Welcome to another Good e-Reader Comparison Video! Today we take a look at the new Barnes and Noble Nook HD and the Apple iPad Mini. We are primarily evaluating the reading experience, and will show you newspapers, magazines, PDF, and ebooks. You will get a sense of all the options that are available on both devices and how you can augment the text experience. Finally, we will show you the content distribution systems and test video.
The Nook HD was primarily designed to be a multimedia based e-reader. One of the main benefits of purchasing a tablet is that you can install apps, load games, watch movies, and listen to music. B&N has invested heavily into developing a video and television service to buy and rent movies. B&N has also revised its entire UI and store experience. If you ever had the Nook Color or Nook Tablet, you are in for quite a treat.
The Apple iPad Mini was the company’s first 7.9 inch device, and is a severe departure from the larger iPad line of tablets. The big draw with this new unit is the portability factor and expansive iOS ecosystem.
We pit both of these tablets head to head to give you an indication on how they perform under real world conditions. You will get a sense by the end of the video of what makes them both unique and the different features they offer.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.