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Nook Tablet Review: Barnes & Noble's Worthy Alternative to the Kindle Fire

At a Glance

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  • Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet

    Nook Tablet excels at reading, and offers a smattering of solid streaming media services, but it lacks the flexibility of a full-featured tablet.

At a Glance

Nook Tablet excels at reading, and offers a smattering of solid streaming media services, but it lacks the flexibility of a full-featured tablet.

Price when rated: $249

Pros

  • Many apps are tailored for the 7-inch screen
  • Interface focuses on customization and reading
  • Great display minimizes glare

Cons

  • Navigation is locked into portrait mode only
  • Gray bezel is distracting
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