Nook vs Nook Color
When it comes to e-readers, Nook from Barnes and Noble remains one of the most loved reading devices among the users. In fact, Amazon’s Kindle and Nook dominate the e-readers market even today though nearly all tablets come with the facility of e-readers. Nook was a monochrome reading device but recently B&N came up with Nook color which provides brilliant color display. But to say that nook color is merely Nook with web pages in color would not be doing full justice to the upgrade that Nook has gone through. There are a host of new features that will be discussed in this article.
At first glance, Nook color looks just like any other tablet in the market. Certainly much more than what Nook was when it was merely a black and white e-book reader. Nook color runs on Android 2.1/2.2, allows users to surf the net and also plays music and videos. It boasts of a bright 7 inch touch screen and at $249, it is half the price of what you would pay for an iPad or a Samsung Tablet.
To begin with, Nook measures 7.7 x 4.9 x 0.5 inches (weighs 11.6 oz for Wi-Fi and 12.1 oz for 3G) and utilizes a 6 inch E ink Vizplex display that produces 16 levels of grey. It boasts of 3.5 inch color capacitive touch screen (6 inch diagonal) and 2 GB of internal memory (good enough for 1500 eBooks). Once charged, Nook runs for 10 days of use. User has the ability to expand this memory through micro SD cards op to 16 GB. It is available at just $149.
Nook color is an upgrade to color and is faster and more powerful than original Nook. It runs on Android 2.2 Froyo, supports flash 10.1, and has a large 7 inch diagonal touch screen that produces sharp images in 16 M colors. Though it retains its primary job of being an eBook reader, it offers much more than its worth ($249), coming close to other tablets in the market.
Nook color has a faster 800 MHz processor (TI OMAP 3621) and has a solid 512 MB of RAM. It measures 8.1 x 5 x 0.48 inch and weighs 15.8 oz. As far as reading text is concerned, text jumps off its 7 inch LCD screen in a high contrast that is far superior to the earlier gray monochrome eBook reader that was Nook.
Since easy reading is what prompts people to buy eBook readers, Nook color has ensured that the screen is coated with a optical lamination to reduce glare when reading in daylight.
Difference Between Nook and Nook Color
• The display of Nook color is bigger (7 inch) than Nook (6 inch)
• Nook produced 16 levels of gray while Nook color produces a resolution of 1024X600 pixels
• The battery of Nook lasted for 10 days of wireless off while Nook color consumes much more power and allows only 8 hours of wireless reading
• Nook color has much more internal memory (8 GB) than Nook (2 GB)
• Nook color is slightly thinner (0.48innch) than Nook (0,5inch) but weighs more at 15.8 oz in comparison to Nook (11.6 oz)
• Nook color is costlier ($249) than Nook ($149)