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Kindle > Nook

That is all. lol

Everytime I've gone into B&N and played with one it's somehow locked up.
Nook >>> Kindle

It's just superior. I bought a Nook on Black Friday for $100, and I just convinced my sister to order this refurbed one. Great deal.
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omg i want one so badly
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Condition: Factory Refurbished

Pass
Even though it says that most times people end up getting it LNIB or BNIB when ordering from here. Happened with the Deathadder and a few other items.

Not guaranteeing anything though.
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post #14 of 18
How does a nook work? I can just put any ebook on it or is there a way they prevent that?
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How does a nook work? I can just put any ebook on it or is there a way they prevent that?
It hooks up to your PC via USB port. From there it has 2gbs of internal memory. Just drag/drop your files to it and it'll be able to read it.

It doesn't support Microsoft Word files, though. No big deal if you just save as a pdf.
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post #16 of 18
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Kindle > Nook

That is all. lol

Everytime I've gone into B&N and played with one it's somehow locked up.
LOL, maybe if you want to be locked in forever with Amazon's proprietary format with no way to expand your book collection beyond your 3GB of internal storage space you'd think the Kindle is superior. When you think about the future possibilities of an expansion port the Nook wins. The Kindle only has about 3 GB usable space and the battery is not user replaceable. If you send your Kindle to get the battery replace you're not going to get your Kindle back. You're going to get someone else's Kindle. I took my time thinking about this and I ended up with a Nook. If Amazon ever decides to make the future Kindles like the 1st Gen of Kindles and open up the device to be able to read other formats and return the use of a microSD/SDHC drive I'd think about getting one.

But the way it is the Kindle is very rigid on flexibility. The Nook's battery is user replaceable so you don't get someone else's device (pray that you don't get someone else's scratched up one) and the expansion microSD slot can accept cards up to 32GB which gives you plenty of space to store books and even large PDF files and MP3's if you wanted to. The Nook's bottom screen runs on Android, someone managed to hack the older hardware versions of the Nook but newer one's can't be hacked yet AFAIK. The only negative thing about the Nook is that the battery lasts a little less than the Kindle and book availability is a little less, no big deal I'll trade those for the flexibility that the Nook offers.

The only other e-readers I considered was the Sony & Onyx Boox (aka BeBook) but the only problem with the Sony e-reader is that their bookstore offers very little compared to B&N and Amazon. But Sony's reader can read way much more formats than the Kindle or Nook can. The Onyx Boox supports a lot of formats, way more than Sony, Nook, & Kindle and it also has stylus support for writing notes. The only bad thing about the Boox is book availability, you're confined to the 3rd party providers of e-books. Whatever those services provide that's what you get for content. If only the Boox had the content availability comparable to Amazon and B&N then it'd be better than everything out there...

But the Nook is a good choice for an ebook reader for those that are looking to get one. I love shopping at Amazon but I'm not going to pledge pure loyalty to them to blind myself of all the faults of the Kindle and not see the features they have taken away or will not offer me.
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post #17 of 18
^It takes about 5 seconds to convert any other format to kindle format.
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Wife did a couple months of researching and comparing and decided upon the Nook. So I got her one for Christmas. She loves it and it really is kind of cool. If you're wanting an e-reader for $80, refurbished or not, this is a stellar deal. I personally agree they are better then Kindles, but I have limited Kindle interaction so I wont state that as fact, just from a paper stat view.
     
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