The NOOK "HD" vs the NOOK "Color" I own now.

Replace my NOOK "Color" with the new NOOK "Tablet"?

Wonderful simplicity that works instinctively.
Wonderful simplicity that works instinctively.


My NOOK "Color" has served me well here and overseas. However I'm tempted to replace it with the just-releasd NOOK "HD" which is faster with more features. Hopefully I'll get some PatchReader Comments as a result of this PatchBlogPost that will guide me in deciding if and/or where to buy this appealing device. (I do confess to being a lifelong gadget freak).

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Jerry Gropp Architect AIA June 14, 2012 at 09:10 PM
. It may be that my present NOOK "Color" is all I need inasmuch as I have a great updated HDNW Desktop running Windows7. Should really keep things simple as I've learned to do- over these many years. Jerry-
Ray Burt June 14, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Jerry, I feel like I know your NOOK/KINDLE/BOOK intimate details as well as any well informed PATCH reader can -- after all, your innumerable posts on the topic are hard for anyone to miss. Do you really think the PATCH readers are so interested in your electronic book goings on that it's worthy of so many, many, many posts?
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA June 14, 2012 at 11:08 PM
. Ray- Just musing online. We architects are trained to turn problems over and over- until we get it right. Sorry I bored you, hopefully not too many others. J-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA June 14, 2012 at 11:17 PM
. and Ray- I was asking for- comments from PartchReaders that might help me make up my mind on this purchasing question. Jerry-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA August 03, 2012 at 09:33 PM
. The NOOK eBook enabled me to keep on reading until Virginia Mason's extremely skilled Dr. Harry S. Geggel removed my cataracts- for which I am most grateful. J-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA August 10, 2012 at 06:56 PM
. This just in- from PC Magazine- How to get the most from your WiFi only Tablet which your NOOK is. Mine has pretty much replaced my NetBook on trips. Jerry- http://www.pcworld.com/article/260466/10_ways_to_get_the_most_from_your_wifionly_tablet.html
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA August 16, 2012 at 10:15 PM
. Everyone is coming out with a Tablet now. Here's the latest as reported in the NYT. J- http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/16/technology/personaltech/samsungs-rival-for-the-ipad-loads-on-the-features.html?_r=1&nl=technology&emc=edit_ct_20120816
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA November 08, 2012 at 06:26 PM
. B&N now sells 3 times as many eBooks as it does paper books reports PC World magazine http://www.pcworld.com/article/230843/article.html Jerry-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA November 15, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Think I need to replace my Router to keep up with my NOOK Tablet which I've decided will do just fine. JerryG-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA December 27, 2012 at 08:12 PM
. My NetGear Router and my NookColor keep working just fine- here and on trips. So I see no need to replace them at the moment, Jerry-
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA July 12, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Just replaced my NOOK Color with the latest NOOK HD. It's a huge improvement. I wonder why I waited so long. JerryG-
CV July 15, 2013 at 11:39 AM
Suggest also investigate broader android tablet market. For example on ebay you can get fairly powerful generic dual core and quad core android tablets with significant amount of memory, running latest Android OS for $80 to $125. I upgraded from an older, slower (at that time) unsatisfactory Android 2.3 tablet 6 months ago and have never looked back. The new android 4.1 tablet runs most any apps I throw at it, has excellent battery life, and the capacitive touch screen is responsive. HDMI video output and nice usb data sync with exceptional wifi top it off. My question is why limit yourself to a vendor-specific (B&N) operating system when a more generic (and probably more hardware rich) tablet can be purchased at same or lower price?
CV July 15, 2013 at 11:42 AM
Examples: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=android%20quad%20core%20tablet&_sop=1&_udlo&_udhi=140
CV July 15, 2013 at 11:50 AM
and for an enlightening tablet backgrounder for the tinkerers among us: http://lifehacker.com/make-the-most-of-your-tablet-this-weekend-754484999 Also, check out lifehacker.com as a general "must read" daily blog series...you wont regret it!
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA July 15, 2013 at 08:13 PM
A previous experience with Android lead me to stay with B&N's NOOK. They're smart to let someone else manufacture it. JerryG-
CV July 16, 2013 at 10:52 AM
I think I'll go with what the New York Times had to say about Barnes and Noble's profile, business plans and progress with their digital devices: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/10/business/fork-in-the-road-for-a-bookseller.html
Jerry Gropp Architect AIA July 17, 2013 at 01:10 AM
CV- I had seen that article and plunged ahead anyway- for design and functional reasons. That's the way some architects work. JG-


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