re: Nook HD faster but not better overall than Nook Color, so Nook Tablet?
                                  DeanGibson

                                  Swamprat wrote:

                                  DeanGibson wrote:

                                  NookGardener wrote:

                                  Disagree. Always get more memory and RAM if you can afford it. 


                                  Disagree on the storage, agree on the RAM.  If you have a lot of side-loaded content, and you don't want to have to reload it on a device reset (factory or de/re-registration), the SD card slot may be a better choice.


                                  I agree with NookGardener - you can't add system memory after purchase and the $20 difference for 16 GB is not a bad price.  I agree that the SD card is a more protected location for sideloaded content than the system memory but if you content is backed up in an image of the on device directory structure, restoring sideloaded material is a minor chore in comparison to restoring BN purchased content from the cloud.


                                  I agree with the price increment:  now that it's $20 for an additional 16GB, that's not bad.  However, there are two other problems with the internal storage.  Every 28 days I copy about 50,000 PDF files (about 10-12GB;  takes a couple hours each) to my SD cards (one in each of five tablets and one smartphone):

                                   

                                  1. One of the 16GB (SanDisk) cards has started to really slow down.  That's usually a sign of underlying memory starting to go bad.  OK, for $13 I've replaced it.  I can't do that with internal memory.
                                  2. Ever since Android 3.0, there have been MTP bugs that make it problematic to use MTP for file transfers (eg, duplicate directories, deletes not working, etc.).  These require rebooting Windows, NOT the tablet.  I don't care where the problem is, but a straight removal of the card from the tablet and sticking it into a card reader slot on the PC, solves the issue.

                                   

                                  As far as the original question, the NT is more than a minor speed increase: a factor of four (mainly due to the increased RAM), in my experience.  However, I can't see why a new HD (for $25) isn't a much better choice.  $100 for a used NT is insane, in my opinion.

                                   

                          • Re: Nook HD faster but not better overall than Nook Color, so Nook Tablet?
                            BruceMcF

                            ydk wrote:

                            There are two versions of Nook Tablet. One with 8GB ROM and 512MB RAM, the other with 16GB ROM and 1GB RAM. Which is faster? One might just go with bigger ROM and RAM...


                            One would expect that if you tend to have a number of apps open between hard shutdowns, the  Android device with 1GB RAM will be faster than the similar system with 512Mb RAM.

                        • Re: Nook HD faster but not better overall than Nook Color, so Nook Tablet?
                          keriflur
                          Just an FYI, the Google Play store is not available on the NT or NC, so that's a differentiating factor from the HD also.