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Bennyboy

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I was at B&N today and I was really impressed by the nook color.
Everything from the price to speed to responsiveness made me want to get it right away, but I want to make sure and get some feedback here before I do that.
any of you own one? What you like about it the most? What don't you like about it? Was it worth it the money? any feedbacks would be greatly appreciated.
 

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We only have the regular Nook and that thing is awesome specially reading outside. If you like to go to a park and read that is what you would need. I heard the color once have not good battery life. I got this for hubby for Christmas. Compare to all others at that time it was the best deal.
 

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Benny! You do know that it's running Android.

It can be hacked into a full tablet.

My only concern is that as a tablet the CPU could use a boost.

As an eReader I'm glad to hear your first impressions are positive.

We haven't any floor models in Canada or I'd have picked one up on trial. A 7" color tablet at that price is so killer. :D

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hehe did I make your day? :D
I know it runs Android, for the price I was really impressed. My girlfriend has the kindle 3G and I like it but I need color and a little more than just for reading books.
I always wanted one the size of the kindle 3G with a big more functionally like the iPad, but since it's fairly new I wanted to get some feedback first.
 

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hehe did I make your day? :D
I know it runs Android, for the price I was really impressed. My girlfriend has the kindle 3G and I like it but I need color and a little more than just for reading books.
I always wanted one the size of the kindle 3G with a big more functionally like the iPad, but since it's fairly new I wanted to get some feedback first.
LOL. Baby steps. I hear raves about it as an eReader up here. Personally I returned my Transformer because I'm pretty sure a 7" tablet is what would serve me most. One hand, as light as possible, can almost slip in a pocket, eg. cargo shorts.

Anyway, so long as it works as an eReader it's worthwhile. It's not eInk though so does not perform well under sunlight or dim lighting, not do I think the battery will last a week. For those needs we have the touch kobo at $139.

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So the thing can be overclocked to 1.2ghz, maybe 1.3ghz. Performance boost of about 300% according to benchmarks.

Gonna keep an eye out for one on craigslist.

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What's B&N's return policy?

There's a store in Amherst, NY. Will consider it if I'm in a Niagara and am still shipping for a tablet.

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I'm going on Monday and I'll ask, I've kind of set up my mind already and get one, I don't see a reason why not to get it.
I'm joining the Android family through the back door. This is as far as I'll get thou :p
 

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Got one off craigslist for $200, with leather cover and screen protector. The thing has a processor related to the Droid X, plus the gorilla glass and a responsive touch screen, outstanding value and arguably a top contender amongst available 7" wifi units.

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Sweet, I just got Swype working on it. The IPS screen is outstanding and so far have installed my basic 100 apps and Engadget is the only one needing a tablet version/update.

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You may want to look for a rooted unit running a ROM called CyanogenMod 7.1 RC1.
Makes the unit a fully functioning tablet versus and enhanced eReader.

The basics that I test for beyond generally reviewing the condition of the unit are; wifi functionality using a browser or better yet the SpeedTest.Net app and a benchmark app called Quadrant. The ROM mentioned above isn't a final release but it is easily good for daily use. That said then, the unit should easily complete say three runs of Quadrant scoring over 2200. Otherwise I'd be suspicious of the condition of the unit.

A bonus would be receipts so that you have warranty coverage.