Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet (16GB)
At $250, the Nook Tablet offers more storage than the Kindle Fire as well as expandable storage through its microSD card slot. Those looking for a less handhold-y e-reading alternative to the Fire will find it here.
- Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $99.99
The good: The Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet is a full-featured tablet with a vibrant 7-inch touch screen, built-in Wi-Fi, 16GB 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: No access to full Android Market; no Bluetooth, GPS, or camera; no video rental (or purchase) option; sideloaded content beyond 1GB needs to be housed on microSD.
The bottom line: With more storage and a growing app store, the Nook Tablet is a worthy--albeit slightly more expensive--competitor to the Kindle Fire.
May 1, 2012 9:11 AM PDT
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