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Old 12-26-2012, 12:23 PM   #3
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Hey all,

I am looking for a good color tablet/ereader to read large sized color PDFs (like textbooks) and some CBZ comic files.

I was considering a Nook HD+....but have a few questions about it.

If anyone could chime in, I'd really appreciate it!

1) How easy is it to sideload PDF and CBZ to this HD+? I have Nook ST, and it's as easy as dragging and dropping the files to My Books folder...is it the same on a Nook HD+?
Just as easy. The Nook HD+ uses MTP to transfer the files, so it appears as a drive on your PC.

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2) Proprietary charging cable? Yikes! Any cheap sources online for this cable? I don't like the idea of proprietary cables, especially for what BN charges for replacements.
No idea about this one.

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3) Rooting....what is this? Is it something I want to do? I never bothered looking up 'rooting' for my Nook ST, because frankly, all I need it for is to read streaming text...which it does perfectly out of the box. Would you recommend rooting this? I assume rooting means wiping the BN OS off of it, and replacing with with a stock Android OS...will this break any of the reading functionality of the device?
Rooting means getting superuser access to the device, it does not mean wiping the device and installing a new software. Rooting allows you to change settings that are not available (like installing from unknown sources), or doing more advanced things like installing a firewall. If you only want to sideload apps, you can do that without rooting.

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4) Weight...this looks to weigh a bit less than the ipad 2...is it comfortable to hold for long periods?
I still find it a bit heavy, for ePubs, an eInk device is much better, I only read those on the Nook Glow and use the HD+ for media consumption.

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5) What's it like on the eyes trying to read text files like epub? Good, or should I stick with the Nook ST for epub and text files?
The screen is superb, but as said above, I still prefer eInk for reading.
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