"The ultimate bathroom entertainment system."4.5 starson by Waltimus
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 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