this one is quite the statement, one I agree with from the Yahoonews review
"At its heart, it is the best dedicated ebook reader on the market. B & N officials told me that when they did consumer research after the first Nook came out, customers told them that they wanted magazines, newspapers and Web content as well. So the Nook Color is optimized to deliver a great reading experience for all of this content. Its color screen means it displays the color illustrations or drawings in printed copies of books. Magazines and newspapers also appear exactly the same as the hard copy versions. And even a normal ebook has crisp text and is easy to read with its backlit screen."