Nook vs. Kindle: Review Looks At Specs

Are you thinking of buying an ebook? Why not have a look at some of the specs of the Nook and Kindle models including the new Nook Color. As you all know ebooks are quickly taking off and are becoming more and more popular.

Amazon got the drop on Barnes and Noble but now it looks like the tables are turning as the Nook seem to be becoming the market leader. So how have Nook done it? They have started to manufacture the Nook Color, the first ereader with a 16 million color touch screen.

Onto the specs, and the important one first, B&N’s Nook Color. The device is retailing at $249 and has a color touch screen LCD, up to 8GB of internal storage, enough for up to 6,000 books and an expandable MicroSD memory of up to 32 GB. It can also support the following file types, EPUB, PDB, PDF, JPG, GIF, BMP and MP3.

The Amazon Kindle DX is priced at $379 and has an E-ink screen type, up to 4GB of internal storage, enough for up to 3,500 books and enough battery life with the WiFi off for 2-3 weeks. The device can support the following file types, AA, AAX, AZW, DOC, DOCX. PDF, HTML, TXT, RTF, JPEG, GIFPNG, BMP, PRC and MOBI.

If you want to read more about the specs of these devices and also about another 4 types of ebook from Amazon and B&N then head over to PCWorld where Wendy Sheehan Donnell has done a full comparison.

To me it’s clear that both ebooks have their own advantages but which is better? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

  • coolio

    Nook Color specs:
    – $249 with free shipping
    – 7 inch Color LG Touchscreen 16 million colors with anti-glare coating 1024 x 600 delivering 169 pixels per inch.
    – 8GB built in memory expandable to 32 GB with microSD card.
    – 512 MB RAM
    – Formats supported: EPUB, PDF, XLS, DOC, PPT, PPS, TXT, DOCM, XLSM, PPTM, PPSX, PPSM, DOCX, XLX, PPTX, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MP3, AAC, MP4.
    – Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), USB port
    – OS: Android 2.1
    – Processor: TI 800 Mhz ARM Cortex A8-based, 45nm OMAP3621
    Nook Color is better for reading than iPad and better for everything else than Kindle. Nook Color is better for $249. Nook Color screen is supposed to be better (less reflective) for reading than iPad thanks to new LG screen with anti-reflection coating. It allows to watch videos, listen to the music, view Office documents and PDF’s. Porting Android apps is not difficult. B&N says it is more like optimising them for Nook than porting them.