In an attempt to stay relevant as tablets begin to become the technological successor to the printed book, Barnes & Noble have started selling the Nook, which focuses on combining a great eReader with a functional tablet.
It comes in 8GB and 16GB models, with the ability to extend the storage up to a further 64GB by adding in a microSD card that needs to be purchased separately. As you would expect, the quality of the screen is flawless, and measures in at 243ppi. It’s just behind the iPad 4 in terms of the retina display on offer, and ticks a box considering that it is built to display magazines that usually rely on hi-res photography.
Suitable for use outdoors and ideal if many people are trying to read the screen at the same time thanks to the versatile viewing angles, the resilient bezel and build of the tablet means it won’t fall apart a couple of months after use – or infuriatingly, just after the warranty expires… a trait that many tablets from other manufacturers seem to possess. Running on Android, this is a viable competitor to Amazon’s answer: the Kindle Fire.