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Old 10-26-2010, 04:19 PM   #1
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Nook Color is Here!

Nook Color is here. Priced at $249 and to ship 19 Nov 2010.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nookcolor/
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:05 PM   #2
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It's interesting they went from an eInk device to an LCD device. But, at $250 it might be something I would consider... since it really will be an Android tablet rather than just a reader. I am sure I would read most fiction still on my Kindle... However, the MacBook Air 11' looks like a nice couch surfing device... basically an iPad (that supports flash) with a keyboard.

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I''m disappointed with the inclusion of an IPS screen and the resulting 8 hour battery life. Interesting design, though.
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:10 PM   #4
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I''m disappointed with the inclusion of an IPS screen and the resulting 8 hour battery life. Interesting design, though.
Same exact thoughts here. 8 hour battery life for an eReader? No thank you, I'll stick with my current Nook and it's eInk screen.
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It's interesting they went from an eInk device to an LCD device. But, at $250 it might be something I would consider... since it really will be an Android tablet rather than just a reader. I am sure I would read most fiction still on my Kindle... However, the MacBook Air 11' looks like a nice couch surfing device... basically an iPad (that supports flash) with a keyboard.

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You do have to remember this isn't replacing the Nook eink, they are still going forward with it, in fact we have a juicy update coming up. This is just an addition to the product line.

specs so far are very very impressive.
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I''m disappointed with the inclusion of an IPS screen and the resulting 8 hour battery life. Interesting design, though.
I can see battery life but why the disappointment with an IPS panal. That's pretty much the high end of panals.
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:12 PM   #7
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Hmmm......nice.

I don't need/want the color, but I'm thinking those people still on the fence will jump on this....

I would imagine it would be great for magazines and manga?

It will be interesting to see how it plays out.
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You do have to remember this isn't replacing the Nook eink, they are still going forward with it, in fact we have a juicy update coming up. This is just an addition to the product line.
I wonder if this is an interim until the Marisol or PixelQi or eInk Color screens are perfected and less expensive and the eInk versions are just going to be sold while supplies last.

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Old 10-26-2010, 05:17 PM   #9
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I don't need one & am not likely to go & get one any time soon. But I can see how some people would like it. I don't do well with LCD screens but a lot of people are used to them & have no trouble reading on them. Maybe the smaller screen will make the LCD easier on the eyes? I'd like to try one & see. But as of now I'm very happy with my NOOK Classic
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:18 PM   #10
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This may be my netbook replacement. Waiting to see processor specs and its web browsing capabilities.
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:18 PM   #11
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I can see battery life but why the disappointment with an IPS panal. That's pretty much the high end of panals.
I'm very familiar with IPS panels. I have several monitors, the iPad, and the iPhone, all of which have IPS panels. My disappointment was the battery life as a result of the IPS panel, not the IPS panel itself.

My interest was with a color Nook that used a color eInk display. Maybe Amazon will make one instead.
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:19 PM   #12
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did they give any specs on the processor and memory?

will they have 'em in stores to check out before they ship? (not ordering unseen)

I hope you can view your own docs (and that they have good PDF support)


My initial reaction is disappointment at the LCD and battery, but I could come around if I get to play with one and if it'll do a decent job with my PDF books in landscape.
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its obvious that they are going after PDF magazines and Magazines in general. to read that its best to have color
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:37 PM   #14
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I think it's a smart move; a lot of people don't really even seem to want an e-reader, but something along the lines of a mini iPad. And well, this basically seems to be just that.

Personally though, just looking at the mockups of the screens makes my eyes water.

edit: I mean, look you can even see glare on the left picture...the left side of the screen is visibly lighter than the right side...

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My husband has mentioned that he would like a 7 inch, backlit reader. I'll have to show him this. I, too am curious as to see how it handles PDFs.
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