Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet (8GB)
Manufacturer: Barnes & Noble Part number: 1104687969
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CNET editors' review
price range: $179.00
- Reviewed by: David Carnoy
- Edited by: John Falcone
- Reviewed on: 03/03/2012
- Updated on:08/12/2012
The good: The Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet (8GB) is an affordably priced full-featured tablet with a vibrant 7-inch touch screen, built-in Wi-Fi, 8GB of built-in storage, and a microSD expansion slot. In addition to a full slate of books and magazines, it offers more than a thousand apps through its integrated (and growing) Nook Store and is optimized for Netflix and Hulu Plus video playback. The built-in Web browser works well and offers Flash support.
The bad: There's no access to the full Android Market; no Bluetooth, GPS, or camera; and no video rental (or purchase) option. The 8GB of internal memory may be limiting to some people, though unlike with the Kindle Fire, you do have a memory expansion option.
The bottom line: The $199 Nook Tablet (8GB) matches up well to the Kindle Fire in specs and price--and has the added advantage of offering an expansion slot for additional memory.
Great product, price. Awful Attitude. Needs small fix.
by semi-adult on March 5, 2012
Pros: Properly adjusted (rooted), the B&N product works wonderfully well.
Cons: Supposedly evil to do rooting, voids the 'warranty' (which like most modern 'benefits' is suspect in the first place). Incalculably small 'risk' of harm or loss.
Summary: They don't like it, but rooting gets rid of the aggravating limits, and opens up the full Android market (among other nice things) for the Nook line. And you ...
Summary: They don't like it, but rooting gets rid of the aggravating limits, and opens up the full Android market (among other nice things) for the Nook line. And you don't have to be a geek zonked out on Cheetos in a basement to make it happen. Simple enough to restore to 'factory' limits under duress. At the price, a basic no-brainer.
The whole modern notion of sucking customers into a razor-blade relationship may be profitable, but it's not what most of us think of as 'service'. Unless you're confusing it with what happens to the cow when the bull shows up.
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Good but not great
by dwight-shrute on June 27, 2012
Pros: Great screen, faster than the Nook Color.
Good reading device for books and BN magazines
Cons: Applications limited to Nook store and very difficult to access non-BN apps (can't sideload and hard to root)
Summary: I purchased a Nook Color for my wife and subsequently purchased a Nook Tablet for myself. If you are comfortable staying within the confines of the BN software, the Nook ...
Summary: I purchased a Nook Color for my wife and subsequently purchased a Nook Tablet for myself. If you are comfortable staying within the confines of the BN software, the Nook Color is quite good and the tablet is better.
Unfortunately, BN software limited the system's ability to root (boot directly into android) the Tablet while the Nook Color is easier to root.
My opinion is that if I bought the unit, I don't appreciate limitations on what I can do with it. Just my view.
Does all I need of a tablet
by Darylal on March 30, 2012
Pros: Screen, Size, Battery life, Netflix
Cons: Shinny screen
Summary: I have been using this tablet since last year and I love it. It does everything that I would want in a tablet with out all the extra cost and ...
Summary: I have been using this tablet since last year and I love it. It does everything that I would want in a tablet with out all the extra cost and weight of bigger tablets. feels better in my hand then a friends Kindle and after seeing the new iPad (another great screen with a fingerprint issue), I just can't see any reason to give up my nook.
Not sure why the reviewer was disappointed by having to sideload videos, it's very easy and makes better sense from a battery drain standpoint.
The ultimate bathroom entertainment system.
by Waltimus on February 22, 2012
Pros: Great screen, no noticeable loss in speed, Easily the best reading experience, Great resolution on Netflix and Hulu Plus.
Cons: Growing but limited selection of apps. BN Storage will eventually be a concession for magazine readers.
Summary: I own both the NOOK 16GB version and now the 8GB version. First off, I don't see any sacrifice in speed despite the 512MB of RAM difference. All apps ...
Summary: I own both the NOOK 16GB version and now the 8GB version. First off, I don't see any sacrifice in speed despite the 512MB of RAM difference. All apps and movies play fine. Load times are good for High-Res Netflix and Hulu Plus and the interface is very very user friendly. I'd be comfortable giving it to my Mom despite being a tech snob.
The only concession i found was the relaxing the storage allowing customers access to 4GB of side-loaded content which is great for movies, and 2GB for BN content. I know on my 16GB tablet i use at least 3GB for bn content so i might have to make some sacrifices and archive some newspapers from November. I'll make due. Overall a pretty device, with great usability. Good Job B&N
B&N continues to block non-B&N apps;BN apps are 3x more
by xxcarrier on February 22, 2012
Pros: Display is adequate
Cons: Limited and overpriced app selection
Non-standard charging/data cable
Summary: B&N needs to restore the Amazon App store access they had on their original "Tablet" before the 1.4.1 "update." They apparently seem determined to maintain this ...
