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A technodummy's opinion,
This review is from: Barnes & Noble Nook Color eReader (Electronics)
I am the Original Computer Dummy and wouldn't know Wi-Fi from hi-fi. I also resisted getting an e-reader for years. I like to turn pages when I read. However, I played around with this e-reader at the Barnes & Noble counter and was instantaneously and totally hooked. It is an absolute pleasure to use. The images on the screen are clear and crisp and the adjustable font makes it easy on anyone's eyes. The color is glorious. I liked the social connect to Facebook and found web surfing no problem at all. The one drawback is that the Nook Color doesn't come with 3-G yet so if you're not at a Wi-Fi hotspot surfing will have to wait until you find one.
Setup was very easy; the directions are all on screen. You have to charge it up before you start using it and this will take about three hours. After charging it up you have to register your Nook Color before you can begin using it, and if you don't have Wi-Fi at home you'll have to take it to a Barnes & Noble or any other hotspot to complete the process. Once that's done, you're off and running and can start downloading books, magazines, or whatever.
The magazine selection is somewhat limited at this point although I understand more will become available. But as far as books are concerned, the sky's the limit. I was able to download books I never thought would be available. And the prices are unbelievable. The complete Jane Austen (all six books plus some extras) is available for 99 cents. Most other books run between $3.00 and $10.00, and I was able to find a few freebies that didn't cost a dime.
I love my Nook Color. It's becoming a part of me.