4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 4, 2013 5:34 AM by BFCoughlin

    I'm shopping...maybe

    Toller

      I've had a Nook original with and one without Wi-Fil, Color Nook, and a Nook Simple Touch with GL.

       

      Now my wife wants to buy me a next generation Nook. I think she just wants my Color Nook.

       

      Anyway, basically I read books. I don't watch movies or read magazines. Once in a while I'll check email.

       

      The Color Nook is about 2 years old and hasn't been any problem but it does go through a minimum of 2 re-charge cyles per day.

       

      1. Should I change from the Color Nook to a HD or HD+?

       

      2. Which? The HD+ seems to be a good bit heavier than I'm used to but is it to heavy to hold to just read?

       

      What else do I need to consider that I've not thought of?

        • Re: I'm shopping...maybe
          MacMcK1957
          If you're really just reading, no movies, no magazines, do you really need a color tablet at all? If you have some other device available for occasionally checking your email, you might want to consider just a plain Nook Simple Touch for book reading. I find it easier on the eyes than any LCD screen, and so light for easy one-handed reading. I have a tablet for various other purposes, but for just reading I absolutely love my NST.
          • Re: I'm shopping...maybe
            NookGardener

            Toller wrote:

            I've had a Nook original with and one without Wi-Fil, Color Nook, and a Nook Simple Touch with GL.

             

            Now my wife wants to buy me a next generation Nook. I think she just wants my Color Nook.

             

            {snip}


            If that's the case, why dont you surprise her witb the new device?:smileywink:

            • Re: I'm shopping...maybe
              Logician

              I had the HD, which was incredibly light coming from the Tablet. With the crazy cheap prices, I recently got an HD+. It's definitely heavier, but it's not too heavy for regular use. I was very pleasantly surprised as I thought I'd only use it for magazines and what-not due to the weight. However, it has become my default reader for all material. Even with books, I enjoy the extra real estate on the larger screen.

               

              • Re: I'm shopping...maybe
                BFCoughlin

                If you just read books, you might want to get the HD, because it is smaller and lighter.  If you often take it with you during the day, it's easier to carry or to fit into a bag or whatever you use to transport Stuff.  On the other hand, reading a book on the HD+ is more like reading a hardcover, while the NC (and, since they're the same size) the HD is more like a paperback.  I find I actually prefer the HD+ for reading books because of this.  I keep it in a sleeve rather than a cover, so there's no extra weight when I'm reading.  I haven't found it too heavy for an hour to an hour and a half of reading every night.