3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 28, 2013 8:37 AM by bobstro

    Nook Comparison

      Can someone tell me the differences between Barnes & Noble NOOK Color 8GB and a Nook Tablet and Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet 8GB  comparison?  Which one is better and has more capabilities?  I am looking to purchase one.  I am almost leaning towards purchasing the Nook Color (I don't have anything like it right now) but if the tablet is better, I may reconsider

        • Re: Nook Comparison
          BruceMcF

          slrocz wrote:

          Can someone tell me the differences between Barnes & Noble NOOK Color 8GB and a Nook Tablet and Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet 8GB  comparison?  Which one is better and has more capabilities?  I am looking to purchase one.  I am almost leaning towards purchasing the Nook Color (I don't have anything like it right now) but if the tablet is better, I may reconsider


          The Nook Color is normally cheaper both used and refurb'd.

           

          The Nook Color may be easier to root the stock kernal and get GooglePlay on ~ the xda-developers image for rooting the Nook Tab installs Amazon and another 3rd party market.

           

          The Nook Tablet is lighter, has an incrementally better screen, and has a faster processor (faster clock, two main processors instead of one main processor) so the Nook Tablet will be more responsive when engaged in more demanding tasks. Patience may be required for both when using as a light web browser, but more patience is required for the Nook Color.

           

          The Nook Color has limits on what MP4 video files it can play ~ for instance, 720p HD resolution MP4's will play on the Nook Tablet, and won't play on the Nook Color.

           

          You can get a used NT8Gb on Amazon for around $100, refurb'd for around $130, with the Nook Color $20 to $30 less.

           

          For the difference in price, I'd go for the Nook Tablet, and be deciding between the NT8Gb and the NT16Gb.

           

          • Re: Nook Comparison

            I'll second Bruce's recommendation of going for the Nook Tablet.

             

            If your budget affords it the 16 GB Nook Tablet is the best choice.

             

            If not, then the 8 GB Nook Tablet.

             

            I would advise against getting the Nook Color because it was launched in 2010 end. It's now 2.25 years old. That affects a lot of things.