Reading is one thing that Barnes and Noble has gotten down pat. Since childhood, the bookstore has become my oasis filled with books and delicious baked goods. I mean, that’s all you ever need to be happy, am I right?
I first started feeling the urge to converse into using an e-reader. This is despite the fact that I have a mountain of unread books in my house.
Now, there are a few reasons why I am drawn to a Nook, versus Amazon’s ecosystem. One is obviously my nostalgic love for Barnes and Noble. Two is that I feel like the Nook is practically made for reading. I’ve had a Simple Touch for years, and it just fits so easily in my hands. This is versus my borrowed Kindle, which felt really heavy to read. The Nook? Pretty damn easy.
Good job, Barnes and Noble.
This year, I decided to use my Christmas gift cards to buy the new Nook Tablet 7. What is different about this new tablet is that has 16gb of storage. This is nearly double the storage the original one had. Coming from the Nook Simple Touch that I had before, this has unbelievable amounts of storage.
What really drew me to this tablet was two things: the price and the fact that the screen was a color screen. I read a lot of magazines, which looked awful on my Nook Simple Touch. Since getting the device, I’ve subscribed to Cosmo, and I absolutely loved sitting and reading it. Additionally, having a color screen is important in reading in general — especially when you’re reading a book that has pictures.
And, for $49.99, the price tag seemed perfect.
Now, I’ve had the tablet for a little bit over a week already, and I am in love with it. Compared to the Kindle Fire that was borrowed from my mom, it was easy to hold in my hands and comfortable to read on. It’s also really portable, so I can stick in into my bag, so I can read it on the go.
When I was toying with the idea of getting this one over the Nook Glowlight, there was not a lot of reviews about this device. That’s understandable, considering that it’s brand spankin’ new. However, many people often complained about how slow it is, and how terrible the camera is. But, if you’re just reading on it like I am, none of these things truly matter. I actually have yet to try using the camera. . .
With that being said, this device is the one for you if you want a new e-reader and refuse to buy into the Amazon cohort. This tablet is better tailored for readers, and with a price of $49.99 you truly can’t go wrong.
*I was not paid for this review. Check out my disclaimer here.