Essentially, Nook tablets are eReader devices that allow you to read and store thousands of books and other reading materials. They are light and compact devices, designed to be portable and economical with space. However, there is a variety of Nook tablets currently available, which provide many different types of readers and tablet users with a host of solutions to their desires, needs, and problems.
How to Decide Which Is the Right Nook Tablet for You
Each Nook tablet provides its own unique design, size (6 inch to 8 inch), as well as its own unique set of features (books, magazines, games, apps) and prices. This is why it is a good idea to ask yourself the following questions before deciding which eReader tablet is right for you:
What do I want to do with my eReader tablet?
What do I envision my eReader tablet to look like?
What is the most important thing my eReader must have?
Where do I want to use my eReader?
Who will use my eReader? If you have a family, could young people and children make use of your eReader?
What is my budget?
If you know what you want, take a look at the variety of Nook tablets available below, to see which is the best fit for your life.
Nook Simple Touch
This Nook tablet is the most affordable reader device, and is a good choice if you are looking for a simple device with which to read your eBooks at a lesser price.
It is the to-the-point version, for all those bookworms who are ardent readers, and know what they like; they are committed book devotees. The text is clear and crisp, and you can make the most of an E Ink screen. E Ink, also known as electrophoretic ink, provides a paper-like look with no glare of light coming from the screen, allowing readers to enjoy their books without distraction.
Size wise, there is a 6 inch, 600 x 800 screen. For those with an eye for detail, the screen has 167 pixels/ inch.
The weight is optimal to carry around with you, and the battery life lasts up to 8 weeks, allowing you to read while travelling. You also have access to free Wi-Fi if you purchase at a B&N Store, which you can use to buy new books, access Free Sample Books and borrow and lend books to and from others, giving you access to a plethora of different types of books, magazines and newspapers to feed the mind. You can keep up to 1,000 of your downloaded books on your device.
The Nook GlowLight is right choice for the nighttime reader.
Much similar in size, look, battery life, and usability as the Nook Simple Touch, it is perhaps the innovative light feature making this a good option for nighttime readers. The Mayo Clinic suggests reading as an optimal evening activity to promote a good night’s sleep. They suggest being wary of using bright screens, however, as this can trigger your mind to wake up and be out of sync with your body clock. The benefit with the Nook’s GlowLight technology is that it allows you to adjust the level of brightness the screen emits, making your evening reading practical and healthier. So if you enjoy a good read in the evening, this is the tablet for you. The feature also provides the screen with a sharp, paper-like look.
Unlike the Simple Touch, it can store twice the amount of books, and is reasonably lighter to hold.
If it is the enhanced experience tablet you are looking for, the Nook HD may be the right choice. This Nook 7 inch tablet has a HD Display, and although it is an excellent reader, it’s perhaps its extensive possibilities and features that set this one apart. Along with the variety of reading materials available on the Nook Simple Touch, you can also download Android apps, movies and TV shows, and access your email or browse the web. You can also seamlessly access Google Maps™, Gmail™ and YouTube™, and can make use of Bluetooth Support.
It really is your life in your pocket for all the family, being lightweight and slimly fitting into your bag.
By providing you with so much choice, the battery life is lower than the simpler readers, lasting up to 10.5 hours when reading, or up to 9 hours when watching videos.
The Nook HD+ is the all-singing, all dancing tablet. This is an ideal eReader tablet for entertaining and sharing, particularly for families as it has the unique feature of Parental Control. It’s also an enhanced experienced for solo users, with a 9 inch screen and Full High Definition with 256 pixels/ inch display and Nook’s fastest processor speed, as well as Dual Stereo Speakers, making it the right multi-sensory choice for ultimate, beautiful viewing of movies, TV shows and magazines.
It is significantly larger and slightly heavier than the other 3 models, which optimizes experience over portability. That said, it is still much lighter and more compact than many laptop devices.