The New Nook Tablet 7

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  1. Denise Happyfeet

    Denise Happyfeet Very Well-Known Member
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    Wanted to let you all know about this reader from Nook. It's loaded with new stuff and the price is fabulous, 49.99. I hope my sister doesn't peek at this forum, she is not a forum person so not too worried. But I ordered her one. She is really the only person I have to buy for, so I can spend a little on her:)

    She loves to read, and vows she will never give up her hard-covers, but everytime she hears me talk about mine she forgets she doesn't want to try one, LOL!!

    Check it out if you want to get into a Reader, or if you need a new one. I know people have their preferences like Kindle Fires, etc., but this is just loaded with goodies;)

    https://www.cnet.com/products/barnes-noble-nook-tablet-7/preview/
     
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    Here are the specs for that Nook, heck it's got so much more than the older Nooks, it's practically an IPAD.

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    And don't forget the Library2go, I rarely have to buy a book at all since the library carries soooooooo many!!
     
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    That sounds pretty comparable to the Amazon Kindle, @Denise Happyfeet . I have an older Kindle Fire that I use for reading and I love it for that. The new ones run about the same price as the Nook 7, although I see that Best Buy is advertising the Kindle Fire for as low as $33 there, and Amazon usually has them on sale around Christmas, too.
    Since we have Amazon Prime, I would never consider changing from the Kindle because we have all of the Amazon benefits with the Kindle. Amazon has the lending library, and even books that cost a lot can be borrowed from the lending library, with no specific checkout period (like library books have), and you return them when you finish.
    Amazon also just added the Prime Reading feature so that anyone who has Prime, even if they do not have a Kindle, can read for free any of the books that are on the Prime Reading catalog. They have hundreds of free books, and a changing selection, so I never have to even thing about paying for a book, or hurrying to finish it before the loan runs out.
    If a person does not use Amazon, then the Nook would probably work just as well, and is comparable in price.
     
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    It's very comparable, and it's Barnes and Nobles answer to the Kindle, although I don't know if it's cheaper than a kindle, but I think it is. I love my Nook but I'm used to it. I'm sure I'd love a Kindle as well, or an Ipad, whatever;)
     
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    I have a keyboard that works with my iPad, Denise , which makes it great for typing with, but not so good for just sitting and reading because it stays in the landscape position and is awkward to put in the upright/portrait position that we usually use when reading a book. Also, the iPad is heavier than the smaller Kindle or Nook would be.
    The Kindle does go online and will do most of the things that the iPad can do, and you can even get keyboards for them; but since I only use mine as an e-reader, I don't bother with any frills for it.

    My iPad Pro is almost 13", and it is as large as some laptops, but a lot lighter and more efficient. However, the keyboard is also full-sized, and it is just not as convenient as the tiny Kindle Fire is for when I am sitting and reading a novel in the evenings.
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    I thought of buying one because I like trying new things, but I can't see that it would offer me anything that I don't have with my Kindle Fire.
     
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    I'm happy with my Nook as a reader only, but sometimes when I want to check something online really quick, I can use it for that too. I mainly posted this thread for folks that might like a Reader at a great price, that happens to have more frills in the new version;)
     
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    Sounds like a great deal for a new user, ready to take the plunge! I'm not quite there yet!;)
     
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    I understand Joe;) Now I'm hooked, lol;) I think my sister will like hers. I hope, I ordered her one. I know I'll end up helping her "a lot" on it, but once she gets the basics down she'll be happy, happy. I got her on her first puter, and now, she is more addicted than I am if that's possible;)
     
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    I am sure that your sister will just LOVE the Nook, Denise ! ! If she has never used a touchscreen before, it takes a little while to get the hang of that, but once she gets accustomed to using it, she will never want to go back the the old dinosaur age computer and mouse system.
    When Robin loaned me her iPad about 5 years ago, I had a hard time with it at first; but then I loved it so much that she just shook her head, smiled at me, and bought herself another iPad and left that one with me.
    I am now on my third one, and have loved them all. The first one was an iPad 2, and when that got old, she upgraded it to an iPad 4, which I had until last Christmas and then she surprised me with the new iPad Pro.
    The Nooks and Kindles are smaller; but will have similar capabilities, and I think that your sister will really like having a kind of "pocket computer" that she can carry around in her purse.
     
