March 25, 2013

Review: Nook HD

2 years ago for my birthday I received a Nook Color.  I used it for A LOT of reading, getting electronic galleys and ebooks from the library.  I loved that little device.  However, as time went on, I began to see it's limitations more and more.  I had hoped it would be a good ebook reader and a passable tablet.  Instead, it was a great ebook reader, and not much else.

As the owner of a Nook, I kept getting Barnes and Noble gift cards for various occasions.  I saved these, as most of my reading is galleys or library books, and just after my most recent birthday translated them into an upgrade: a Nook HD.

I have to say, it's been a great upgrade.  Where the Color failed as a tablet, the HD has succeeded.  Integration with Outlook was essential and, even though it's not perfect, this really adds a lot of functionality to the HD.

The screen is quite beautiful.  Bright, clear, and very sharp.  It's my favorite part of the HD.

I also purchased a JavoEdge case for my HD.  When I read the description of the case, I was pleasantly surprised to discover the HD has a smart cover feature that turns it off when the cover is closed and on when the cover is opened.

The Color was quite solid, but I noticed the HD had slight buckling of the edges when I held it there.

All in all, I'm extremely happy with the HD and glad I made the upgrade.

Until next time, bon voyage and happy reading!

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