Nook and Kindle?
I've been thinking about getting a tablet. When I'm at home watching TV I almost always have my laptop going, surfing, maybe watching some YouTube, nothing too crazy. Constantly having my laptop with me is starting to become a pain.
I've also been thinking about getting an E-Reader (preferably the eInk variety).
I almost pulled the Woot trigger the other day for the gTablet but got scared off by the display issues, and I can't justify spending $600 on the Xoom, especially if I will also be getting a Kindle.
For less than the price of a Xoom I could have a Nook (I would go with stock root at first) and a Kindle. Anyone else have both and not feel like 1 is completely unnecessary? From what I've read it sounds like the Nook would suit most, if not all, of my tablet needs.
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- 03-27-2011, 04:28 PM #2
- 6 Posts
I just bought a Nook and rooted it to get the Kindle app on it. My wife is a heavy heavy Kindle reader. She has the new 6" Kindle and the original. All she does is read, and I have to admit, the Kindle looks pretty good and is easy on the eyes. I have found that the Nook is perfect for me. It's not as nice as the Kindle for reading, but it's fine for me. The magazines, light internet surfing and checking the weather in bed are what i use it for and it's fine.
Just my 2 cents.
- 03-27-2011, 06:08 PM #3
- 104 Posts
- Stock JB // CM10 JB
I bought that gtablet and replaced it with the nook color. Couldn't handle the weight or the display. IMO, you NEED two devices, the nook or kindle for serious reading, and the nookcolor for serious playing. I have the color and intend to add the nook. NO way I would feel like either was unnecessary as they are very different.
- 03-27-2011, 08:13 PM #5
- 03-27-2011, 10:02 PM #6
- 6 Posts
Eye-strain might be a problem for some, but I didn't notice any serious difference between it and the Kindle. I guess I grew up staring at monitors so maybe I'm just used to it. I'm also reading on the plane, so turbulence is my nemesis, and that happens regardless of e-ink or not. And yes, I've gone for extended reading sessions on the NC. Easily 6+ hours.
It's a personal choice and since I like to travel light, the Kindle didn't make the cut. Reminds me of the day I dropped my iPod Nano and said the smartphone MP3 player was good enough.
- 03-28-2011, 01:29 AM #7
- 33 Posts
- Honey Nook, Cyanogen Mod7
I got both and I can assure you, if you switch to night reading mode on Nook Color, it looks much better, close to Kindle Display. But as long as Battery Life comes in, Kindle is obviously better. But I would vote for Nook Color if you consider value for the price you pay.