About this product
|Reading your favorite books on the Barnes & Noble NOOK Color will be even more exciting with its 7-inch VividView Color touchscreen displaying at least 16 million vibrant colors. Go easy on your eyes as you choose the font size, style and background color on this Barnes & Noble eReader. The integrated 8GB memory of this e-Book reader allows you to store about 5000 eBooks in it. Browse the web and enjoy online videos in AAC, MP3, MP4 or Adobe FlashPlayer format on the Barnes & Noble NOOK Color. Finish off the thrilling novel without taking a break as the rechargeable battery of this Barnes & Noble eReader allows you to read 8 hours non-stop. The integrated Wi-Fi of this e-Book reader makes web surfing for books, magazines and newspapers a breeze.|
|Brand||Barnes & Noble|
|Display Size||7in (17.78 cm)|
|Supported File Types||BMP, DOCX, GIF, JPG, MP3, PNG|
|Processor Speed||800 MHz|
|Display and Screen|
|Resolution||1024 x 600|
|Touch Screen Technology||Multi-Touch|
|Rear Camera Resolution||5 megapixel|
|Connections and Expandability|
|Expansion Ports||USB 2.0|
|Wireless capabilities||WLAN 802.11b, WLAN 802.11g, WLAN 802.11n|
|Audio Output||Headphones, Speaker(s)|
|Height||8.1in (20.5 cm)|
|Width||5in (12.7 cm)|
|Depth||0.48in (1.2 cm)|
|Weight||0.987lb (0.44 kg)|
|Battery Technology||Lithium ion|
|Battery Run Time||Up to 8 hours|
|Additional Technical Informations|
Most relevant reviews
- 1034468914@dele...Apr 5, 2011by
My second eReader
I'm a big fan of Adobe's e-ink technology. In a lot of ways, I find it superior to any LCD display. But I gave my first eReader, the Barnes & Noble Nook, to my girlfriend & took the plunge & got a NookColor. I got to try one first at my local Barnes & Noble so I had an idea of what to expect. But trying a demo in the store is very different to actually owning one & having it with you daily. I've had it for over a month now and so far it has exceeded expectations!
So, yes, the screen is VERY different to an e-ink display. Just understand this and let's move on. I've heard a lot about glare in sunlight. First of all you should not have ANY electronics exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time. The NookColor is very hard to read in direct sunlight and because it is encased in a dark graphite shell it gets VERY hot after a few minutes. When I realized this, I promptly found a TINY bit of shade. Problem solved. The screen was much more legible and I didn't feel like I was cooking it in my hands. The original Nook being a white device didn't have this problem as quickly but it eventually did get too hot to handle.
The responsiveness is not quite as smooth as an iPad, but at this point I am just nitpicking. I never found myself being annoyed because the screen lagged 0.000001 seconds more than an iPad. And the lag is only occasional. 90% of the time it's super smooth.
So, it's an eReader. Yes. But I find myself using the internet on it a great deal. The browser is very fast I've tried it at home, Starbucks, B&N and have had excellent connection. In fact I canceled my internet data plan on my phone and almost exclusively use my NookColor for web browsing on the go. (that's an extra $20 a month I can now put in my pocket, Thanks NookColor!)
FLASH player is not yet available but I heard that they are upgrading the software to accommodate FLASH websites. When this happens, it is going to have a major competitive advantage over the iPad.
I am not much of a magazine reader, but I LOVE reading magazines on this thing. The subscriptions are cheap and the magazines aren't in a box cluttering my garage. The photos are crisp and bright for the most part. I found that Newsweek for some reason isn't as HiRes as other magazines but it downloads faster so perhaps that is the reason.
The music player is great for my commute. I was able to import my entire iTunes library to it. I was not so successful with T.V. shows. A lot of the videos on iTunes are copy protected so I am not able to convert them into MP4s so I can watch on my NookColor. If anyone has any advice let me know ;)
I couldn't copy my iTunes T.V. shows but I was able to convert my DVDs at home, put them on a Micro SD card and stick it in my NookColor. Now I have 4 of my favorite movies ready to go on my next plane flight.
I feel like I should write a new review once the update gets released. At that point the NC will be more of a tablet and less of a reader. All in all, it is a good eReader, GREAT tablet, and a handy web browser to carry around the house or leave at your coffee table for quick reference.
Last but not least, I should point out that I am not a techno geek. There is a WEALTH of information on the internet about how to get the most out of your NookColor. Barnes & Noble's website and in-store support taught me a lot about how to use this thing.Read full review
- gladiolus*2May 30, 2012by
A MUST HAVE PRODUCT FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES TO READ!