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    I am quite used to using my Kindle Fire, yet I can't imagine it replacing a real computer with a big screen and the ability to hook up extra monitors. No, the Kindle works well for checking in on the forum after I've gone to bed, and for reading, but the Kindle couldn't hold a candle to my iMac.
     
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    Yes, I know that you have said this before, and it is true for what you need a computer to do. For the kind of work that you are doing online, and the information you need to find and use, having a large computer like your iMac is probably necessary. My daughter has one that she uses for her job, and I am pretty sure that is what my oldest son uses for work, too.
    I am thinking that Denise's sister is probably more like myself, or even Denise, and we don't need all of that computer power for what we do, and having something that is easy to take along when we want to and comfortable to use, is about all of the requirements that we have.
    So, for those of us who only need something portable and easy to use, the tablets work perfectly.
     
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    I hope anyone totally new to "readers" understand that although a Nook, or Kindle have several "tekkie" capabilities as I listed I think in my 2nd post above, these are for reading books. You can buy books, for example, on the Nook by Barnes and Noble, you can purchase from their store, and the books download to your Nook Tablet. Kindles are from Amazon, and you can order books to download from Amazon.

    One really neat thing about Readers like the Nook and the kindle, is that there is a free App called Overdrive which you download from the Google Play Store, same as you may have on your phone etc. Overdrive works with most libraries, and it is world-wide. I don't know everything about it, but I know enough that all you need is a library card. You plug it into your library2go account, easy and 100% free, and you can check out digital books from your library.

    I've talked so much about this on other threads, so I won't again here. But if anyone wants to know more, just let me know. I have about 100 books on my Nook I've bought over the past, 4-5 years. But I also, now, get 9 out of 10 books free on loan from my library. If you like to read, are lucky enough to have a well stocked county library, the possibilities are endless as far as finding things to read.

    Another thing I didn't even mention is how nice it can be to go to bed and read (my fave time to read) and you don't need a lamp. Your reader is like a little puter screen. I think I'll make a little video tomorrow and show anyone that doesn't know about readers, how cool they can be. I think I should sell these things since I go on and on about them;) I'll see how things go tomorrow, and maybe post a vid;)

    It's funny how some things start out as one thing, one use for it, like a phone. Now phones do pretty much everything a computer does. Same with the readers, they start out as basically, something to read books on. Now the Nooks and Kindles do everything, even take pictures!
     
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    My laptop STILL has never replaced a desktop for me. In fact I've been saving to buy a desktop, and I'm going to have a roomy desk, and a nice, large monitor again now that I am settled in one place.

    PS and I still look forward to a full-size keyboard again;)
     
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    My sis hasn't got a "technically inclined" bone in her body, LOL, and she's the first to admit it.

    She has done an amazing job picking things up over the years. She surprises me sometimes and I tell her that she can do it, but I think she would rather "I" do it for her, LOL! So I think I've mentioned I use TeamViewer's remote to access her computer when she needs help, and I fix stuff for her that I am familiar with.

    Speak of the IMac's, I have used them several times over the years of working in offices. I loved using them, but when I got my first, very own computer, it was a hand-me-down from my x-husband. And it was a PC. So I became more and more familiar with Windows, and when I bought my first brand, new puter, it was a PC. The price on the Apples have always been a deciding factor too. If I could afford it, I would have an Apple too. The reason would be to get to learn way more about them. I love learning, and I think the reason I have had a lot of success with puters, is because I am always saying to myself "hmm, wonder what this does" and I always have to click on it to find out, LOL!

    I've never (knock on wood) destroyed a computer from clicking around, finding out how things work:) I guess if I only could use one word to describe computers, I'd say FUN!!
     
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    "Nook"? Only connection "Nook" has for me is "Nookie", which draws back to "lack-a-nookie", described to me by a co-worker.
     
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    I bought one of the old Nook HD 7" 2012 models when they were selling them off in the UK. I rooted it and put on the latest Android OS which worked really well. The screen is remarkably good even by today's standards. I used it for reading Kindle books with the App and general browsing. It didn't have any camera but I don't use the camera on a tablet anyway.

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    7" model:
    LED Backlit screen
    1440×900 px
    (243 ppi),
    7 in (180 mm) diagonal

    I moved on to a Tesco (a local supermarket chain) Hudl 2 8.3" which I use for watching movies in bed, and browsing plus the odd forum post, but tend to use a 17" PC laptop for most other jobs like video editing and forum posting, which is for me too fiddly on a tablet. I have several desktops in the UK but they don't get used that often really.

