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Nook Color reader Tablet from Barnes and Noble

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Nook color is a full color e-reader. Unlike the Nook reader, which featured an e-ink display for reading with a touch color display mostly for navigation and control, the Nook color reader comes with only with a touchscreen colour display. A full colour display makes the Nook color reader great for reading magazines and textbooks. Children’s books also light up on the Nook Color reader. The Barnes and Noble Nook color reader also offers a great experience for web browsing. Nook color features Wi-Fi only and goes for at $249.

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A color display reader

Unlike the Kindle and the Nook reader, which feature a 6 inch E ink electronic paper display, the Barnes and Noble Nook Color reader features a color touchscreen displays. Color displays are great for reading magazine, books with diagrams and images, and children’s books. However, they do not read like paper, strains the eye if read for too long, glares when read under the sun and consumes lots of power. Barnes and Noble Nook reader’s display offers clear, sharp text and images with a resolution of 1024 x 600 at 169 pixels per inch (PPI). To enable user adjust display for comfortable reading, the Nook Color reader features brightness adjustment. Users have six font sizes to choose from for comfortable reading as well change background color and font style.

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Wireless Connectivity

The Barnes and Noble Nook Color reader offers a Wi-Fi only. Shop for books and download books in seconds. Browse the web for details and clarification on topics in the book you are reading. Nook Color reader has no built-in support 3G cellular.

Millions of Titles

At the Barnes and Noble store, the Nook Color reader can access over 2 million titles. Over half of the titles are free with most of the paid books going for $9.99 or less. Also available at the Barnes and Noble Store for the Nook Color reader are newspapers and magazines. You can buy books directly from your Nook ebook reader. Free samples of paid books can be read on your Nook Color reader. If you like the book samples, you can then pay and download the full content to your Nook Color reader. Via USB, you can load your PDF documents from your computer to your Nook reader. The Nook Color reader supports ebooks in EPUB, which although not supported by Kindle is the standard format for ebooks. Barnes and Noble Nook Color also supports PDF, XLS, DOC, PPT, PPS, TXT, DOCM, XLSM, PPTM, PPSX, PPSM, DOCX, XLX, PPTX.

High storage capacity

The Barnes and Noble Nook Color e-reader comes with a 8GB memory card, which according to Barnes and Noble can store up to 6,000 books. The memory can be extended to up to 32GB via microSD slot, providing 4 times more storage space. Plus you can use as many memory cards as you may require to extend the storage capacity of your Nook Color reader even further. Just remove the memory when full and insert a new one.

Lend Books to Friends

Like the Nook reader, the Nook Color has a LendMe feature which enables you share your books with friends. With the LendMe feature, you can lend supported books to friends and family. Books can be lent for up to 14 days. Just select the book you want to lend to a friend and send it to their Nook reader or to the Nook software on their computer or handheld device. Your friends can also lend you books. Note that, when you lend a book to someone, you will no longer be able to access it until the lending period is over.

Great User Experience for reading

Barnes and Noble Nook Color reader is a great e-reader. Although some have gone as far as calling it a tablet computer, it is safer to call the Nook Color a reader’s tablet. Once you start using the Nook Color for other things other than reading its weaknesses becomes obvious. Stick to reading and the Nook Color will outshine most e-readers in the market today.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Color reader or Nook app on your computer or handheld devices will automatically sync the last page you read. So, you can stop reading a page on your Nook Color reader and continue from the same page on your computer. By just tapping the Reading Now button on the touchscreen Nook reader will bring you back to the last book you’ve read, right where you left off.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Color reader also makes organising your books easy. You can create bookshelves for different types of books. Nook reader allows you to name the shelves yourself, so you can give shelves names related to books stored in them, making them easy to access. The Nook reader allows you protect your books from unauthorised access using a pass code. If password is setup, the Nook reader will lock when on sleep mode and can only be unlocked by entering the right pass code. The Nook Color reader also enables you to setup a password for purchase of books, preventing unauthorised people from making purchases on your behalf.

Nook’s Color display lights up your reading. It is also great for kids with interactive books and read-to-me feature. Barnes and Noble Nook Color Reader comes with social media integration allowing users to share and recommend books as well as share favourite lines on Twitter and Facebook.

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The Nook Color reader features a modest web browser; you can check your email and search the web. Dictionary, Sudoku, Chess game, and other apps and games are provided with more available for download.

Other Features of the Barnes and Noble Nook Color Reader

  • Screen Saver
  • up to 32GB MicroSD slot
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • Graphics Support: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP
  • Audio Support: MP3, ACC
  • Video Support: MPEG4
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Charging Time: 3.5 hours
  • 8 hours battery life with Wi-Fi off

Prices of Barnes and Noble Nook Reader

  • Nook Color Reader – $249
  • Nook Reader Wi-Fi – $149
  • Nook Reader 3G + Wi-Fi – $199

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Nook Color reader Tablet from Barnes and Noble was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: May 12th, 2016

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