- Brand Name: Barnes & Noble
- Model Number: 9.7814E+12
- Digital Storage Capacity: 8.0 GB
- Battery Average Life: 11 Hours
- Color: Silver
Barnes and Noble NOOK 7" 8GB WiFi Tablet
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- Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet 8GB (Color, BNTV250A)
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Top Customer Reviews
I got my Nook Tablet (8gb version) from Barnes & Noble because of the extra discount I got with my B&N membership...the price was MUCH less than advertised by most internet venders. I already have a Brand X color e-reader and a Nook Simple Touch reader. My old color reader was hard on my eyes for long reading sessions, the Nook Touch is great for books, but it does not have internet access or play music and magazines don't really work without a color screen.
The Nook tablet has very sharp, clear, and contrasty fonts and is very pleasant to read, even for several hours. There is a night mode, and also a sephia mode for reading in bed without bothering anyone else. Magazines look great on its color screen. I listen to music on Pandora while I read, and when I am tired of reading, I can watch a movie on Netflix or a tv show on TV.com. I installed the Dolphin browser which uses tabs so I can switch quickly among various web pages.
Vevo music videos look great, but the Nook's speaker is too weak to enjoy music. However, music sounds great through good ear buds and when I plug the Nook into my computer speakers.
The Nook is an e-reader, NOT an I-Pad or high powered tablet. It does not have access to Google Play to obtain apps, so you are limited to the apps in the Nook app store. Those apps have been developed just for the Nook and its seven inch screen.Read more ›
The Nook has a tab for "My Stuff" so you can drag things from your PC to the Nook. If you want more space for your stuff, you can get any sized san disk for the Nook. I have a 32 gb one because I transferred about 4,000 pictures to my Nook and am using an app to edit the pictures and then make slide shows of them. Then I'll drag the shows back onto my computer and burn them to disc. Did I mention the Nook is a joy to use? I actually got thre 16gig Tablet but the 8 gig is as fast and has the 11 1/2 hour battery as well as allows the same cards to be added.
The hardware is nice, I have the 8GB - Its fast, responsive and the screen is beautiful. Great for reading books and netflix. Battery life - Read 'Catching Fire' and 'Mockingjay' on a single charge. Email and web are decent too - nothing special.
The B&N Nook OS and the B&N App selection are both terrible. The Nook OS is counter-intuitive and not user friendly, there is no BACK button!? Take a toll of how often you use the BACK button on your phone or android device and you'll realize how annoying the lack of this simple common-place feature is. You can hit the 'N' and go back to home any time - though often I wanted to go Back, not start over. The selection of apps in the app store are laughable. I literally could not find a single app I wanted, even searching apps that they advertise like Comics for nook (not installed? not available?). I found a few apps for $4.99+ that i have downloaded for free on Itunes and Google play (android market).
BUY THIS - N2A (TM) - 32GB Nook to Android bootable microSD Card for the Nook Color
Takes the Good hardware of the Nook Tablet and replaces the useless OS with trusted Full Android. Read the reviews, they are all true! Before i bought this card, the nook was basically useless and frustrating - now I have an android tablet and since it is NOT rooted, still have warranty too, though I recommend squaretrade. Check my N2A review for more info.
Update: I have had this tablet for over 6 months now and love it. I have had no issues and all my friends and family want one. Note: I use this exclusively with the N2A card in Android mode. N2A recently emailed me with the update from Gingerbread to Jellybean and its working great and their customer service is excellent. I cannot recommend this company/product enough.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I used to love my Nook. USED TO. Barnes and Noble made the decision to no longer offer third party apps. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I actually received the 16Gb version with only 1Gb accessible for internal storage, but there is an option to install a microSD card up to 32Gb. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This has worked well. Not sure if I'd order it again, but does the job. No issues with company or shipping.Published 10 months ago by Lisa Beyer
I like the Nook it is easy to use and very easy to load apps. I use it everyday. I really like Barnes and Noble they have a very good selection of books on line to down load and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by David Williams
im glad i have a chance to warn the world not to waste theyre money. Slow loading. Always freezes. The list is endless for reason NOT to get the nookPublished 13 months ago by brendan