    Display:
    IPS 8.3-inch (21 cm) LCD display
    1920×1200 px
    (273 ppi)

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    It came in several colours and cost around $110 but is discontinued now

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    Hi Terry,

    That first one is like my Nook, and I got mine in 2012. That's cool that you "rooted" it. I love my geek forum I belong to, because they teach me so much about "gadgets" and I always get help I need there. The latest has been putting in a new Hdd in my laptop (Toshiba Satellite, L775D-S7132, 17") They also helped me put in a new keyboard, upgrade to Win 10, and a few other fixes along the way;) I love tinkering a bit, and it's saved me a lot of money as you can imagine;)

    I'm with you on all the extras they are adding to the e-readers, but I guess that's competition. I don't use the other features often at all, as I only open my Nook at night to read. But as ken and I were talking about, it's handy for a quick look if I feel the need. I wouldn't miss those things if I didn't have them. I never liked any of the browsers I used on my Nook, except I finally put Firefox on there. I somehow came back to using Dolphin (I think that's what it's called).

    I love the Overdrive App with Library2go as I mentioned, but Barnes and Noble informed me that Nook I have no long supports Overdrive, so I have to use Adobe Digital Editions to get my library books. Big hassle as I have to use library2go app (along with Overdrive) to find my books on my laptop, then when I download the book using ADE, I have to transfer the book to my Nook:( Good reason to upgrade my Nook. I'll soon be buying the Nook Tablet 7 for myself, mainly because I like having my Overdrive App, but it will also be nice to have a new e-reader;)

    I imagine there's geeky folks here too, but I don't tend to post that much in the gadget/tech thread. I may do it more, now that I see how much a few like to yack about puters and such:)
     
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    We have a Dell XPS-18 desktop, but we seldom ever use it. I am just so spoiled with being able to relax in my comfortable recliner that sitting at a desk is no longer something that i want to do.
    The iPad is so perfect for me for just about everything that I need. Not only is it a lot larger screen than the tiny Kindle, but since I can stretch things on the screen when i need to see something better, it works a lot better for me than a desktop, even with a large monitor. I remember having to stick my nose up close to the monitor when I couldn't see details in something I was looking at. Now, I just stretch the screen until it shows the part I want to see.
    Before I had the bluetooth keyboard for my ipad, typing was slow for me; but with the larger iPad and full-sized keyboard, it is every bit as easy as using a desktop or laptop.
    The Dell is one of those all-in-one computers, so it can be carried around like a tablet also; but it is pretty large to pack it around with that 18 inch screen. So, it mostly just sits in the back room on the desk in isolation. I use it to update iTunes and sync the iPads and iPhones; but that is about the only time I ever use it anymore.
    Plus, now that I am used to Apple, the Windows OS totally frustrates me ! !
     
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    I can do a lot on my laptop, and I do like sitting in my recliner with it on my lap so I don't want to give it up. But having a desk to sit at will allow me to have a lot of things going. I've even thought about an extra monitor. I do a lot of graphics type thing, fiddle is all, and love trying out new software. I recently downloaded yet another program that is like CAD, but more of a "interior design specific" software. I like to come up with things I'd like to do in my home.

    There's something for everyone really, amazing technology. I love watching live imaging, researching maps, and especially Google Earth is fun, like going right to a place. I joined a group not long ago that shows live telescope shots of the stars, and they yack, sort of chat sessions. There's just so much, and I never get to all I want to. I do want a large monitor, not too big though. Here's something that seems like a nice desktop fit for me. I don't care for the big tower, I know they come much smaller. I love the speakers for way better sound than I get from this laptop, it's fizzling out, but it was never great:

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    I use a Lenovo 12" laptop on a desk in the corner of my bedroom for general posting on forums and browsing, I have several desktops all dual boot Windows 7 and 10 downstairs in my study, plus a 17" Acer laptop in Russia.

    My daughters and all my grandchildren have iPhones and iPads, but I prefer android and PCs because a) they are much cheaper and b) they are not locked into all the Apple software and iTunes etc. There is lots of stuff I can do on a PC that I can't do on a Mac.

    My bedroom cosy corner...

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    That's OK, the candle couldn't hold a Kindle, either!o_O
     
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