Summary: B&N needs to restore the Amazon App store access they had on their original "Tablet" before the 1.4.1 "update." They apparently seem determined to maintain this asinine block on their latest incarnation as well.To clarify, this review is what B&N calls the Nook TABLET, and therefore, buyers should expect a TABLET, not an e-reader as one can also buy from B&N.
Their app store is still woefully inadequate with an emphasis on children's and religious apps. Apps are also overpriced (i.e. Cut the Rope is $2.99 vs. the .99 I can spend for IOS version) and very few free/trial apps.
And, B&N continues to use the propietary charging cable, which requires me to carry yet another cable when I travel.
Updated on Feb 22, 2012
I would not complain about the Nook "TABLET's" app limitations if they did not have the pre "-update"ability to download third-party apps in the first place; the fact is, B&N is not only very capable of downloading third-party apps, it had this option in the first place without rooting.
Great e-reader without the extra $80 for a "Prime" sub
by pepperpup on February 22, 2012
Pros: - Excellent readability
- Sized right (vs. larger 10" screens)
- Smooth, stable OS (hasn't hanged since I bought it)
- Handles wide variety of e-book formats
Cons: - Battery = 1 week with WiFi shut off
- Slow-ish web browser
- No multimedia sub partership built in (e.g. Blockbuster, Hulu, etc.)
Summary: Many people b^$%@ that the NC can't do apps, e-mail, web, skype, etc. like an iPad or Android-based tablet can. It's like downgrading a non-3D TV because it ...
Summary: Many people b^$%@ that the NC can't do apps, e-mail, web, skype, etc. like an iPad or Android-based tablet can. It's like downgrading a non-3D TV because it doesn't do 3D. The NC is 'primarily' designed and sold as an e-reader, and a great one, first and foremost. Want to do those other things? Then, 'buy' a $400 - $600 tablet, not a $200 e-reader. Want a 3D TV, then buy one.
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- Manufacturer: Barnes & Noble
- Part number: 1104687969
- Description: NOOK Tablet has the top names in entertainment for the TV shows and movies you love. Start the fun right away with Netflix and Hulu Plus pre-loaded to instantly watch HD movies and popular TV shows. Stunning 7-inch multi-touch screen displays 16 million colors ultra-bright. Exclusive design for remarkable clarity and minimal reflection and glare. It's the ultimate for reading and enjoying the best in entertainment. NOOK Tablet is powerful enough to stream videos quickly and smoothly. So you can kick back and enjoy the movies and videos you love, right on your NOOK.
- Type 7 in IPS TFT active matrix
- Display Resolution 1024 x 600 ( 169 ppi )
- Color Depth 24-bit (16.7 million colors)
- Touchscreen Yes
- Processor Texas Instruments,
- Processor Clock Speed 1 GHz
- Number of Cores Dual-Core
- Flash Memory 8 GB Integrated
- RAM 1 GB
- Supported Flash Memory Cards microSD
- Max Supported Capacity 32 GB
- Wireless Connectivity 802.11b/g/n
- Supported Text Formats EPUB,
- Supported Still Image Formats PNG,
- Supported Digital Video Formats MKV,
- Audio Microphone
- Supported Digital Audio Formats AAC,
- Type Touch-screen
- Preloaded Software Hulu Plus,
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary Eleventh Edition,
Adobe Flash Player,
Expansion and Connectivity
- Expansion Slot(s) 1 x microSD
- Interfaces 1 x Headphones,
1 x USB
- Run Time Details Book reading - up to 11.5 hour(s),
Video playback - up to 9 hour(s)
- Recharge Time 3 hour(s)
- Features Full USB ,
- Included Accessories USB cable,
Power adapter , Power adapter,
Rechargeable battery (installed)
- Cables Included 1 x USB cable
Dimensions & Weight
- Width 5 in
- Depth 0.5 in
- Height 8.1 in
- Weight 14.1 oz
Manufacturer: Barnes & Noble
Specs: 7 in,
TFT active matrix - Yes,
Texas Instruments 1 GHz,
5 in x 0.5 in x 8.1 in,
Manufacturer: Barnes & Noble
Specs: 7 in TFT active matrix - Yes,
OMAP 4 1 GHz,
5 in x 0.5 in x 8.1 in,
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- M-edge GO! Jacket - protective cover for web tablet / eBook reader (35119874)31.99
- M-edge Latitude Jacket - protective cover for web tablet / eBook reader (35119868)21.34 - 28.74
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- M-edge Executive Jacket - protective cover for web tablet / eBook reader (35115141)22.19 - 32.94
- Griffin SoftSide Pouch - pouch for web tablet (35099127)26.01 - 27.36