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!