10 Things That Make the Nook Tablet A Loser

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    Don Reisinger

It's Price

It's Price

When one considers the Nook Tablet's price, they might like what they see. After all, it retails for half the price of the cheapest iPad. But at the same time, it's $50 more expensive than the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire. If the Nook Tablet came in at $199, it would be far more appealing than it is right now.
Now that the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet is getting ready to hit store shelves and the Amazon Kindle Fire is just around the corner, there are many consumers and even some enterprise users that are wondering which tablet they should buy. They want to know if the slightly more expensive Nook Tablet justifies the price or if all the hype surrounding the Nook Tablet is justified. By the look of things, the Kindle Fire seems to be a winner. It comes with a fantastic price tag -- $199 -- and features access to Amazon's many services, including its Kindle e-book store, its cloud storage offering, and more. But the Nook Tablet, on the other hand, doesn't look so promising. Sure, it has many of the same features as the Kindle Fire and in some cases, it trumps Amazon's alternative. But when we consider the Nook Tablet from top to bottom, we quickly discover that it falls flat. Here's why.
This article was originally published on 2011-11-11
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.