NOOK COLOR is such an amazing product to bring a family together with reading, its just a finger touch away! What the NOOK offers is a world of reading with children books, newspapers, magazines and adult books; that you'll fall in love with reading all over again! The NOOK is light weight, screen is crisp and clear during the day and night, and the size is small enough for easy travel in purses or brief cases!
The "read to me" children picture books are so adorable that my daughters cry when reading time is over! There are so many magazines to choose from, that your life of decluttering is a new trend from all the trips to the recycling! No more cutting all those recipes out of magazines that you never have time to put into binders or cook books. And the adult books and games are even more amazing! I LOVE the "LEND ME" option, its like a trip to the library to read the books you've always wanted to read but not purchase and the prices are for anyone with a budget! There are many more options that the NOOK offers even if your not just reading: watching movies, playing games and emails.
I shopped around for the right price that I felt comfort to paid for. I got a "like new" used Nook with accessories (protective cover and extra memory card) plus free shipping. I am very satisfy that I stopped being hesiate with what brand to buy and purchase this NOOK COLOR. It has not disappoint! I was already a Barnes & Noble consumer that I feel comfortable with this choice. I would recommend this product to any book lover who loves to read and stay connected with the world! It declutters your life (all those magazines and newspapers) even if its not the good ol' hardcover book smell! I'll still keep my library at home but its sure alot easier to decide on what book to take on vacation or a road trip.
This product is simply amazing, try it and you'll see! If you love to read, you won't be disappointed! Its just a finger touch away...Read full review
- danke89Aug 18, 2011by
This product is absolutely fantastic. Highly recommended.
When I first received my Nook Color I was slightly disdained that it did not come with a power charger or a USB cable to connect it to a computer. Thankfully it was just an oversight by the seller. The unit I received was new and reset to factory settings. This was fine by me and the first thing I did was sign into my Barnes and Noble account so that the Wifi and market would work for me. This was of course after charging it for a good hour with a LG phone charger (the Nook Color uses the popular Micro B USB connection so hundreds of phone adapters will work as well. I was overwhelmed that the NC used the Micro B as I already had a data/charge computer cable, 3 wall chargers and even a charger in my SUV. The Nook is powered by an impressive A8 Cortex processor developed by Texas Instruments, and although the processor is only clocked at 800 mhz, it was a breeze to overclock to 1200 or even 1300 mhz after rooting the NC with the Phiremod ROM offered freely by CM7 developers on the Google website. Installation was a breeze after a few minutes of carefully applying the ClockWork modification to a bootable MicroSD card. After the modification was completed (which admittedly voids the warranty, unless you revert it back to the Barnes and Noble proprietary software before shipping it back), I had a fully fledged Android tablet with Wifi, bluetooth (for using Skype), GPS and a host of other features, including smooth running 3D applications and even Netflix. For $230 CND I couldn't go wrong at this point. The Nook Color also boasts about 512 mb of Random Access Memory (or RAM), a headphone jack (though it unfortunately does not support a microphone), a MicroSD card reader (supporting up to a 32 GB card) and responsive orientation changing and gyroscopic support. The internal memory is around 8 GB, which is a little lacking, though the MicroSD makes up for that, a built in speaker with impressive bass that you can feel in your hands, a 7" 600 x 1024 screen with gloss which looks quite stunning in most circumstances, capacitive touch (not pressure, like the Coby and other cheap tablets), a 3200+ mAH battery which gives one about 8 hours of continual use, and lastly the SGX 530 graphical GPU, which Intel uses on their Atom dual core processors. The last I mention because that graphical processing it overkill for the tiny Nook, and almost every 3D app on the marketplace plays incredibly smooth on the system.
I give this product a perfect rating because after doing my research I determined that it was exactly what I needed. The only shortfall of the Nook Color is that is does not have a microphone built in (as it is an eReader technically) and it does not have a camera for video and audio, which I would have liked. However the Nook makes up for this because of its impressive design features, beautiful layout, long lasting battery, rootable experience that allows users to even install the new Honeycomb operating system that newer tablets such as the Acer Iconia, Motorola Xoom, Asus EEEtablet and Samsung Galaxy tablets boast.Read full review
- redrockgrlJan 19, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
Long Lasting Battery, Great Reading Tablet
Love this Nook, longer battery life than some of the newer Nook Tablets. I take mine camping because the battery life can last 2 - 3 days of reading.
- eggshell62Jan 11, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
It was in great shape was very pleased and shipped FAST