Ebook Reader Comparison

               

Ebook Reader Comparison

 

NOOK COLOR OR KINDLE 3

 

 

In this article we will be doing a short but informative ebook reader comparison, between the Nook Color and the Kindle 3; the latest ereaders by the respective retail giants. Even with the growing use of smartphones and tablet computers, ebook readers don't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Both the Nook and the Kindle, today’s top two ereaders, have undergone some interesting changes over the past year. Barnes & Noble and Amazon, the retail giants behind the two devices respectively, have put a lot of effort in these improvements to make ebook reading a more pleasurable and enjoyable, experience for users.

The Nook Color and the Kindle 3 are two of the most featured packed ereaders on the market. Most websites and users will genuinely agree, that they are at least in their top 3 of all ebook readers, currently available. As its name implies, the Nook Color incorporates a full-color 7in LCD touch screen that is capable of displaying up to 16 million colors. This naturally opens up a new world of reading possibilities, including comics, children's stories, magazines, text books etc. Other impressive features found on the Nook Color include MP4 video playback, full color Web browsing, apps and games such as angry birds and a MicroSD slot for additional storage.

The Kindle 3 (3G Wi-Fi), meanwhile, sticks to a grey-scale E-Ink display, but with highly improved contrast. While it lacks some of the Nook Color's multimedia features, the Kindle 3 is more portable and costs significantly less than its Barnes & Noble rival. In the table below, we compare how the Kindle 3(Wi-Fi 3G) stacks up against the Nook Color:

Amazon Kindle vs NookColor: specs

 

Feature Amazon Kindle 3 NookColor Verdict?
Screen size 6in 7in NookColor
Display resolution 800×600 pixels 1024×600 pixels NookColor
Display technology 4-level grayscale VividView LCD NookColor
Touch screen No Yes NookColor
OS Linux (2.6.10 kernel) Android 2.1 Draw
CPU Intel PXA255 ARM Cortex A8-based Ti OMAP 3621 (800 MHz) Draw
Supported files AZW, PDF, TXT, MOBI, PRC, MP3, AA EPUB, PDF, XLS, DOC, PPT, PPS, TXT, DOCM, XLSM, PPTM, PPSX, PPSM, DOCX, XLX, PPTX, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MP3, AAC, MP4 NookColor
Internal memory 4GB 8GB NookColor
Memory card slot No Yes (Micro SD) NookColor
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n Draw
3G HSDPA network support Yes No Kindle 3
Radio No Yes NookColor
Battery life 4 weeks (approx.) 8 hours (approx.) Kindle 3
Dimensions 191×135×18mm 205x127x12mm Kindle 3
Weight 241g 422g Kindle 3
Keyboard QWERTY Touch screen Kindle 3
Web browsing Yes Yes Draw
Price US$149 US$199 Kindle 3

Its obvious that the Nook Color beats the Kindle 3 when it comes to display technology and file support. The Kindle 3, on the other hand, wins out in price and portability. So if you're looking for a gadget that can do a variety of multimedia tasks, the Nook Color is what you are looking for. However, if you just want an affordable and easy-to-carry ebook reading device, with a few extras thrown in, get a Kindle 3. For more in depth information about each device, refer to their individual review pages, within this website. I hope this ebook reader comparison, between the top 2 ereaders on the market today, helped you.