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  • 10

    160 35.56%
  • 9

    120 26.67%
  • 8

    92 20.44%
  • 7

    35 7.78%
  • 6

    14 3.11%
  • 5

    11 2.44%
  • 4

    3 0.67%
  • 3

    5 1.11%
  • 2

    3 0.67%
  • 1

    7 1.56%
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  1. #241
    Join Date
    Jan 2010

    Default Re: Your opinion of the nook! Rate 1-10 ...

    I originally rated my first Nook Classic a 9, but I really need to back that down to a 7 since I had to replace two of 'em for cracked bezel (">" key). Software improved greatly over time, and 1.5 was a very good release. Most of the things I'd wished for in software, B&N came through on. My third Nook Classic is a good, solid, reliable, pleasant machine.

    Now I also have a B&N Second Generation Nook Simple Touch Reader (to cover all the variations on it's name), and THIS one I'll have to give an honest 9.

    Reason it's down a point is the "non-user-replaceable-battery" they decided to go with. (When time comes that my ST Nook needs a new battery, I hope there are replacement batteries on the market, as I'm not at all afraid to open 'er up and replace the battery myself - I was probably engineering, designing, and building electronic devices before most of the Nook designers were born...)

    If the battery were user replaceable, it would be about as good as today's technology can make it.

    (I also fully expect B&N to upgrade the software and to keep an ear open to user wants...)

    Very pleased with the Simple Touch.

    Nook Classic 3g and Simple Touch

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  3. #242
    Join Date
    Jul 2011

    Default Re: Your opinion of the nook! Rate 1-10 ...

    I ordered a Nook 2, as a friend has a Nook 1. I chose Nook2 as felt it would have more features than the Nook1. However, Nook 1 has a built in light and no light in Nook 2. So, therefore a 7 for me.

  4. #243
    Join Date
    Dec 2009

    Default Re: Your opinion of the nook! Rate 1-10 ...

    Quote Originally Posted by innkeeper78155

    I ordered a Nook 2, as a friend has a Nook 1. I chose Nook2 as felt it would have more features than the Nook1. However, Nook 1 has a built in light and no light in Nook 2. So, therefore a 7 for me.
    I have a nook 3g and am not sure what you mean by a 'built in' light?

    If I was to replace it, I would get the Simple Touch ( i us my NOOKcolor & 3G to back each other up, from lack of battery to content on the sd cards ) as 3G won't be supported fairly soon and the ST smokes the earlier nook. The 3G does come in handy tho.

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  6. #244
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Waller, Texas, USA


    I am for 8-9 rating to be fair. I like nook, you will learn more here.
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  7. #245
    Join Date
    Apr 2012


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    Is Barnes and Noble’s Nook this year’s Kindle killer? Nearly: The sleek e-reader offers some notable improvements, but it’s still plagued by problems common to the Kindle and similar devices. Perhaps that’s not a ringing endorsement, but don’t close the book on the Nook just yet. Look and feel: At just under 12 oz., the Nook weighs about as much as a mid-sized hardcover book, though it’s only about as wide as the cover and as thick as a few chapters. The main, black-and-white screen occupies the bulk of the surface area; below it is a secondary color touchscreen, used mostly for navigation. Throw in the white trim, and it’s that iPod-on-steroids design we’ve come to expect.
    Navigation: The majority of the Nook’s operations have been relegated to the touchscreen, leaving only forward, back, and home buttons as part of the device’s body. As you’d expect, the touchscreen changes depending on what you’re doing, displaying a keyboard, an options menu, a flip book of book covers, or arrow keys to move the cursor on the main screen. Those spoiled by the iPhone’s touch-responsiveness will find the Nook slow on the uptake, but when it comes to packing maximum control and flexibility into minimal space, this design element does wonders.
    Reading: The matte e-ink screen displays crisp text when viewed from any angle – it’s uncanny how print-like the screen looks. With the ability to change the font and size with a few taps on the touchscreen, reading under normal conditions is a breeze. Problems arise in both expected and unexpected ways when the lights dim: The Nook’s screen mimics print, so, obviously, no light means no sight, but in low light, the glow of the touchscreen washes out the text even more — at least until the touchscreen goes dark a few seconds later. Also, the Nook hasn’t managed to improve on previous e-readers’ achingly slow page-turn time. Rather than queuing up the next page in its memory, it loads each one as needed, which adds a second or two between pushing the right arrow and the new page appearing. No, not an eternity, but it’s surprising how much the delay interrupts the flow of reading. And the Nook’s bookmark system could do with a standard naming format. We’re not sure how helpful “3,OEBPS/superfreakonomics_fm01.html#point…” is.
    Bonuses: You can loan books to friends using the Nook’s borrowing feature, called “LendMe.” It’s currently in beta, but it seems to work well — that is, if the book itself is actually loanable, as only about half the titles in Barnes and Noble’s store currently are. Open the book you want to loan, punch in your Nook-toting friend’s e-mail address, and they will get seven days to accept and download your book, and 14 days to read it. As with loaning out a real book, you can’t read a book you’ve shared with a friend, but oddly you can only loan a book one time. Downloading books is a snap, as the Nook’s 3G and Wi-Fi capabilities are speedy. The most unexpected cool feature, though, is “The Daily,” a section of the home page that displays your newspaper subscriptions, short humor pieces, and book excerpts. It’s only one click away from everything, and its dynamic content, along with “LendMe” feature, lays the foundation for a community built around the Nook.

  8. #246
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    Tiny Tim
    Join Date
    Dec 2012


    I have to say, i'm disappointed with the Nook, at least compared to the other ereaders i've tried. It seems very unresponsive and a lot of books don't format correctly (i've seen [LINK] tags at the beginning and ends of books as well as centering issues).

    But the Nook community of readers and writers is great, so i stick around!
    Nicholas K Tulach
    Hammer & Birch / SkySpark Books
    Purveyor of fine, independently published books

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