Nooks Long Battery Life a Decisive Selling Point

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2011-11-17 Print this article Print


5. A nice option for kids

Looking around the tablet space, there aren't many devices on store shelves that appeal to kids. In too many cases, expensive tablets are simply too sophisticated for children. But like the Kindle Fire, the Nook Tablet seems like a great option for kids, since it's cheap, allows access to boatloads of children's book, and supports movie and music playback. Keep the Nook Tablet in mind for your kids this holiday season.

6. Extra-long battery life

One of the Nook Tablet's key selling points is its battery life. In fact, Barnes & Noble claims the device can deliver 11.5 hours of battery life when reading and 9 hours when watching a movie. The Kindle Fire, on the other hand, offers only 8 hours of reading time and 7.5 hours of video playback.

7. Solid performance

For customers looking for a cheap tablet with solid performance, the Nook Tablet is a good option. When Barnes & Noble announced the tablet, the company surprised the market when it said that it would come with a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. In other words, this tablet is built for solid, highly reactive performance.

8. You already have a Nook

Customers who already have a Nook shouldn't even consider buying a device other than the Nook Tablet. After all, the experience of reading books will be familiar and all the titles that customers have already bought will be available for free on their new tablet. If those folks decided to go with a Kindle Fire or iPad 2, they'd need to start anew.

9. You won't connect to the Web on it while away from home

The Nook Tablet's biggest flaw is its lack of mobile connectivity options. Customers who want to connect to the Web while on the road with a 3G connection won't be able to do so. However, if there are consumers who have no plans to do that, why not save the cash on a device that does connect to 3G or 4G networks and buy the cheaper Nook Tablet?

10. You're an Android fan

Google's Android platform isn't for everyone, which means there are some consumers who wouldn't even consider buying the Nook Tablet. But for Android users, the Nook Tablet seems like a winner. The device exemplifies what makes Android a reliable mobile operating system that's easy to use and includes some iOS-like features-with a twist. Simply put, Android users might just like what they find in the Nook Tablet.

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Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at

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